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    Thomas Saad 5/02/2022 11:27 AM
    Throughout the month of April, I've become more aware of my surroundings and my impact on our planet.
    I've always been a recycler.  I reused the wine bottle below to root plant cuttings.  It's a great feeling! 
    #EME2022Story 

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    Thomas Saad 4/29/2022 10:13 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About Invasive Species
    What is one invasive species in your region and how does it impact your region's ecosystem?

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    Josi Bralek 4/29/2022 8:31 AM
    The callery "chinese" pear tree!! These trees are all over my community and one is directly above my parking space. They look nice but smell horrid. The trees can cross pollinate and choke out native species from growing. The tree is nearly impossible to get ride of. It can grow back from the roots and a single seed can be stagnate for 11 years before growing into a tree. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Support A Renters Bills of Rights
    What was something important you learned about renter rights and affordable housing?

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    Josi Bralek 4/29/2022 8:24 AM
    I learned specifically for Ohio there is not a limit on annual rent increases. I myself have experienced a dramatic rent increase and the lack of protection in this aspect can be very dangerous for the community. 

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    Emily K 4/29/2022 8:12 AM
    I was so excited to see a blue-gray gnatcatcher for the first time yesterday! It was hopping around in the trees in my backyard. I think it was a female or juvenile male, as it didn't have the black line above its eyes that give it an amusing expression. I've been enjoying logging birds in the Merlin app. During 2020, my husband and I got into playing the Wingspan board game, which is all about birds. Since then, we've gotten much better at identifying local birds. I'm looking forward to adding more sightings this weekend--it is close to migratory time for many species!


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    Adam Moen 4/29/2022 6:54 AM
    Weather is warming up just in time for the weekend! I hope everyone has a great last day of April tomorrow.

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      Emily K 4/29/2022 8:13 AM
      Thanks, Adam. You, too! We appreciate you participating in the challenge and have really enjoyed your posts!

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    Thomas Saad 4/29/2022 5:50 AM
    I can't believe tomorrow is April 30th.  This month has flown by!  This Ecochallenge has been a fun learning experience!  I know working together, each and every one of us has and will continue to make a positive change to better tomorrow's world!
    Thank you!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer In My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Thomas Saad 4/28/2022 12:56 PM
    Promote Public Health and a Clean and Safe Environment.  Set an example for younger generations!