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  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

    Carolyn Plemons's avatar
    Carolyn Plemons 4/15/2022 4:20 PM
    Place my washing machine and dishwasher on the water conversation settings.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

    Carolyn Plemons's avatar
    Carolyn Plemons 4/15/2022 4:11 PM
    I have now been conserving water and having family members take shorter showers, turning off the water while brushing their teeth and turning off the water while soaping and rubbing their hands during hand washing.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

    Courtney Stoner's avatar
    Courtney Stoner 4/14/2022 12:05 PM
    My personal water footprint was 920 gallons/day, or half the US average! It probably helps that I live in an apartment (vs single family home), and don't eat meat. I like how this calculator included diet, meat production uses a LOT of water! 

    • Mari-Lynn Flaig's avatar
      Mari-Lynn Flaig 4/22/2022 7:16 AM
      I found out the other day that certain types of apples ( I LOVE apples) require more water to grow than others. Honeycrisp is a big water hog, so I stopped eating them and went back to Gala (which is my favorite anyway). I  have reduced my meat intake quite a bit, but it's more of a choice, I'm not liking beef or pork and don't seem to miss it. 

  • Deborah Baker's avatar
    Deborah Baker 4/09/2022 8:30 AM
    Hello fellow earth lovers!
    I am a little late to the party this year, but I finally made it. I am so happy our ecology minded numbers are growing and I am looking forward to a meaningful earth month again this year. I always learn so much during this time. 

    Take Care and Let's Take Care of Mother Earth, too!
    --Debi Baker
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

    Carolyn Plemons's avatar
    Carolyn Plemons 4/04/2022 6:59 AM
    With COVID, I am working from home. I have found I work more and take less breaks or time for myself and family. I will now make a point to break for lunch making sure to connect with my husband or check on a family member by phone during this time. 

  • Carolyn Plemons's avatar
    Carolyn Plemons 4/04/2022 6:43 AM
    Anything I can do to help future generations, I am all in. My goal is to cut back or do away with my families use of plastic.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Mend Clothing
    What was it like to mend your clothing? If you are skilled at mending, what tips do you have for others?

    Courtney Stoner's avatar
    Courtney Stoner 4/01/2022 11:04 AM
    I mended a pair of my spouse's work pants using an iron on patch, then sewing around the edges! Hopefully it helps them last longer.

  • Courtney Stoner's avatar
    Courtney Stoner 3/17/2022 2:03 PM
    Welcome Comerica colleagues from Arizona, Florida, and other markets! My name is Courtney Stoner (she/her) and I will be the "Other Markets" team captain. I joined the Comerica sustainability team in January of this year, and I am based in Washington, DC.

     Thanks for joining this year's Ecochallenge, we're excited to have you on board!