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April 1 - April 30, 2021

CompuCom Women in Technology ARG Feed

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  • Reflection Question
    Industry Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket
    How close is the nearest climate-friendly supermarket to your home? How could you encourage local supermarket to reduce or phase out their use of HFC refrigerants?

    Sarvesh Panpaliya's avatar
    Sarvesh Panpaliya 5/05/2021 6:43 PM
    improve insulation materials and building designs to avoid the use of or reduce the need for air-conditioners

  • Shreya Jain's avatar
    Shreya Jain 4/30/2021 12:06 PM
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

    Ritu Rana's avatar
    Ritu Rana 4/30/2021 12:03 PM
    Richer countries can afford to eat meat. However, poor people cannot afford eating more meat as it increases their income. When land is used for breeding live stock instead of crops the water, soil is lost, the tress are cut down. Also, the animal waste are directed to rivers, streams which pollutes them.
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    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Ritu Rana's avatar
    Ritu Rana 4/30/2021 11:51 AM
    Knowing the use by, sell by, and best by dates helps in consuming the food before it loses its shelf life. This can also reduce food wastage. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

    Ritu Rana's avatar
    Ritu Rana 4/30/2021 11:21 AM
    Improvement on sanitization facilities in rural areas. Rainwater harvesting is one of the vital methods to store water and use. Making drinking water safe by low-cost water purifying solutions. Also, it is very important to promote hygiene habits in urban and rural areas to avoid any water-borne diseases.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

    Ritu Rana's avatar
    Ritu Rana 4/30/2021 10:14 AM
    Vegetables/Fruits stalks can be eaten by stir-frying or making a vegetable broth. Few vegetables can be cooked without peeling the skin off. Also, few skin tops could be used to grow vegetables which can be used later once fully grown. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

    Ritu Rana's avatar
    Ritu Rana 4/30/2021 9:38 AM
    Help in local economies, eliminate greenhouse emissions as well. Regenerative agriculture also helps in improving biodiversity, increases opportunities to create a civilization, fight hunger in the growing populations.

  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

    Reshma Thombre's avatar
    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 9:33 AM
    Using products that consume less energy. Use ceiling fans instead of AC.

  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

    Reshma Thombre's avatar
    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 9:26 AM
    Uneven access to education. Forcing to get married at an early age. Lack of religious freedom. Less or No support from family. Societal mindsets.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

    Reshma Thombre's avatar
    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 9:19 AM
    Family planning enables women to be healthier. It also helps to raise the quality of life. It also helps to concentrate on other activities and helps women to have more equal opportunities and financial security.