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  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Explore My Area
    Where did you go for your walk or hike in nature? What were the benefits of doing so?

    Kimberly Pepple's avatar
    Kimberly Pepple 4/30/2024 6:35 AM
    When in Florida I take multiple beach walks/runs daily and when in North Carolina I am out on the greenway multiple times a day. I really enjoy nature and it clears my head and refreshes me while allowing me to get great exercise. It was important to us to that we have easy and quick access to incredible natural areas with both our residences - we never take it for granted and Ron and I both love and enjoy being outside every day.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Kimberly Pepple 4/22/2024 6:14 AM
    I am having fun picking up construction related trash - my plan is to use some/most of the items I am picking up to make recycled art - I've found some pretty cool items!

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    Kimberly Pepple 4/22/2024 6:10 AM
    Happy Earth Day! Happy to report that Ron & I both received 25 bonus stars at Stabucks for being in the Top 10% in the country for using our own cups in the past year - YEAH US!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Understand My Water Footprint
    What did you learn about your water footprint and what are you going to do to reduce and be aware of the water you use?

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    Kimberly Pepple 4/18/2024 12:38 PM
    I need to make a conscious effort to turn off the kitchen sink faucet when I am cleaning up the kitchen - I know I shouldn't leave it on for so long - only when I am using the water.

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    Kimberly Pepple 4/18/2024 12:37 PM

    As suggested....I am sharing my water usage footprint - LOL!

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    Kimberly Pepple 4/18/2024 12:30 PM

    Here are the results of my footprint calculation.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Calculate My Carbon Impact
    Where in your life do you emit the most carbon? What change are you willing to make in your daily life to reduce this output?

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    Kimberly Pepple 4/18/2024 12:28 PM
    I was pretty happy with my footprint but know I should strive to do better. We generate more trash when we are in FL since we don't compost. Our vehicle usage in both locations is really good since we walk so many places. Also, the fact that I am vegetarian helps and we try to minimize the amount of electricity we use in our home.

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    Kimberly Pepple 4/15/2024 8:43 AM
    Today I researched endangered and threatened species for the Jax Beach area and found the following on the list:

    ENDANGERED
    American Alligator
    American Crocodile
    Green Sea Turtle (we have on Jax Beach)
    Hawksbill Sea Turtle
    Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle
    Leatherback Sea Turtle (we have on Jax Beach)
    Florida Panther
    Manatee

    THREATENED
    Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests 30 for 30 in Nature
    What have you noticed about how it feels to spend consistent time outside?

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    Kimberly Pepple 4/09/2024 6:05 AM
    I love spending time outside enjoying nature. Both the greenway/woods and the ocean/beach are very calming. So fortunate to be able to spend time in both locations.

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      Maia Arsin 4/09/2024 6:15 AM
      Always relaxing. Nature is a like a shower for my mind.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Understand My Water Footprint
    What did you learn about your water footprint and what are you going to do to reduce and be aware of the water you use?

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    Darien Cropper 4/09/2024 4:41 AM
    Our household water footprint is 1,971 gallons/day. Our highest water usage comes from our vegetarian diet and from shopping. We could reduce this by trying to have more vegan meals and being more mindful of only buying items we needed. I was also surprised that pet food adds so much water usage to our footprint.