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April 1 - April 30, 2021

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  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Fund Family Planning
    When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting the expressed needs of women, it results in empowerment, equality, and well-being, and the benefits to the planet are side effects. Why is family planning an important civil rights consideration?

    Michael  Harmon 's avatar
    Michael Harmon 5/01/2021 12:12 AM
    Family planning has positive impacts on all aspects of well-being; health, finances, & life expectancy of children & adults. It's also important to have equitable contraception as it relates to the population. The more people there are on the planet, the greater the demand is on resources.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Advocate For Greener Vehicles
    How does advocating for green vehicles in your community connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to fuel-efficient vehicles?

    Kimberly Velasquez's avatar
    Kimberly Velasquez 5/01/2021 12:00 AM
    Green vehicles are new technology, the quicker we embrace it, the more advance we can become. Tesla may have its issues with miming but they have done wonders to bring electric cars to a new level. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants
    What did you learn about the climate impact of refrigerants? How do supermarkets contribute to this impact?

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    Michael Harmon 4/30/2021 11:59 PM
    Refrigerants are a terrible pollutant that are difficult to maintain & properly dispose of. Chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs) contributed to ozone depletion. Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFCs) are better, but still contribute to greenhouse gases. Better alternatives are now being phased in. Grocery stores contribute do to their large amount of refrigerated machines.

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    Kimberly Velasquez 4/30/2021 11:58 PM
    I am proud that we got close to beating Fullerton. Next time (: 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

    Kimberly Velasquez's avatar
    Kimberly Velasquez 4/30/2021 11:58 PM
    Accessible and affordable transportation should be available to everyone. Everyone needs to go to work and they shouldn't have to die trying to get halfway to work. I personally love to go biking, but I love to drive at night. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Kimberly Velasquez 4/30/2021 11:56 PM
    I despise cluttered spaces, so I am a bit of a minimalistic. I still have personal items that I keep, but I try to reduce how much stuff I buy and bring into my home. Whenever I shop, I try to leave one thing behind so I reduce my spending and short-term gratification. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Contact your Elected Officials
    Do you have any personal connections to a farm or farmland? If so, what are they? What feelings are evoked for you when thinking about declining farmland?

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    Jennifer Celestino 4/30/2021 11:56 PM
    I have personal connections to a farm. Family has owned a farm and raised several horses, sheep, and goats. Thinking about the declining farmland now will reduce their only income to survive given circumstances of providing to feed people. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Michael Harmon 4/30/2021 11:53 PM
    By reducing my meat consumption & switching to more plant foods, I can reduce the impact that my diet has on deforestation. I can also focus on switching to more regenerative/cyclical options. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Host a Film Screening
    Thank you for raising awareness of women's and gender equality issues. What is the next step to actually address this disparity?

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    Jennifer Celestino 4/30/2021 11:53 PM
    A step to address the disparity is to have more empowerment. In my region is to mitigate violence that includes domestic violence, gender based violence, and sexual violence. Another example is to empower them by uniting and evaluate values to public without fear. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Kimberly Velasquez's avatar
    Kimberly Velasquez 4/30/2021 11:50 PM
    When you actually focus on your food instead of distractions you can make improvements in your cooking. You notice the flavors and textures of what you are consuming. I've started to eat healthier because I realized I don't really like chicken in my dishes unless prepared in certain ways.