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April 1 - April 30, 2021

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

    Nirali Patel's avatar
    Nirali Patel 4/25/2021 7:38 PM
    Originally, I planned on flying out to Miami with my friends this month for my birthday. We restructured our trip to travel locally and by car to a nearby beach instead. Avoiding air travel in the future will be tougher in my opinion because many people want to go see the world and flying is the most convenient way to do so. I think people can start limiting the trips they take every year. I plan on taking one international flight in a year when it's safe again and flying maybe 2 times locally if needed.

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    Nirali Patel 4/25/2021 7:29 PM
    I've learned about so many products that can be replaced in your every day life that could make a huge impact! I've been so conscious of the type of material that the cleaning supplies I use are made out of, and what my groceries are wrapped in, and what is in every day foods that I eat that are a result of deforestation. I'm enjoying this challenge!  
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Nirali Patel 4/22/2021 7:36 PM
    There are many bamboo alternatives that can be made available due to online ordering. One alternative I found while researching was bamboo flooring - something I will be looking into when I own my future home. As far as my purchase, there are bamboo makeup brushes that are now available at stores that you can purchase. 

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    Morgan Viers 4/22/2021 2:06 PM
    We just had our FIRST Charlotte Green Team event, a scavenger hunt with fun tips and tricks for how to make the Earth more green! I cannot wait to see what tips were most helpful and more events our Green Team is going to do!


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    Nirali Patel 4/20/2021 6:52 PM
    The challenge has been going great - I started a little later in the month but am pretty committed! I am learning so much about how much more I could be doing on a day to day basis!

  • Nirali Patel's avatar
    Nirali Patel 4/20/2021 6:52 PM
    The challenge has been going great - I started a little later in the month but am pretty committed! I am learning so much about how much more I could be doing on a day to day basis!
  • 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?

    Nirali Patel's avatar
    Nirali Patel 4/19/2021 7:58 PM
    Every day I learn something new about how items that I rely on daily are contributing to global warming. HFCs replaced refrigerants CFCs and HCFCs because these depleted the ozone layer. Although HFCs do not impact the ozone, they play a huge role in rising temperatures on Earth. What I found interesting is that there are natural refrigerants that can be used. Supermarkets are huge contributors to the climate crisis as many of them are leaking refrigerants. To think they have aisles and aisles of refrigerators, they should be taking action now to control the leaking of HFCs. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

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    Nirali Patel 4/19/2021 7:37 PM
    Environmental quality can have a big influence on your sense of community. If everyone is working together to take care of the planet, there is commonality between people. If more of us try to shop local, and buy produce from farmers in town, people in the community feel supported and you feel good that you are buying from locally sourced suppliers. If people are working together to reach a certain goal, they would feel as if they are a part of something bigger. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

    Nirali Patel's avatar
    Nirali Patel 4/19/2021 7:37 PM
    Environmental quality can have a big influence on your sense of community. If everyone is working together to take care of the planet, there is commonality between people. If more of us try to shop local, and buy produce from farmers in town, people in the community feel supported and you feel good that you are buying from locally sourced suppliers. If people are working together to reach a certain goal, they would feel as if they are a part of something bigger. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for smart ones will positively impact your life?

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    Ellen Keeley 4/19/2021 6:58 PM
    I'm hoping it will positively impact the cost of my heating/cooling as well as help me enjoy my space more by allowing me to control the device remotely via Alexa. I actually tend to not use the heat/air as much as would be comfortable, but this will allow me to use it in an environmentally conscious way and ensure it is not running unnecessarily when I am away or when conditions do not warrant it. I'm excited to see how this will affect my energy usage~