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April 1 - April 30, 2021

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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about 'Green Gentrification'
    Cities and towns need to plan for climate change. How can your city or town make its climate action plans equitable and socially just?

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    Karem Montemayor 4/30/2021 9:08 AM
    Bringing community leaders to the table in city and civic policy decisions. Often BIPOC are most effected, but less likely to be in positions of leadership at a city level, which has big determining factors to the budget and progression of climate action/policy, 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel compared to using other methods of transportation?

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    Karem Montemayor 4/28/2021 9:36 AM
    Its inconvenient, slightly dangerous but so freeing. I feel like I can actually see the world around me, and I am so much more aware of my neighborhood. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Karem Montemayor 4/28/2021 8:28 AM
    Being knowledgeable about who uses public transport currently and why more arent utilizing it is a first step. My perception of people's perception is that public transport like buses are unsafe, inconvenient and dirty. This does not have to be the case. 
  • 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?

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    Angela De Nigro 4/27/2021 8:30 AM
    I drove 40 miles away and explored a downtown area by foot, bike and a little by car.  It was fun and beautiful.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Angela De Nigro 4/27/2021 8:27 AM
    24% of greenhouse gasses come from agriculture! That's a lot and add that to the amount of food that is wasted from those crops- sad.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Watch a Video about Methane Digesters
    What does your vision of a sustainable community look like? What would need to be changed in order for such vision to become reality?

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    Angela De Nigro 4/27/2021 8:20 AM
    To have a sustainable community- smal  level, I expect some land for growing food and raising chickens would be needed. A water source with filtration.
    I think it is costly for small level and even more costl to change large communities to be sustainable.  Very important but the majority of the population needs to be on board. Getting people to think about sustainability and long-term- past their own life, seems daunting to me. 

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      Karem Montemayor 4/28/2021 8:26 AM
      Agreed. This is a daunting task and the buy in is one of the hardest parts. Incentivizing this lifestyle is key, because unfortunately, future generations are not always considered. 
  • 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?

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    Karem Montemayor 4/27/2021 8:06 AM
    YES! Everytime I ride my bike, I realize the road is terrible and bike policy and infrastructure improvements go a long way!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Karem Montemayor 4/27/2021 8:06 AM
    Everyday, I notice the trash and how privileged I am to live in an area where my park is regularly maintenanced. One day, the trash can was over flowing and it struck me that I never have ever seen it overflowing due to good daily maintaining of the space.  
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Karem Montemayor 4/27/2021 8:05 AM
    When on zoom or any virtual platform, I make the intention to be completely present, forward facing and upbeat. It goes a long way to engage people and lighten the mood. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Karem Montemayor 4/27/2021 8:04 AM
    taking off my shoes. I often do this when I want to feel the ground beneath me. It gives me a sense of grounding, like I can feel the earth speaking to me through my feet.