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April 1 - April 30, 2021

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  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Learn about Biochar
    Can biochar provide additional benefits besides sequestering carbon?

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    Anna MOORE 4/30/2021 12:22 PM
    YES! Besides sequestering carbon, research is currently suggesting that biochar could reduce methane produced by livestock and increase tree survival rates. Planting millions of trees isn't helpful if the survival rate of those trees don't improve. 

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    Kathy Kendall 4/28/2021 8:35 AM
    Does anybody else buy laundry detergent in pouches to refill those thick plastic jugs the detergent comes in? It saves a bit of plastic, and it saves money. Another laundry soap alternative I use is laundry sheets, which is soap without liquid.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

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    Anna MOORE 4/22/2021 2:34 PM
    In hopes of reducing my waste, I purchased reusable produce bags instead using the plastic ones provided by the grocery stores. 
  • 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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    Anna MOORE 4/21/2021 10:02 AM
    A sustainable community is one that leaves the land and air better for future generations. The reduction of pollutants by changing the way we think about energy and the how we create the necessities of life.
  • 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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    Kathy Kendall 4/20/2021 10:47 AM
    We decided to drive to Montana instead of flying. It took longer to get there, but it gave us more flexibility in the long run. Plus, we had high quality time to spend together just talking and sharing our lives. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/18/2021 6:46 PM
    No, first time hearing the term. In the PNW I think of it as growing crops or grazing chickens in your yard between your trees. 
  • 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?

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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/18/2021 6:15 PM
    Everyone: Watch Kiss The Ground on Netflix!! Narrated by Woody Harrelson, I was reluctant to watch thinking it’d bum me out but instead learned so much and it was fascinating! 

    Response to q: Carbon drawdown is a benefit to regen ag because the result of minimal tilling sequesters enough carbon per acre to create a massive benefit when practiced widely. Better water retention in soil is another. 

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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/18/2021 5:59 PM
    It’s ok, I’m behind actions taken and eating zero waste is just as hard as I imagined, since even veggies come packaged or stickered
  • 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?

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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/18/2021 5:01 PM
    Maybe it’s an unconscious affiliation with abundance? Not sure. When visiting Seoul in 2019 I noticed how expensive beef is (maybe $20-25 for a smallish steak) and fish somewhat less. Chicken was not as ubiquitous as in the US and there’s more tofu and veggies in cuisine. So meat is a luxury. 
  • 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?

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    Susan Hindmarsh 4/18/2021 4:55 PM
    Make soup stock! Use the trimmed ends from chopped veggies like scallions, mushrooms, anything. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for maybe 30min. The longer the better but I’m usually in a hurry. The use for soup right away or freeze for later use.