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  • Miguel Gonzalez's avatar
    Miguel Gonzalez 4/16/2021 10:13 AM
    Helping my son learn the value of money through work ethic and recycling. Teaching him we need to recycle. At home we separate trash from recyclables. Apart from that, I also have him bag up the aluminum cans, so at the end of a couple of months he can get rewarded by selling the aluminum. It is not much, but the combination of recycling and selling the cans provides the satisfaction of doing your part and getting paid, although not much, for the work he puts into separating the aluminum. 

  • Crystal Troiano's avatar
    Crystal Troiano 4/16/2021 9:41 AM
    Ended up buying a hybrid car vs a fully gas car. And I love it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    Crystal Troiano's avatar
    Crystal Troiano 4/14/2021 8:32 AM
    Found different hybrid options and what charging ranges are. What i like and how they're rated. Found federal and utility incentives for new EVs. 

  • Crystal Troiano's avatar
    Crystal Troiano 4/14/2021 8:22 AM
    Happy Thursday, 1/2 way through the challenge. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

    Crystal Troiano's avatar
    Crystal Troiano 4/08/2021 2:54 PM
    Have solar panels on the house.
  • 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?

    Crystal Troiano's avatar
    Crystal Troiano 4/05/2021 1:51 PM
    Look for more opportunities for electric or green vehicles. Advocate and look at purchasing. When one starts to do it, other will follow. 
  • 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?

    Crystal Troiano's avatar
    Crystal Troiano 4/05/2021 1:50 PM
    Using teams and zoom for meetings instead of traveling is easy and convenient. 

  • Crystal Troiano's avatar
    Crystal Troiano 4/05/2021 8:56 AM
    So far so good!! Great ideas in here!