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April 1 - April 30, 2021

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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Tour a Green Roof
    What did you learn on your green roof tour?

    Kailey Smith's avatar
    Kailey Smith 4/30/2021 3:23 PM
    Green roofs allow for them to create their ecosystems and lower chances of heat island effect.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Learn about the Legacy of Redlining
    How does city planning and design relate to equity and climate change?

    Kailey Smith's avatar
    Kailey Smith 4/30/2021 3:22 PM
    Creating equal opportunities and access to many different options to all people will allow a city to affect all people.
  • 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?

    Kailey Smith's avatar
    Kailey Smith 4/30/2021 3:21 PM
    To make climate action plans equitable and socially just, you need to engage all members of the community, to get a variety of opinions on personal impacts to then recognize the issues to be addressed.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Explore Other Electricity Solutions
    What is the most exciting solution you explored? Why is it exciting to you?

    Kailey Smith's avatar
    Kailey Smith 4/30/2021 3:20 PM
    Solar panels have always been an obvious solution to saving electricity, but I feel more excited now about how attainable it is.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

    Kailey Smith's avatar
    Kailey Smith 4/30/2021 3:19 PM
    If I speak about geothermal energy when I am assigned to a project to engage our clients into installing geothermal energy, I can make an impact that way.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Give a Microloan
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. Why do you think that is?

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    Korey White 4/30/2021 1:21 PM
    Great question! I think that women invest more in their families and communities because they have been responsible for families and communities. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Support Companies Leading in Green Energy
    Every dollar you put into solar or wind is a dollar not put into traditional financial institutions. You'll also be bolstering the fossil fuel divestment movement, too. Name some companies you know that invest in green energy. How can you support them?

    Andrew McGregor's avatar
    Andrew McGregor 4/30/2021 1:01 PM
    Our local Aldi store replaced its old store with a new store incorporating a large PV array on the roof.  We predominantly shop here and like that they are taking steps to reduce their impact.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Help Students Overcome Health Barriers
    In what other ways could you help girls overcome health barriers to being able to attend school?

    Erin Burk's avatar
    Erin Burk 4/30/2021 11:02 AM
    I could make my donation a recurring monthly donation to continue my support. In addition, further educating myself and seeing where I can help is also an important step. 
  • 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?

    Erin Burk's avatar
    Erin Burk 4/30/2021 10:53 AM
    Family planning is central to civil rights and for lifting people out of poverty. When we invest in women, they in turn invest in their family and children. By providing resources for family planning, a woman is more able to provide/improve her life and the lives of the members of her family.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience 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?

    Erin Burk's avatar
    Erin Burk 4/30/2021 10:52 AM
    For  any improvements - but especially ones made for climate change - all stakeholders must be involved from beginning to end to make sure all voices are heard. Equally important is shifting the economic model of real estate and development so that projects that address climate change are economically profitable (and that project that don't address this are not).