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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Donate
    How are environmental issues like black carbon and other emissions from cooking fires or rudimentary cookstoves also human health and social justice issues? Why do these issues matter to you?

    Matthew Williams's avatar
    Matthew Williams 4/07/2021 11:18 AM
    I won't way into that question, but this was very easy to do through
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

    Matthew Williams's avatar
    Matthew Williams 4/07/2021 11:06 AM
    We're having heat pumps installed, and are using the Efficiency Maine rebates to make it more affordable.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Install A Toilet Tank Bank
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Matthew Williams's avatar
    Matthew Williams 4/07/2021 11:04 AM
    This one was easy, you don't have to buy a special tool, you can use a bottle and fill it with water, then put it in your tank.

  • Camryn Hansen's avatar
    Camryn Hansen 4/07/2021 10:26 AM
    To make my yard more friendly to local pollinators, I am embarking on a project of replacing grass with wildflowers and other pollinator-friendly plants. I am also planting a dwarf sour cherry tree in the front yard, where there is currently full sun for most of the day. I am in Portland, Maine, where we usually see a lot of native bees! 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Choose Better Wood Products
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

    Matthew Williams's avatar
    Matthew Williams 4/02/2021 5:46 AM
    Tree bathing, birding, and overall sense of calm and wellbeing. 
  • 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?

    Alan Jones's avatar
    Alan Jones 4/01/2021 11:48 AM
    Women should have autonomy over their own bodies. Family planning is critical to protecting this right.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for smart ones will positively impact your life?

    Alan Jones's avatar
    Alan Jones 4/01/2021 11:47 AM
    Replacing my manual thermostats with smart ones will positively impact my life in several ways. First, it will be fulfilling to know that doing so can lead to more efficient use of energy in our home. Second, it will be convenient to have climate control that is learning and adapting to our living habits. Third, it will likely result in lower utility bills. Fourth, I won't have to worry about having forgotten to turn the thermostat down when leaving the house!
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Research Heat Pumps
    Why is taking action on climate change important to you? Why do you care?

    Alan Jones's avatar
    Alan Jones 4/01/2021 11:45 AM
    Taking action on climate change is important to me because climate change is the greatest threat to human society that we have ever faced and how we respond to this challenge will be the defining moment of our species.