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  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Daniel Bruce's avatar
    Daniel Bruce 4/28/2023 7:47 AM
    I've had the opportunity to ride the metros in San Francisco and DC. As a tourist, it made it easy to move around in the city. I also enjoy walking through cities

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    Brady Schacht 4/27/2023 9:00 AM
    Hello everyone, here is my daily love letter to mother nature:
    Roses are red, and its violets are blue
    Nature is great, and so are all of you

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    Brady Schacht 4/26/2023 8:07 AM
    Hello everyone, here is my daily love letter to mother nature (Haiku Time):
    Nature is chaos
    Filled with random wilderness
    Thats why its perfect
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

    Anand Lakshmikumaran's avatar
    Anand Lakshmikumaran 4/25/2023 8:08 PM
    A large portion of our plants require pollination (by pollinators) to make vegetables and fruits (and produce seeds to propagate). That's why it is important to have a thriving pollinator population to achieve this.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Try a New Vegan or Vegetarian Recipe
    What was the dish you made, and how did it turn out? What did it feel like to try a new recipe? If you can share a picture, please do!

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    Anand Lakshmikumaran 4/25/2023 8:04 PM
    It is an Indian Recipe called 'Bhel puri', made of puffed rice, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, dates, Bengal gram, coriander leaf, coconuts, etc. It turned out very good. It is a little nerve wracking to try a new recipe but delightful when it turns out the way it is supposed to.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

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    Anand Lakshmikumaran 4/25/2023 7:48 PM
    I have stopped fertilizing my garden and use gray water from my kitchen (those primarily used to clean vegetables and rinse almost clean vessels) for watering my garden as much as I could. The lawn is little less lush but it also leads to less mowing and reduced electricity use for my electrical lawn mower
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Watch a Documentary About Education or Work
    What did you watch, and what was the most important thing you learned in the documentaries you watched? How does what you learned connect to your understanding of climate change and Earth Month?

    Brady Schacht's avatar
    Brady Schacht 4/25/2023 2:47 PM
    I watched multiple podcasts regarding dietary correction and GMO education. I found out that humanity would not be able to survive with the current population that it has without GMOs such as golden rice, and that more GMOs will likely be required in the future once America's topsoil layer is depleted. I found this to be very interesting, because we often associate GMOs or nonorganic foods with negative dietary consequences. I would like to dig a little deeper into this topic to see what negative side effects (if any) have been associated with GMOs.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Join Climathon Innovation Session Online
    What ideas on the Mural site got you excited about the future?

    Shaun Shanahan's avatar
    Shaun Shanahan 4/25/2023 2:05 PM
    I am excited about how many great ideas have been posted! No one action will allow us to achieve our ambitious goals. I am confident that we can translate a lot of these great ideas into action.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Shaun Shanahan 4/25/2023 2:02 PM
    Spending some time inside and on screens can be okay. But without a break from digital technology, we can become disconnected from what it means to be human. Our fight / flight stress responses become triggered. And we are not able to be as productive during the times that we are called upon to perform.

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    Brady Schacht 4/25/2023 8:15 AM
    Hello everyone, here is my daily love letter to mother nature:
    People used to worship the earth mother Gaia
    But caring about nature now makes you a pariah
    People go back and forth debating its worth
    But honestly, there is nothing more precious than earth