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  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Advocate For Your Watershed
    What watershed do you live in presently? What is something interesting or unique about your watershed?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2023 5:47 AM
    We are very "water blessed" in the Upper Mississippi watershed, which makes our stewardship even more important for those downstream from our great northern state.

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2023 5:39 AM
    The month ended with less than a bang (forgot to check in two Saturday's in a row), but what a great month of focusing on sustainability, learning lots of new things, getting outside and doing volunteer work, and connecting with my team! Way to go Emerson!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the clean energy shift?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2023 5:37 AM
    People can be so misguided! The energy for cooking on an electric stove comes from fossil fuels. Pick your battles people!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood 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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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2023 5:26 AM
    I don't travel much by air so this isn't a huge sacrifice. I've enjoyed learning more about this facet of conservation though.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2023 5:24 AM
    Some places I've never been. We have a beautiful region to explore.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2023 5:23 AM
    I will continue to learn more.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Support Public Transit
    How can/do residents get involved in community decision making in your area? What stakeholders are involved in the economic aspect of planning decisions in your community?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2023 5:22 AM
    What a debacle our light rail transit has been!! Too much power in the hands of the un-elected.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Create A Readiness Plan
    What was it like to create a readiness plan? Did you find other resources you could share?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2023 5:18 AM
    Still working on my plan, but have made some progress. Have saved links to some of the resources.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Plant a Tree
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2023 5:06 AM
    We've had to take down several trees since buying our property (too old and failing or too close to structure -- various reasons) so I've still got a number to plant to "break even."
  • 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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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2023 5:04 AM
    I am slowly converting my lawn to other types of landscape. I'm not willing to water grass like all my neighbors. We put a fence around all our garden boxes to keep out deer and put down mulch for the pathways. So much easier and looks nice!