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  • Helena Lam's avatar
    Helena Lam 4/28/2022 12:23 PM
    Interested in learning more about how you can engage in climate action besides only Earth Month:

    Check out the Earth Month Gnet page + consider joining GreenGuide, our Sustainability ERG - sign up HERE

    Ask me any questions - If I don't have the exact answer, I have an expert in my network that would know :)  

    Sign up for this upcoming NON-Guidewire sponsored talk with climate experts on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 12-1:30pm PT. To sign up, check here:  

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    Helena Lam 4/28/2022 12:20 PM
    What were things that you were most surprised to learn during this year's EcoChallenge? Feel free to drop your favorites in the reply!  
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

    Siobhan de Graaf's avatar
    Siobhan de Graaf 4/28/2022 5:20 AM
    I love how easy ethical investing has become.  Collectively, we can make positively influence companies' social and environmental practices, and there isn't a financial downside to this.   

    • Helena Lam's avatar
      Helena Lam 4/29/2022 6:33 AM
      Great insight - it's been found that ESG funds tend to be less volatile during turbulent financial times! Definitely motivates companies (even Guidewire) to do better across social and environmental practices. Been a bit difficult to find any causation between ESG investing and financial returns though as stronger performing companies tend to have better ESG programs.  
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

    Paul England's avatar
    Paul England 4/27/2022 12:55 PM
    I learned to do the 3-min shower on the USS Whitney.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Track My Purchases
    How have you reduced your purchasing habits and what would you like to do next to reduce your consumption habits?

    Andre Fonseca's avatar
    Andre Fonseca 4/27/2022 4:21 AM
    Buying cereals, grains, beans, seeds, rice, and pasta by weight helps reduce buying more than you need and in packaging. Good for your wallet and for the planet!  

  • jayashree Srinivasan's avatar
    jayashree Srinivasan 4/26/2022 3:13 AM
    Am a green environment lover.  always concious on usage of water, electricity not only at home even at office too.  I regularly pay attention to open sun light use at home rather using electricity.  I am fond of growing plants in the available space in my home.  They are mostly herbal ones which can be used in salads and good to the environment.  I do not use paper bags but use only cloth bags while i do shopping. 

  • Helena Lam's avatar
    Helena Lam 4/25/2022 2:26 PM
    Thanks for all those who attended our GGB Getting to Know event with Alemany Farm.

    For those who couldn't attend, we have included a link to the Zoom recording:[…]RpKdDr8IwdnP6gfA1nqe1eUH7.KDa9VFn7-cX7OMWj?continueMode=true and attached the presentation deck.

    We would love your feedback via this SurveyMonkey link:
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Make Zero-Waste Meals
    How did you incorporate using an entire vegetable (skins, peels, tops, and stalks) during one of your meal preps? What's something new you're going to try that is a zero-waste meal practice?

    Helena Lam's avatar
    Helena Lam 4/25/2022 2:23 PM
    Just put my egg shells in my plants :D 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation benefit from active listening?

    Andre Fonseca's avatar
    Andre Fonseca 4/25/2022 5:00 AM
    Active listening enables both parties to take the opposite views and learn different points of thinking. This will help form a more concise your own ideas and understand better, why there are different points of view to yours.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Cleaning Product Ingredients
    What was surprising about the ingredients in your cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products?

    Dana Marcinkevica's avatar
    Dana Marcinkevica 4/22/2022 1:01 PM
    Bounce drying sheet! It's so bad for the environment and for people around.

    According to EcoWatch, dryer sheets often contain quaternary ammonium compounds, which can trigger asthma attacks. These cationic fabric softeners also routinely trigger reproductive toxicity in animals. Acetone in the sheets can trigger dizzy spells and headaches.