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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Advocate for Forest Protection
    Higher standards of living are very often dependent on moving our environmental costs elsewhere. What are some specific ways in which the environmental impacts of your own lifestyle might be shifted elsewhere?

    Katie O'Dowd's avatar
    Katie O'Dowd 4/30/2021 9:41 AM
    When purchasing new products, I need to pay extra attention to the impact they have on our environment. I always try to buy secondhand first!

  • Lindsey Giglio's avatar
    Lindsey Giglio 4/30/2021 9:28 AM
    Plant-rich diet in my house is a win!  My oldest has been a vegetarian going on a year now, so we have been accommodating her more and we all love it! 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

    Katie O'Dowd's avatar
    Katie O'Dowd 4/27/2021 5:48 PM
    I could use more reusable bags when buying in bulk. I also could make the switch to loose leaf tea!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Katie O'Dowd's avatar
    Katie O'Dowd 4/27/2021 5:47 PM
    Portland area parks and other natural environments all provide great walks! I especially love finding some gardens to enjoy!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

    Katie O'Dowd's avatar
    Katie O'Dowd 4/27/2021 5:46 PM
    I love that regenerative agriculture gives every gardener the opportunity to learn about our amazing ecosystems and how we really do not need pesticides!
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

    Elsa Clements's avatar
    Elsa Clements 4/21/2021 1:44 PM
    Reduce is what has the biggest impact and I am constantly trying to buy in bulk and avoid excess packaging. With 2 teenage boys it is a continuous effort. We are far from perfect but I have taught my kids to think about ways to reduce their impact.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

    Elsa Clements's avatar
    Elsa Clements 4/15/2021 2:10 PM
    I am on a weight loss journey, after a year of stress eating. Eating smaller portions helps me lose weight and also helps me waste less. I am eating up all those fresh fruits and veggies that might have gone bad. And the scraps I do have either go to our Guinea pigs or to my compost.

  • Angela  Ireton's avatar
    Angela Ireton 4/08/2021 7:34 AM
    Started updating a spot in my front yard yesterday. Getting rid of the old railroad ties that old owners put in as a border years ago. also getting rid of tons of rock, and adding in more plants, as well as trying cover crop instead of grass. Going to do a mixture of oats and peas. Excited to see how it looks, and also if the soil improves in that area. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture
    Clean air, clean water and healthy food are just three reasons to care about regenerative agriculture. What are some other reasons? How could/does regenerative agriculture positively impact you and your community?

    Angela  Ireton's avatar
    Angela Ireton 4/08/2021 7:33 AM
    Using regenerative ag practices we can improve the soil health, make the area better for plants and animals to thrive in, and reduce waste! I have really enjoyed reading Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown, a farmer from South Dakota, who came upon regenerative ag due to 2 years of his crops being decimated by hail. He didn't have the money to clean up all of the crops that had been knocked down, so he left them, and continued to plant on top of them. His soil started to improve. He cut chemicals, introduced more cover crops, and animal grazing, and his farm is such a different and better place now!

  • Elsa Clements's avatar
    Elsa Clements 4/02/2021 9:05 AM
    Happy Earth Month Everyone! Excited to get my garden going. My seeds are sprouting and will be ready to plant soon.