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April 1 - April 30, 2021

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Purchase a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

    Heidi Oestman's avatar
    Heidi Oestman 4/30/2021 12:30 PM
    Research other types or modes of transportation, like carpooling or by train, as well as planning to consolidate trips as much as possible.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Purchase a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

    Heidi Oestman's avatar
    Heidi Oestman 4/30/2021 12:30 PM
    Research other types or modes of transportation, like carpooling or by train, as well as planning to consolidate trips as much as possible.

  • Michelle Simone's avatar
    Michelle Simone 4/29/2021 10:02 AM
    Back at it and walking instead of driving

  • Michelle Simone's avatar
    Michelle Simone 4/29/2021 10:02 AM
    Back at it, trying to keep walking instead of driving. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

    Tom Wieczorek's avatar
    Tom Wieczorek 4/28/2021 5:34 PM
    Meat can be a luxury item in some places. Meat can also have a high environmental impact based on the impact it takes to produce (e.g. methane emissions)
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass technology before you took this challenge? What did you learn that surprised you? Share your new knowledge with your friends!

    Heidi Oestman's avatar
    Heidi Oestman 4/23/2021 8:24 AM
    I've "heard" of biomass technology before, but never truly understood it or gave it much thought. I was pleasantly surprised to learn how many communities are assessing their bio waste and ideating ways to use it for fuels with net-zero waste.

  • Michelle Simone's avatar
    Michelle Simone 4/20/2021 9:11 AM
    Walking has been so therapeutic 

  • Kristin Culpepper's avatar
    Kristin Culpepper 4/18/2021 8:05 PM
    Walking and biking is going great but unintentionally saving all the one-time research actions for later! 

  • Michelle Simone's avatar
    Michelle Simone 4/15/2021 8:10 AM
    All is going well! Keeping it going

  • Michelle Simone's avatar
    Michelle Simone 4/13/2021 3:57 PM
    So far so good. Loving the challeng