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  • 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?

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 4/05/2021 7:54 AM
    This is also an old trick for dieters.  It makes it look like more when you use a smaller plate.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 4/05/2021 7:53 AM
    A timer in the shower will make you conscious of time spent.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 4/05/2021 7:51 AM
    with potatoes.  many of the skins  people normally peel off are actually very edible and tasty. The thinner the skin the taster it is.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 3/26/2021 8:52 AM
    Hours of labor..My daughter has a garden that we both very hard in daily and when I see some of the produce uneaten it is very disturbing knowing all it took just it form that item.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Tend A Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 3/26/2021 8:49 AM
    Anytime I was in the mountains at our cabin I felt peace and serenity!
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 3/26/2021 8:48 AM
    I eat healthier and utilize the produce in my backyard more efficiently
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 3/26/2021 8:44 AM
    Serious consideration of anti-turf lawns that surround everyone's home (front & back).  The amount of wasted water that I see trickling down through the gutter path is unneeded.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

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    Tina Townsend-Locken 3/26/2021 8:42 AM
    Changing out my windows, insulating and weatherstripping