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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2022 6:55 PM
    The ecochallenge has been a great experience! I found so many interesting and motivating resources. Thank you Juan for making Emerson aware of this opportunity!!
  • 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 4/30/2022 6:48 PM
    Others have taught me by setting an example for me and I hope to do the same.

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2022 6:42 PM
    I chose actions where I thought I could learn the most and do things I may not have otherwise sought out.  What a great experience!
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Find out where your energy comes from
    Where does the energy in your region come from? Which energy is a renewable source?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2022 10:14 AM
    Very interesting to compare the regions of the US.  Our rating for here in MN isn't great.  We do have hydro, nuc, wind, gas, but too much reliance on coal.  I entered my kWh usage for the past year and was happy to see I'm at half the average.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Join A Climate Action Orginization
    What area of climate action are you most passionate about and why?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/29/2022 6:31 AM
    Many, many years ago, when my primary job was working in accounting for Waste Management, I interviewed for a secondary role for Clean Water Action.  I remember the interviewer asking me, "What is it like to work for the largest polluter in North America?" and I remember thinking to myself, "What is it like to be so misguided in your understanding of an issue?  Do you honestly think Waste Management is generating all that trash?  No, it is you and me, so you need to wise up and understand the issues you're fighting for."  Ever since then, I have pledged to understand what the climate organizations I donate to do and stand for.

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    Ann Lloyd 4/29/2022 5:29 AM
    Loved the story on WCCO about the new product to replace plastic bubble wrap https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/6232009-3m-develops-new-paper-based-bubble-wrap/
  • 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 4/29/2022 5:22 AM
    I have always had the start of a readiness plan, but this was good to dedicate some time to documenting things better.
  • 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 4/28/2022 9:41 AM
    Look at the offerings in my accounts and take actions to invest funds where I find alignment.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women and girl's equitable participation or representation in your community? Do you experience these barriers?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/26/2022 7:56 AM
    The barriers in my community are much more subtle and subliminal than those in all of the linked articles I read.  The idea that riding a bicycle is seen as sexual in some way is sad but thankfully unrelatable to my experience.  But girls are still less likely to raise their hands with the answer.  Emerson, by its own admission, needs more women on the board and in executive offices.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks
    What are the climate and disaster risks in your region?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/24/2022 3:01 PM
    Tornados are the primary risk.  We're not in 500 year flood plain.