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Seattle Children's - Green Team Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Avery Huberts's avatar
    Avery Huberts 4/30/2023 7:47 PM
    The 2023 Earth Month Ecochallenge is coming to an end. I am so impressed and inspired by all of the amazing and creative actions taken by people! Go team! Definitely proof that education and individual actions can add up to make an impact. I hope everyone had fun, learned a lot, and made environmentally-conscious changes in their lives that they can continue going forward. Thank you for everyone's efforts!!! 😀
    Economy & Communities Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the clean energy shift?

    Shawna Stonum's avatar
    Shawna Stonum 4/28/2023 8:26 AM
    Once we start adding solar panels to our roof, I imagine the neighbors will start asking questions. Net metering using solar is the only renewable option offered by our power company. I am somewhat discouraged and still exploring other options...
    Economy & Communities Analyze Your Utility Bills
    What was the most interesting thing you learned from analyzing your utility bill? What are some ways you can save energy and water?

    Shawna Stonum's avatar
    Shawna Stonum 4/28/2023 8:04 AM
    It wasn't as bad as we anticipated, but there's always room for improvement. All heaters have been turned off for the few warm days. Lights are kept off most of the time. Still looking for more opportunities for conservation in our home.

  • Kyler Morenz's avatar
    Kyler Morenz 4/27/2023 1:56 PM
    I've been advocating for waste reduction recently in work and in life. It makes me feel really good!
    Climate & Ecosystems Create & Share A Love Letter, Poem, Song or Picture
    Why is art an important way for you to express sustainability values?

    Katrina Packer-Waite's avatar
    Katrina Packer-Waite 4/27/2023 11:14 AM
    It communicates in a way that words miss.
    Climate & Ecosystems Watch a Documentary About Climate Change or Nature
    What did you watch, and what was the most important thing you learned in the documentary(ies) you watched? How does what you learned connect to your understanding of climate change and Earth Month?

    Katrina Packer-Waite's avatar
    Katrina Packer-Waite 4/27/2023 11:13 AM
    One of the documentaries talked about no-till farming. While I am not a farmer, it doesn seem like a practice that I can incorporate into my gardening.
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

    Katrina Packer-Waite's avatar
    Katrina Packer-Waite 4/27/2023 11:12 AM
    I love bees! I have two honeybee hives and several mason bees. I love building a space where pollinators thrive.
    Health & Equity Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities
    Why is it important to honor native and indigenous peoples and cultures? What have you learned that is important to you? If you identify with or are a member of an indigenous group, how does your community practice sustainability?

    Katrina Packer-Waite's avatar
    Katrina Packer-Waite 4/27/2023 11:11 AM
    The Puyallup Tribe of Indians has been stewarding this land much longer than me. I have so much to learn from them about how to treat the land as a partner instead of a commodity.
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

    Katrina Packer-Waite's avatar
    Katrina Packer-Waite 4/27/2023 11:09 AM
    By refilling my cup, I have more to give at work and to my family.
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

    Katrina Packer-Waite's avatar
    Katrina Packer-Waite 4/27/2023 11:08 AM
    Spending so much time inside is isolating