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  • Gracie Hoidal's avatar
    Gracie Hoidal 4/28/2022 8:27 AM
    Only a couple more days left in the eco-challenge! You are all doing great in staying on top of your actions and making a difference to your daily lives to help our planet. I hope you will be able to carry out these actions throughout the rest of the year!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

    Gracie Hoidal's avatar
    Gracie Hoidal 4/26/2022 9:22 AM
    By spending more time inside, you miss so much of what is going on outside, the changes that are constantly happening in our environment. I also believe the more time we spend on a screen, the more we take for granted of what we have outside. With nicer weather, it's easy to spend time outside so I look forward to continuing to do that as summer approaches! 

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    Gracie Hoidal 4/26/2022 9:19 AM
    Great work everyone! We are in the homestretch of Earth Month. You all have been so dedicated and committed to your actions and it shows. Finish strong!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

    Liz Gruber's avatar
    Liz Gruber 4/22/2022 1:49 PM
    Since I'm trying all sorts of new things this month, I decided to do a guided meditation today and it was great! So helpful to have a voice getting me out of my own head. 

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    Gracie Hoidal 4/22/2022 8:44 AM
    Happy Earth Day to my eco-challengers!!! You guys are all doing a great job at staying active with the challenge and I hope you continue to take what you've learned this month and apply it to every month! Treat every day like it's Earth day!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Equitable Food Access
    How is food equity and access linked to a sustainable future?

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    cailyn spurrell 4/21/2022 9:35 AM
    I recently read an interesting article that attempted to argue against the "food desert" hypothesis. I went into this assuming that the food deserts were one of the main problems contributing to the lack of food equity, but now I'm not sure.  The article argued that the increase in grocery delivery services during the pandemic helps to overcome food inequity-  Especially since these services now easily accept SNAP. Online grocery delivery is about to kill food deserts (slate.com)
  • Reflection Question
    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?

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    cailyn spurrell 4/21/2022 9:30 AM
    One way that work-life balance creates a more sustainable family system is that we are actually home to eat breakfast and dinner as a family. We waste less food and use less plastic packaging (etc) by eating at home and making time to bring food to work as well. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

    Liz Gruber's avatar
    Liz Gruber 4/20/2022 4:27 PM
    I knew that strawberries and bell peppers were on the dirty dozen list but I didn't realize that kale, celery and spinach, which I eat a lot of, were too. I need to think more seriously about growing some of my own produce!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

    Liz Gruber's avatar
    Liz Gruber 4/20/2022 4:17 PM
    As it pertains to sustainability, people will be less aware of the nature around them and perhaps less interested in preserving it. On a personal level, I believe they will be less healthy -- physically and mentally. Having worked out of my house for two years, I'm finding that I crave being outside more and more. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Liz Gruber 4/20/2022 4:13 PM
    This is amazing! The recipe is vegetarian but can easily be adjusted to make it vegan. Quick and healthy too!