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  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

    Kaley Kozlowski's avatar
    Kaley Kozlowski 4/30/2022 8:43 PM
    I recently took a permaculture class and water collection was a hot topic. I've been watching how the water flows in my yard and selected my garden bed locations this year based on natural depressions that will require less watering. 
  • 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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    Kaley Kozlowski 4/30/2022 8:42 PM
    Central midwest region shows 60% !!! still coming from coal. I had no idea. Definitely motivation for solar and to look at other utility offerings in the area.
  • 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?

    Kaley Kozlowski's avatar
    Kaley Kozlowski 4/30/2022 8:38 PM
    I love making roasted veggie bowls. Recently roasted broccoli & cauliflower with quinoa, lemon tahini dressing, and sustainably harvested ramps!
  • Reflection Question
    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?

    Kaley Kozlowski's avatar
    Kaley Kozlowski 4/30/2022 8:36 PM
    Honoring the land and the communities that lived on this land before me, reviewing the map seeing many tribes who touched the area that I live now. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

    Kaley Kozlowski's avatar
    Kaley Kozlowski 4/30/2022 4:27 PM
    I love how impact investing creates opportunities for financial gain while supporting sustainable efforts. It doesn't have to be (and shouldn't be) solely driven by philanthropic funding. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Reduce Single-Use Plastics
    What plastic or single-use items do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted?

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    Ben Bukowiec 4/30/2022 3:25 PM
    We've replaced a lot of the single use cleaning items in our house with reusable, recyclable, or plastic-free options (ex. hand soap bottles to tablet-based refills, liquid laundry detergent to detergent sheets in paper, and plastic-wrapped paper towel rolls to recyclable paper-wrapped rolls).
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place? Was there a new place in your region that was exciting to learn about and visit?

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    Ben Bukowiec 4/30/2022 3:20 PM
    Spending more time intentionally exploring new areas helped to feel like a part of the community.  There were several urban parks and natural areas that I was completely unaware of until looking.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Ben Bukowiec 4/30/2022 3:15 PM
    I will try to buy more food locally and avoid foods that are "water heavy" in production.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Induction Cooking
    Would you consider using an induction cooking surface? If you have used one before, what do you like about induction cooking?

    Monica Tobler's avatar
    Monica Tobler 4/30/2022 1:49 PM
    I had no idea natural gas is a contributor to climate change.   I would absolutely consider an induction stove when I need a new stove.  
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

    Monica Tobler's avatar
    Monica Tobler 4/30/2022 1:39 PM
    I’ve always been conscious of my water usage as my parents were very mindful to not waste water. I will bring a water bottle with me on my vacations so I don’t purchase bottled water.