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  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer In My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 8:44 PM
    I could try to emphasis recycling initiatives on campus to my friends, and try to adhere better to them myself. We have lots of good systems in place, but drawing more attention to them might increase their effectiveness.
  • 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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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:34 PM
    Central PA is still heavily reliant on fuels like natural gas and coal, neither of which are renewable.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:28 PM
    One way I'll reduce my carbon footprint is by making sure I'm not using an excessive amount of electricity if I don't need to. One way that I am currently reducing my carbon footprint is by making sure that I either minimize the amount of travel I do by car or try to carpool when I need to go out.
  • 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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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:26 PM
    I can invest in companies with stronger corporate social responsibility initiatives and inform other like-minded people about companies with high CSR to increase positive impacts and then devest in companies that don't show strong commitments to those values.
  • 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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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:18 PM
    Some of the risks include: temperature increases, heat waves, landslides, and flooding.
  • 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?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:11 PM
    I would love to be able to use induction cooking, it seems far more efficient and easier to maintain than other more widely used cooking surfaces. I haven't ever used one though.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Support A Renters Bills of Rights
    What was something important you learned about renter rights and affordable housing?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:10 PM
    One very important thing that I learned is that landlords can't just evict renters at any time for any reason.
  • 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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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:09 PM
    I will be more aware of when I leave the faucet on while I do dishes and make sure that I'm not using more than I reasonably need to. One thing I've been already doing is working on cutting down the length of my showers.
  • 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?

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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 7:07 PM
    I think it really just helped me center myself well. I struggle with anxiety and being present sometimes, and this was a good way of bringing myself back to the here and now.
  • 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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    Zach Slusser 4/30/2022 6:43 PM
    Practicing a work-life balance creates a more sustainable life for me because it provides me with the energy to think more intently about other aspects of how I live, which can allow me to really focus on living more sustainably. I think that a better work-life balance for everyone could cause people to have similarly fewer time constraints, which will in turn allow them to think more about how they live and then make adjustments as needed from there. I think that current work culture forces us to live at a pace and at a means that is focused around just getting ourselves through the day, and by allowing ourselves a better balance, we can start to prioritize other aspects of life as well.