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  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    mariah vaiza 4/30/2022 10:08 PM
    There is an implication of them actively not spending time with nature. It is hard to acknowledge how much time we actually spend inside, but even just going outside for 10-15 really makes a difference and grounds you where as being on social media or devices can do the opposite. It is a better feeling being outside with nature than inside staring at a screen (as i am staring at a screen merp :/)
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

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    mariah vaiza 4/30/2022 10:03 PM
    I think making sure when I am doing things like doing the dishes, brushing my teeth, etc. I should make sure I am turning off the water when I am not using it. This seems so simple but it is easy to let it escape you. I would like to put more conscious efforts forth to make sure I am reducing my water footprint. 

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    Ava Somera 4/30/2022 9:59 PM
    shoutout mariah n eva 4 securing 1st n 2nd most points in our team!! we love to see it 😻
  • 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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    Ava Somera 4/26/2022 10:47 AM
    Practicing mindfulness to me is to be aware of my thoughts and actions and make conscious decisions on how I dispose of my waste, what waste I generate, the impact I have on others, and the impact I have on the earth. I think spending time alone outside and practicing deep breathing and appreciation for nature is particularly helpful in practicing mindfulness and finding joy <3 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Thank Educators
    How did you thank the educators in your life? If you are an educator, what was the most creative or fun way you have been thanked?

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    Ava Somera 4/26/2022 10:41 AM
    I sent virtual thank you messages to teachers and staff at my school who have been extremely helpful in all of green team's projects. 
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Carry My Trash
    What one thing will you do right away to reduce your waste? What is the second thing you will do?

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    Ava Somera 4/26/2022 10:39 AM
    One immediate action to reduce my waste is to reduce the amount of small plastic-wrapped items I buy. Instead, I can buy things in bulk so there's only one disposable container to throw away than many small plastic ones that add up and are especially damaging to animals who mistake them for food if they end up outside of a garbage bin. 
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Carry My Trash
    What one thing will you do right away to reduce your waste? What is the second thing you will do?

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    mariah vaiza 4/22/2022 8:04 PM
    I would like to be more conscious of what I am buying and ways to reduce my single-use plastic intake that often comes along when buying things. I would also like to make sure I am recycling and repurposing items to the best of my ability to decrease municipal waste in landfills.

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    Ava Somera 4/15/2022 5:46 PM
    15 MORE DAYS LEFT IN THE EARTHMONTH ECOCHALLENGE!!! I REPEAT, ONE-FIVE MORE DAYS LEFT IN THE EARTHMONTH ECOCHALLENGE!!! WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE ACTION THUS FAR??? LMK!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

    Ava Somera's avatar
    Ava Somera 4/15/2022 5:43 PM
    A culture that spends most of its time inside on screens may become detached from the natural world and not meet one's innate biophilia needs. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Share Your Eco Habits
    How do you create new sustainability-related habits or change bad habits?

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    Ava Somera 4/15/2022 5:28 PM
    practice them and intentionally do them until it becomes unintentional which = a habit !!