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April 1 - April 30, 2021

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Support Local Food Systems
    Dependable fresh food, supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these (or other) advantages inspire you the most?

    Leo Joseph's avatar
    Leo Joseph 5/17/2021 7:28 PM
    Dependable fresh food is a key resource that many people lack, thus it inspires me the most
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Accelerating Solutions Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

    Leo Joseph's avatar
    Leo Joseph 5/17/2021 7:27 PM
    Setting rules and reviewing them every meeting
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

    Jenny Bang!'s avatar
    Jenny Bang! 5/01/2021 10:51 AM
    I no longer will buy anything with palm oil to help not only my health but to protect from deforestation. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Choose Better Wood Products
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

    Jenny Bang!'s avatar
    Jenny Bang! 5/01/2021 10:50 AM
    Forests offer humanity a place to remember what wildlife used to be like before humans turned much of the earth into sky scraping cities. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants
    What did you learn about the climate impact of refrigerants? How do supermarkets contribute to this impact?

    Jenny Bang!'s avatar
    Jenny Bang! 5/01/2021 10:49 AM
    I wish more supermarkets cared about the refrigerants they use. I am not sure if i will shop at certain stores until they change their processes.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Jenny Bang!'s avatar
    Jenny Bang! 5/01/2021 7:14 AM
    Low-flow toilets and shower heads installed in all newer homes prior to being sold will help my region.

  • Jenny Bang!'s avatar
    Jenny Bang! 5/01/2021 7:11 AM
    We have the power to change if we try.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Alan Nguyen's avatar
    Alan Nguyen 4/30/2021 11:15 PM
    My life? If anything I prioritize the lives of my sibling and my parents. Gotta be safe and educated to take care of them better! I do love my "stuff" though... "Does that stuff spark joy?" Yes, yes it does Marie Kondo. :D
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Support a Community Garden
    What are the multiple benefits of community gardens, including carbon sequestration? Why do these benefits matter to you?

    Julia Kovtoun's avatar
    Julia Kovtoun 4/30/2021 3:22 PM
    Community gardens allow you to grow food locally and empower your community to grow its own food, rather than spending money and often creating waste. Large scale agriculture also produces a lot of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which can be avoided with small-scale, sustainable farming.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Julia Kovtoun's avatar
    Julia Kovtoun 4/30/2021 3:21 PM
    Bamboo products can be purchased online with relative ease. I'm not sure what other wood alternatives are out there but I will look into it.