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  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Grace Derksen 4/29/2020 10:21 AM
    We already had an herb garden, but I cleared ours out. We had a few strawberry plants, and some sage and oregano which are perennial. When it gets a little warmer I will add basil and parsley. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Food Lifestyle
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this assertion?

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    Grace Derksen 4/29/2020 10:19 AM
    My family is part of a CSA, so it is easy to have one food item that we center around. This week, I also foraged some ramps, which made a great pesto! 
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Rory Kuczek 4/21/2020 6:28 AM
    I feel healthier and more energetic, but also cooking for my family has also made their lives a bit healthier as they have begun to steer away from meat. Just some fruit with breakfast, and eating cooked vegetable-based meals for lunch and dinner has improved their well-being as well as mine:)
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Ella McGrail 4/17/2020 10:18 AM
    I realized there was no need to drive from the grocery store to the pharmacy when they are right next to each other. It's crazy how something so obvious hadn't occurred to me before. I think that speaks to how car-obsessed life in the suburbs can be.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Connect with a Nonprofit
    What inspires you to act toward a more sustainable community?

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    Ella McGrail 4/17/2020 10:16 AM
    Bottom-up change is the best way to address the Climate Crisis. We need to change the whole world, but the world is made up of communities and the ones who know what's best for each community are the members of that community. I've been volunteering for my local food pantry and food recovery non-profit called Gather which is based in Portsmouth, NH. Gather designs programs hand-tailored to best meet our community's food security and food waste problems. Many of the donations they collect are products from local grocery stores, farms, and other businesses that would've gone bad otherwise. What they can't give away they compost. Working with them has given me the chance to support my community in a sustainable way and get to know lots a amazing new people.

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    Ella McGrail 4/17/2020 10:05 AM
    I love that the eco-challenge has been pushing me to go outside more. I'm glued to my computer most of the day but when I make time to be outside I sleep better, work better, and feel better. It just goes to show how much we need outside time to function properly.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Karianne Canfield 10/01/2019 12:00 PM
    The Patagonia Worn Wear Tour came to campus! We got to learn about how to fix simple breaks and men's on our clothes! Patagonia also does work on  plastic- fabrics which can be used to make clothes too! It was fun learning how to mend things as well as seeing all the 'vintage' items people brought :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

    Karianne Canfield's avatar
    Karianne Canfield 10/01/2019 12:00 PM
    The Patagonia Worn Wear Tour came to campus! We got to learn about how to fix simple breaks and men's on our clothes! Patagonia also does work on  plastic- fabrics which can be used to make clothes too! It was fun learning how to mend things as well as seeing all the 'vintage' items people brought :)