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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

    Shannon Schmitt's avatar
    Shannon Schmitt 4/26/2021 5:20 AM
    Sometimes planning ahead to pack & fill the appropriate amount of water & a good way to keep it cold.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

    Jillian Tourville's avatar
    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:40 PM
    I used to use plastic straws all of the time but now I use reuseable straws instead.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

    Jillian Tourville's avatar
    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:39 PM
    If I find myself without a disposable bag, I carry the items out or push the cart out to my car. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

    Jillian Tourville's avatar
    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:35 PM
    I will definitely encourage others to do the same. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

    Jillian Tourville's avatar
    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:33 PM
    I think everyone has the right to make those decisions and hopefully, they make responsible choices. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint? What changes did you make or will you make?

    Jillian Tourville's avatar
    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:32 PM
    I didn't realize the amount of disposable materials I was using.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Switching out your lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Jillian Tourville's avatar
    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:32 PM
    I can do many things. One thing I can do is continue using energy efficient lightbulbs. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Jillian Tourville's avatar
    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:30 PM
    I plan to use the money I save in many ways. One way is by making a garden in my yard.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Host A Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

    Jillian Tourville's avatar
    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:28 PM
    I learned more about carbon emissions.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    Jillian Tourville's avatar
    Jillian Tourville 4/25/2021 4:27 PM
    Sometimes, it seems easier to buy a bottled beverage but carrying around my own container is cheaper and helps the environment.