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  • Melissa Holtz's avatar
    Melissa Holtz 4/15/2020 8:46 AM
    I  walk or swim every day.  
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

    Lindsey Lyons's avatar
    Lindsey Lyons 10/14/2018 5:45 PM
    Big system problems can be overwhelming to address. You have to be creative to find solutions that work for all stakeholders and still create the positive outcome desired. Creative solutions are often more attractive and better accepted, which helps move the needed changes along.
  • 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?

    Lindsey Lyons's avatar
    Lindsey Lyons 10/12/2018 1:59 PM
    I am a coffee on the go gal. I know I need to do better at keeping a mug with me, but my long commute to work takes me by coffee drive throughs were BYO mugs are hard to use. I need to do better here!!! I wish there was more incentives and discounts at store to help keep me motivated.  

  • Lindsey Lyons's avatar
    Lindsey Lyons 10/11/2018 4:14 AM
    Forgot to Check-in yesterday, but still thoughtful on my commitments.
  • 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?

    Jinnie Monismith's avatar
    Jinnie Monismith 10/10/2018 6:51 PM
    Barriers:  Many people do not understand the effects of their actions, including the use of single-use plastics like water bottles.  Also, many would opt to use-and-trash rather than use-and-clean.

    Success:  Show people images of what happens when the world uses single-use plastics to combat the "out of site, out of mind" mentality.  Incentives help too!

  • Lindsey Lyons's avatar
    Lindsey Lyons 10/09/2018 6:18 AM
    My challenge is going great. Having a hard time with the personal waste audit-- it's a balance between home and work. I have enjoyed the challenges to eat better, and haven't really bought anything except food (even for my kids) since the challenge started.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media can keep us connected with loved ones, make us laugh, and help us to learn new things. It can also create echo chambers and take more time than we realize or intend to give. After completing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

    Lindsey Lyons's avatar
    Lindsey Lyons 10/09/2018 6:17 AM
    I love my phone. However, we have gone device free in the evenings at home on school nights. It's been great. Meals and home, paired with no devices and a dog walk after dinner have really cleared the ming. Challenge is... It's getting dark so early. It's a lot to pack in after a long day at work.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

    Lindsey Lyons's avatar
    Lindsey Lyons 10/09/2018 6:14 AM
    This indian summer weather has been awesome. Bike to boats this weekend, yard work/leaf raking, walk with my kids, bonfire with friends.... It's been great to be outside and enjoy the leaves starting to change.
  • 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?

    Lindsey Lyons's avatar
    Lindsey Lyons 10/09/2018 6:13 AM
    It's easiest for me to do this at breakfast. Fruit and nuts have been the option this week!

  • Lindsey Lyons's avatar
    Lindsey Lyons 10/04/2018 4:14 AM
    Gathering ideas about single use plastic reduction at AASHE. Let’s work to build the BYO culture at Dickinson. What obstacles remain?