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  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

    Audree Khalishah's avatar
    Audree Khalishah 4/02/2021 12:17 PM
    Richer countries are able to mass produce and mass transport their meats,  yielding cheaper meats at the stores. 

  • Giuseppe Collia's avatar
    Giuseppe Collia 10/16/2018 7:28 PM
    Phew, the EcoChallenge was a lot of work but super rewarding!  Good job, all!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

    Elizabeth Ensslin's avatar
    Elizabeth Ensslin 10/15/2018 8:59 PM
    Going paperless is obviously great for the environment, but it's also actually so much easier. Trying to ensure that documents are transferred online instead of filing papers (that may end up getting lost anyway) helps me to keep track of finances, bills, subscriptions, etc. I also got my mom to unsubscribe from 2 magazines that she receives in the mail, but are online - she's already cutting down on her environmental impact, too!
  • 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?

    Elizabeth Ensslin's avatar
    Elizabeth Ensslin 10/15/2018 8:59 PM
    I'm participating in an online research audit on campus, and I think I'll be surprised by how much electricity I use. You don't really think often about how many things are always plugged in at the same time, so it will be interesting to see if I can cause a significant decrease in my consumption. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and/or touch?

    lauren  fordyce 's avatar
    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 8:28 PM
    I got to hear the birds and learn how to identify what each bird was. I got to get my feet dirty and feel the earth. I got to smell the pine trees and feel the cool breeze of fall coming.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    lauren  fordyce 's avatar
    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 8:26 PM
    you get to interact and take it all in. driving by is too quick to learn and enjoy everything in your town
  • Reflection Question
    Community Meet My Neighbors
    In what ways can you create more real and meaningful interactions with friends — or strangers — each week?

    lauren  fordyce 's avatar
    lauren fordyce 10/15/2018 8:25 PM
    Going to events without all of your friends, having a cell phone free meal together, and going for walks or hikes.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

    Elizabeth Ensslin's avatar
    Elizabeth Ensslin 10/15/2018 8:15 PM
    Knowing who produces your food can be extremely influential — having a personal connection to food allows you to enjoy and appreciate food more because you're more aware of the effort that went into producing your meal.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

    Elizabeth Ensslin's avatar
    Elizabeth Ensslin 10/15/2018 8:14 PM
    Being good to yourself mentally can also help community and environmental health because feeling happier can lead to doing good for others!

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    Elizabeth Ensslin 10/15/2018 8:12 PM
    It's been really incredible to see how much of an impact someone can make by simply being more conscious of the decisions that you make during the day. Not making any waste is pretty easy to do on campus — dining in the caf or places where plates are used is an easy way to have no food trash, and being conscious about other wrapped items also allows you to have no trash.