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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Hanna Walker's avatar
    Hanna Walker 11/21/2019 7:36 PM
    I was fortunate enough today to spend time doing art. I love drawing and painting but with school I barely have time. It was lovely to spend time today away from my phone and focusing on myself and my thoughts. It’s not finished yet, but here’s what I have so far. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Maggie Hillyer's avatar
    Maggie Hillyer 11/19/2019 6:21 PM
    While I don’t pay the bills, I’m sure my mother will use the extra money to pay for other household expensives.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

    Hanna Walker's avatar
    Hanna Walker 11/19/2019 3:18 PM
    Drinking water makes me feel healthier and more energized. Any time I drink coffee or juice, I don’t feel too well after. I make sure to carry my reusable water bottle with me everywhere. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Erica Mittenzwei's avatar
    Erica Mittenzwei 11/17/2019 9:37 PM
    Purchasing reusable products is extremely important. I have reusable containers for bringing my lunch to work instead of one time to-go boxes. If I do get a plastic to go box from a restaurant, I wash it afterwards and save it for more uses. I also use reusable water bottles to decrease my plastic bottle usage.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Erica Mittenzwei's avatar
    Erica Mittenzwei 11/17/2019 9:34 PM
    Charge your phone during the day rather than leaving plugged in overnight. Then, unplug the charger when it is not in use.
  • 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?

    Hanna Walker's avatar
    Hanna Walker 11/12/2019 6:11 AM
    Instead of using tinfoil or plastic bags to hold my sandwich that I bring to school, I have been using a reusable container! I also have been bringing my own reusable bags while shopping, and even not taking a bag at all. I even work at a shoe store, and I always ask the people I ring up If they would like a bag, Instead of automatically giving them one.

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    Hanna Walker 11/12/2019 6:07 AM
    On Saturday I participated In a community event, which entailed completing crafts with kids who have cancer. Not only did this event make the children happy, but my craft allowed for them to experience nature In a fun way. We made hedgehogs that had leaves glued to them, and the leaves looked like their quills. This taught the children that nature Is art. 

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    Liam Lubitz 11/08/2019 5:22 AM
    This doesnt have a lot to do with going green, but one of my goals on here is "helping others". I really do try to help people every day. It isnt just for this campus challenge thing. I've always been this way.

    But last monday, nov 4th, you may have heard about a death on campus.
    She was my friend and despite what some other people may call her, her name was Sammi. I wont go into further detail.

    My point is, you dont have to add it as a challenge on here, but if you can, please reach out to anyone who might need help. It can be as small as holding a door open for someone to letting someone cry on your shoulder. Everyone needs to be shown that there are people who care.

    And if you need help, please reach out and dont suffer in silence.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Talk To My Friends and Classmates
    What makes you feel connected to your campus, your neighbors, or another kind of community in your life?

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    Cecilia Alcantar 11/07/2019 8:09 PM
    Today I went out to eat with my friends, and one of us said we didn't need straws. Our waitress asked if it was because we were trying to save  the turtles, and I gave him a speech saying that it was not only the turtles but also our environment, oceans and ourselves. We  all used our reusable straws and he said he was starting to think about getting one too. Then when our food came out and we realized we didn't have silverware so I pulled out my bamboo utensils and when our waitress saw it he said, you are really insane, I've never seen something like this.
    I left the place feeling like somehow I made someone think about how small changes in our daily habits can make the difference. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Victoria Santos's avatar
    Victoria Santos 11/07/2019 5:53 PM
    Practicing gratitude allows me to reflect on the positive things on the world, and forget about the obstacles in my way. Reflecting on these "gifts" demonstrate that there are good things in life that I need to start focusing more on.