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  • Reflection Question
    Energy Learn About Renewable Energy
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Anna Ugast's avatar
    Anna Ugast 11/30/2020 2:59 PM
    Fossils need to be phrased out because they are not sustainable. Alternative forms of renewable energy will help reduce GHG emissions over time. 

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    Emily Andrist 11/30/2020 12:34 PM
    This ecochallenge has really taught me a lot about myself and my surrounding community. After this challenge is over I plan to continue making and maintain the changes I have made to my lifestyle that will hopefully result in a more sustainable world. 

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    Anna Ugast 11/28/2020 4:50 PM
    I picked up trash near Diamond Head Lighthouse. 
  • 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?

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    Anna Ugast 11/28/2020 4:48 PM
    By telling people how much paper and CO2 can be avoided by printing two-sided. Companies should definitely encourage it in the workplace. I would save people money in the long run. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    Anna Ugast 11/28/2020 4:45 PM
    I got a different perspective of things. I would not have thought that way on my own without having the conversations.
  • 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?

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    Anna Ugast 11/28/2020 4:44 PM
    Limiting my social media usage encourages me to do other things. I am more productive when I am not constantly checking Instagram and Snapchat. It was not hard to limit the time on the apps. I even deleted my twitter. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Join An Outdoor Project
    How well do you know the area you stay in -- whether your hometown or your campus community? In what ways is a deep knowledge of your surroundings -- known as a 'sense of place' -- important to you?

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    Anna Ugast 11/28/2020 4:39 PM
    After more than 3 years, I still use GPS to get around the island. It is good to know what is around you for activities and adventures. I like to see the organisms that inhabit the island where I go in nature. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Anna Ugast 11/27/2020 11:20 AM
    Many items purchased do not look like raw materials. Ground beef in plastic is not called cow's flesh. People do not think how it gets to the store with animal cruelty behind closed doors, GHG emissions, and habitat destruction. I buy items that are not in plastic when I can. Local vegetables and fruits are often not. Down to Earth has staples for bulk buying. The processed foods are normally packaged. I do not buy many items for my house or car because minimalism is good for the planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    Anna Ugast 11/27/2020 11:08 AM
    The outdoors has many sounds, smells, and sights. Exercising has shown improve or maintain memory capability. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Apartheid
    What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

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    Anna Ugast 11/22/2020 11:22 AM
    Without nutritious food, a decline in health is likely. Bad health can lead to expensive health bills and medication. Hungry children often have a hard time focusing in school. Access to nutritious food allow people to think about things, ideas, or goals and increase engagement in social events.