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  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

    Bailey Benson 4/17/2020 6:48 AM
    I enjoy experimenting with recipes, and so this one was pretty fun. My sister and I tried soaking cashews as a vegan "cream cheese" to make a healthy salted caramel cheesecake, and it was so good! I hadn't tried that before, but I definitely want to try it again.
  • 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?

    Stephanie Hayne 3/03/2020 2:24 PM
    If I don't have a ton of items, I will almost always carry them out just in my hands, but often if I have a ton of items I will resort to using a paper bag then a plastic bag if there are no paper bags available. My issue is that I will forget my reusable bags at my apartment when going to the store, so setting up some kind of system that will help me remember to grab them would be the best thing to do.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Stephanie Hayne 3/03/2020 2:22 PM
    I would like to reflect more on my relationship with God and, hopefully, in the process become closer to him.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    Stephanie Hayne 3/03/2020 2:21 PM
    I noticed the smaller things like moss on trees and rocks and the way the blue sky and bright sun shined through the trees. I also just noticed people more; it was fun just watching people go about their daily activities.

  • Karen Hurtgen 2/20/2020 7:50 AM
    Good Job Viterbo University! In 2019 we reduced printed sheets by 77,000, resulting in using 1 less tree, consuming 350.7 less CO2, and using 22,000 less bulb hours, from 2018 measurements.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

    Lisa Konkel 2/03/2020 6:17 AM
    I need to start going to bed earlier. Stretching before bed would help me relax. 
  • 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?

    Mary Beth Sinniger 1/24/2020 5:17 AM
    I recycle all plastic store bags.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

    Kris Hendrick Roesler 11/02/2019 12:37 PM
    This past spring instead of planting flowers I put in herbs. I have enjoyed the convenience of having them just outside the house. Not having to run to the store I used them more often. With the frost here I made my last harvest and dried them. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Savannah Kroeger 10/08/2019 4:36 PM
    I would like to spend more time reflecting on the positive aspects of my day, and my progress that I have made since the beginning of the semester.  By finding time to focus on that which is positive, I allow my mind to be put at ease and recognize that I am learning and growing at my own pace - I am exactly where I need to be at this point in the game and I know that I will continue to grow.
  • 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?

    Silvana Richardson 10/04/2019 2:43 PM
    Eating meat uses far more resources than eating a plant based diet!