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  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Savannah Kroeger 10/08/2019 4:43 PM
    Practicing gratitude helps me to remember that the energy I put out into an environment has an effect on people, and if I work to put out a positive vibe, that facilitates the flow of conversation and understanding amongst individuals, including myself.  By maintaining a neutral/positive state of mind, I find it easier to take care of the task at hand which helps better the current circumstance and task by task, I better my environment. 
  • 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!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    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 idea?

    Silvana Richardson 10/04/2019 2:43 PM
    I agree that it is better to care for own's health than to pay for on'es subsequent ill health

  • Thomas Dostal 6/19/2019 6:00 PM
    Mowed less of my yard to let it grow back to its it's original state 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

    Mary Beth Sinniger 6/11/2019 4:53 AM
    We go to the dump to dispose of our garbage and recyclables.  There are multiple things to recycle and i am now very anal about making sure my family recycles everything we can.  I am much more observant of others who don't recycle.
  • 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?

    Chad Gilbeck 5/16/2019 6:38 AM
    I use a stainless steel water bottle that I refill.  I don't use plastic at all. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Laura Weidemann 4/11/2019 9:14 AM
    Eating with distractions like the television causes me to eat more than I need and does not make me feel satiated. Eating mindfully helps me to focus on completely chewing food and digestion.
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

    Laura Weidemann 4/11/2019 9:10 AM
    Eating a more plant-based diet reduces the greenhouse gas emissions and water expenditure of industrialized agriculture. We can all benefit from eating more plants.

  • Jazz Benson 3/25/2019 9:57 AM
    I finally convinced my husband to fix our leaky bathtub faucet. The project is going to take longer than expected because he going to change the piping too. It will also fix the issue of when we turned on the shower, water would still come out of the bottom faucet so hopefully we will get better water pressure too.