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  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Bree Hulan 10/23/2018 6:44 PM
    I could start buying from companies that help solve the problem of food waste. For example, I discovered a company at the farmer's market that recycles fruit and veggies that have been discarded from juice shops. It's just the parts of the produce that have had the juice sucked out of them. They will take the juiced produce and use it to make yummy baked goods! It's totally healthy and good for us and the planet.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Bree Hulan 10/22/2018 9:48 PM
    I am trying to refuse more plastic and paper packaging by buying in bulk, repurposing old clothes and other items, and refusing plastic at restaurants. It's hard though with the pressure!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Bree Hulan 10/22/2018 9:46 PM
    I love bringing my friends with me to our school gym, and we lift weights outside the gym while watching the ocean/sunset!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Bree Hulan 10/11/2018 9:31 PM
    It has been really beneficial and has helped me to notice more when I am full so I don't overeat. It's helped me take better care of my body and take smaller portions (which also reduces food waste!)

  • David Gladson 10/08/2018 9:42 AM
    Was so dissapointed to see that Bobby B's switched from paper bags to giant plastic containers when you buy a muffin.  I definitely think I annoyed the person working when I took my muffin out of the plastic box and handed it back to her.  This feels so opposite of their encouraging folks to use a reusable coffee mug...

    • David Gladson 10/10/2018 12:47 PM
      I don't know how many other folks complained as well, but happy to report that Bobby B's was back to using paper bags  for muffins today
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  • David Gladson 9/30/2018 6:32 AM
    Missed all three of my daily challenges yesterday.  Was working on house projects and didn't have the time to make food for myself like I normally would.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Have a Garage Sale
    Building community is good for your soul and fun to do! What were some of the positive outcomes that came out of your group garage sale?

    David Gladson 9/24/2018 9:35 AM
    For the house we just purchased and remodeled, We did our best to divert waste from the landfill.  Several items were sold via PLNU's advertise list.  We donated several larger items to Habitat for Humanity to be sold in their "ReStore", and delivered three car loads of stuff to Goodwill.  

    We had quite a few items that were not in good enough condition to sell or keep, but which my dad and I disassembled for scrap (vertical blinds, hundreds of feet of old telephone and cable wiring) which we spent about an hour sorting before taking to the recycling center.

  • Keagan Bolibol 9/18/2018 10:29 PM
    I went to TJ's the other day with a couple of friends and we all forgot our reusable bags. We decided to stick to the challenge though and worked as a team to carry all of our groceries. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    David Gladson 9/15/2018 10:18 PM
    Today was moving day, and the rush to complete all of our projects got in the way of completing the challenge today.  I ended up opting for non-vegan convenience foods for dinner in order to keep the move on schedule.  Back on the wagon tomorrow.  

  • Ryan Kitzman 9/12/2018 4:02 PM
    we should all take 2 minute long showers 2-3 times per week. try it out. worth it.