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remsburg 1100 spring 2024 Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

    Maddy Hafeman's avatar
    Maddy Hafeman 5/01/2024 5:40 PM
    I think that although it is more expensive to buy organic foods and can sometimes be harder to find, at the end of the day it is how hard you try and how much you care to do so. I was raised in a household where my parents fed me organic food and once I came to college and started buying groceries on my own, I was skeptical if I wanted to spend the extra few dollars on organic foods, but participating in this challenge encouraged me to do so and I feel much better following in my parents footsteps and accomplishing something that is good for me and the environment.

  • Jackson Harre's avatar
    Jackson Harre 4/30/2024 8:31 AM
    I had done better this past week with reducing screen time and I did not use one plastic bottle this last week.

    • Elizabeth Naze's avatar
      Elizabeth Naze 5/02/2024 7:59 PM
      Cutting down on plastic bottles and using a water bottle instead is a great way to reduce the use of plastic and the water from the tap actually has more minerals in it than bottled water!

  • Jackson Harre's avatar
    Jackson Harre 4/30/2024 8:30 AM
    I felt that when I went to go eat that lots of things that we eat on campus use raping or other sorts of packaging. So when I get my food or when I go shopping I look for things that don’t harm the envierment. Overall as a whole I was able to produce less wast and I was also get my screen time down and instead enjoy outdoor walks and see nature for its beauty.

  • Kaylee Peter's avatar
    Kaylee Peter 4/22/2024 8:29 PM
    I have been enjoying these challenges and have found success! I have walked to campus everyday and at night to reach my 2 miles everyday. This,
    as well as writing three things I am grateful for everyday, has been very rewarding and something I hope to continue in the future.

    • Caleb Jondle's avatar
      Caleb Jondle 4/26/2024 8:45 AM
      Hi Kaylee. I have also been enjoying these challenges and I feel like it's a cool way to be more sustainable. I am hoping to continue these actions in the future.
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for using every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable (including the skins, tops, stalks, etc.) during your next meal prep?

    Jackson Harre's avatar
    Jackson Harre 4/11/2024 4:56 PM
    I could add certain vegetables like carrots in a stew or putting more mushrooms in my pasta. I feel that my challenge has been going along very well.

  • bailey adams's avatar
    bailey adams 4/11/2024 10:57 AM
    My campus ecochallenge is inspiring and, of course, challenging me to push myself to meet my goals and to make this earth a little bit better each day.

  • Sydney Stoner's avatar
    Sydney Stoner 4/11/2024 8:52 AM
    I have been walking instead of driving a significant amount. Especially with the weather being so nicer recently it has been a very pleasant experience that I will continue to do.

    • Kaylee Peter's avatar
      Kaylee Peter 4/19/2024 8:43 AM
      That is awesome that you are able to walk instead of driving places. It is definitely nice being able to walk with nice weather. Good job!
    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?

    Maddy Hafeman's avatar
    Maddy Hafeman 4/11/2024 8:29 AM
    I live in an area that has safe drinking water and as long as I put it through a filter (brita) the water is okay to drink. I have found that I don't have many barriers to using a reusable waterbottle as it only takes a few extra seconds to fill a water bottle up instead of grabbing a plastic one out of a case on the way out the door. It does not take much more time and I like using the reusable ones despite the convenience of plastic ones. I can make this a permanent habit by continuing to do it and make it apart of my daily routine. There are many resources on campus for people to refill water bottles.

  • Caleb Jondle's avatar
    Caleb Jondle 4/11/2024 6:25 AM
    I am working on using less plastic water bottles, taking shorter showers, and heating/cooling my apartment naturally. So far all of these have been a little challenging, but doable for sure. I think something that people might find useful from this experience is that I am not only helping the world out, but I am also spending less money on water bottles, water, and electricity.

  • Nathan Cole's avatar
    Nathan Cole 4/10/2024 4:04 PM
    For my EcoChallenge I picked going on a walk for 20 minutes every day. I feel that I could be doing a better job of completing this task as I have only done it a couple of days since I started. I have found it tough to find time to go on a walk. I noticed that on the days that I went on a walk I feel a greater sense of appreciation towards the environment .