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  • Reflection Question
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

    Abigail Kaczmarek 11/26/2019 12:07 AM
    There are a lot of restrictions especially in Hawaii because we are surrounded by ocean, therefore I use an app on my phone that helps me to know whether I am eating sustainable seafood choices or not. 

  • Jaya Belyeu 11/20/2019 8:58 PM
    In my community, the Government allowed for 9, 51-story tall windmills to be built. There is already an existing wind farm a few miles away from the little town, and the people fought against it being built but it still went up. So far it hasn't really affected the citizens but it has affected the wildlife (birds, native bats). So now the whole community is protesting the new installments because they are larger than the old ones and much, much closer. The closest property is just a few hundred feet away and there are 2 schools less than a mile away. It is sad because the community supports sustainable and clean energy, but not this close to their homes. 

  • Jaya Belyeu 11/20/2019 8:45 PM
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Learn About Renewable Energy
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/20/2019 8:40 PM
    I know that energy is very widely used and it is widely unsustainable. I don't want to contribute to this wide use, so I take action. I prefer to use sustainable energy sources whenever possible.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/20/2019 5:48 PM
    If we make a point to go more sparingly with our water use we'd be ready for anything.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/20/2019 5:36 PM
    I can switch to solar water heating and I can choose to carpool if possible. I can also use public transportation to get me to and from school.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

    Jaya Belyeu 11/20/2019 5:31 PM
    I could show them how low my electric bill became after I switched to clean energy. Everyone likes to save money!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Join a Local CSA
    Dependable fresh food, better prices (cutting out carbon-heavy supply chain and grocery stores), supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these benefits (or others not listed here) inspires you the most?

    Abigail Kaczmarek 11/19/2019 12:38 PM
    I think dependable fresh food is very important because now a days you never know where or even what is in your food.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Visit A Local Farm
    How do our current food growing and manufacturing processes affect our future and the future of Earth?

    Abigail Kaczmarek 11/19/2019 12:37 PM
    The agricultural industry is affecting the earth in a huge way due to runoff and pollution both to water and the air.
  • 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. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

    Abigail Kaczmarek 11/19/2019 12:36 PM
    I like to make strawberry jams with my mom during the summer so we can enjoy it all year long.