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  • 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?

    Christiane Smith's avatar
    Christiane Smith 1/21/2020 8:35 AM
    I think supporting local farmers is what's most inspiring now.  I signed up for a Winter Grain CSA and picked up my order over the weekend.  It was a lovely experience, way less stressful than grocery shopping, and allowed farmers to sell leftover small quantities of what they have, that larger suppliers otherwise wouldn't take.  This helps financially support local producers, reduces food waste, and also reduced my personal garbage as I had to bring my own containers to collect each item.  And, it was really fun!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

    Michelle  Diawol's avatar
    Michelle Diawol 1/18/2020 7:55 AM
    1. I consistently bring my own bags to stores to reduce plastic bag use.  
    2. I have reusable produce bags but I often forget to bring them in with me although I will try and not use a produce bag at all.  ACTION:  I need start using produce bags. 
    3.  I shop at the bulk food store but I don't bring my own containers.  ACTION: I will start bringing my own containers to the Bulk Food Store.
    4. I don't use straws in restaurants but I don't bring my own containers for leftovers. ACTION:  I will start bringing my own containers to restaurants for leftovers.