April 1 - April 30, 2019

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  • Mary Sullivan 5/02/2019 4:56 PM
    I found the site confusing and difficult to navigate.  Once I did find my way in, I saw that I already do many of the suggestions and that also left me confused about what to do next.

  • Susie Coffman 4/24/2019 12:39 PM
    Our recycling box has been way more full than our trash!!!  Woo Hoo!!!!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

    Kristina Peterson 4/23/2019 8:33 PM
    One thing that I could do right away is refuse to use plastic bags for my produce at the grocery store. I was always under the impression that we had to use these bags, but we do not. I think that if everyone made this choice to not use those bags, we could eliminate a lot of plastic waste. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Walk Instead
    Half of all trips made in the US are three miles or less; 72% of them are driven. Do you feel that this fact applies to you? If so, how might you incorporate more muscle-powered transportation in your daily life?

    Kristina Peterson 4/23/2019 8:30 PM
    This fact definitely applies to me because I live in an area where public transportation isn't accessible, and biking to the grocery store is not easy either. My area is extremely hilly, but I don't have the option to not drive my car and the grocery store is under 3 miles away. In fact, all of the stores that I go to are under 3 miles. I think driving my car to a community is ok, but I should make the choice to walk around that community instead of choosing to drive to each place that is under a mile. I need to choose to walk more. 
  • 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?

    Kristina Peterson 4/23/2019 8:27 PM
    It is known that fresh produce is far healthier than processed foods. I think that this quote is important because if we are purchasing local farmers, we are receiving healthy and fresh food instead of spending our money at the doctors due to fast food and processed items. Not to mention, purchasing from a farmer is great for our environment! 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Install Alternative Energy
    How is your region being affected by climate change? How will it be affected in the future?

    Kristina Peterson 4/23/2019 8:25 PM
    I can definitely tell that Oregon and, more specifically, Portland is having different seasonal changes due to climate change. Our past winter was very dry compared to normal and we had snow in February. I think in the future these seasons are going to continue to change and be either more wet or more dry. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Heat and Cool Naturally
    What are other ways you could use the power of the sun to reduce your own environmental footprint?

    Kristina Peterson 4/23/2019 8:23 PM
    When it is sunny I like to spend more time outdoors. I am more motivated to go for a walk, sit outside, etc. When I am outside I am not inside using lights, electronics, and energy to heat or cool my house. Simply by the sun being out and me spending time outdoors, I am reducing my own environmental footprint.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Locally-Sourced Meals
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally, what would be the hardest for you to give up?

    Kristina Peterson 4/22/2019 7:00 PM
    I think giving up fresh berries or certain vegetables would be really hard. These arevery  healthy options that are used in the summer and to not even have the frozen options during the rest of the year would be disappointing. 

  • Mary Sullivan 4/22/2019 6:01 PM
    On my way to turning all my bills into paperless, did one more today

  • Kristina Peterson 4/22/2019 12:35 PM
    When challenging myself to eat at least one meal free of processed foods a day, I was simply thinking of this from an environmental standpoint, but this is actually very healthy! I think this will be a permanent change for me because processed  foods typically are unhealthy.