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  • Teresa Bryndza 4/15/2020 6:05 AM
    My challenge is going pretty well. I have been spending time working out in my back yard 

  • Kenneth Slaysman 4/12/2020 2:49 PM
    I've been struggling with lower back pain. Getting out walking for an hour each day is a chore but it helps to loosen my back. Distance learning is not conducive to keeping my back in tact.

  • Keith Peterman 4/10/2020 6:57 AM
    My initial challenge for today was use of reusable bags.  I failed at that challenge due ot COVID19.  My son-in-law  embarked on a weekly shopping run for his family and me this morning.  Because we live in an emerging red zone (DC region), we collectively made a decision to bag lall groceries in disposable plastic bags and discard these immediately after groceries were unloaded and wiped down wit disinfectant.  Smart sustainable living requires knowing when to use disposable plastic and bottled water (not needed under COVID19) and when  not.   
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/09/2020 6:55 PM
    collecting the water from the sink while waiting for the water to get warm/hot
  • 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?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:40 PM
    Ask friends to go out for a jog, or take them to the gym, or go hiking, or walk at a park with my dog. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:39 PM
    Richer countries can afford the expensive meats, and enjoy them as delicacy, poor countries rely on more on veggies and rice and beans that can be grown in bulk without additional care and expenses that animals require. Eating animal products especially beef products release tons of greenhouses gases into the atmosphere.  
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:35 PM
    Unplug other small devices such as toasters, blenders, chargers to eliminate excess power draw.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:34 PM
    I personally have a solar powered house, so I am not impacting anyone. But the neighborhood gets their electricity from biomass facilities. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:32 PM
    I plan on saving this money to pay off bills, and loans from college. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Learn About Renewable Energy
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

    Shaelyn Peters 4/08/2020 1:30 PM
    We need to look for renewable resources if were going to sustain Earth's growing population. That's why I personally have a solar powered house, and spread the awareness of benefits solar power and other sources of sustainable energy can provides us.