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  • Reflection Question
    Nature Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

    Kelsey MC's avatar
    Kelsey MC 4/30/2021 5:52 PM
    Watching the waves roll in and roll out created a sense of peace for me as a young adult.  They were meditative and helped carry away negative thoughts and renew a sense of calm. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Candace Joy's avatar
    Candace Joy 4/29/2021 2:56 PM
    Impossible burgers instead of hamburgers!
  • 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?

    Candace Joy's avatar
    Candace Joy 4/29/2021 2:54 PM
    We baked bread from scratch - not too hard but LOTS of waiting. 


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    Kristina Loquist 4/29/2021 1:13 PM
    Anybody into fermented onions? I signed up for the new way to prep food challenge and am trying fermenting, apparently onions are supposed to be easy. We'll see, I suppose even if we try and fail, we still get credit, right?

  • Kelsey MC's avatar
    Kelsey MC 4/27/2021 4:50 PM
    Okay, so now I've saved two wasps and removed them from my house.  I should get more points. 

  • Kristina Loquist's avatar
    Kristina Loquist 4/26/2021 4:32 PM
    It's easy to avoid plastic on days I don't buy anything, but on days I buy stuff, it's hard!

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    Kristina Loquist 4/26/2021 4:31 PM
    The challenge that is having the biggest impact on my habits is reducing animal products! Good for the earth and good for my body!

  • Julie Del Fava's avatar
    Julie Del Fava 4/26/2021 3:26 PM
    Hello EcoAds,  I just noticed that out of 25 teams we are in fourth place.  Did you know we get points for literally checking in here each day?  And if you can't check in daily you can go back in time and update the days you did your actions?  Also, you get points for answering the reflection questions on your actions and also for sending this message I get 5 points!  Just a little encouragement if you needed it.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

    Kelsey MC's avatar
    Kelsey MC 4/19/2021 12:28 PM
    Engaged the kids in shopping for and planting our new garden. Lots of fun in the hot sun.
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How can we start shifting from a meat-focused food culture to a more plant-based one?

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    Julie Del Fava 4/16/2021 1:13 PM
    I think marketing and commercialism did this.  Someone decided this was a good way to make a lot of money and we all just went along with it.  I think the way we shift is education and a more holistic intention.