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October 7 - October 28, 2020

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  • Ann Riddle's avatar
    Ann Riddle 10/28/2020 11:04 PM
    Final day.  My donation of $30 didn't give me any points :(
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

    Ann Riddle's avatar
    Ann Riddle 10/28/2020 11:03 PM
    North and NE Portland.  Historically neighborhoods with higher level of poverty and proportion of black and brown communities

  • Kuei-Ti Lu's avatar
    Kuei-Ti Lu 10/28/2020 6:52 PM
    Today is the last day of the challenge!

  • Jennifer Reece's avatar
    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 6:14 PM
    I did more related to social justice for this EcoChallenge and learned a lot.  I plan to find a way to volunteer more regularly to help disadvantaged minorities.  This website is a good resource to find local organizations:  https://www.actlocal.network/directory
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (work, grocery store, school, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

    Jennifer Reece's avatar
    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 6:11 PM
    I can carpool more often with colleagues to work and use car shares when my bike isn't a good option.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

    Jennifer Reece's avatar
    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 6:07 PM
    I try to buy most of my clothes from secondhand stores or get them free from clothing exchange parties, which are a really fun and no cost way to try new clothes and fashions!
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Jennifer Reece's avatar
    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 6:06 PM
    Plastic pollution is a huge issue for ocean life due to the fish and birds eating the plastic particles, which can kill the animals or release toxins into them that end up in the human food chain.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

    Jennifer Reece's avatar
    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 6:01 PM
    I like to buy from farmer's markets and go to local farms, when possible.  It's good to support our local farmers from a social and environmental perspective, since it reduced GHG emissions and contributes to a thriving community.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household
    What kinds of discussions did you have, or are you hoping to have with friends about climate change?

    Jennifer Reece's avatar
    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 5:59 PM
    I discussed the result of calculating my carbon footprint with some family members and plan to post my actions on social media
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Offset for Climate Justice
    What did you learn from the resources? What did you discover from the offset calculator?

    Jennifer Reece's avatar
    Jennifer Reece 10/28/2020 5:58 PM
    I learned that there are still sources of ozone depleting substances, such as building insulation foam and refrigerators, that are leaking large amounts into the atmosphere.  The offset calculator showed the impact of my household, which I plan to try to reduce and then offset.