April 1 - April 30, 2020

Community Team Feed

Back to Team Profile

  • 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?

    Fern Khaoroptham 5/01/2020 1:41 AM
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places?

  • Patt Herdklotz 4/30/2020 11:24 PM
    I chose the goal of connecting with at least one person a day, because I was aware of not keeping meaningful contact with friends and family between visits, holidays, or even more separation if people lived far away.  I found that it had been easy to allow great amounts of time between contact with people I actually treasure.  I chose the goal of getting outside at least 20 minutes a day, because I can spend entire days involved in inside activities.  My nutritionist had noted that I needed outside, daylight exposure for good health.  I had help with this task: nice and warm weather, so gardening and getting my husband to go for walks were some fine accomplishments.  We discovered little parks and trails that we didn't  realize existed in our part of town!  My hands are sore (I like to feel the earth, etc. when I garden), but it's nice to see the yard taking shape and the new potted plants are looking good.  As our area of Oregon moves into a badly dry season, I'll be keeping up the garden and yard with prudent use of water, and watching indoor water use as well (an added action/goal to begin right at the end of this month).

  • John Wienert 4/30/2020 9:28 PM
    Going well... and I think my better half uses water-friendly beauty products, but I will check with her in the morning.
  • Reflection Question
    Wildlife Research a Wild Animal
    What interesting facts did you learn about the animal you researched? What are some of your favorite things about this animal?

    Dawni Smart-Callaghan 4/30/2020 4:51 PM
    COYOTE - A very dominant wild animal where we live.  We see them cross the roads and hear them at night.  I have had a lot of friends lose their pets to coyotes, so I decided to try to get to know them a little better rather than automatically dislike them.  
    Interesting facts about our canine brother:  Like most dogs, they are EXTREMELY smart and cunning.  Despite the attempts of hunters to decrease the population, their population is higher than ever.  Knowing from experience, they team up to get their prey from "city limits" or just away from their home.  One coyote plays hurt while the others wait for the pet to respond.  It's very sly and sneeky the way they round up their prey.  Even though most people really dislike coyotes, they are important in our area to keep the natural order of things in the wild.
    As long as they leave my animals alone, I like them just fine :)
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Connect While Social Distancing
    How does connecting with others help your own mental and emotional health? How can it help support others?

    Brenda Young 4/30/2020 4:25 PM
    although virtual, shared with others
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Research Local Climate Issues
    In what ways is your local community resilient to shock events like we’ve experienced recently? How could you help it become more resilient?

    Brenda Young 4/30/2020 4:25 PM
    shared with college students in class
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

    Dawni Smart-Callaghan 4/30/2020 4:23 PM
    I totally believe what Rachel Carson said about needing the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development.  I have always very much in tune with nature, especially wind (my element), but living in the country helps me love my surroundings even more.  Mother nature is the most beautiful woman on earth (LOL) and I feel a need to help her beauty grow. 
  • Reflection Question
    Wildlife Support Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

    Dexter Kosk 4/30/2020 3:03 PM
    because honey tastes food, I love fruit and veggies, they make great memes, buzzing and fluttering are a great part of summer
  • Reflection Question
    Forests Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Dexter Kosk 4/30/2020 3:01 PM
    they attract birds, which is a wonderful way to wake up;  provide shade, privacy, and protection; leaf raking is a great excuse to get exercise out side; some provide beneficial aromatherapy. a sense of connection and pride "I planted that"
  • Reflection Question
    Climate Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Dexter Kosk 4/30/2020 2:56 PM
    some very easy simple ways:
    when changing pet water use left over and rinse water on plants
    use candle light before bed, better for you and the environment
    convert from single use products, tp, paper towel, baggies etc.
    use shading and cross ventilation in place of air conditioning, even if only part of the time.