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April 1 - April 30, 2020

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  • Monirupa Ananya's avatar
    Monirupa Ananya 4/30/2020 9:16 PM
    This has been such an amazing month - so much to learn from, and reading through all the posts on Ecochallenge really provided us so many ideas on how to make an impact.

  • Jim Soule's avatar
    Jim Soule 4/30/2020 8:13 PM
    This whole challenge has been a ton of fun and I think I even learned a bit about myself and my co-workers!!!!!

  • Ashley Rodriguez's avatar
    Ashley Rodriguez 4/30/2020 5:52 PM
    Hi all! If you're interested in buying an indoor bike, check out this article I wrote for A Sweat Life in Chicago.  I go through options that fit every budget and lifestyle :) https://asweatlife.com/2020/04/at-home-bike-comparison/
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

    Ashley Rodriguez's avatar
    Ashley Rodriguez 4/30/2020 5:51 PM
    Food sovereignty focuses on local food production rather than importing (transportation cost and eco-impact) and avoids choosing low cost (but ethically questionable) sources in favor of local sources that support sustainable lifestyles for the workers there.
  • Reflection Question
    Oceans Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

    Ashley Rodriguez's avatar
    Ashley Rodriguez 4/30/2020 5:48 PM
    Cleaning up our community feels great. I live in a small area with a park and everybody does their part to keep things clean and wipes down benches and surfaces that have been sat on to protect others from potential contamination, which is great to see.
  • Reflection Question
    Oceans Learn about Our Oceans
    What is one way in which oceans support your life on Earth? What is one way you can help take care of ocean health with your actions?

    Ashley Rodriguez's avatar
    Ashley Rodriguez 4/30/2020 5:47 PM
    Part of being vegan means cutting out seafood, which is tough for me! Over fishing is a real issue, however. I try to limit seafood to a couple of times a month to decrease my impact on the supply chain.
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Ashley Rodriguez's avatar
    Ashley Rodriguez 4/30/2020 5:46 PM
    In Chicago, a sustainable water future would probably start with less pollution in Lake Michigan.  22 million lbs of plastic enters the lake each year!
  • Reflection Question
    Climate Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

    Ashley Rodriguez's avatar
    Ashley Rodriguez 4/30/2020 5:43 PM
    During these times, it's tough to cut electricity costs when you're home all the time, but I only use one LED task light when I work and the ample windows we have in our apartment usually does enough to light our space.

  • Reflection Question
    People Connect While Social Distancing
    How does connecting with others help your own mental and emotional health? How can it help support others?

    Louise Hart's avatar
    Louise Hart 4/30/2020 5:41 PM
    Connecting with others in a meaningful way can help mental and emotional health - it can break through feelings of isolation, which may be particularly common during these unprecedented times.
  • Reflection Question
    Oceans Learn about Our Oceans
    What is one way in which oceans support your life on Earth? What is one way you can help take care of ocean health with your actions?

    Alex Gray's avatar
    Alex Gray 4/30/2020 4:48 PM
    this is a convenient excuse to watch Netflix documentaries about nature which I already enjoy