April 1 - April 30, 2020

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  • Seth Streeter 5/01/2020 8:56 AM
    Congratulations Team for ending the competition in 14th place out of 818 teams!  Thank you for your efforts!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Kara Otto 4/30/2020 11:26 AM
    I can participate in reducing the amount of food waste.

  • Kori Nielsen 4/30/2020 10:42 AM
    I gifted produce from Farm Cart Organics to my friend for her birthday last week. She loved it!
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  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

    Kara Otto 4/28/2020 4:52 PM
    We suffer from issues of periodic drought (like many places) and also heavily burdened water sources. We have a climate that is more arid. We need more community regulation of water resources including education, alternatives, and incentives. 
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Water-Friendly Beauty Products
    Beyond what does or doesn't come out of the tap at home, how do your choices affect freshwater locally and globally?

    Kara Otto 4/28/2020 4:51 PM
    I am careful to reduce the amount of chemicals used in my household - especially those that wash down the drain via beauty products. For several years now, I have been relying heavily on sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners that are vegan and gluten-free. My skincare line follows the same practices and I have recently begun transitioning more of my cosmetics to follow suit. I am proud to support vendors who support my world. 
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Water-Friendly Beauty Products
    Beyond what does or doesn't come out of the tap at home, how do your choices affect freshwater locally and globally?

    Kara Otto 4/28/2020 4:51 PM
    I am careful to reduce the amount of chemicals used in my household - especially those that wash down the drain via beauty products. For several years now, I have been relying heavily on sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners that are vegan and gluten-free. My skincare line follows the same practices and I have recently begun transitioning more of my cosmetics to follow suit. I am proud to support vendors who support my world. 
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    Using the links provided, investigate the bottling practices of water corporations. There have been many cases where the water rights of the local people have been violated or even completely disregarded when a corporation decides to bottle water from a particular water source. How can you advocate for those who have been harmed - both humans and wildlife - by this bottling process?

    Kara Otto 4/28/2020 4:49 PM
    Bottles are really destructive - particularly plastic for a whole host of reasons. There are so may alternatives. At an individual level, there are glass bottles and/or in-home systems. Companies can choose in-office filtration systems. 
  • 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?

    Kara Otto 4/28/2020 4:48 PM
    Meat is a tough one. People have different resources and different needs, yet we all live in the same community. If going meatless is too much, greater balance among the food groups can help our world community. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

    Kara Otto 4/28/2020 4:47 PM
    I have a lot of respect for businesses that compost. My own company composts! 

  • Seth Streeter 4/27/2020 9:34 AM
    Hey Santa Barbara, only 4 days left.  Please enter your actions and let's sprint to the finish and make the top 10!