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Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Becci Larreau's avatar
    Becci Larreau 11/05/2020 4:32 PM
    watching "A Plastic Ocean". It's a bit depressing, but felt it apropos on this last day of the challenge.
    Water Ditch the Lawn
    What is the main water source in your region?

    Richard Fors's avatar
    Richard Fors 11/05/2020 11:28 AM
    rain is the main source. We don't have snowpack and all the water is from precipitaiton. We need to keep it from running off.
    Nature Start or Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

    Richard Fors's avatar
    Richard Fors 11/05/2020 11:24 AM

    I saw how forestry decisions added to a bad situation and that people died because of preventble ground slip. 
    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? Do you think this might enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

    Richard Fors's avatar
    Richard Fors 11/05/2020 11:21 AM
    If you know your farmer, you know what they put on there fields. 
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Richard Fors's avatar
    Richard Fors 11/05/2020 11:19 AM
    HE washing machine uses less water to do laundry
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Richard Fors 11/05/2020 11:18 AM
    rain barrels and runoff capture/processing
    Nature Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

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    Richard Fors 11/05/2020 11:16 AM
    forestry practices and tree farms
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Could plants reproduce and flourish without the labor of pollinators?

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    Richard Fors 11/05/2020 11:15 AM
    Because they are needed for crops like cherries. 

    Some plants maybe, but a lot need the pollinators to make fruit.
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Richard Fors's avatar
    Richard Fors 11/05/2020 11:12 AM
    i can stop getting takeout i guess. it would mean more dishes to wash, but less plastic styrofoam
    Transportation Properly dispose of boat waste
    What do you imagine happens to your boat waste, if not disposed of properly? Does the ocean have an infinite capacity to reabsorb and process fecal bacteria?

    Richard Fors's avatar
    Richard Fors 11/05/2020 11:09 AM
    It eventually gets into the drinking water supply. The ocean can only process so much crap. That isn't endless.