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    Buildings and Cities Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

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    Jason Lackie 5/08/2018 10:36 AM
    I'm installing power strips and turning them off at the mast switch when leaving my house.
    Materials Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Narada Golden 4/25/2018 8:31 PM
    You don't recycle bio-plastics, you compost them. Take them to your closest Green Market in NYC.

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    Darcy Hasberry 4/25/2018 5:29 PM
    Paper Towels made from 100%  Recycled Paper. Feeling pretty green.
    Transport Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Darcy Hasberry 4/25/2018 5:21 PM
    The prospect of spending $0 on gas really makes fully electric cars an exciting option. The US gov has so many resources for assessing electric car options. Click on links for what I found helpful.

    Also, I like this USA Today article from Jan 2018 and this FleetCarma article. It seems range won’t be a problem for my commute. There is still much research to be done before purchasing but it seems the future is bright!
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

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    Darcy Hasberry 4/25/2018 4:53 PM
    Most everything is more valueable than material stuff.  I planted some herbs and vegetables and they are sprouting now. It’s the little things and family, friends, etc. bringing more lasting value to my life.
    Electricity Generation Solar Water Consultation
    Diversifying our energy supply and improving public health are just two benefits of renewable energy. What other motivators inspire you to consider installing a solar water heater in your home?

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    Darcy Hasberry 4/25/2018 4:28 PM
    The prospect of reducing power usage really peaked my interest in solar water heaters. Also, when I finished the green audit for my home, it was clear some green improvements were possible. 
    Electricity Generation Support Companies Leading in Green Energy
    Every dollar you put into solar or wind is a dollar not put into traditional financial institutions. You'll also be bolstering the fossil fuel divestment movement, too. What are some companies you know of that invest in green energy, and how can you support them?

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    Darcy Hasberry 4/25/2018 4:15 PM
    Apple and Mars. I recently purchased an Apple Watch and I buy fun snickers at lunch.
    Transport Explore Other Transport Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Meghan Jones 4/25/2018 12:51 PM
    The most interesting fact I learned when researching transportation solutions was that the first electric vehicle prototype was built in 1828! Great to see that WSP is on the forefront of many of these transportation innovations, from bus rapid transit and high-speed rail to research on ridesharing and freight.

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    Linn Stanley 4/25/2018 12:41 PM
    I just learned about Electrochromic glass, aka "smart glass."  I had no idea about this and found it fascinating.  ( 

    Women and Girls Support Women-Owned Businesses
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Darcy Hasberry 4/25/2018 12:28 PM
    How can you better support communities by supporting women?  I can make the effort to locate locally women owned businesses and support them. It turns out the cafe in our building is owned by a women. I go there regularly. It has the best soups!