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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?

  • Mary Alice Drain's avatar
    Mary Alice Drain 4/26/2018 11:25 AM
    This was a great inspiration and opportunity to learn more about what I can do to improve my footprint. I hope everyone enjoyed the challenge and we can all inspire others be conscious of our actions. Cheers Everybody!!!
    Women and Girls Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? Share some of the learning with your friends!

    Aaron Durnbaugh's avatar
    Aaron Durnbaugh 4/26/2018 10:08 AM
    Did you know, the new season of Handmaid's Tale addresses women's access to birth control independent of their husband's knowledge and permission? #nowyouknow

  • Laurel Kruke's avatar
    Laurel Kruke 4/26/2018 9:27 AM
    This was a great challenge! I learned a lot of new things, and think some of these habits (being conscious of palm oil in my diet and products, and eating less meat) will stick. I am still trying to start using a compost/food waste collection service, but approval from my HOA is slow-going... hopefully I can start this soon!
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Katie Kaluzny's avatar
    Katie Kaluzny 4/26/2018 9:26 AM
    Taking the daily recycling challenge really made me more conscious of my purchasing and sorting both at home and work during the challenge. I'm committed to keeping up my recycling diligence! 
    Food composting
    Producing uneaten food squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these motivates you the most to change your behavior regarding food waste?

    Stephenie presseller's avatar
    Stephenie presseller 4/26/2018 7:45 AM
    All of those resources listed are very important to me!
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than other countries, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

    Stephenie presseller's avatar
    Stephenie presseller 4/26/2018 7:44 AM
    I think people eat meat because they are not introduced to more creative meals and foods. Vegan is delicious when done right!
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    Now that you know the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates, how will you view expiration dates differently?

    Stephenie presseller's avatar
    Stephenie presseller 4/26/2018 7:43 AM
    I shared this knowledge with a friend who was very much in need of the information!
    Women and Girls Help Girls Overcome Health Barriers
    In what other ways could you help girls overcome health barriers to being able to attend school?

    Ripal Patel's avatar
    Ripal Patel 4/25/2018 9:04 PM
    Many girls in developing countries are malnourished because their brothers are given higher priority. Perhaps we can help by funding schools to feed them when their families do not have the means. This brings them to school, takes part of the burden off the families, and then the educated girl will be in a better position to help her family when she is older. 
    Women and Girls Give a Microloan
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. Why do you think that is?

    Ripal Patel's avatar
    Ripal Patel 4/25/2018 8:48 PM
    The better question would be,  "Why do men not invest more in their families and communities?"  Are they unaware of how their actions affect their loved ones? How do we raise boys to be better men?
    Land Use Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

    Ripal Patel's avatar
    Ripal Patel 4/25/2018 8:45 PM
    Anything out of balance cannot last. Balance allows the natural cycles to continue and maintain life.