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    Buildings and Cities Go by Bike
    How does using human-powered transportation make you feel?

    Isabella Brenneman's avatar
    Isabella Brenneman 4/24/2018 7:51 PM
    Buildings and Cities Online Energy Audit
    What are your next steps for saving energy?

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    Isabella Brenneman 4/24/2018 7:49 PM
    I have no idea.
    Land Use Learn about Local Indigenous Practices
    What did you learn about indigenous peoples' land management that you can apply in your own life?

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    Lora Jones 4/17/2018 5:00 PM
    Through TV news and social media, most of us witnessed the courage of native peoples who blocked the oil pipeline construction at Standing Rock, North Dakota in 2016. What I didn't know was that there is a national Native American environmental protection organization known as the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN). 

    The IEN was formed in 1990 by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues..."IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities." 

    Some of the issues addressed include: Clean up of contaminated lands from mining, military, and industry, toxic incinerators and landfills on and near Indigenous lands and struggles to obtain victim compensation to Indigenous uranium miners, millers, processors and people living downwind from past nuclear testing experiments.

    As in most countries of the world, the indigenous tribes are unwilling hosts to industries that exploit our environment for profit. They are our best advocates for a cleaner and healthier environment.

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    Gabriel Smith 4/17/2018 2:12 PM
    i like the earth because i was born here, and i hope we can keep having people born here
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of this?

    John Dalton's avatar
    John Dalton 4/17/2018 1:18 PM
    I already use small plates. Some benefits that can come from this would be eating less food and because of that saving more food.

    • Lora Jones's avatar
      Lora Jones 4/18/2018 7:30 AM
      It's great to see that you and your family are conscious about your eating habits and try not to waste food. Thanks for you post, John!

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    Jackson Twardosz 4/17/2018 1:18 PM
    no one cares about your bday josh
    Transport Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Isabella Brenneman 4/17/2018 1:12 PM
    Tell people the effects of them and how easy it is.
    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!

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    Claire Kinego 4/17/2018 1:09 PM
    It is a good idea to family plan because it is a women's choice to become pregnant. That is the most important to me. Also, all of the unplanned pregnancies are causing more carbon emissions from the new children. Aslo, when these women have children, they have less time to go to school and learn about how to save the Earth.    

    • Lora Jones's avatar
      Lora Jones 4/18/2018 12:14 PM
      You make many good points there, Claire. I agree that the right to choose when to have children is important for the advancement of the voice of women around the world. We are fortunate to live in a time when birth control is easily accessible. Thank you for your post!
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Lucia Rossi 4/17/2018 1:09 PM
    By purchasing consumer goods using ingredients such as palm oil (which is obtained by destroying forests in places like Malaysia) you are contributing to deforestation.  This can be solved by eating foods that do not contain ingredients that impact deforestation.

    • Lora Jones's avatar
      Lora Jones 4/18/2018 12:19 PM
      Palm oil is a very comment addition to many processed foods. Have you noticed that palm oil is an ingredient of any of the breads, crackers or sweets that your family purchases? Buying organic labeled products means there is a less chance of the use of palm oil. Great analysis!
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    John Dalton 4/17/2018 1:09 PM
    I can reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills by putting materials that could be recycled in the recycle bin. that in turn repairs and reperpouses the material and turns it into something else. After that we can then reuse the recycled material.

    • Lora Jones's avatar
      Lora Jones 4/18/2018 12:22 PM
      That's great that you are in to reusing and repairing what you can, John...Thanks for your post!