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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?

    Food Keep Track of Wasted Food
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Where would you rather use this money?

    Dirk Kestner's avatar
    Dirk Kestner 4/25/2018 9:02 PM
    In knowing that I'm keeping track of anything I'll throw out I've been sure to keep portions modest.

    Materials Choose Recycled Paper
    How can you take your action a step further?

    Tom Yost's avatar
    Tom Yost 4/25/2018 8:54 PM
    Buying post-consumer paper products is great but we also need to reduce the amount of paper we are using in the first place.  Paperless bills and magazines, cloth napkins, and default PDF printing can help!
    Land Use Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Tom Yost's avatar
    Tom Yost 4/25/2018 8:53 PM
    Bamboo alternatives are available but sometimes difficult to find.  I prefer using/bringing along reusable camping silverware and cups!  
    Food Support Nutrient Management
    How does environmental quality influence your sense of community?

    Tom Yost's avatar
    Tom Yost 4/25/2018 8:52 PM
    Being proud of the environment you live in is contagious.  Others will want to do what they can to help improve their communities as well!
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

    Tom Yost's avatar
    Tom Yost 4/25/2018 8:50 PM
    Changing a diet is always difficult but there are products out there that will help make the transition seamless.  Packaging that makes identifying the products that don't contribute to deforestation are easily spotted.
    Transport Research and Advocate for High-Speed Rail
    What are the factors that influence your choice of transportation? These can include things like money, time, and convenience, as well as perceptions of danger or safety.

    Tom Yost's avatar
    Tom Yost 4/25/2018 8:48 PM
    The northeast corridor is ready for highspeed rail!  The cost of less efficient, slower forms of travel make driving a really popular option for the distances to travel.
    Electricity Generation Learn More about Biomass
    Had you ever heard of biomass techonology before this? What did you learn that surprised you? Share this with your friends!

    Tom Yost's avatar
    Tom Yost 4/25/2018 8:43 PM
    I hadn't heard of biomass technology prior to Drawdown.  Turning natural products (wood and wood waste, agricultural waste, and manure) into clean energy will definitely help us lessen our addition to fossil fuels.
    Land Use Learn about Temperate Forests
    As you learn more about the scope and seriousness of the environmental challenges we face, what impact does that have on your thinking and actions? What are the parts that feel overwhelming? What parts help you feel hopeful?

    Tom Yost's avatar
    Tom Yost 4/25/2018 8:16 PM
    I'm hopeful that we will come to our senses soon when dealing with climate change.  I'm confident that the earth knows how to deal with the changes we are imposing but humanity may not be here to see it rebound.
    Women and Girls Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

    Tom Yost's avatar
    Tom Yost 4/25/2018 6:17 PM
    Engineering is a male dominated industry (women only make up 29% of the science and engineering workforce) so we need to push for more equal gender representation.  In 2013, women earned 50.3% of the science and engineering bachelor's degrees.  While enrollment of women in STEM programs is increasing, there is a large disparity between which fields of study women continue to pursue - over 50% in biological sciences but less than 20% in engineering.
    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!

    Amanda Welch's avatar
    Amanda Welch 4/25/2018 4:25 PM
    The population projections are incredible!