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

    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?

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    Hope Gribble 4/26/2018 7:56 AM
    I've been intentionally using smaller plates this week in an effort to reduce food waste. In addition to the environmental benefits, this is also a boost for my health!

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    Hope Gribble 4/25/2018 8:41 PM
    It was great to connect with eight of my colleagues virtually today, allowing us to move forward on our planning efforts while honoring our collective desire to decrease our carbon footprint.
    Women and Girls Fund Family Planning
    When family planning focuses on healthcare provision and meeting the expressed needs of women, it results in empowerment, equality, and well-being, and the benefits to the planet are side effects. Why is family planning an important civil rights consideration?

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    Mary Ann Lazarus 4/25/2018 8:34 PM
    Thanks Joyce for the link to the Femme kit!

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    Mary Ann Lazarus 4/25/2018 8:31 PM
    I joined because I think that personal engagement is the best way to see change happen. Plus I want my team to WIN!!!
    Electricity Generation Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Mary Ann Lazarus 4/25/2018 8:31 PM
    The incentives in Missouri are very different from those in Illinois. And progressive states like NY and CA are leading the way with regulations and penalties. What can we do to shift that moving forward?  How can we plan for this to phase in?

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    Emily Andrews 4/25/2018 8:11 PM
    This has been a great challenge! I hope everyone on our team enjoyed participating and learned something. I know I did. I just wish I had more time to work on the challenges I chose as well as those I didn't. I guess that's why the phrase Earth Day is Every Day resonates so much right now. 
    Electricity Generation Communicate With My Elected Officials
    What inspires you to act on sustainable energy and other energy issues?

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    Emily Andrews 4/25/2018 8:09 PM
    After attending the Climate Summit hosted by St. Louis University earlier this week, I was reminded of how important energy efficiency and renewable energy - including wind energy - are to reducing our climate impact. I took a few minutes yesterday to write to my US Senators and my state Senator encouraging them to support clean, renewable energy solutions. 

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    Emily Ndungu 4/25/2018 7:33 PM
    It doesn't seem as I have worked through my challenges for three weeks. I will continue with the good habits that I have started; the process has been beneficial to me. 

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    Emily Ndungu 4/25/2018 7:25 PM
    Today, I planted beans, butter nut squash, and put the peels of potatoes in the garden.

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    Linda Daniel 4/25/2018 6:55 PM
    Great to be involved in this challenge.  Want to continue to learn more about how supporting women around the world is a benefit to our planet.  Enjoyed only eating one meal with meat each day!