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  • Kaylie Cooper 2/22/2019 7:31 AM
    hey ya'll im about to present in like 30 mins, wish me luck ;p

  • Erik Gicker 2/22/2019 6:45 AM
    CSL 5

    A fellow classmate mentioned composting to me and how he does it at his house. I think composting is a very important way of repurposing waste. Compost is valuable to growing plants and having nutrient rich soil. Unfortunately in my neighborhood we don't have a community compost. I really want to have and maintain one in my backyard. I need to do more research though because my yard isn't very big. We already have 2 gardens and plants in pots. Our composting can reduce waste output in my home. We do recycle as well and ideally I would like to be zero waste. Im not there yet but thats what Im trying to move towards. Ever year we also have a community clean up where we collect trash and recycle as much of it as possible. I did not participate last year because of a different job I had but I plan to be involved this year. 

  • Trevor Marable 2/22/2019 6:44 AM
    This weeks reading was interesting. I look forward to leading discussion today. 

  • Trevor Marable 2/22/2019 6:39 AM
    CSL5 Reflection:
    I can be more involved by helping introduce new neighbors to everyone as more new families move into my neighborhood. It helps parents meet other neighbors who are also parents of younger children. My passion could help my community by teaching others about sustainability and sustainable practices. 

  • Kaylie Cooper 2/21/2019 4:21 PM
    Hey everybody, got to be honest, been focusing more on other aspects of school work this semester and not really looking at the ecochallenges. But i present chapter 5 tomorrow so that will be fun.  

  • Kaylie Cooper 2/20/2019 7:50 AM
    Hey, yall all school is closed today because of the snow, i didn't plan on going to the greenhouse tonight but now i'm really not going~ stay warm everybody 

  • Trevor Marable 2/20/2019 7:35 AM
    1. What concerns me the most about how we are affecting the planet is how our impact is ignored or scientific research is being brought to the level of  “fake news”.
    2.Heinberg was trying to show that everything is connected. Systems thinking helps people live more sustainably by showing them that the decisions they make impact others as well.
    3.I would personally eat more vegan/vegetarian than I do now. Also I would try an obtain my sources of protein through the mostly local sources like local farms, butchers, and hunters.
    4. I think the I=PAT forfmula helps us with strategies by showing that there is multiple variables that influence our impact. 
    5. Humans have an increasing influence on the rate of climate change. This has caused drought in Syria and forced millions of individuals to leave. Conflict has also caused this major issue.
    6.When individuals are forced to leave their homes they will migrate to the source of most water and food. If climate change and food/water scarcity inclreases, more and more individuals will be displaced from their homes.
    7.Areas in the Middle East are some of the regions impacted by environmental issues. In the U.S. those who will be impacted the most are those who are in danger of sea level rise and those who live in rural environments and don’t have many sources of nutrition.
    8.My footprint has actually gone down since last year. I was surprised since I still commute for school everyday. One thing I could change is to rely more on public transportation when it is a possible option.

  • Kaylie Cooper 2/19/2019 2:29 PM
    Hi, answering questions for chapter five here, 
    1.) Good relationships with my neighbors is what makes me feel connected. 
    2.) Social inequalities create divides with the community; feeling of us vs them. Meaning people only help people close to them in status which makes it near impossible to tackle problems that relate to us all. 
    3.) The design of a place can create the atmosphere the mood, which people pick up on and it influences how they feel thus in turn how they act. so it its a clean and open space people are more likely to be happy and social then if its dark and dirty. 
    4.) people should go to town meetings or if they cant or don't want to go outside they should email/write/phone others. businesses are a stakeholder involved in the economic aspect as if they public space surrounding thier building is bad people will tend to not visit which would decrease profits. 
    5.) physical mail is something not everyone pays attention to but it easily passed out to the masses, and I'm thinking of the poor masses who in community frequently dismiss.
    6.) I think if i'm living in a place that is dirty or unpleasant i mentally separate me from that space and thus it is not my community, which is harmful as i'm still living there 
    7.) sustainable communities can take care of them selves and have strong ties to the surrounding communities and can 'take a hit' but bounce back. 
    8.) well for starters i can invite people to a block party, we usually have one or two of those on holidays but during the party i can invite everyone to have engage in more conversations. To help become more sustainable, i could talk to the homeowners association about what initiatives are feasible to do and get other involved in executing them.  

  • Kaylie Cooper 2/18/2019 7:39 AM
    Hey ya'll hows it going, i've been adding up my (mandatory) ~volunteer~ hours and I'm in a good spot. props need about 3-4 more to be golden. so there is that. 

  • Kaylie Cooper 2/17/2019 6:07 AM
    Ya'll i did the science bowl thing yesterday and i was (and still am) so tired that i didn't even check in for free points ;-; 
    Overall it was good, those kids are V smart!