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  • Fernie Diop's avatar
    Fernie Diop 3/16/2021 10:44 AM
    One of my goals was to recycle everything I could which is a habit I normally do, but I found that now I pay more attention to making sure that everything I put in the recycling can be recycled. In the past I have noticed that certain materials weren't recyclable, but since it wasn't plastic or compost my roommate and I would put it into the recycling. Recently, I have been changing this habit

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    Fernie Diop 3/16/2021 10:41 AM
    I have bought my first car within the past couple of months, but I realized that it hasn't stopped me from continuing to walk to places near my house. In a way, I prefer using it when I have to travel further distances because I enjoy the act of walking. I like it because I'm more physical and it allows me to have a different change of scenery.

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    Fernie Diop 3/12/2021 3:18 PM
    I wanted to share the quinoa recipe!

    • 2 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup dry quinoa makes 2 cups cooked)
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • Juice of one lime 
    • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
    • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained well
    • 1 red bell pepper, quarter inch chopped (about 1 cup)
    • 6 green onions, root removed, white and part of the greens chopped (about 1 cup)
    • 1 handful of cilantro, rough chopped (about 1/3 cup)
    1. Make quinoa - 1 cup of dry quinoa, add 2 cups of water and let boil, once boiled - cover quinoa and simmer for 15 mins until water is evaporated, take off heat and let sit for 5 mins then fluff with a fork
    2. While the quinoa is cooking, whisk the olive oil, cumin, garlic, lime, salt and cayenne together in the bottom of a large bowl - let sit so the flavors can marinade
    3. Rinse and drain the black beans, then chop the veggies - try to make them the same size as the beans
    4. Add the cooked quinoa, beans and veggies to the bowl and gently fold it all together with the dressing. Let it chill in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes so the flavors can marinade and then EAT



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      amy minato 3/15/2021 10:07 AM
      thanks so much Fernie!  sounds delicious

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    Fernie Diop 3/12/2021 3:09 PM
    It is the small meaningful interactions I've had with people in the grocery store which includes physically helping others, but people give me recommendations of new products to try out or we bond over liking the same products. It's really nice since we are primarily isolated from others


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      amy minato 3/15/2021 10:08 AM
      this is so true!  even more true at farmers markets i've found

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    Martin Hsieh 3/11/2021 5:43 PM
     Here is the video  link I made for the final presentation. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYav_C1mnMY 
    Hope you guys like it :D 

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      amy minato 3/15/2021 10:08 AM
      thanks Martin its fun to watch, love the music

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    Sidney Anderson 3/10/2021 9:21 PM
    Now that the course is almost over, here are some books I have enjoyed and have furthered my education on sustainability:
    Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor by Rob Nixon 
    Great New Wilderness Debate by J. Baird Callicott, Michael P. Nelson
    Long, Long Life of Trees by Fiona J Stafford
    Unchopping a Tree by W.S. Merwin

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      amy minato 3/15/2021 10:09 AM
      so great that you did extra reading! feel free to submit a paragraph for each for extra credit?

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    Sidney Anderson 3/09/2021 11:33 AM
    Here is a link to my Eco Change final presentation video. The video shown in class was corrupt so hopefully this works.
    DO MORE

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    Fernie Diop 3/05/2021 8:33 PM
    I've realized that I don't waste as much as I thought I did especially considering I'm primarily in the house. I think that I have adopted a better waste management system that works for both me and my roommate! Even though this is in place we still do many dishes due to the amount of food we consume.

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      amy minato 3/08/2021 4:07 PM
      there are some ways to make dishwashing less wasteful. scraping food scraps into the compost. having a washbin and rinse bin... dishwashing is an art!

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    Fernie Diop 3/05/2021 6:29 PM
    I've had brief interacts when I've gone to the grocery store  where I've been able to help someone. Although the idea of helping someone has changed due to covid, I was still able to give recommendations and also receive help from fellow shoppers.

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      amy minato 3/08/2021 4:08 PM
      do you have an example of this that you can share?

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    Cody Brown 3/04/2021 9:13 AM
    This week I tried walking to more places instead of driving. Normally I would drive to nearby stores if I need anything even though it would only be a medium length walk to get there. I noticed a lot of the streets around my house don't have sidewalks so I was forced to walk in the road a lot of the time. Now I'm not saying that walking with groceries and stuff is fun but it is not the hardest thing to do and I'm glad I did it.

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      amy minato 3/08/2021 4:09 PM
      i found a rolling grocery bag at a thrift store. its water proof. kind of like a rolling suitcase. makes walking home with groceries so easy!