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October 7 - October 28, 2020

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  • Thank you to everyone for participating in the People's Ecochallenge this year! We are grateful for you, the learning you did, the actions you took and the impact you made! Please join us again in April for our next event!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

    Allyson Hemsworth's avatar
    Allyson Hemsworth 10/28/2020 7:53 PM
    Milkweed!  We have a thriving butterfly community and they love and live on Milkweed.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Allyson Hemsworth 10/28/2020 7:45 PM
    It is harder than it seems to buy clothing that is sustainable, but there are materials all around us in our daily lives that go unused that can be used to add a sense of style.....felt, cotton clothes that are worn out or out grown by children...etc...
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

    Allyson Hemsworth's avatar
    Allyson Hemsworth 10/28/2020 7:45 PM
    It is harder than it seems to buy clothing that is sustainable, but there are materials all around us in our daily lives that go unused that can be used to add a sense of style.....felt, cotton clothes that are worn out or out grown by children...etc...
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

    Allyson Hemsworth's avatar
    Allyson Hemsworth 10/28/2020 7:42 PM
    We have 2 farms super close and took the time this week to meet a local goat farmer.......goat milk cheese may be in our future.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA or another trusted source. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Allyson Hemsworth 10/28/2020 7:41 PM
    I have an interest to trying pickling onions and beets....we will see how it goes!!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

    Allyson Hemsworth's avatar
    Allyson Hemsworth 10/28/2020 7:40 PM
    We are planting rosemary bushes to give to family and friends for the holidays
  • Reflection Question
    Food Join a Local CSA
    Dependable fresh food, better prices (cutting out carbon-heavy supply chain and grocery stores), supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these benefits (or others not listed here) inspires you the most?

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    Allyson Hemsworth 10/28/2020 7:39 PM
    Our local farm just started a fall time CSA.  We participate every summer, so we are excited to get locally grown produce through the fall as well and support our local farmers.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

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    Allyson Hemsworth 10/28/2020 7:34 PM
    There are over 4 landfill areas with 15 minutes of where I reside outside of that I found that they are in the hilly less populated suburban areas.....the less wealthy parts of those cities seem to be the most affected.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Ashley Barbour 10/28/2020 1:56 PM
    1. Achieve a work-life balance
    2. Celebrate the small things
    3. Achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle
    4. Keep a clutter-free and inviting home
    5. Practice self care

    Its all about going after the things I want most and how to achieve happiness in my personal life. I want to model to my son a healthy person so he will have a happy life.