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October 5 - October 26, 2022

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    Thomas Saad 10/27/2022 6:07 AM

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    Chan Kim 10/26/2022 10:02 AM
    I read an article today that the rate of plastics actually being recycled fell down to around 5 to 6% in the US. Which is a huge concern since it doesn't look like recycling in the US is not working. In the future, I am planning to collect single use coffee cups, and plastics and just paste them into my paintings. The medium I use is acrylic which is also just a fancy plastic, so they should combine well. I hope our recycling system improves over time, but in the mean time I am going to keep the plastic waste in my paintings rather than in landfill.

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      Mary Hanks 10/26/2022 12:04 PM
      Chan, your art sounds fascinating! Thank you for using it to help the planet.

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    Thomas Saad 10/26/2022 7:34 AM
    Unfortunately not enough time to complete all my actions :( 
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    Why do you donate food? How does it connect to your values?

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    Thomas Saad 10/26/2022 7:18 AM
    I was director of our Sunday School program for 15 years.  I organized a food drive each fall.  I then scheduled a field trip with the 7th & 8th graders to take the food collected to St. Augustine Hunger Center.  The nun that was head of the program would talk to the kids about the shelter.  St. Augustine's Hunger Center not only provided food to the less fortunate, but hot meals as well.  

    It really made the students think when she stated that St. Augustine serves hot meals not just to the hungry but to the lonely.

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    Thomas Saad 10/26/2022 7:04 AM

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    Jorge Wilson 10/26/2022 7:02 AM
    I substituted my scooter for my car yesterday to go visit family!  #savinggas

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    Crystal Tyree 10/26/2022 6:55 AM
    Today is the last day!!!! How did everyone do?!

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      Mary Hanks 10/26/2022 12:22 PM
      I learned a lot in areas like food sovereignty, greenwashing, and sustainable fashion, just to name a few. 

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    Adam Moen 10/26/2022 6:17 AM
    Great job everyone!! I am really looking forward to doing this challenge again next year. All of these opportunities have had great chances to learn and find new ways to help the community and environment.