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    Paula Pa 10/26/2021 11:54 PM
    …most of the damage we cause to the planet is the result of our own ignorance.” – Yvon Chouinard

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    Paula Pa 10/25/2021 11:18 PM
    Do something drastic – cut the plastic! “– Unknown
  • Reflection Question
    Water Calculate My Water Footprint
    How does your view on water consumption change after completing this action?

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    Terry Murphy 10/25/2021 8:47 AM
    I moved into a condo in a town where you get charged for water and it is very expensive. (In the past it was put into a condo fee.) So reality hit when I got my first water bill. I honestly believe that it was the best thing that could have happened. I invested in a high-efficiency Bosch washer and dryer. I looked into how much water my Bosch dishwasher uses on various cycles (and yes, it uses much less than doing them by hand). I run it more often.

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    Terry Murphy 10/25/2021 8:42 AM
    I am putting out the cash for a tankless, on-demand water heater. It's an investment, but I decided any upgrades would be to maintain if it's repairable or improve upon it if it involves water or energy use. 

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    Paula Pa 10/24/2021 11:16 PM
     “Buy less, choose well, make it last.” – Vivienne Westwood

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    Paula Pa 10/21/2021 11:40 PM

    Don’t Just Think, You Have To Take Action

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

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    Terry Murphy 10/21/2021 8:30 AM
    I have stopped getting straws regardless if I have mine with me. Since I get my groceries delivered, I am at the mercy of the person picking and packing them. I do use the vegetable bags to collect food for my compost but it still pains me to get them when I used to bring my own the store.  And while we get very little takeout and I specifically ask for NO utensils, we continue to get them. If wrapped in plastic, I save them and pass them on, hoping someone will deem them safe enough to use.

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    Paula Pa 10/21/2021 4:20 AM
    “The most environmentally friendly product is the one you didn’t buy.” – Joshua Becker

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    Paula Pa 10/21/2021 4:18 AM
    “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

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    Terry Murphy 10/19/2021 8:52 AM
    When I had to sit down and write about why I was cooking so much meat, it dawned on me that more planning, more weekend cooking might do the trick - something that got away from me during the hotter months. My wife and I were planning dinner. She said, "Do we have any tomato soup? Carrot soup?" Those I usually cook and put in the freezer. We were out. Why not be consistent in stocking up on meals to freeze and thaw?  And why not make it vegetarian/vegan? This is the perfect time of year to heat up the kitchen via extra cooking. A no-brainer.