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  • Kristina Smith's avatar
    Kristina Smith 10/28/2016 10:19 AM
    As a result of this challenge I watched a documentary that left me hopeless for the human race really, so it may have been counterproductive to this challenge, ha ha.  It was called cowspiracy and talked about agriculture, specifically cattle farming as being the main cause of climate change and  water consumption  and why nobody will talk about it. It did make me want to become a vegan and I am definitely not eating meat anymore but unless people stop reproducing and we stop eating all meat including beef and fish, I am not sure changing a lightbuIb will make any difference. I think the planet will eventually recover once all the humans are gone so I feel good about that. Several scientists believe we are going through another mass extinction event and I am wondering if we can really slow or stop it.  I am glad for all the people who fight to try to make a difference doing what they can and I will keep trying too but often it feels like a lost cause if more people don't get on board. It feels like money, politics and big corporations will always win until drastic things happen and people realize whats happening but it may be too late by then. Sorry to be a downer!  I do think this was a great challenge and if it gets more people to learn about an issue they didn't know or to change a behavior or habit to a better one for themselves and the environment that is great! At least we can do our best and know that we are helping and can sleep with a clear conscience at night. I'm not quite there yet, I could do more , but I do my best, do you?

  • Christina Hiestand's avatar
    Christina Hiestand 10/28/2016 8:09 AM
    I was able to check off three one-time health related challenges by simply going to my doctor and having my usual tests run.   

  • Kym Amador's avatar
    Kym Amador 10/28/2016 8:06 AM
    I love this challenge! It kept me accountable every day! Going to try to keep it up to see how far I can go!!!

  • Matthew Dannemiller's avatar
    Matthew Dannemiller 10/28/2016 7:48 AM
    I will choose to eat healthier 

  • Julie Yocom's avatar
    Julie Yocom 10/27/2016 12:04 AM
    Flying to Austin next week so purchased carbon offsets through the Nature Conservancy 🌲✈️🌲

  • Kristina Smith's avatar
    Kristina Smith 10/26/2016 5:47 PM
    Well, I have been terrible at this challenge so far. I plan to watch a food documentary tonight and I feel bad that I have been so busy and not made the time to check in and follow through with this challenge so I am making a donation to the earth institute so they can continue the good work they do. It doesn't excuse my lack of participation but it should give us a few more points and help a good organization! 

  • Philip Fensterer's avatar
    Philip Fensterer 10/26/2016 3:36 PM
    Is has been several years, but the zoo has hosted NWEI (lunchtime) courses in the past, in Conference room A.  I was one of the participants and loved it.  It would be great if we could revisit.  

  • Joanne Austin's avatar
    Joanne Austin 10/26/2016 9:57 AM
    It's fun to see these stats pile up! '

  • Matthew Dannemiller's avatar
    Matthew Dannemiller 10/26/2016 9:22 AM
    my challenge is going well, and helping my family be more aware too

  • Kym Amador's avatar
    Kym Amador 10/26/2016 9:15 AM
    Every day is making a difference!