Green Initiatives

Save Our Planet. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Go Green. We've heard a thousand slogans asking us to do our part for planet Earth, but are we really listening? Commit to changing the little things in our lives that make a big difference for our environment. It's time to start caring.

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Community Journal: Green Initiatives

  • rnavis Jan 19, 2019, 2:14 PM
    "Walked to church once this week (~ 1 1/4 miles each way). Not Thursday, but on Monday - appropriately - to meet with a company who will be doing an energy assessment on our building this coming week. "
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  • dkoetje Jan 18, 2019, 4:27 PM
    "Specific goals for this year: 1) Insulate basement walls. 2) Replace aging appliances with energy efficient ones. 3) Consider solar panels. 4) Continue vegetarian diet and find ways to promote plant-based choices at Calvin (Grassroots Green) and COS. Little hard to start this in the Netherlands (especially since I have to fly home), but I did manage to commit to brainstorming some ideas for Calvin with the Grassroots Green team led by Matt Halteman."
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  • hfynewever Jan 18, 2019, 3:11 PM
    "My ideas to get to 20% are: *no flights this year *take train and public transit to conference in Evanston, IL in May *look into, possibly install solar *eat less milk, cheese, eggs (already don't eat meat) Overall this was a successful week. Although I didn't change my diet yet, I haven't flown anywhere (haha) and I DID meet with a couple companies selling solar and even signed a solar agreement! If you're curious about getting panels on your house, let me know. I'd be happy to share info. I also read my chapter in the Cooler/Smarter book and measured the energy consumption of my fridge and a few "always on" devices. No obvious candidates for efficiency yet. Will look into replacing aging AC unit in the spring perhaps."
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  • KarenVL Jan 18, 2019, 1:35 AM
    "We tried a kale white bean soup for supper Monday. It was tasty but not very filling. "
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