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Reflections of participants in the 2009 Sustainability Decathlon

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  •  What is your favorite category in the Sustainability Decathlon?

    Sunday, Mar. 1, 2009

    In my opinion, the “food and agriculture” section of the toolkit was the most interesting. Growing up, we never ate red meat in our household and always had a garden and compost in our backyard. As a child, I loved gardening and getting my rain boots on and squishing things up in our compost, but today I’ve learned, aside from enjoyment, the other purposes of these two things.

    I’ve also seen how easy it is to maintain them and how accessible information on the internet is on how to, for example, start a compost. Also, I think that the idea of a “100 Mile Diet” is fascinating; generally where and how our food is acquired isn’t really something that crosses most people’s minds, but this part of the toolkit really got me thinking.

  •  What is the hardest category in the toolkit?

    Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

    I felt that the “regional/global connections” section of the toolkit was by far the most challenging. I felt that it was difficult even to start communication with my school as a mentor, and that setting up communication with another school would be very complicated, though doable of course.

    I never got to discuss this part of the project with my school, and I’m sure that their students would come up with great ideas, I just felt that this was the only category in which ideas didn’t immediately pop into my head when we were brainstorming.