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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Margaret Abbott

Team Shift

Points Total

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  • 443 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    621
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    147
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,498
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    760
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Margaret's Actions

Energy

Calculate your carbon footprint

For individuals who would also like to calculate their carbon footprints. The creation of this particular Action was inspired by Kahea Pacheco, the Ceo of Women's Earth Alliance.

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One-Time Action

Community

Watch the live Q & A with Clare DuBois, founder of Treesisters October 8th @ 5 pm (Pacific)

Join Devaa Haley Mitchell in conversation with Clare DuBois, founder of Treesisters for a live Q&A called For The Love of Trees! During the dialogue, they’ll be discussing some of these themes: Why planting trees is so fundamental to healing our planet. What other practical actions can we each take to be the best possible stewards of our planet. How nature connectedness can transform your life and leadership. Why women are more disproportionately impacted by climate change than men. How the funds donated to TreeSisters are spent. Lastly, any answers to YOUR questions!

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Invite 5 friends or family members to the People's Ecochallenge

Invite 5 of your friends or family members to join our Team Shift or create a separate team with them and compete with us!

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR TO TREESISTERS FOR PLANTING TREES

Become a monthly donor to TreeSisters and contribute to the million tree goal we kicked off through our Music Festival.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

Do at Home

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Spend Time Outside

Do at Home

I will replace 10 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Forage for My Food

Do at Home

I will use the resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 60-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Margaret Abbott 10/26/2021 3:18 PM
    watching a spider birthing in my garden

    • Liz Siu's avatar
      Liz Siu 10/27/2021 2:46 PM
      wow! thank you for sharing! I have a lot of spider room mates! 

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    Margaret Abbott 10/22/2021 2:15 PM
    Enjoying the process very much and even though some days I forget to tune in and account for my challenge I am thrilled to see some new practices emerging like sitting on front perch with my cuppa and being in the garden.

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      Lila Johnson 10/23/2021 1:59 PM
      I love that, Margaret! Right, a simple habit that is SUPER ENRICHING that never may have happened without a lovely prompt like this... You've inspired me... (specifically, when I smoked (gasp, I know, but I did: for a long time) I went outside and enjoyed my garden many times per day. without that bad habit, I also gave up the good one. You've inspired me to make the most of these last days and encourage the good one back... thank you!

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

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    Margaret Abbott 10/22/2021 2:12 PM
    Yesterday I spent most of the day in the garden, adding compost to the soil and planting summer vegetables. I felt so enlivened at the end of the day even though a bit tired.

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    Margaret Abbott 10/19/2021 4:21 PM
    Really glad to participate in Faiths4Climate action on 18th October

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      Kristin Wildensee 10/21/2021 5:03 PM
      I saw a photo gallery online of the 500+ Green Faith events around the world, on every continent! Very inspiring and informative to witness actions everywhere, not just in my lens of the U.S., but in Australia, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Kenya, England, Netherlands...all over the world!

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      Lila Johnson 10/20/2021 2:36 PM
      Go Margaret! YES!  Bravo, you! Let's keep getting out there, standing for truth and for ALL BEINGS!

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    Margaret Abbott 10/10/2021 12:41 PM
    Sitting outside and hearing the sounds of nature especially birds is so refreshing

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    Margaret Abbott 10/07/2021 12:39 PM
    I am Margie Abbott I live on Wauthorong Country in Geelong Australia.  I was excited to see the eco challenge come up on my screen because this means that daily I will be thinking about what I can contribute to the health of EArth.

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      Liz Siu 10/08/2021 10:12 AM
      Aww that's so awesome to hear! So glad you are joining us Margaret!

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    Margaret Abbott 10/03/2021 3:12 PM