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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Tina Boyd

Team Shift

"I aim to walk a path that is in alignment with Mother Earth"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 584 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    820
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    124
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    18
    pounds
    waste composted

Tina's Actions

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

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One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

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Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

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I will spend 60 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

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Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Research My Investment Portfolio

Do at Home

I will find out what stocks and bonds are in my investment account portfolio to determine if they align with my values (e.g. environmental, social responsibility, community).

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Simplicity

Research Impact Investing

Do at Home

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing and determine if it is right for me.

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Water

Collect Rain Water

Do at Home

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

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Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Do at Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

Eco-Friendly Gardening

Do at Home

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Uncompleted
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Water

Calculate My Water Footprint

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I will calculate my Water Footprint to learn about my tap water use and "virtual water" use.

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Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Core Values

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We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

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One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

Do at Home

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 60 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

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One-Time Action

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

I will plant 3 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

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Nature

Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants

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I will spend 60 minutes researching the impact of old harmful refrigerants on our environment.

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Waste

Vermiposting

I will research and start composting my food scraps to create worm castings for my garden

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

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I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

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One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

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I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

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Health

Reduce Refined Sugar

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I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 45 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

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I will spend 30 minutes learning about food apartheid and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

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I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

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I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Compost Food Waste

Do at Home

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Reduce Refined Sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

    Tina Boyd's avatar
    Tina Boyd 10/06/2021 7:39 PM
    I've been off refined sugar since 9/20, and I feel like I have more energy than before. I've been eating only food that is sweetened by Mother Earth.

    Did you know that some sugar should not be considered vegan, since they use animal bones to process it (why does natural cane sugar look brown vs the "white stuff)?"

    • Liz Siu's avatar
      Liz Siu 10/12/2021 9:53 AM
      That is such a great question and you are so awesome for noticing those details! From my understanding white sugar, aka cane sugar, is the one that gets its white color from being processed through animal bones. Very interesting concept! I like to eat dates and fruit as a more natural vegan sugar.