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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Jan Chappuis

Local 2020 People's Ecochallenge

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 712 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    87
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    620
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    30
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Jan's Actions

Simplicity

Practice Mindfulness

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Engage In Active Listening

Do at Home

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 2 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Forgiveness

Do at Home

I will begin, or continue, on the journey of forgiving myself and/or other(s). I may do this through journaling, meditation, prayer, and/or talking with a licensed healthcare professional.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 4 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Talk To My Friends and Colleagues

Do at Home

I will research the social or environmental issues in my community that matter to me and tell 1 friends and/or colleagues each day about what I learn.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

Do at Home

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Core Values

Do at Home

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

5-Minute Showers

Do at Home

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Tend a Garden

Do at Home

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 180 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

    Jan Chappuis's avatar
    Jan Chappuis 10/26/2021 9:53 AM
    Five-minute showers don't lend themselves to meditation... ;)

  • Jan Chappuis's avatar
    Jan Chappuis 10/20/2021 2:42 PM
    A loving-kindness meditation my friend Karen Quinn-Shea shared:

    May I be free from suffering and the roots of all suffering
    May I be at peace
    May my heart remain open
    May I awaken to the Light of my own true nature
    May I be healed
    May I be a source of healing for all beings.

    May you be free from suffering and the roots of all suffering
    May you be at peace
    May your heart remain open
    May you awaken to the Light of my own true nature
    May you be healed
    May you be a source of healing for all beings.

    • Cindy Jayne's avatar
      Cindy Jayne 10/20/2021 9:05 PM
      I love that, I will have to use it in my daily loving kindness challenge!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Connect with a Nonprofit
    What inspires you to act toward a more sustainable community?

    Jan Chappuis's avatar
    Jan Chappuis 10/12/2021 9:56 AM
    Becoming aware of the needs of others

    • Katy Taylor's avatar
      Katy Taylor 10/12/2021 8:17 PM
      for me, it's about being aware of how we are damaging Eairth.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Talk To My Friends and Colleagues
    What makes you feel connected to your neighborhood, your neighbors, or another kind of community in your life?

    Jan Chappuis's avatar
    Jan Chappuis 10/12/2021 9:54 AM
    Shared and sharing commitments

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    Jan Chappuis 10/09/2021 3:04 PM
    I joined to learn what social justice actions are offered and to see what daily changes I can make that will add up to environmental impact, and then, of course, to be motivated to do them.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

    Jan Chappuis's avatar
    Jan Chappuis 10/09/2021 3:01 PM
    Experiencing the mana at Laupahoehoe crashing with the waves https://bigislandguide.com/laupahoehoe-point-beach-park
    https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/27350169/exclusive-27-hours-adrift/