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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Tammy Coor

Comerica Texas Team

"We can control the future. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 855 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    725
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    330
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    46
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,932
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    890
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Tammy's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes learning about food apartheid and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 15 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Happiness

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Take Control

Do at Home

Both systemic and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Spend Time Outside

Do at Home

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

Do at Home

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

Do at Home

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Tammy Coor's avatar
    Tammy Coor 10/27/2021 7:53 AM
    I enjoy taking even 15 minutes to watch the sunset to reflect on my day and being thankful and grateful.

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    Tammy Coor 10/25/2021 6:55 AM
    2 more days left to the challenge.  Very excited to see the impacts we have made. 

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    Tammy Coor 10/22/2021 7:52 AM
    Well 5 more days.  This has been such a fun challenge.  It has been fun discussing with the team here what we have accomplished.  
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "... our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." What is your response to Berry's assertion?

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    Tammy Coor 10/20/2021 7:26 AM
    I love watching the sunset, I am always grateful I made it thru another day and reflect on the day I had. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Tammy Coor 10/12/2021 11:59 AM
    I enjoy walking.  I enjoy the sounds and the smells of what is around me. 
    Besides it is good for my joints and my heart. 

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    Tammy Coor 10/12/2021 7:25 AM
    I spent the weekend at Disney Land with my beautiful family.  Several times I thought of the ecochallenge.  I have become much more aware of my surroundings and our environment, the good & the bad. 
  • 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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    Tammy Coor 10/07/2021 9:22 AM
    I tend to get stagnant indoors.  I got up early this morning and watered my plants.  What a great way to start the day.  
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Tammy Coor 10/06/2021 10:47 AM
    Practicing is the key word.  I work on this daily. It is very easy for me to allow others with negative attitudes change my attitude.  I am a better mood when I am centered and grateful, then I am better for others.  

    • Mari-Lynn Flaig's avatar
      Mari-Lynn Flaig 10/07/2021 3:01 AM
      When covid broke out, things changed for me. I feel like life is more precious, and truly prefer to spend the rest of what I have honoring others. You are absolutely right Tammy, practicing is key. I hope to be a better person and I'm very glad to read your post this morning. Thanks!

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    Tammy Coor 10/06/2021 7:13 AM
    Hello All,  I am so proud of the difference we are all going to make to our planet to ourselves and to our families.  
    I begin this challenge because I see Mother earth being destroyed and it hurts my heart, but how can 1 person make a difference.  You can by what you are doing today.  I do this for the love of the earth and generations to come. 

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    Tammy Coor 9/24/2021 10:18 AM
    OK.  I reached out to a large grocery store in Texas (Initials) HEB...When I pick up curbside I get 1 or 2 items per plastic bag.  Drives me crazy.  I repacked the 16 bags into 5 bags.  Such a waste.  Hopefully my little voice will be heard. 

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      Tricia Jones 9/28/2021 6:31 AM
      Mari-Lynn, the plastic bags get caught up in the recycling machinery and cause problems, plus they aren't substantial enough to go through normal recycling process.  When you see recycle stations for these bags at the grocer - what they do is sanitize and reuse.  Was in CO few weeks ago - plastic bags are banned - it just wasn't an issue!  Wish that happened elsewhere!

    • Mari-Lynn Flaig's avatar
      Mari-Lynn Flaig 9/26/2021 10:42 AM
      We have a curbside recycling program here in Rochester Hills Michigan. Problem is, they do not accept those plastic grocery bags! I am so disappointed with that, I  called the waste management vendor to see if they can change.