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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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andrew croy

Energy Coaches

"Learn about the Eco Challenge"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 430 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    211
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    241
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    121
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

andrew's Actions

Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 5 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

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

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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 5 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

conserve plastic bags

I use the same bag for trash if possible.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Aware of water use at sinks (kitchen bathroom garden)

Aware of water use at sinks (kitchen bathroom garden)

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Support Native Communities
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

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    andrew croy 10/20/2021 3:13 PM
    PSA for Halloween: Cultures are not costumes.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    People are motivated to forage for many different reasons: as a source for food, a means of income, to connect with nature, to participate in cultural tradition, transmitting specific ecological knowledge, or as a means of stewarding local and native plant populations are just a few examples. What is your chief motivation for foraging?

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    andrew croy 10/20/2021 3:05 PM
    Oregon Blackberry pie with vanilla ice cream. Kind of speaks for itself.
  • 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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    andrew croy 10/20/2021 2:58 PM
    Make use of the daylight hours before the winter sun makes our days 9-4

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    andrew croy 10/20/2021 2:47 PM
    The only perfect thing is that it is the perfect time to go now....and sunsets. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

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    andrew croy 10/20/2021 2:46 PM
    nobody is perfect....except my pushups. I am counting that one
  • 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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    andrew croy 10/20/2021 2:46 PM
    Somebody said the colors wouldn't be as vibrant this fall because of the wildfires... they were colorblind lol.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    andrew croy 10/20/2021 2:44 PM
    Gratitude is like a Ruffles chip: you can't stop after you get on a roll. A cinnamon roll? I'm mixing metaphors but the fact is that I'm very thankful to have the people around me to help me learn.

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    andrew croy 10/20/2021 2:42 PM
    Conserving water is tricky. People think that they won't get clean when they turn the water off for 15 seconds less. But the real way to save water is in industrial and commercial use. These are the water drivers! 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it often difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places?

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    andrew croy 10/20/2021 2:40 PM
    Everyone is unconscious of their own impact until they watch an OPB documentary...Then you get all the feels. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    andrew croy 10/20/2021 2:39 PM
    Fire pokers & dahlias help attract pollinators. The more you know