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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Ashley Federer

Comerica Texas Team

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 609 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    95
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    445
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    14
    whole food meals
    consumed

Ashley 's Actions

Water

Calculate My Water Footprint

Do at Home

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

Completed
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

Energy

Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household

Do at Home

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

Do at Home

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 15 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: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Know My Health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

Do at Home

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

Do at Home

I will watch 1 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

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

Simplicity

Family Game Hour

Do at Home

I will spend quality time with family and friends by playing low-tech game(s) and/or through the spirit of imagination.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 30 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household

Do at Home

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

Do at Home

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Practice Mindfulness

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

Do at Home

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 15 minute(s)

COMPLETED 2
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

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Whole Foods Diet

Do at Home

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Ashley  Federer's avatar
    Ashley Federer 10/22/2021 8:08 AM
    I watched The True Cost, a documentary re sustainable fashion. 

  • Ashley  Federer's avatar
    Ashley Federer 10/21/2021 12:09 PM
    I watched Alt-Right Age of Rage and 13th on Netflix.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Calculate My Water Footprint
    How does your view on water consumption change after completing this action?

    Ashley  Federer's avatar
    Ashley Federer 10/18/2021 6:49 AM
    It's interesting to see how being vegetarian and my shopping/recycling habits have lowered my overall water consumption. I'm working on turning my daughter vegetarian as well. 

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    Ashley Federer 10/13/2021 10:42 AM
    I watched Disclosure on Netflix.  

  • Ashley  Federer's avatar
    Ashley Federer 10/13/2021 9:21 AM
    I watched Gather, a documentary regarding food sovereignty for indigenous Americans.  
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

    Ashley  Federer's avatar
    Ashley Federer 10/12/2021 11:13 AM
    Yes.  I was surprised to learn that my household footprint is slightly higher than average.

    • Tricia Jones's avatar
      Tricia Jones 10/18/2021 6:17 AM
      Eye-opening!  That was the case for me 2 years ago.  Fortunately, I didn't have that many changes to make.  Once you start getting the lower electric bills the motivation to get them lower kicks in.  Keep up the great work!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this assertion?

    Ashley  Federer's avatar
    Ashley Federer 10/12/2021 11:01 AM
    I agree.  "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." (Hippocrates)

    • Tricia Jones's avatar
      Tricia Jones 10/18/2021 6:19 AM
      Absolutely!!  Although the 18" cheese pizza I sometimes order from the cafe, that  bakes while I shop, might not be on Michael Pollan's grocery list!