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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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John Hanna

Environmental Studies 171 Fall 2020

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 848 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    113
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    110
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    24
    hours
    volunteered

John's Actions

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 20 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

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

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

Waste

Skip the Straw

Do at Home

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 4 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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    John Hanna 10/28/2020 3:36 PM
    Last day went well I think. I hope I helped.

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    John Hanna 10/28/2020 3:36 PM
    Last day went well I think. I hope I helped.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Forgiveness
    How has the process of forgiving, or contemplating forgiveness, benefited you?

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    John Hanna 10/28/2020 3:32 PM
    Forgiving myself... How should I put it? When you have anxiety, when you have insomnia, those are parts of yourself. In the course of my road to recovery over my anxiety, I've given it a name, Sterling. The thing as much as I hate Sterling - and believe me I hate him - I need to realize that he's me or part of me, and that in a way he's trying to keep me safe by making me worried about dozens of different things all the time. I don't have to like it, and I still want to get rid of him, but in that perspective, in the perspective of an overactive brain who's fear centers are misfiring, I forgive him, I forgive myself, or at least I'm trying to. Forgiveness is hard, especially for something that's making you miserable. 

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    John Hanna 10/27/2020 1:40 PM
    Feeling better today! Being happy and grateful is easier, but you have to also be ready for the hard and difficult days. 

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    John Hanna 10/25/2020 8:16 PM
    Added up all my work at the Red Cross this months and it turns out to be 24 hours. It would have bee n higher but today they had no need for me and last Sunday, I was unable to do so - dang you anxiety! That said it's a feel good kind of situation and I hope I continue to improve.

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    John Hanna 10/24/2020 4:00 PM
    It's hard to think about others and the earth when your life is dominated by insomnia, when you can't sleep and you stress about things. 

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    John Hanna 10/23/2020 3:01 PM
    Journeys of forgiveness and gratitude are hard, fighting anxiety and all it's demons is difficult; especially so in the middle of a global pandemic. Taking each day at a time, doing what one can, getting support from those around you, trying to make a difference - like volunteering at the Red Cross even in the grips of your fears - because others are suffering too. I won't lie and claim to be faultless or some selfless person, no I'm selfish, very much so, there are days when I simply have to be to keep on going to "survive", but one can separate that needed selfishness, from the callous and the wasteful, and that's what I'm doing here, what I want to strive to do. I envision in my hope some day in the future free from the shackles of my abnormal fears, a day when not only am I free, but I'm free to do more for the world and everyone in it - I don't want to be a miracle worker or even feel that such a thing is possible, but to do more, littler less, pollute less, be a better person, return the "burdens and debts" that I've accumulated in my loved ones? That I will do happily.  

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    John Hanna 10/22/2020 9:13 PM
    Mugs of tea on cold days and nights make for very good ways to enjoy the eco challenge! 

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    John Hanna 10/21/2020 9:02 PM
    Short check in today. I'm trying hard, dang hard with all of this but being grateful right now is.... hard. 

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    John Hanna 10/20/2020 5:50 PM
    Grateful for what I have, for my father for my family and those close to me, my friends and the people who have been supporting me. It helps, drinking that tea helps too! I've been getting so much use out of these soup mugs!