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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Emily Hawkins

WSU Extension Sustainable Community Stewards and Waste Wise TRAINING GROUP- Island and Snohomish Counties

"Seeking to be of benefit and reduce harm"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,017 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    87
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    255
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    273
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    149
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Emily's Actions

Waste

Go Paperless

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 5 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

Find / Join A Sharing Economy

Do at Home

I will research tool libraries and other sharing economy organizations in my area and rent instead of buy next time I need something they offer.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

Do at Home

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 10 minute(s)

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Tour a Waste Management Facility

Do at Home

I will spend at least 15 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 15 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

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Collect Rain Water

Do at Home

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

Do at Home

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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 1 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

Do at Home

I will spend 2 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Mindfulness Practice

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 18
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

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Find / Join A Sharing Economy
    What are some of the barriers to sharing economies? What is your plan for supporting or creating one in your community?

    Emily Hawkins's avatar
    Emily Hawkins 10/13/2021 6:05 PM
    I would love to create or support a sharing economy in the community. We have a little free pantry and I would love to add more things so the community could benefit. I know, for us, space, time, and resources could be barriers to starting a sharing economy.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Mindfulness Practice
    What best helped you with your Mindfulness Practice? How does Mindfulness keep you grounded and sustain your work with compassion?

    Emily Hawkins's avatar
    Emily Hawkins 10/12/2021 10:26 AM
    Creating a habit helps me practice mindfulness. Mindfulness practice helps me become more aware of the present moment and the thoughts that arise. 

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    Emily Hawkins 10/11/2021 12:09 PM
    Finding new sources of motivation and ways to lean into learning. Happy Monday, folks. :)

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    Emily Hawkins 10/09/2021 6:36 PM
    Feeling a lot of gratitude for this challenge and opportunity to re-evaluate my commitment to sustainability and making positive changes. Hope you all are having a beautiful weekend!