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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Grace Hernandez

KCIA Green Team

"Have a nice day :)"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 866 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    317
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    23
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    35
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    190
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Grace's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Uncompleted
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.

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

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

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

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 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 25 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

Do at Home

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 25 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 25 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 25 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

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: Healing and Renewal

Research Restorative Justice

Do at Home

I will spend 25 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

Do at Home

I will only check my email during work hours, using my personal time for endeavors that help me live out my values.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants

Do at Home

I will spend 25 minutes researching the impact of old harmful refrigerants on our environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

Do at Home

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Do at Home

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 35 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

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    Grace Hernandez 10/28/2020 5:46 PM
    I think spending time with others makes me happier! 

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    Grace Hernandez 10/28/2020 5:43 PM
    thank you so much to Mrs. Jones!

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    Grace Hernandez 10/28/2020 8:18 AM
    Todays the last day of the eco challenge! hope everyone had a fun time doing this <3
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice
    What did you learn about racial injustice in the documentary(ies) you watched? How does what you learned connect to your understanding of sustainability?

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    Grace Hernandez 10/27/2020 7:15 PM
     I watched the documentary 13th on netflix. When i watched it i learned a lot about how african american people were segregated, the struggles they had to go through to gain rights, the attacks that were inflicted upon them, and more. I also  learned  about how politicians used the rise in crime ( in the baby boomer age a rise in crime happened) to say that this was because of african american people gaining rights, which wasnt true at all, and a lot more about how black people have been affected in history. I also learned about how african american people used to be arrested a lot, (not just for bad crimes for very petty crimes too like loitering) and they used the fact that these people were "criminals" to use them as slaves since the constiiution said that if people were criminals that they could be slaves. Its really awful to see what happened to african american people in america, and how they still are discriminated against today. 

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    Grace Hernandez 10/27/2020 6:11 PM
    Yayy we're ahead of west campus again !! Good job guys :)

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    Grace Hernandez 10/27/2020 3:41 PM
    I usually go to the farmers market by winco on saturdays. We get a lot of our fruit from there!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Grace Hernandez 10/27/2020 3:40 PM
    I think one food choice i could make is to eat healthier. this would be better for me and it wouldn't really cause harm to me, and would make me healthier 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Grace Hernandez 10/27/2020 3:34 PM
    When i spend time outdoors i'm more aware of my surroundings and of all the details and i tend to be more aware of things. I think going outdoors and studying whats around you and noticing things, can make you more aware. 

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    Grace Hernandez 10/27/2020 10:54 AM
    Good morning :) we only have two days left!

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    Grace Hernandez 10/26/2020 3:33 PM
    I think this challenge is going really good. its fun to participate in challenges and learn about things whall helping my team at the same time. I hope everyone is enjoying this too :)