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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Lila Johnson

Team Shift

"Develop at least one (hopefully three!) new habits to incorporate into my life and reduce my carbon footprint. To bring consciousness to more areas of my life! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 105 This Week
  • 880 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    221
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    239
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    27
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Lila's Actions

Energy

Calculate your carbon footprint

For individuals who would also like to calculate their carbon footprints. The creation of this particular Action was inspired by Kahea Pacheco, the Ceo of Women's Earth Alliance.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Track My Purchases

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes each day maintaining a record of all my purchases and learning about my spending habits.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY 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

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Do at Home

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate. I will keep 3 container(s) out of the landfill each day.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try A Vegan Recipe from Team Shift

Try any of the vegan food recipes suggested from the Team Shift community feed.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Watch the live Q & A with Clare DuBois, founder of Treesisters October 8th @ 5 pm (Pacific)

Join Devaa Haley Mitchell in conversation with Clare DuBois, founder of Treesisters for a live Q&A called For The Love of Trees! During the dialogue, they’ll be discussing some of these themes: Why planting trees is so fundamental to healing our planet. What other practical actions can we each take to be the best possible stewards of our planet. How nature connectedness can transform your life and leadership. Why women are more disproportionately impacted by climate change than men. How the funds donated to TreeSisters are spent. Lastly, any answers to YOUR questions!

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Invite 5 friends or family members to the People's Ecochallenge

Invite 5 of your friends or family members to join our Team Shift or create a separate team with them and compete with us!

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR TO TREESISTERS FOR PLANTING TREES

Become a monthly donor to TreeSisters and contribute to the million tree goal we kicked off through our Music Festival.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Practice Gratitude for Earth

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Nurture Self-Compassion

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes nurturing my Self-Compassion.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 120 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 3 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

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 90 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

Plant an Herb Garden

Do at Home

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Calculate My Water Footprint
    How does your view on water consumption change after completing this action?

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    Lila Johnson 10/20/2021 2:44 PM
    I wonder what using an ALTERED kitchen faucet would do? it says 98% less water... 

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    Lila Johnson 10/20/2021 2:34 PM
    I thought I'd miss the egg with fried rice, but I really didn't! Over med-high heat, saute 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots and 2 chopped celery stalks in avocado oil 3-5min... add 3 cloves minced garlic and 2t minced ginger, 1min... add 1 chopped zucchini and 4oz chopped mushrooms, 5 min... add 3c cooked rice, 1/3c soy sauce, 2T rice wine vinegar.. cook until liquid absorbed... add chopped cilantro, 1/4c chopped almonds and 2 sliced scallions... serves 4

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    Lila Johnson 10/18/2021 9:03 AM
    https://www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com ... I have 2 teenagers. They *really don't like* documentaries. Both of them sat through this entire movie. At least one of them cried. What I'm saying is: Well worth the watch.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try A Vegan Recipe from Team Shift
    What was your favorite vegan food recipe that you tried?

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    Lila Johnson 10/18/2021 9:01 AM
    Weekend Win! Trader Joe's vegan shredded cheese makes for *amazing* vegan quesadillas! Roast some butternut squash, loosely smash some black beans, slice some avocado... Warm a tortilla, add "cheese" cumin and lemon, add generous portions of squash, beans and avocado, a little more cheese, and fold the tortilla in half. A little cilantro cashew creme with lemon and salt will make this binge-worthy. 

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    Lila Johnson 10/15/2021 9:39 AM
    Autumn Vegan breakfast has been great this week with steel-cut oats boiled with a handful of fresh cranberries and a Granny Smith apple. A little vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg to finish makes me feel like I'm having apple pie for breakfast - which is a relief because I really liked butter and milk in oatmeal...

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    Lila Johnson 10/13/2021 9:03 AM
    It's especially nice to be tuning in more intentionally to nature as the seasons are changing... so much to notice, so much to appreciate... so humbling to recognize the ancient intelligence expressing and unfolding anew in every moment - really makes me want to do everything possible to have that ancient intelligence UNDISRUPTED by my unconscious habits, and to bring myself and my actions (and extending outward through my example and advocacy) into harmony with this relentless loving flow of life...

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      Kristin Wildensee 10/15/2021 3:56 PM
      I so love that word, UNDISRUPTED! I feel that when I am interacting with nature, that sense of love, care, respect, awe and reciprocity. Not wanting my actions or habits to negatively intervene on these miraculous processes of nature that are so interconnected and in balance. Thank you for your post!

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    Lila Johnson 10/09/2021 3:14 PM
    Vegan Minestrone Soup (it makes a big batch!)
    2 potatoes, cubed 
    1t salt
    1 bay leaf
    1 large onion, chopped
    2 carrots, chopped
    1 celery stalk, chopped fine
    3T red wine vinegar
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 zucchini, chopped
    1 summer squash, chopped
    8oz mushrooms, chopped
    1 can diced tomatoes
    1 can kidney beans or mixed beans
    1t basil
    1/4 to 1/2 t crushed red pepper
    salt & pepper to taste (white pepper makes a nice difference!)
    1/2 lemon, juice only
    1/2 t honey (optional)

    Boil potatoes in 8c water with 1t salt and 1 bay leaf. Separately, while that's boiling, cook onion, carrot and celery for 10 minutes. Add red wine vinegar and cook off liquid. Add garlic, cook 1 minute, add other vegetables and cook 5 minutes. By now, the potatoes should be done. Add all veg to potatoes in water, add cans of tomatoes and beans, basil and red pepper. Cook 20 minutes. PULL OUT BAY LEAF!! Blend 1/2 of the soup (either with hand blender or in regular blender) and return to pot. Add lemon juice (and maybe 1/2t honey)...


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    Lila Johnson 10/06/2021 9:10 AM
    Very excited to be a part of the People's EcoChallenge and Team Shift! The depth of actions available just shows me that, while I've been careful about a lot of things for a long time, there's always more to learn, always more ways to be more sensitive to my impact... that being environmentally friendly isn't an accomplishment as much an ongoing process and one that I value and want to continue to discover and implement as a way of being!

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    Lila Johnson 9/29/2021 7:48 PM
    Let's talk about money! I think we all know that every dollar we spend votes for the kind of world we want to live in, and I think we're all really wanting more transparency from the companies we support. Well, where we keep our money has a lot to do with how our personal stewardship of money impacts the world. I've been using Aspiration Bank for a few years and am so glad. They don't fund fossil fuels, nor charge fees! (fees are optional!) They monitor my carbon footprint of my purchases, have an automatic 'round up' tree planting option.... lots of good stuff... Do you have an Eco-bank? Or maybe an eco-investment plan?

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      Liz Siu 10/01/2021 11:02 AM
      Yes! I am currently waiting for https://www.purposebanking.com/ to start (a vegan cruelty-free eco-friendly bank that donates percentages to vegan advocacy)

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    Lila Johnson 9/28/2021 7:01 PM
    Those of us prepping for a Vegan Challenge... have you heard of the Pham Sisters? These ladies make better-than-takeout Asian food flavor packets that are crazy simple to make and almost always offer a vegan prep option. I've tried 6 of their flavors and have loved them all. Even my fussy kids have liked most! I'm stocking up now for the challenge. https://omsom.com/collections

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      Lila Johnson 9/28/2021 7:08 PM
      ARGH! My husband just noted there's fish sauce in several (but not all!)