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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Angela Main

EFI

"The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for- Go Green! "

Points Total

  • 50 Today
  • 201 This Week
  • 1,111 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    74
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    278
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    580
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    585
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    7
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    90
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Angela's Actions

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 45 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

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Do at Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

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

Food

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses on food sustainability, Menu for the Future or Hungry for Change, with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

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

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

Simplicity

Research My Investment Portfolio

Do at Home

I will find out what stocks and bonds are in my investment account portfolio to determine if they align with my values (e.g. environmental, social responsibility, community).

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Do Nature Activities

Do at Home

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 30 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

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

Simplicity

Research Impact Investing

Do at Home

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing and determine if it is right for me.

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 30 minute(s)

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Sign Up to Vote

Do at Home

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Organize a Course

Do at Home

I will organize Ecochallenge.org's discussion course A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World with my family, friends, co-workers, or classmates.

Uncompleted
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

Do at Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

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 3 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

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

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

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Angela Main's avatar
    Angela Main 10/22/2020 11:58 AM
    The fashion industry has a disastrous impact on the environment. In fact, it is the second largest polluter in the world, just after the oil industry. And the environmental damage is increasing as the industry grows. :( 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

    Angela Main's avatar
    Angela Main 10/21/2020 12:18 PM
    Have you ever watched the show "Rotten"? It will help you see some of the concerns we face....from exploited workers, altered ecosystems and political power plays. Check it out.... 

  • Angela Main's avatar
    Angela Main 10/21/2020 7:33 AM
    Did you know.. by wearing one item of clothing for 9 months longer a person can actually reduce his or her carbon footprint by 30 percent? That's crazy to think about! 

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    Angela Main 10/20/2020 1:05 PM
    We should recycle today for a better tomorrow! ♻
  • Reflection Question
    Water Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency in other ways?

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    Angela Main 10/19/2020 9:23 AM
    I plan to to increase our water efficiency by capturing the rain water and use it to water my plants instead of using the water hose. 

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    Angela Main 10/18/2020 8:03 PM
    Fall days are my most favorite days to get outside and enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds us. 

  • Angela Main's avatar
    Angela Main 10/17/2020 3:06 PM
    "To leave a legacy for your children or grandchildren is not always money but something even more precious. It is to leave the Earth and its beauty, its vitality, and its wholesomeness." Byron R. Pulsifer

  • Angela Main's avatar
    Angela Main 10/16/2020 11:01 AM
    “Be the change you wish to see in this world.” ― Gandhi

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research Impact Investing
    How might impact investing help you better live your values?

    Angela Main's avatar
    Angela Main 10/15/2020 1:59 PM
    Chance is our choice. Where do you want to create good? We have the ability to choose where our $ can be used to create an impact for tomorrow's world. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research My Investment Portfolio
    In what ways can you increase the positive impacts and decrease the negative impacts of your financial investments?

    Angela Main's avatar
    Angela Main 10/15/2020 1:48 PM
    Staying informed and knowing what’s happening in the markets can help you make better decisions that can maximize your returns.