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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Jaquisha Murphy

Comerica Michigan Team

"My mission is to understand and learn sustainability and ALL its components. I will devote time and energy into being more environmentally cautious and carry out all my personal goals."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 478 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    14
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    10
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    215
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Jaquisha's Actions

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Nurture Self-Compassion

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes nurturing my Self-Compassion.

COMPLETED 6
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

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

Do at Home

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jaquisha Murphy 10/25/2021 10:00 AM
    The challenge is going pretty good for me.  I have learned so much and things I am going to definitely implement in my everyday routine.

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    Jaquisha Murphy 10/21/2021 6:03 AM
    Learning about sustainability is one of the best things I could've done.  It's so many layers to it. I have enjoyed explaining it to my family, friends and coworkers.  I am very glad I chose to do the ECO challenge.    
  • 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?

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    Jaquisha Murphy 10/14/2021 9:55 AM
    I never heard of food sovereignty until now entering the ECO Challenge.  To my understanding from the documentaries I watched, food sovereignty encompasses the growing and distribution of food.  It’s about the people who help grow the food,  such as the farmers and workers.  Food sovereignty is about culture, diversity and the environment. It ensures that we have enough food to meet the needs of the people.  I learned in my documentaries that we need our land to grow our food/crops.  It definitely gets deeper than I would’ve thought.  By industrializing food systems, it has put us in kind of a crisis.  It has impacted pricing, poverty climate change and biodiversity loss.  The world wants everything fast and in mass production.  However, it is harming our natural resources


  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Nurture Self-Compassion
    How can nurturing your Self-Compassion also nurture healthier relationships with others and the environment?

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    Jaquisha Murphy 10/13/2021 10:07 AM
    Nurturing your self compassion helps to be more empathetic towards others.  I feel it helps for you to understand and be more compassionate towards others and their feelings.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Jaquisha Murphy 10/13/2021 10:06 AM
    I experience joy when I am dancing and/or working out.  The movement gets my blood flowing and I feel better physically.  Any physical activity is enjoyable to me.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Jaquisha Murphy 10/08/2021 7:00 AM
    I think eating more meat affects the planet and our body.  Animals are a natural resource themselves and we are killing them off.  The planet needs all its creatures to be how it should be.  I think the reason richer countries eat more is because they can afford more.  In other countries they are unable to forward all the products etc and process that comes with meat.  Therefore, they are forced to eat more vegetables and fruits because they can grow them.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

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    Jaquisha Murphy 10/08/2021 6:57 AM
    Actually I think anything is possible.  If you can feed yourself with organic food you can feed others just the same.  I love organic food.  I had organic vegetables and fruit this week.  They actually taste better to me.  My mother has always purchased organic food. Therefore, I grew up eating that way.  Although everything wasn't organic, most of it was.  

    • Jackie Chernyak's avatar
      Jackie Chernyak 10/25/2021 8:46 AM
      Why can't we feed the world with organic food? We can get rid of all of the bad pesticides and grow our food more naturally! 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Practice Gratitude for Earth
    Kathleen Dean Moore says that a sense of gratitude leads to a sense of moral obligation. Do you agree? How can we cultivate a sense of gratitude as individuals, and as a society?

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    Jaquisha Murphy 10/08/2021 6:20 AM
    I walked to the store yesterday instead of driving.  It was very refreshing and although a little wet, the air was nice.  It gave me a sense of serenity while feeling the breath of nature.  It was also nice looking at the leaves. 

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    Jaquisha Murphy 9/24/2021 6:21 AM
    I am very excited to join the echo challenge.  I am trying to live better and do more for the environment and the earth.  This will definitely be challenging, but yet satisfying and life changing.