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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Karen Quinn-Shea

Local 2020 People's Ecochallenge

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 570 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    255
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    265
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    440
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Karen's Actions

Community

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 30 conversations.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Research Restorative Justice

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Buy Used Clothes

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes learning about the perils of fast fashion and will buy my clothes at second-hand stores when I shop.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 20 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

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 1 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 1 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Healthy Sleep

Do at Home

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 13
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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation

Do at Home

I will spend 40 minutes practicing Loving-Kindness Meditation to nurture love and compassion for myself and others.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Community Research Restorative Justice
    How can Restorative Justice help foster the well-being of both people and planet?

    Karen Quinn-Shea's avatar
    Karen Quinn-Shea 10/24/2021 5:24 PM
    I researched JRJI (Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative), which has the goal of restorative justice for inmates in our prison systems.  Many of the inmates have similar backgrounds to immigrants, who need asylum. These individuals are treated like property and not humans. If there was the opportunity to listen to their stories, with respect and empathy, then true justice could possibly happen.  With justice and respect, comes dignity, which is good for all people and our planet. 

  • Karen Quinn-Shea's avatar
    Karen Quinn-Shea 10/10/2021 8:28 AM
    Great to be on this ecochallenge with you all.  I have had the goal for a while to meditate 20 minutes twice/day and yesterday it actually happened, because of this ecochallenge.  I also slept more because of one of the daily goals.  I look forward to more challenges where I reach out to help others, including our beautiful earth. Cindy, thanks so much for the invite!

    • Cindy Jayne's avatar
      Cindy Jayne 10/11/2021 9:13 PM
      Karen - thanks for joining! And we'll have to compare notes on the sharing economy, I have that one on my list too!