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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Nicole Reagan

All Reps

"Do Better."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,473 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    37
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    21
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    66
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    35
    donations
    made
  • up to
    761
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    4
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    405
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    7
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    869
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    77
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Nicole's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 30 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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
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

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household

Do at Home

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

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

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

Do at Home

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

Do at Home

I will raise money to support Ecochallenge.org or another nonprofit.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

Do at Home

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

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 5 container(s) out of the landfill each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Practice Gratitude for Earth

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 22
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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

Do at Home

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

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

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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 10 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 30 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

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences
    How is equality for trans, femme, and nonbinary people important to a just and sustainable society?

    Nicole Reagan's avatar
    Nicole Reagan 10/28/2020 1:00 PM
    by creating equality to all people it allows community betterment and sustainability for future generations. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Support Native Communities
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

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    Nicole Reagan 10/28/2020 12:58 PM
    Natural resources are maintained, the environment is protected, the economy thrives, and our quality of life is improved.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Forgiveness
    How has the process of forgiving, or contemplating forgiveness, benefited you?

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    Nicole Reagan 10/28/2020 12:29 PM
    It allows me to move on and not get "stuck" on something. Its not only important to forgive others but with this challenge I really focused on forgiving myself. Its ok to make mistakes. Its ok to not be ok sometimes. Forgiving myself for my shortcomings allows me to pick back up with better energy, refocus and realign. 

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      Ashley Barbour 10/28/2020 1:58 PM
      Very insightful! We tend to be hardest on ourselves! Giving myself and others more grace to shortcomings and stumbles is something I'm also working on.

  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Nicole Reagan 10/28/2020 12:27 PM
    Im lucky enough to live in a not so populated area, I would say the biggest concern is the water quality and many homes and people affected by lead in their water. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go Get a Check Up
    How do you practice self care?

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    Nicole Reagan 10/28/2020 12:26 PM
    I love to meditate, yoga, take a hot bath, and get rest!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Nicole Reagan 10/28/2020 12:25 PM
    Gratitude opens the door to more relationships
    • Gratitude improves physical health. 
    • Gratitude improves psychological health. 
    • Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression. 
    • Gratitude improves self-esteem

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Nicole Reagan 10/28/2020 12:23 PM
    It concerns me that if people continue to destroy the planet it will become inhabitable. I'm a firm believer of making sure your handprint is bigger than your footprint! 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors, including market demand for recyclables. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    Nicole Reagan 10/28/2020 12:22 PM
    On my way to vote the other day I came across an electronics recycling center! They accept any and all old electronics! 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Where are your nearest natural bodies of water? How might they be affected by runoff?

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    Nicole Reagan 10/28/2020 12:21 PM
    I live in a community of clustered lakes, run off and pollution is always a concern as the lakes are used for swimming and recreation as well as provides a home for the local wildlife. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Nicole Reagan 10/27/2020 10:22 AM
    I am pretty lucky to be healthy and don't use many toxic chemicals within my home. I do notice that when exposed to heavy or harsh smelling chemicals I tend to get head aches. 
    I do love indoor plants and I do believe they help to cleanse the air in my home, and they make me happy. Win, Win.