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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Will Shih

EMME

"Do better"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 327 This Week
  • 680 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    21
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    21
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    3
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    235
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    305
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    7
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered

Will's Actions

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

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

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

Do at Home

I will spend at least 10 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Forage for My Food

Do at Home

I will use the resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Meditate

Do at Home

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 30 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Express My Support

Do at Home

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 10 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

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

Community

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

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 1 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Research Restorative Justice

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

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

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

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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about food apartheid and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Do at Home

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 20 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 1 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Will Shih 10/15/2021 11:03 AM
    There are cost savings from gas
  • 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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    Will Shih 10/15/2021 11:02 AM
    Probably the ways in which we're hurting the air and water supply for children
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Will Shih 10/15/2021 10:55 AM
    Redemption
    Justice
    Integrity
    Self-Awareness
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Research Impact Investing
    How might impact investing help you better live your values?

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    Will Shih 10/14/2021 9:07 AM
    I think more than helping to live your values, it helps to ensure that your money isn't working at cross purposes with your values
  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent where you live?

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    Will Shih 10/14/2021 9:06 AM
    Recycling is pretty abysmal in Chicago
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn More about Food Apartheid
    What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

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    Will Shih 10/14/2021 8:24 AM
    Lack of access leads to poor nutrition and numerous health effects, which has multiple downstream community effects, like lower income. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Forgiveness
    How has the process of forgiving, or contemplating forgiveness, benefited you?

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    Will Shih 10/14/2021 8:19 AM
    It improves my mental health by lowering anxiety
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Will Shih 10/14/2021 8:18 AM
    Reusing, thrifting and other secondhand purchases
  • Reflection Question
    Water Calculate My Water Footprint
    How does your view on water consumption change after completing this action?

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    Will Shih 10/14/2021 8:18 AM
    I realize that there the environmental impact of water use is high 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Will Shih 10/14/2021 8:17 AM
    I've signed up for paperless billing in as many ways as possible, the problem is people still send you junk