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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Liz Siu

Team Shift

"I believe that whatever we do has a direct affect on nature, animals, and people. We all share one home and together we can help clean up our home. I enjoy learning about how to create a better and more sustainable home for everyone, one ecochallenge action at a time! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 7 This Week
  • 309 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    18
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Liz's Actions

Energy

Calculate your carbon footprint

For individuals who would also like to calculate their carbon footprints. The creation of this particular Action was inspired by Kahea Pacheco, the Ceo of Women's Earth Alliance.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 5 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

Community

Watch the live Q & A with Clare DuBois, founder of Treesisters October 8th @ 5 pm (Pacific)

Join Devaa Haley Mitchell in conversation with Clare DuBois, founder of Treesisters for a live Q&A called For The Love of Trees! During the dialogue, they’ll be discussing some of these themes: Why planting trees is so fundamental to healing our planet. What other practical actions can we each take to be the best possible stewards of our planet. How nature connectedness can transform your life and leadership. Why women are more disproportionately impacted by climate change than men. How the funds donated to TreeSisters are spent. Lastly, any answers to YOUR questions!

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Invite 5 friends or family members to the People's Ecochallenge

Invite 5 of your friends or family members to join our Team Shift or create a separate team with them and compete with us!

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Invite 5 friends or family members to the People's EcoChallenge

Invite 5 of your friends or family members to join our Team Shift or create a separate team and compete with us! Team Shift Link Here: www.theshiftnetwork.com/eco

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn It Off

Do at Home

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Eco-Friendly Gardening

Do at Home

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Learn About the Impact of Old Refrigerants

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minutes researching the impact of old harmful refrigerants on our environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Tend a Garden

Do at Home

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Do at Home

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 30 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

Do at Home

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Liz Siu 10/26/2021 2:22 PM
    My favorite “harsh” cleanser isn’t harsh at all! It’s made of ground cherry pits! It’s a very effective abrasive, but it smells like heaven. It’s by environmentally friendly brand Shaklee and called Scour Off. It’s pricey, but I’ve had mine for 10 years and still have plenty left!

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    Liz Siu 10/22/2021 2:57 PM
    Following up after the Live Q&A with Kahea, the Ceo of Women's Earth Alliance, I was inspired to create the Action item of how to calculate your carbon footprints. My footprint was 50 tons CO2/year. One thing I did notice more was that since I am vegan the amount of food contributions to Co2 were lower. What is your footprint? Find out how to calculate it here: https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/carbon-footprint-calculator/

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    Liz Siu 10/20/2021 10:04 AM
    Laundry is an area we could probably all do a little better in… whether it is only doing full loads, washing in cold water, or trying eco-friendly laundry products like soap nuts and wool dryer balls. What are your green laundry tips?

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      Kristin Wildensee 10/21/2021 5:10 PM
      I guess another really simple thing is to wear clothes a lot before you wash them! :) My husband and I are in the habit of wearing clothes many times before putting them in the laundry hamper. We have a solar water heater, so depending on the weather, hot water can be precious. So we pretty much always do laundry in cold water (and save the hot for washing our bodies). 

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    Liz Siu 10/18/2021 9:53 AM
    What daily actions are you taking? Mine is “I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.” Completing a daily action automatically gets you 10 points each time you mark it off as completed. Let's see how many we can all get! For more information on how to get more points, check out their website here.

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    Liz Siu 10/15/2021 11:14 AM
    This Saturday you can celebrate World Food Day at the People's Food Summit. Learn about "proven, farmer based, real world examples that are the future of our food and farming systems, including agroecology, organic and regenerative farming, permaculture, agroforestry, holistic managed grazing and many other systems." Link to this virtual event here.

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    Liz Siu 10/15/2021 10:53 AM
    I appreciated this article on tips for using less plastic. Sometimes I am not fully aware of my habits and seeing how plastic negatively affects people and the environment is a great reminder for me to use less plastic daily. If you would like these helpful tips, check out the article here from the action called “Reduce Single-Use Disposables" here.


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    Liz Siu 10/14/2021 12:48 PM
    Did anyone else choose an action item of reducing animal products by eating vegan meals? Here is another recipe that is my favorite: sweet potato tacos! Heat up the sweet potatoes in the oven until they are soft, heat up black beans, add seasonings if you like (I like to use salt, garlic powder, and basil), when the sweet potatoes are ready you peel them and place them in a corn taco shell with the beans, add avocado slices and tomatoes as well! Share with me a recipe! 

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      Kristin Wildensee 10/15/2021 3:53 PM
      That recipe sounds fantastic, Liz! I love sweet potatoes and never thought to put them in a taco. I am making the avocado-cashew-lemon pasta sauce tonight (recipe I posted some days ago) with extra veggies (tomato, tomatillo, carrot, broccoli, chard, etc.) My husband has been out of town for 3 weeks and this is one of his welcome home dinners! :)

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    Liz Siu 10/13/2021 11:54 AM
    Did you know that “mining and oil extraction, ...building of pipelines, and the increasing privatization of water resources… place immense pressures on our ability to access and equitably distribute safe water”? For more information, check out this article I am reading under the action called “Get Involved In the Water Justice Movement” link here.

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    Liz Siu 10/12/2021 3:55 PM
    What was your favorite part about getting to hear Clair from TreeSisters speak? I loved how she is so passionate and talked about following your passions to change the world for the better by being yourself. She is a perfect example of how we can all be the change we wish to see! For those of you who missed it, check out the link here

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      Kristin Wildensee 10/15/2021 3:58 PM
      Each time I listen to Clair, I am energized by her utter passion and uninhibitedness for feeling what she is feeling, following where those feelings lead, and never censoring or judging what she is being shown through those feelings. I LOVE this uninhibitedness and feel more able to live and breathe into that myself when I listen to her. 

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    Liz Siu 10/11/2021 11:44 AM
    On Indigenous People's Day, I thought it would be fun to look up the Action item called “support native communities” and discover the native populations that lived in your area prior to colonization. Check out the link here and tell me which land you are on in the feed! 

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      Liz Siu 10/12/2021 5:27 PM
      These are great resources! Thank you for sharing Kristin! 

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      Kristin Wildensee 10/11/2021 6:22 PM
      I live in Mexico now in a place that is home to the Purépecha people. In the U.S., I am from Iowa which is the land of the Meskwaki people among others. I participated in a Sunday service for Indigenous Peoples' Day yesterday and have these resources to share:
      https://www.meskwaki.org/
      https://www.greatplainsaction.org/
      https://native-land.ca/