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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Dana Slade

HealthPartners Sustainability Team

"I am here to make the world better, hopefully much better, than when I arrived!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 390 This Week
  • 644 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    817
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    138
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    569
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    41
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    192
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Dana's Actions

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Go for a Daily Walk Outside

Do at Home

I will take a walk outside for 45 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Healthy Sleep

Do at Home

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 10 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY 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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Nurture Self-Compassion

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minutes nurturing my Self-Compassion.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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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    Dana Slade 10/15/2021 4:59 AM
    Since the pandemic started and I have been working from home I have noticed many "new" things in my surroundings.  They have always been there I have just been going too fast to notice.  This is one silver lining from this past 19 months, a slow down in the pace of life.
    Here is a picture of a sunrise I  took earlier this week.  Best I've seen in quite a while.
     
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted instead?

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    Dana Slade 10/14/2021 4:11 AM
    My wife and I like to dine out, on the patio!  We always try to have reusable "to go" containers in our car to bring leftovers home.  I have two of them from our hospitals that I leave in my car for such occasions.

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      Allison Egan 10/14/2021 8:20 AM
      That's a great idea! Note to self: buy reusable "to go" containers for the car!

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    Dana Slade 10/11/2021 8:15 AM
    Good morning, everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  We went to the North Shore.  it was gorgeous-see pic.

    Enjoy the EcoChallenge  this week.

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    Dana Slade 10/07/2021 7:32 AM
    Thanks everyone for joining our Fall EcoChallenge.  Have a blast.  Fall is my favorite time of year!!