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October 5 - October 26, 2022
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Enacting Equity

Research Indigenous & First Nations Communities

I will spend 60 learning about the past and present indigenous or first nation communities in my regions impacted by colonization, and what I can do to be supportive.


Balancing Consumption

Know My Waste & Recycling Services

I will spend 60 minutes finding out how to recycle in my region, where landfills and/or waste sites are situated in my region, and which communities are most impacted by these sites.


Enacting Equity

Listen to Equity & Justice Podcasts

I will spend 45 minutes listening to a podcast about equity and justice.


Regenerating Nature

Solar panels

Researched and signed up to have solar panels installed to reduce consumption of hydroelectric power that damages salmon and whale populations


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    George Unruh 10/21/2022 8:10 AM
    Finished listening to the book The 1619 Project.  Very insightful.  Unveils the history that is hidden from the general history of the United States.  Backing that up with Becoming Kin by Indigenous writer Patty Krawec who also presents a history that is contrary to the general one we hear.  How can we go about creating history books that incorporate the common history of the U.S.? Seems we would gain from that to truly become a nation for All The People

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    George Unruh 10/13/2022 3:34 PM
    Researched the immigration and land laws in effect when my father's side of the family immigrated into the U.S.  Basically the Dawes Act, which divided up Indigenous land through allotment, enabled my family to come and as farmers take over land that belonged to Indigenous People and the Indigenous People who were forced to move to Kansas and Oklahoma in the late 19th century.  

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    George Unruh 10/12/2022 8:09 AM
    In an area 3/4 of a mile from our house I collected these 152 aluminum cans.  It took more than a couple of people to make these deposits.  What percentage of humans are in this category of not caring about the earth? 

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    George Unruh 10/11/2022 8:25 AM
    Jemar Tisby highlighted this paper today.  I had just listened yesterday to discussions of this post reconstruction policing in the book 1619 Project.  “One Continuous Graveyard”: Emancipation and the Birth of the Professional Police Force | AAIHS

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    George Unruh 10/09/2022 6:45 PM
    Attended Great Spirit church in Portland today.  Learned about Native drumming, a program called the Wisdom of the Elders organization in Portland, and the spiritual perspective of Navajo citizen Mark Charles.  Aho

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    George Unruh 10/07/2022 9:10 AM
    Signing up with the company Ridwell to pick up "hard to recycle" items from our neighborhood.  A biweekly service.