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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Holly Windom

Comerica Michigan Team

"To be involve in the process of making life better for me, my family and the world. By being aware of the needs and choices in the world we can make it a better place to live."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 360 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Holly's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Find / Join A Sharing Economy

Do at Home

I will research tool libraries and other sharing economy organizations in my area and rent instead of buy next time I need something they offer.

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DAILY 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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes learning about food apartheid and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

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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.

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One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

Do at Home

I will watch 2 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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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DAILY ACTION

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

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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.

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One-Time Action

Feed

  • 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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    Holly Windom 10/26/2021 9:59 AM
    I stop taking utensils from my carry outs when I'm at home I just use one of my forks. I recycle the plastic bags for my church food ministry. I No longer use straws at all. Well, OK except when I'm driving. I take no carryout condiment packs when I'm at home. You have to start somewhere. Just get started being more aware of your own choices. Good Luck,

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    Holly Windom 10/26/2021 9:53 AM
    I'm most proud of investigating Food, Voting Rights  & Racial documentaries to view and support people all of the world status. Now I can spread the word to look into these things and see how you can support them. 

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    Holly Windom 10/25/2021 8:50 AM
    Last Saturday a few (3) people came to my door for a survey about absentee voting. I'm personal a HUGE fan of this process. It comes in the mail, I vote and then I drop it on the local voting box outside of my civic center offices. Their questions included. Had I been sent enough information on candidates and proposals on the current ballot?  Did I get my ballot in enough time to vote? Was the ballot open or closed or used before I open it? Were the instructions to vote clearly written? How it did I return it? I answered all the questions and thank them for even caring! I was very pleased that in the city in Michigan were I live someone was surveying vote restrictions and or issues of any kind. This was a first for me.  People are caring more and more and we are accountable to each other. Again, Do your part and watch what a differences it making! Good Luck.  
  • 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?

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    Holly Windom 10/25/2021 8:37 AM
    ----- Life MATTERS! Fill in the blank how you see fit. Everyone has to yes,  I stated EVERYBODY has to no matter how you identify do your part. Most and I stand by most of us leave to other people to save the earth. Awareness is all of our responsibility. Is life really meant for all of us to separate ourselves with titles? Or are we all human being which should be treated with respect and dignity and come together to save our plant? Tell me what you think? 
  • 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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    Holly Windom 10/22/2021 8:11 AM
    The planet was made for balance Land, Water & Air. To little or to much of any of these will affected our food growth, our animals, and us! Even in your own life if you work, play and relax too much other things suffer.  Peace in your soul helps you maintain everything that needs to be done in a time managed order. Same with life very important where you are on the food chain. How the water flows from river to oceans. How the land is ready for rest or ready to planting. Just that the culture of indigenous people have always had it right, But as a culture we took everything from them and now that we as a people have damage it we trying to listen on how it was maintained from the start. 

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      Jackie Chernyak 10/25/2021 8:29 AM
      Wow, your answer is spot on! We definitely need to get back to treating our Earth with respect like the indigenous always have. Balance is an important aspect in all areas of life. 

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    Holly Windom 10/20/2021 6:52 AM
    This session the goals I set are very emotional for me. When your not sure or no interested in the details of things it keeps you not involved. As you become more aware of issues and or situations you are much more willing and hopefully able to support that cause in some way. Look in the details and see what you can be more support of on the behalf of others. Good Luck! 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice
    What did you learn about racial injustice in the documentary(ies) you watched? How does what you learned connect to your understanding of sustainability?

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    Holly Windom 10/20/2021 6:44 AM
    Knowledge is key to learning what needs to be done to encourage people of all races to band together to make changes. Air, Water, Land are all environments we use and misuse daily. That is the message! We need to start being aware that the things we buy, use and where and how we trash things matter. That our future world for our great grand children is really not looking good for their health.  No clean Air, Water and Land. Let the change start with you! 

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    Holly Windom 10/19/2021 5:36 AM
    Each third Saturday my church Metropolitan Baptist Church in Detroit on 14th Street. Has a food giveaway. In the past we had 120 clients. With all the benefits the lower income families have we only feed about 40. This actually make us happy that something  is being done to support this effort. We also giveaway clothing. If you do get a job you must have a pair of black or khaki pants and aI white shirt. I'm grateful I can easy get these items but will do my best to see to it others have the some opportunity. Pray for us as we bridge the gap of food and what ever is needed. Find a way to to support your communities. 

    • Mari-Lynn Flaig's avatar
      Mari-Lynn Flaig 10/20/2021 3:25 AM
      This is beautiful to hear! Keep up the good work and let us know how things go!
  • 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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    Holly Windom 10/19/2021 5:25 AM
    Detroit is actively working on the food dessert is was for years. This resulted in children hungry and not be able to do well in school or at play. Not healthy enough to put forward their best effort. I volunteer at Gleaners Food bank due to they current fighting for healthy bodies in Adults and children to connect healthy bodies with healthy brains which makes all of us able to do better. Support families feeding their children is a rich reward in my heart that one day one of these children will be able to be a value citizen to world.  

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    Holly Windom 10/18/2021 7:34 AM
    If you are in the Michigan Tri-County area please watch channel 56 documentaries on Justice in America. Yes I personal feel these days is it very little justice being accounted for but per the law. All of us need a better understanding of what is stated as a law. So we can VOTE to change some of the 100 year old laws that are still on the books.