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October 5 - October 26, 2022
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Ashley Wormington

Columbia Bank

"Keep the outdoors clean to enjoy for years to come!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,835 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,300
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1.0
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    1.0
    water footprints
    calculated
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    656
    minutes
    spent learning

Ashley's Actions

Enacting Equity

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Enacting Equity

Shop at BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, & Women-Led Businesses!

I will shop at a small business owned or staffed by underrepresented members of my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Enacting Equity

Learn About Accessible & Equitable Voter Registration

I will spend 30 minutes learning about voter access and equity. And if applicable, I will register to vote, ask someone I trust to help me register, or help others register.

Completed
One-Time Action

Enacting Equity

Research Indigenous & First Nations Communities

I will spend 30 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Enacting Equity

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

I will watch 1 documentaries about racism and racial injustice.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant a few in my area.

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One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Complete an Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, work, or other shared space to identify the next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Calculate My Water Footprint

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Research Impact Investing

I will spend 30 minutes learning about impact investing and/or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Repair a Broken Item

I will repair at least one item that is broken, but is repairable. This might be items like garden tools, sewing machine, small appliances, electronics, clothing, and more.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

What is Sustainable Fashion?

I will spend 30 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and adopt at least one sustainable fashion practice.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Develop a Work-Life Balance

During the work day, I will schedule time for breaks to practice work-life balance.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

Reduce Social Media Use

I will use my social media only once per day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

Needs Vs. Wants

Each day, I will practice a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nourishing Food

What is My Food Supply Chain?

I will spend 30 minutes learning about my food supply chains, and complete a food waste audit.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will spend 30 minutes learning about palm oil, coffee, cocoa, and other products known to contribute to deforestation, and replace or remove them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Listen to a Food Podcast

I will spend 10 minutes listening to a podcast about food.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Ashley Wormington's avatar
    Ashley Wormington 10/26/2022 9:29 AM
    Hey guys!  This was a great challenge and I appreciate all who participated!  Hopefully we do it again next year!  I hope everyone is taking away a few things and at least implementing a few changes in their lives.  Whether it's just getting to know your neighbors, picking up trash in your neighborhood, or running the faucet less, every little bit helps!

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      Mary Hanks 10/26/2022 12:11 PM
      I agree it was a great challenge! I learned a lot during the June Plastic Free Ecochallenge, but I learned even more from this project. And I was gratified when I shared what I gleaned and people responded positively. 
  • Reflection Question
    Balancing Consumption Less Screen Time
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Ashley Wormington 10/26/2022 9:28 AM
    Have you seen the pictures of people with the hump neck syndrome?  Because when you look at your phone your head is in a downward position, people's posture has started to reflect that.  On top of that, people that spend time inside on screens aren't able to develop social skills in my opinion that are conducive for living in the real world.  We also need Vitamin D.  Connecting to nature and others is important.
  • Reflection Question
    Enacting Equity 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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    Ashley Wormington 10/25/2022 11:46 AM
    Things have greatly changed and not changed at all.  Watching Selma, you think about all the progress that has been made.  And yet, we are all still at war with each other.  I believe we need to truly love one another an want the best for each other.  But regardless of race, their is evil in this world and people that do not want to see you succeed.  There will always be evil in this world.  All I can do is my best to love my neighbor as myself. 
  • Reflection Question
    Enacting Equity 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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    Ashley Wormington 10/25/2022 11:43 AM
    Everyone deserves to live their lives in peace. Equality for them is just as important as equality for women, the disabled, etc.  We all deserve the same basic human rights.  
  • Reflection Question
    Balancing Consumption Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

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    Ashley Wormington 10/25/2022 11:38 AM
    Follow the money.  Look into the companies you support and see if their vision aligns with yours.  Buying cheap products often made with slave labor, or products that destroy forests, or that don't care about environmental protections, are all not making this world a better place.
  • Reflection Question
    Enacting Equity Shop at BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, & Women-Led Businesses!
    In your community, how can you work to address systemic racism, sexism, ableism and additional forms of exclusion in the businesses?

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    Ashley Wormington 10/25/2022 11:35 AM
    Focusing on our own actions is the first place to start.  I've been researching various businesses to make sure I can do my part to support them.  I also make a conscious decision daily to think about my opinions on these topics, and if there is any room to grow.
  • Reflection Question
    Enacting Equity Learn About Accessible & Equitable Voter Registration
    Why is voting important to creating a just, sustainable, and thriving world? In what other ways can you actively participate in important decision-making?

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    Ashley Wormington 10/25/2022 11:33 AM
    If you do not vote, you are not able to voice your wishes.  Even though sometimes it feels as if our vote doesn't count, it does.  More importantly, voting on the local issues has a much more direct impact on us.  It's easy to focus on just the president, for example, but it's the local propositions and positions that we need to give more focus to.  I have to say an election is coming up and I am not prepared in the least.  I need to research and vote!
  • Reflection Question
    Enacting Equity Research Indigenous & First Nations 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? If you identify with or are a member of an indigenous community, how does your community practice sustainability?

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    Ashley Wormington 10/25/2022 11:31 AM
    Gather was a great documentary. One aspect of balance, in the world of food, can be seen quite easily.  If you over hunt, or don't plant the correct produce, or don't hunt enough, it throws the order off.  You have to give as much as you take.  If we continue to take, we won't have a world left.  
  • Reflection Question
    Nourishing Food What is My Food Supply Chain?
    What was the most surprising part of your food supply chain? Are there any problem areas that you are able to fix?

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    Ashley Wormington 10/25/2022 11:28 AM
    If you consider inflation and all of the issues we have with truck drivers, trains, and transportation, I think the most surprising thing is just how much the food I prefer to purchase costs.  I have been trying to shop at farmers markets, etc, but it's not easy.  I definitely need to buy more locally farmed goods.
  • Reflection Question
    Nourishing Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Ashley Wormington 10/25/2022 11:08 AM
    The term "A Re-Peasantization" of Food Systems truly does get to the heart of the matter.  The concept of "Food Sovereignty" first coined by La Via Campesina is a complex matter that I still have not fully grasped what can be done.   I read an article in regards to areas being called a "Food Desert" and how they really should be called "Food Apartheid."  I think living where I have, I do not ofen consider the lack of fresh foods available in many areas.  I take for granted I can drive to the grocery store which carries everything I need.  I think we have to look at social justice, not just food scarcity, in order to solve many of the problems involved with food sovereignty.  Small local farms were taken over, land is bought by large corporations, and the mom and pops of the world don't stand a real chance in the global food economy.  I think we have to focus more on neighborhoods and what you can do in your area.  This is so much more of a complex issue that I'm still delving into and there is no possible way I can post everything I'm researching in one post.  I urge everyone to read and watch anything you can to learn more.  Gather is a great documentary to start with on the efforts of Native Americans to reclaim their ancestral ways of hunting and gathering food.