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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Coleman Young

KEEN HQ

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 870 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    91
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1,291
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    595
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    78
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2,901
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,290
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Coleman's Actions

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 60 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
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

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.

Completed
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.

Completed
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.

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Engage In Active Listening

Do at Home

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 3 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

Do at Home

I will replace 45 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Family Game Hour

Do at Home

I will spend quality time with family and friends by playing low-tech game(s) and/or through the spirit of imagination.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Sign Up to Vote

Do at Home

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

Do at Home

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Do Nature Activities

Do at Home

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 45 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 45-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Research Voter Suppression
    What are the ways in which voters are prohibited from or discouraged from voting in your region and/or state? What could be done to get rid of these barriers?

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    Coleman Young 10/22/2020 9:13 AM
    Access to voter education and polling locations is a major problem. I did like that Multnomah county mailed out a voter brochure this year although I wish that it was done in a more environmentally conscious way. 
  • 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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    Coleman Young 10/22/2020 9:10 AM
    Balance is crucial in maintaining our natural resources. The top three resources that are currently in a state of unbalance are water, oil, and natural gas
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Family Game Hour
    How does being playful with others enrich your life?

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    Coleman Young 10/14/2020 10:46 AM
    Being playful with others allows you to connect with them on a deeper level and grow your relationship.
  • Reflection Question
    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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    Coleman Young 10/14/2020 10:45 AM
    I learned that one of the most important things we can do is to listen and understand the injustices that minorities endure. If we understand their struggles then we are better equipped to enact lasting change. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Learn About Constructive Communication
    How can you, your loved ones, the community, and environment all benefit from constructive communication?

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    Coleman Young 10/14/2020 10:42 AM
    Now more than ever people need to learn how to have constructive communication with each other. We can't fix any issues if we don't talk about them with the people around us. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Coleman Young 10/14/2020 10:40 AM
    One environmental factor that has recently contributed to my health has been the smoke from the wildfires. Environmental issues affect everything including food, water sources, air quality, and much more. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Coleman Young 10/10/2020 9:10 AM
    Walking it more about the journey than the destination. You get to notice more of the unique things around you when you walk such as cool street art or a funky looking tree.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Coleman Young 10/08/2020 1:30 PM
    Richer countries have more resources to afford the mass production of meat. While this industry does provide jobs, (I grew up on a farm) it's terrible for the environment. I have cut by my red meat consumption down to only two meals a week. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Coleman Young 10/08/2020 1:26 PM
    Hiking always helps me disconnect from my phone and appreciate what's around me. It's a great feeling to not be constantly looking at a screen. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can reduce mental clutter as well as physical waste -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Coleman Young 10/08/2020 1:24 PM
    Often all the paper mail I receive goes straight into the recycling. Making sure that I don't receive that mail in the first place will save energy and paper.