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October 7 - October 28, 2020

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  • Reflection Question
    Energy Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

    John Sykes's avatar
    John Sykes 10/22/2020 10:58 AM
    While I have done this at home several years ago, this we week finalized grant for Windows of Hope group in Wilmington, which will reduce heat  loss for dozens of homes in low-income neighborhoods.

  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degradation and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    John Sykes 10/22/2020 10:53 AM
    Researched Environmental Injustice as part of Social Determinants of Health.  Also, presented basics of Environmental Justice to church stewardship committee. 
  • 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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    John Sykes 10/22/2020 8:48 AM
    The film was about the death and life of an trans woman of color. While the film didn't use the term intersectional, it was certainly in play here as she was oppressed by folks of her own race, her own gender and her own community.

  • Ronald Schaeffer's avatar
    Ronald Schaeffer 10/19/2020 6:12 AM
    Making progress. Need to remember to check in. 

  • Ronald Schaeffer's avatar
    Ronald Schaeffer 10/18/2020 7:21 AM
    This is hard work. I should be better organized. 

    • Margaret Keefe's avatar
      Margaret Keefe 10/19/2020 6:04 AM
      What part of it is hard, Ron? It may be more about the program/website than your own issue. I would never say of you that you are disorganized...
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Mindfulness Practice
    What best helped you with your Mindfulness Practice? How does Mindfulness keep you grounded and sustain your work with compassion?

    John Sykes's avatar
    John Sykes 10/16/2020 8:23 AM
    Set a daily schedule for meditation, such as the same time each day. Focus attention inward, both physically and mentally on reactions to events or stimulus that starts to change my state of mind.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Offset for Climate Justice
    What did you learn from the resources? What did you discover from the offset calculator?

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    John Sykes 10/16/2020 8:11 AM
    There are several sources to purchase offsets,  I chose to support tree planting through IPL's carbon covenant plan, which helps fund non-profit reforestation in the far east.

  • Janet Taylor-Smith's avatar
    Janet Taylor-Smith 10/15/2020 2:48 PM
    I would like to vary my challenges. I don't know how to remove them from daily 

    • Margaret Keefe's avatar
      Margaret Keefe 10/16/2020 10:51 AM
      Janet, I asked a question using the magnifying icon in the lower right corner of the page & got a fairly quick response—day or so.

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    Margaret Keefe 10/14/2020 9:49 AM
    Looking at out team stats, it looks like some of you have not checked in since registering. We encourage you to go into your page, review the actions you chose to do, and indicate what progress you are making. Many of the actions are things you do every day so you can track your progress daily. We are one week into the 3-week Challenge so let’s see where we are. 

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    Margaret Keefe 10/11/2020 1:51 PM
    One of the actions I chose was to watch a food documentary. Anyone recommend one they really love that I could recommend in the weekly articles we are sharing?