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October 7 - October 28, 2020

Environmental Studies 171 Fall 2020 Feed

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  • Lanny "Chase" McOmber's avatar
    Lanny "Chase" McOmber 10/28/2020 9:28 PM
    On the last day of my Eco Challenge, I spent probably 75% of the day in my favorite place: The Mt. Hood National Forest! Unfortunately while hiking I realized that I had not followed all 7 principles of LNT, which was one of my other challenges, and was unable to finish the challenge with all 3 of my daily actions. Still, it was a great time outside and a great way to celebrate the more successful moments of this challenge.

  • Katerina DeVassie's avatar
    Katerina DeVassie 10/28/2020 9:21 PM
    every small thing really does make a difference.

  • John Hanna's avatar
    John Hanna 10/28/2020 3:36 PM
    Last day went well I think. I hope I helped.

  • John Hanna's avatar
    John Hanna 10/28/2020 3:36 PM
    Last day went well I think. I hope I helped.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Forgiveness
    How has the process of forgiving, or contemplating forgiveness, benefited you?

    John Hanna's avatar
    John Hanna 10/28/2020 3:32 PM
    Forgiving myself... How should I put it? When you have anxiety, when you have insomnia, those are parts of yourself. In the course of my road to recovery over my anxiety, I've given it a name, Sterling. The thing as much as I hate Sterling - and believe me I hate him - I need to realize that he's me or part of me, and that in a way he's trying to keep me safe by making me worried about dozens of different things all the time. I don't have to like it, and I still want to get rid of him, but in that perspective, in the perspective of an overactive brain who's fear centers are misfiring, I forgive him, I forgive myself, or at least I'm trying to. Forgiveness is hard, especially for something that's making you miserable. 

  • Alexis Dasher's avatar
    Alexis Dasher 10/28/2020 1:33 PM
    todays the last day, i wish i had done more

    • April Ann Fong's avatar
      April Ann Fong 11/02/2020 8:53 AM
      It is harder than you think, isn't it? That's why it's a challenge! Glad you tried the challenge!

  • tiffanie jeffreys's avatar
    tiffanie jeffreys 10/28/2020 9:55 AM
    https://youtu.be/RGkWI7c74oo
    https://youtu.be/pHNlel72eQc
    I watched these two TED Talks about food sovereignty and learned the importance of planting traditional foods that are linked to the land by having a relationship with each other for thousands of years. 

  • tiffanie jeffreys's avatar
    tiffanie jeffreys 10/28/2020 9:46 AM
    Today I made a vegetarian breakfast with a masa cake and scrambled eggs; tonight I will have a vegan meal of lentils and rice!

  • April Ann Fong's avatar
    April Ann Fong 10/28/2020 9:41 AM
    Last day! Wow...okay...veggies went well...food sovereignty and water rights explorations went okay...but transportation was hard, because I had to talk to someone everyday, which wasn't realistic for me this year. I love that the ecochallenge pushes me and the 3 weeks is a great length to make things more of a habit! Thanks ecochallenge!

    • John Hanna's avatar
      John Hanna 10/28/2020 3:35 PM
      Yeah something that involved talking to others, when due to the global health crisis that's something we're supposed to be AVOIDING! Is really hard, it's what made me pick something else, because I live alone and talking to people isn't easy when you don't really know them. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Ani Draper's avatar
    Ani Draper 10/27/2020 4:59 PM
    I am able to appreciate what I am eating and I feel like I can really taste it. Life just seems slower and easier. I am much my present and focused on just eating instead of diverting my attention elsewhere.