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October 6 - October 27, 2021

Local 2020 People's Ecochallenge Feed

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  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

    Jan Chappuis's avatar
    Jan Chappuis 10/26/2021 9:53 AM
    Five-minute showers don't lend themselves to meditation... ;)
  • Reflection Question
    Community Research Restorative Justice
    How can Restorative Justice help foster the well-being of both people and planet?

    Karen Quinn-Shea's avatar
    Karen Quinn-Shea 10/24/2021 5:24 PM
    I researched JRJI (Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative), which has the goal of restorative justice for inmates in our prison systems.  Many of the inmates have similar backgrounds to immigrants, who need asylum. These individuals are treated like property and not humans. If there was the opportunity to listen to their stories, with respect and empathy, then true justice could possibly happen.  With justice and respect, comes dignity, which is good for all people and our planet. 

  • Jan Chappuis's avatar
    Jan Chappuis 10/20/2021 2:42 PM
    A loving-kindness meditation my friend Karen Quinn-Shea shared:

    May I be free from suffering and the roots of all suffering
    May I be at peace
    May my heart remain open
    May I awaken to the Light of my own true nature
    May I be healed
    May I be a source of healing for all beings.

    May you be free from suffering and the roots of all suffering
    May you be at peace
    May your heart remain open
    May you awaken to the Light of my own true nature
    May you be healed
    May you be a source of healing for all beings.

    • Cindy Jayne's avatar
      Cindy Jayne 10/20/2021 9:05 PM
      I love that, I will have to use it in my daily loving kindness challenge!

  • Katy Taylor's avatar
    Katy Taylor 10/16/2021 7:41 PM
    computer power settings: i'm trying to remember to unplug the computer when i go to bed every day.

  • Suzanne Jones's avatar
    Suzanne Jones 10/15/2021 12:07 PM
    I am counting this action because I attended a meeting with the Community Development Committee with the local government. Although the meeting was supposed to include climate action planning, we never got the chance to talk aobut it, except for a shoreline plan so I didn't get to advocate for growing and eating local food for climate change mitigation.

  • Suzanne Jones's avatar
    Suzanne Jones 10/15/2021 12:04 PM
    For lunch today I had zucchini lazagna and a salad. All the veetables in the meal came from local farmers. Some days it is easier to eat local food than others, but I have been attempting to create my meals around foods I know I can get at the farmer's market.

    • Katy Taylor's avatar
      Katy Taylor 10/16/2021 7:44 PM
      nice, Suzanne! i grow many of my veggies and try to eat mostly from the garden. have recently stopped buying avocados and fruit that has to travel in planes to get here... we just found a local place for meat on Marrowstone: One Straw Ranch, for when we want some animal protein.

    • Teresa Broadus's avatar
      Teresa Broadus 10/15/2021 4:27 PM
      I'm working on a hormone reset....they say we should be eating at least 1 pound of vegetables a day.....oh my goodness.  This is quite a lot!

  • Suzanne Jones's avatar
    Suzanne Jones 10/14/2021 8:06 PM
    I have been very busy doing a lot of online work, so I have been making do with what i cold easily get my hands on. I went to the farmer's market last Saturday and bought a lot of vegetables and I've been eating those.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Advocate for More Food Options
    What changes would help food insecure regions have access to local, seasonal foods? How can your choices contribute to these changes?

    Suzanne Jones's avatar
    Suzanne Jones 10/14/2021 8:05 PM
    In my area, there is a lot of local food availabl, even beef, pork, eggs, and fish. It's all very expensive and the farms cannot directly accept food stamps, although you can get some food stamps tokens at the farmer's market. So, less expensive foods.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Locally-Sourced Meals
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally from now on, what would be the most difficult food item for you to give up? Why?

    Suzanne Jones's avatar
    Suzanne Jones 10/14/2021 8:03 PM
    I couldn't afford to eat only locally. I can get most of what I want, I just can't afford it.

  • Katy Taylor's avatar
    Katy Taylor 10/12/2021 8:15 PM
    i'd like to keep learning about sharing economies, but for now, i reached back out to the Repair Cafe contact i had to see if the one i heard was in planning mode for this Fall is still in the works...

    • Katy Taylor's avatar
      Katy Taylor 10/19/2021 8:03 PM
      thanks, Cindy--it was Mandi!

    • Cindy Jayne's avatar
      Cindy Jayne 10/19/2021 10:45 AM
      Katy - not sure who you contacted but mandi Johnson is working on some for next year, I have her contact info if you need it.