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October 6 - October 27, 2021

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  • Margaret Abbott's avatar
    Margaret Abbott 10/26/2021 3:18 PM
    watching a spider birthing in my garden

  • Liz Siu's avatar
    Liz Siu 10/26/2021 2:22 PM
    My favorite “harsh” cleanser isn’t harsh at all! It’s made of ground cherry pits! It’s a very effective abrasive, but it smells like heaven. It’s by environmentally friendly brand Shaklee and called Scour Off. It’s pricey, but I’ve had mine for 10 years and still have plenty left!

  • Allaire Koslo's avatar
    Allaire Koslo 10/25/2021 5:47 AM
    Living simply, so we can all simply live. Recycling, buy nothing-only what is truly needed. Be in Nature. Be Kind, thankful, grateful.  Health to all and especially the planet Mother Earth, love and respect. Eco-Challenge Every day. Thank you. 

  • Liz Siu's avatar
    Liz Siu 10/22/2021 2:57 PM
    Following up after the Live Q&A with Kahea, the Ceo of Women's Earth Alliance, I was inspired to create the Action item of how to calculate your carbon footprints. My footprint was 50 tons CO2/year. One thing I did notice more was that since I am vegan the amount of food contributions to Co2 were lower. What is your footprint? Find out how to calculate it here:

  • Margaret Abbott's avatar
    Margaret Abbott 10/22/2021 2:15 PM
    Enjoying the process very much and even though some days I forget to tune in and account for my challenge I am thrilled to see some new practices emerging like sitting on front perch with my cuppa and being in the garden.

    • Lila Johnson's avatar
      Lila Johnson 10/23/2021 1:59 PM
      I love that, Margaret! Right, a simple habit that is SUPER ENRICHING that never may have happened without a lovely prompt like this... You've inspired me... (specifically, when I smoked (gasp, I know, but I did: for a long time) I went outside and enjoyed my garden many times per day. without that bad habit, I also gave up the good one. You've inspired me to make the most of these last days and encourage the good one back... thank you!

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

    Margaret Abbott's avatar
    Margaret Abbott 10/22/2021 2:12 PM
    Yesterday I spent most of the day in the garden, adding compost to the soil and planting summer vegetables. I felt so enlivened at the end of the day even though a bit tired.

  • Natalia  Karoway's avatar
    Natalia Karoway 10/21/2021 9:13 AM
    The rain is starting to put a damper on my walking goal -- LOL!! But bless these much needed rains!! Time for some rain gear for both me and my dog! ;)
  • Reflection Question
    Water Calculate My Water Footprint
    How does your view on water consumption change after completing this action?

    Lila Johnson's avatar
    Lila Johnson 10/20/2021 2:44 PM
    I wonder what using an ALTERED kitchen faucet would do? it says 98% less water... 

  • Lila Johnson's avatar
    Lila Johnson 10/20/2021 2:34 PM
    I thought I'd miss the egg with fried rice, but I really didn't! Over med-high heat, saute 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots and 2 chopped celery stalks in avocado oil 3-5min... add 3 cloves minced garlic and 2t minced ginger, 1min... add 1 chopped zucchini and 4oz chopped mushrooms, 5 min... add 3c cooked rice, 1/3c soy sauce, 2T rice wine vinegar.. cook until liquid absorbed... add chopped cilantro, 1/4c chopped almonds and 2 sliced scallions... serves 4

  • Liz Siu's avatar
    Liz Siu 10/20/2021 10:04 AM
    Laundry is an area we could probably all do a little better in… whether it is only doing full loads, washing in cold water, or trying eco-friendly laundry products like soap nuts and wool dryer balls. What are your green laundry tips?

    • Kristin Wildensee's avatar
      Kristin Wildensee 10/21/2021 5:10 PM
      I guess another really simple thing is to wear clothes a lot before you wash them! :) My husband and I are in the habit of wearing clothes many times before putting them in the laundry hamper. We have a solar water heater, so depending on the weather, hot water can be precious. So we pretty much always do laundry in cold water (and save the hot for washing our bodies).