Marcy D.

Actioneers of EVPP 480

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  • 24 Total

Challenges

Ecological Principles

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 20 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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Transportation

Research Better Transportation

I will research one of the solutions presented in this week's session on Transportation and see if there are any groups in my community already doing this work.

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A Call to Sustainability

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a movie about a sustainability issue I would like to know more about.

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Consumption and Economy

Personal Waste Audit

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

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Community

Attend a Meeting

This week, I will attend one local event or meeting concerning a current issue in my community such as a planning meeting, a town hall, or a training on taking action.

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Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community this week.

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Ecological Principles

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community this week.

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Ecological Principles

Advocate for Sustainability

I will contact local officials and city leaders this week to challenge them to support sustainability policies.

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Ecological Principles

Reduce My Footprint

I will calculate my ecological footprint and talk with my family or roommates about way we can reduce our negative enviromental impact.

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Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

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A Call to Sustainability

Research Local Organizations

I will learn what local organizations are working on sustainability issues and how I can get involved.

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A Call to Sustainability

Pay Attention to Current Events

I will watch or read the news each day this week with a specific focus on sustainability issues and happenings.

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A Call to Sustainability

Learn About Local Issues

I will find out what local sustainability issues are most urgent in my region, including both social and environmental justice concerns.

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Visions of Sustainability

Contact Decision Makers

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) and/or make 4 call(s) this week to a public official or company to advocate for planet-friendly policies or something else I believe in.

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Consumption and Economy

Learn About Alternatives to the GDP

I will research alternatives (like Gross National Happiness) to measuring economic livelihood and the health of a nation.

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Consumption and Economy

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

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Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

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  • Marcy D. 4/16/2019 8:33 PM
    Re: "Practice Gratitude for Earth".
    A challenge of these Eco-Challenges is incorporating them into daily routines. This week, I find time and space for this gratitude by walking from the main campus to my West Campus parking spot (instead of waiting for and riding the shuttle). To imagine a potential outcome from exploring these moments of gratitude: when I take any sustainability-related action that is outside my zone of comfort/convenience/habit, maybe I will be more open to understanding that action as not just an outward behavior, but as another way of connecting to the rest of nature, to expanded ideas of community, etc on a personal, internal level.

  • Marcy D. 4/15/2019 3:03 PM
    Re: "REDUCE ANIMAL PRODUCTS".
    I am vegetarian, but will inch slightly closer to vegan this week by not adding animal products like cheese to my food. I will not (yet) exclude processed foods that have small amounts of milk or eggs, though.