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Chris Kane

Sustainable Floridians

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Challenges

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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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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

Practice Gratitude for Earth

This week, I will spend 10 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day this week.

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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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A Call to Sustainability

Sign a Petition

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

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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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Visions of Sustainability

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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Consumption and Economy

Watch a Documentary

I will watch one of the films suggested in the additional resources and discuss it with friends or family.

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Consumption and Economy

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

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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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Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

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Water

Say No to Plastic

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. This week, I'll say "no" to plastic bags at the store and plastic straws in all of my drinks.

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Water

Watch The Story of Bottled Water

I will watch The Story of Bottled Water to learn more about bottled water's impacts on the environment.

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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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Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 7 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day this week.

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Visions of Sustainability

Contact Decision Makers

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) and/or make 1 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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Feed

  • Chris Kane 7/21/2018 6:00 AM
    My challenge is going great; i have  more momentum right now
  • Chris Kane 7/17/2018 8:31 AM
    Is anyone still on this team?
  • Chris Kane 7/17/2018 8:29 AM
    My challenge is going really well; i learn so much every day as I enjoy my life here

  • Chris Kane 7/12/2018 9:36 PM
    Just returned from a week's vacation visiting family where there is no cell service or internet service.  It was wonderful!
  • Chris Kane 6/17/2018 5:35 AM
    I've been neglecting my challenges this past week or so, but I've been working in the garden a lot and enjoying connecting with the earth, which is what it's all about; It's something I need more because of all the negativity floating around me; connecting with the earth always brings me a strong sense of purpose.  But, I digress...............

    • Hi Chris, thanks for sharing. In the simplest of terms, connecting with the Earth is really what this is all about. Don't let the actions become stressful - have fun with them! Try to keep it manageable by weaving them into your week. Keep it up!
  • Chris Kane 6/06/2018 3:31 AM
    just finished watching Food Matters again; i'd seen it when it first came out; i think that watching some of these types of videos periodically does me a lot of good 
  • Chris Kane 6/03/2018 5:44 AM
    I'm still plugging away...........my last three challenges are more difficult for me because i have to actually do them for 7 days; i do them a lot of the time, with the exception of the meal planning, but 7 days seems to be eluding me, but I'm still trying which is what counts.  Have an amazing day all my NWEI friends.
  • Chris Kane 5/31/2018 9:48 PM
    Wow - it's June already.  I hope that everyone is doing well on their respective challenges.  Time for us to all plant a vegetable garden to make ourselves more sustainable.  
  • Chris Kane 5/31/2018 12:26 AM
    I'm working on the 7 day processed foods challenge and have been  unsuccessful at it, but I keep plugging away and am confident that between now and a day in the not too distant future i'll make it; that's why they call them challenges..........

    • Absolutely! It's important to trust the process and allow yourself to have hiccups as you are learning. That is how an idea becomes a habit. If you stick with it, it will most likely become second nature to you! Thank you for sharing, Chris.
  • Chris Kane 5/28/2018 5:23 AM
    just finished watching TED Talk - Mark Bittman - what's wrong with what we eat - and it was very inspiring - he's a great speaker