Philena Seldon

Spring Online Course

"The Office of Sustainability leverages Cleveland's wealth of assets by collaborating with the community to improve the economic, environmental, and social well-being of its citizens. To lead by example, the Office develops and implements policies and practices with City departments to embrace a culture of sustainability."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 494 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    miles
    travelled by foot
  • up to
    30
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    28
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Challenges

Community

Host a House Party

I will host a house party to watch a movie or present a guest speaker on an environmental issue that matters to me.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 3 mile(s) each day this week instead of driving and avoid sending up to 28.14 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 5 new neighbor(s) this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Plan a Block Party

I will plan a block party to meet my neighbors, help them meet each other, and foster a sense of community.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Visions of Sustainability

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Pick Up Litter

I will pick up litter on my street and ask others to join me in taking care of our neighborhood.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Philena Seldon 6/01/2018 9:12 AM
    I recently participated in a Neighbor Circle led by Neighborhood Connections.  Here's an example, http://www.lawrencecommunityworks.org/node/64. Last week participants from the Neighbor Circle met at a local business in the neighborhood to continue building relationships while supporting a locally owned ice cream shop. It provided us time to enjoy each others company and get out into our neighborhood. 

  • Philena Seldon 6/01/2018 7:47 AM
    There's a book that I always reference, Staying Healthy with the Seasons, https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/198370/staying-healthy-with-the-seasons-by-elson-m-haas/9781587611421/ 

    "Nature’s cycles affect not only the external climate, but also our internal health and mental well-being. With this as its primary tenet, STAYING HEALTHY WITH THE SEASONS revolutionized the fields of preventive and integrated medicine when it was first published in 1981, and introduced a seasonal approach to nutrition, disease prevention, and mind-and-body fitness. A leading practitioner of the season-based lifestyle theory, Dr. Elson Haas provides simple, logical advice for achieving glowing good health: Bring the mind and body into balance with the earth, and consume a diet that emphasizes in-season, chemical-free foods. Joining Western and Eastern medicines with seasonal nutrition, herbology, and exercise practices, this timeless classic, revised for the 21st century, provides the keys to staying healthy from spring right on through winter."