Rebecca Selove

EastwoodTWIGS

Points Total

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  • 303 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    70
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1,590
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Rebecca Selove 5/04/2019 6:25 PM
    How can you be more involved in nurturing a sustainable and just community where you live? Where could your deep passion meet your community’s needs? I am part of several communities within the community where I live. In the course of helping my neighbor farmers, and buying their produce, I enjoy a connection with their passion and their good food. 

  • Rebecca Selove 4/16/2019 6:09 AM
    As you know I have been thinking about how to reduce my plastic use. This morning I heard an NPR story about plastic particles found in the air in the Pyrenees Mountains, far from any large cities. The quantity of particles collected on a meter was the same as has been collected on test boards in large cities. I called Customer Service for Aveeno, which is the brand of facial products I most use, and spoke to Jesse. I asked her to ask Aveeno to consider making their bottles from hemp which biodegrades. She seemed very pleased to hear of this and assured me she would pass the idea up in her organization.  

  • Rebecca Selove 3/23/2019 8:03 PM
    What do you hope to gain from this course? Name at least one goal each for something you want to learn, a behavior you want to change to be more sustainable, and something you can contribute to your group. I hope to identify those attitudes and deeply held beliefs of mine that are inconsistent with a sustainable lifestyle, and then develop the courage to change them. I can contribute my compassion for the uncomfortable feelings we sometimes have in discovering our inconsistencies, and aiming to change.

    • Dawn Hartley 3/24/2019 6:34 PM
      I want to learn more about naturalizing the spaces that are right in my back yard. I want to significantly reduce the number of items I purchase that are in plastic containers. One thing I can contribute to the group is my appreciation for each person present and desire for a sense of community.