Holly Windom

Comerica Bank Choices for Sustainable Living Team

Points Total

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    28
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Challenges

Consumption and Economy

Support Local Businesses

I will buy from local businesses instead of shopping online.

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

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

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hour(s) in my community this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) each day this week.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Consumption and Economy

Support a Sharing Economy

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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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One-Time Challenge

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  • Holly Windom 8/15/2018 7:33 AM
    Channel 56 has a lot of documentaries on countries that still does have clean water. Truly is it something we city dwellers take for grant it. On the program I watch children in Africa walking 4 miles or more to get a bath and bring back water for cooking for the family. This child was 10. At this age I would run and play all day on Saturdays and go in the house for cool drink or drink right from the water hose out side. (YES, I DID). As a child it look as clean as the inside water to me and it was cold.  As an adult I know realize the many thing that can be in water to make people very sick. It brakes my heart to see at this day and age people suffering. What happen in Flint, MI those responsible people should be made to drink that water they said was ok for others to drink.   

  • Holly Windom 7/06/2018 11:16 AM
    What TRACK MY PURCHASES! Sorry I use all caps for myself. I can get so far off budget when I do not watch what I spend. Why I spend in a better question? WOW when I'm bored I shop! I know that bad. I'm better now I can only use cash to shop it was a time I used credit. Now that my debt is under control. I still need help with the shopping thing. I go from clothing to home improvement stuff. Tip of the year. Do not go food shopping when hungry! You spend and extra $20.00. Pray for me, I've got to due better but tracking is a reality check. Try it!

  • Holly Windom 7/06/2018 11:10 AM
    Sorry been on PTO lately, while I was away from my position I volunteered with Orchard Children's Foundation - (MI). At the Southfield Civic Center they give 400 foster children shoes, helmets, bike, school uniforms and lunch. They had a couple of bounce houses. It was a huge success. The next day I volunteered at Gleaners. They are in needed of speakers to go out to the community and get their message out. We are here to service the under feed. Both are excellent causes. I feel so bless to support them. I volunteer a lot to focus on others. I'm a widow and I could spent time at home alone but I'm healthy and happier servicing my community.  

  • Holly Windom 6/20/2018 10:39 AM

    Habits are hard to brake! Today I got a straw in the lunch room. I really like drinking out of straws (now metal ones). I really could not put it back but I refuse to use it. Our habits are most of the issues we face. Pray for me and I will pray for and the changes we are trying to make. We as a people must continue to try to make little changes so they can turn into large turn a rounds in thinking! Good Luck to you and me.

  • Holly Windom 6/14/2018 7:35 AM
    Today's let talk about litter. Is it me? Or has people's behavior showing they just do not care any more. I live on a main street in Livonia Michigan. I fine diapers! Also other things that people throw out of the window. It is so sad that we as a people have gotten so unconcerned with our environment. This is a planet. That is already showing signs of abuse. How do we stop littering? How do we go back to everyone caring about their own actions? When do we teach our children to do the right thing from a young age and when they get older they will know the correct thing to do with trash. We must continue to try! Pray! Then keep our part of the planet as clean as possible. Good Luck!    

    • I agree, Holly. Sometimes it does feel a bit defeating when we witness what is going on around us.  It might be tough for some to remember that we are all stakeholders in keeping this planet healthy, and that we do all need to do our part. Thank you for sharing!

  • Holly Windom 6/05/2018 6:47 AM
    I'm grateful someone is reading my posting. Thank you! I'm also grateful my company allows small local business to come to our buildings with their goods. We have a huge variety of venders here in the Michigan locations.

    • Of course! We love reading these from all of you. I'm so happy to hear that your company partners with small businesses so that they get the exposure and the business, this is so important!



  • Holly Windom 5/31/2018 10:47 AM
    I'm trying to be more budget aware. This is not easy because when I'm bored I shop. I was one on Comerica's Green Team so it started me shopping green. First with cleaning supplies, veggies/not processed foods, then with paper products now I'm looking at clothing. Not much interested in wearing a potatoes sacks but natural materials (green) clothing is much more expensive. I'm worth it!  I need to find a way to support it. My new policy (I learn from a TV preacher) buy as much as you want but then go home and give away as much as you bought to people who can really use it. Recycle your clothing that is still worth wearing! (OK I'm still working on this part of the deal).

    • I love that you see what you like to do and yet also see how you can make a difference by trimming what you have too. Good luck and keep it up - I try for the same things. 

  • Holly Windom 5/30/2018 10:24 AM
    Volunteering in the community comes easy to me. I'm at a point in my life where I look for chances to bless other people. My focus and passion in a food focused effort. Next would be Children Charities. The Detroit, MI Metropolitan Area has so many efforts to support. Take your family & friends select a day and make a difference. Your issues/situations will decreased in your mind when you focus on others! Gleaners, Forgotten Harvest, Orchard Children's Foundation. Stop driving pass the local farmer's market! Go see what they have Google will tell you how to Wash, bake, frying, grill and or boil everything they offer. It is a great way to meet new people and feel good about your day that evening at bedtime.

    • I love this comment, Holly. I agree with the Farmer's Markets. It's a wonderful way to build community and buy the freshest of food. You are right about Google - so there is no excuse! :D Thank you for sharing.

  • Holly Windom 5/23/2018 12:07 PM
    I was at Detroit Eastern Market and purchased a woven basket from and person that stated this was from Africa where imports support villages and wavers are paid for their work. Very pretty beige with red and blue stripes.

  • Holly Windom 5/23/2018 12:04 PM
    Detroit PBS has great shows of all kind of environmental based views. I love to watch and see things I would never do (cause I do not work on at farm) or see places I would not go (not a mountain climber either).