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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Michelle Abbott

Solutions for Sustainability

"Do all the good I can. By all the means I can. For all the people I can. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 649 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    22
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    765
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    3.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    3.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    170
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Michelle's Actions

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health

Take Control

Do at Home

Both systemic and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Core Values

Do at Home

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in My Community

Do at Home

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

Do at Home

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

Do at Home

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 7 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Engage In Active Listening

Do at Home

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 3 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Joyful Movement

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes doing an activity where I'm both moving my body and enjoying myself.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Michelle Abbott's avatar
    Michelle Abbott 10/28/2020 3:19 PM
    I have really enjoyed this challenge! Walking outside and enjoying sunrises each morning has been a great way to start my day. Thanks to everyone for your participation

    • KC Spivey's avatar
      KC Spivey 10/28/2020 6:18 PM
      Glad you've enjoyed the journey Michelle - thanks for all of your active participation!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

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    Michelle Abbott 10/27/2020 11:42 AM
    I have spent a lot of time over the past few weeks educating myself on hormone disruptors and how they really mess with our metabolism. As a result, I have changed out my health and beauty products to 100% pure and I truly think it has helped!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Michelle Abbott 10/27/2020 11:40 AM
    We have a big landscaping project going on in our back yard. It includes planting of several pollinator friendly bushes. i can't wait to see the results!

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    Michelle Abbott 10/23/2020 8:45 AM
    I recently learned a new word; "Pono" which is the Hawaiian concept of feeling right with yourself and the world. It’s that feeling of being aligned with who you really are, calm, centered and at peace with everyone and everything around you. Wishing everyone pono!

    • KC Spivey's avatar
      KC Spivey 10/24/2020 3:21 PM
      To which my good Tico friend Carlos might reply - Pura Vida (Pure Life)!

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    Michelle Abbott 10/20/2020 5:19 AM
    My husband and I went hiking on Saturday around Lake Badin and it was chicken soup for the weary soul. The fall colors are starting to peak out!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Michelle Abbott 10/12/2020 5:16 PM
    I have become an avid walker during the pandemic. I'm not ready to go back to the gym so walking is now my  main exercise. The upside is connecting more with my neighbors who are also walking more. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "... our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." What is your response to Berry's assertion?

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    Michelle Abbott 10/08/2020 2:36 PM
    I walk in the mornings and have really been enjoying the sunrises! The days are definitely getting shorter so I need to start taking a flashlight with me. 

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    Michelle Abbott 10/07/2020 3:59 PM
    I am excited about this challenge! Go team!