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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Anna Chamberland

State of Oregon Employees

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 520 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    83
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    580
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,195
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    705
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    30
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    705
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    255
    minutes
    spent learning

Anna's Actions

Nature

Forage for My Food

Do at Home

I will use the resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

Do at Home

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 10 minute(s)

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Tour a Waste Management Facility

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 10-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

Do at Home

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 60 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Research Restorative Justice

Do at Home

I will spend 120 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 10 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Happiness

Do at Home

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Mindfulness Practice

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day practicing Mindfulness.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    People are motivated to forage for many different reasons: as a source for food, a means of income, to connect with nature, to participate in cultural tradition, transmitting specific ecological knowledge, or as a means of stewarding local and native plant populations are just a few examples. What is your chief motivation for foraging?

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    Anna Chamberland 10/28/2020 8:48 AM
    We reconditioned our backyard this year and, in the process, I had bark chips added. This fall, we had an abundance of mushrooms pop up. I, personally, love mushrooms. So, I spent some time learning about what mushrooms are edible, tasty, and environments where I can find some delicacies. I'm still searching, and look forward to learning more about Oregon forests.

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    Anna Chamberland 10/28/2020 8:43 AM
    I believe my ecochallenge is good, though I know I could do better if I exerted more effort. Been thinking about closing my FB account, and I just can't get myself to do it! Ugh.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Engage In Active Listening
    What was it like to actively listen to someone? How did both people and the conversation(s) benefit from active listening?

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    Anna Chamberland 10/22/2020 8:23 AM
    Being heard is one thing, knowing that you've been heard gives you a sense of importance in the world. To not hear another is to discredit issues that are important. Whether you agree or disagree with what is said, a person's right to say something should be validated.
    Voltaire: I may not agree with a word you say, but I will defend unto death your right to say it.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Anna Chamberland 10/22/2020 8:19 AM
    Balance is so critical in the world. Giving thanks to the positive bolsters our confidence that we are moving in the right direction. Giving thanks for the challenges strengthens us and guides us on how we must act to reach our ultimate goal - creating a better world. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Research Restorative Justice
    How can Restorative Justice help foster the well-being of both people and planet?

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    Anna Chamberland 10/22/2020 8:07 AM
    I'm practicing connectedness with the Earth to find balance within myself. Aside from becoming grounded, I recognize that without a sustained and healthy plant, we humans, as well as other living things, would not exist. It's a symbiotic relationship.

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    Anna Chamberland 10/20/2020 11:50 AM
    I joined the challenge in an effort to hold myself accountable and stick to what my heart says I should do. I chose my actions based on my physical capabilities - I have some impaired mobility, so things can be a challenge at times. Just gotta remember that these impairments should not keep me from living a good life!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Mindfulness Practice
    What best helped you with your Mindfulness Practice? How does Mindfulness keep you grounded and sustain your work with compassion?

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    Anna Chamberland 10/12/2020 8:25 AM
    Resting, eyes closed, focused breath