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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Jennifer Morris

Palo Alto Environmentalists

"do better"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 441 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    16
    organic meals
    consumed
  • up to
    50
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    255
    minutes
    spent learning

Jennifer's Actions

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Forgiveness

Do at Home

I will begin, or continue, on the journey of forgiving myself and/or other(s). I may do this through journaling, meditation, prayer, and/or talking with a licensed healthcare professional.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Reduce Refined Sugar

Do at Home

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Nurture Self-Compassion

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes nurturing my Self-Compassion.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

Do at Home

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Do at Home

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support a Sharing Economy

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

Do at Home

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Jennifer Morris 10/21/2020 4:20 PM
    I love the suggestions for action. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degradation and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Jennifer Morris 10/21/2020 12:08 PM
    low income families, living in more urban areas. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Jennifer Morris 10/20/2020 3:37 PM
    inefficient use of resources to grow meat, which is probably why richer people have more access to it/eat more of it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

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    Jennifer Morris 10/20/2020 7:00 AM
    growth mindset  eat local, in season, without waste and with deep enjoyment.   We are paying for transport, packaging, perservatives, other chemicals and a whole lot of food waste.  If we took that out overall, and build a local food economy, we could afford to give everyone access to organic food.  and that isn't even taking into account the reduced impact on our health care system. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Nurture Self-Compassion
    How can nurturing your Self-Compassion also nurture healthier relationships with others and the environment?

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    Jennifer Morris 10/17/2020 1:13 PM
    letting go of tension and anxiety removes blockages that prevent me from listening to others, seeing the world around me. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Jennifer Morris 10/17/2020 1:12 PM
    compassion, integrity, openness 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Jennifer Morris 10/13/2020 8:58 PM
    personal relationships bring knowledge and empathy, and the willingness to step away from daily life to advocate for a better life for others. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Support a Sharing Economy
    What are some of the barriers to sharing economies? What is your plan for supporting or creating one in your community?

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    Jennifer Morris 10/08/2020 4:38 PM
    theft.  lack of trust.  products that are not robust.  lack of interest.  lack of knowledge.   My horse community shares equipment regularly, helped by trust and good labeling of ownership or place for return :-)  We are now working on a shared disaster relief trailer that will be available across our county, with supplies to be available to anyone who needs them. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Research Voter Suppression
    What are the ways in which voters are prohibited from or discouraged from voting in your region and/or state? What could be done to get rid of these barriers?

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    Jennifer Morris 10/08/2020 4:36 PM
    misinformation about availability of polling places, threatening or disturbing individuals at the location, misinformation about effectivenss of mail in ballots.   Local action, trusted neighbors and friends empowered with actual information who can and will take the time to help everyone make their vote count.