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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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sabrina paul

Columbia Bank

"Don't wish for it, Work for it."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,321 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    214
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    636
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    2.0
    water collection systems
    installed
  • up to
    171
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    75
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    2.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    16
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    23
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    631
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    50
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    275
    minutes
    spent learning

sabrina's Actions

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

Do at Home

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Research Restorative Justice

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Plant Trees

Do at Home

I will plant 25 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

Do at Home

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 5 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 22
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

Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

Do at Home

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Host a Watch Party

Do at Home

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

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

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Do at Home

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Do at Home

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

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

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Mindfulness Practice

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

Do at Home

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 20 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 22
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

Water

Collect Rain Water

Do at Home

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Do Nature Activities

Do at Home

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 15 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    sabrina paul 10/28/2020 12:15 PM
    With day light savings coming up I'm going to loss an hour of sleep. However, with shifting my sleep patterns I just realized I need to sleep earlier to get my 7-8 hours. So, with day light savings in mind I'll just need to follow what I did in the beginning and to get up early I need to sleep at a reasonable time of night. What helped me sleep was yoga. My issues was I could shut off my mind to go to sleep, and with yoga it make you slow down and focus on your breath, body, and mind. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

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    sabrina paul 10/28/2020 10:08 AM
    "Reuse Reduce Recycle" is a saying we've all heard at one point in time, and its one easy thing you/ I can do. This can be said with anything cans/ bottles, clothing, cleaning supplies, etc. We can find things that are more environmentally friendly. Yes, it takes more effort but, in the long run it's better for you, and our community. Becoming a more sustainable world it's not just a day, week, and month attempt. It's a life style. 

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    sabrina paul 10/28/2020 9:32 AM
    "Better an Oops than a what if."- Unknown 

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    sabrina paul 10/27/2020 8:40 AM
    "If You Want To Fly, Give Up Everything That Weighs You Down."- Unknown 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    sabrina paul 10/26/2020 10:39 AM
    Most of the time I travel by air is for convenience and quick travel. However, there are so many beautiful spaces around us, and we miss that by air travel. So to avoid air travel in the future I would need to plan my trip in advance  so it's possible to get there on time and be able to visit without feeling rushed to get back home. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    sabrina paul 10/26/2020 10:31 AM
    I would like to take more time reflecting on my day. I think so much happens, and most of the time we don't remember it all. Most of the time I focus on the bad, and I don't remember any of the good. So taking time to really reflect on my day(s).  

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    sabrina paul 10/26/2020 9:21 AM
    " You Will Never Influence The World by Trying To Be Like It."- Unknown 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity 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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    sabrina paul 10/23/2020 3:54 PM
    Mediating helps me a lot with mindfulness. It clears my mind and focus on something else other than my day. When I feel stressed or agitated I close my eyes and breath. It helps me realize that it's not just me in this world and we are all just trying to make it through another day. rather if it's good or bad.

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    sabrina paul 10/23/2020 10:00 AM
    "Be the reason someone feels welcomed, seen, heard, valued, loved and supported."- Unknown 

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    sabrina paul 10/22/2020 9:05 AM
    "If You're Too Comfortable. It's Time To Move On. 
    Terrified Of What's Next? 
    You're On The Right Track." - Unknown