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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Mary Scott

The Hartford Environmental Action Team

"Succeed in this challenge!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,258 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    370
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    2,130
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    2,085
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    6,210
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Mary's Actions

Simplicity

Work Life Balance

I will endeavor to work no more than 10 hours per day and devote time to my family and my art.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Self-Compassion

Research and read articles on steps to self-compassion and self understanding.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Reduce Material Holiday Gifts

I will focus on the gift of time and experience for my loved ones in lieu of material things. Today planned trips for 2021 when the pandemic has been brought under control.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Caring for Elderly Artists

I will practice kindness and support for elderly artists who belong to the pottery community I belong to. I will begin today by sending cards to one member who is ill and by helping assist with her pottery sales. I will continue this in the greater art community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Holiday Gift Wrap

I will find creative ways to not use gift wrap paper or bags this year. Today I purchased handmade cotton tea towels and recycled Kimono cloth to practice Furoshiki. The art of Japanese gift wrapping with reusable cloth.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Leave No Trace

Do at Home

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Food Waste

Reduced food waste by creating a soup from fading vegetables rather than adding to compost or discarding.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Kitchen Window Herb Garden

I purchased seedlings to keep a kitchen window herb garden through the fall and winter.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Locally Baked Bread

I purchased bread baked by small local vendors so as to support small business and get better quality bread with organic ingredients. I will continue to do this on a weekly basis.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Work with Dog Star Rescue to create a course for local children on rescuing animals.

Setup meetings for planning course outline.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Accentuate the Positive

The current health crisis and social upheaval are frightening and divisive. Focus on kindness and giving to help alleviate the stress.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Office Plants in Need of Champion

Since we are all working from home due to Covid, I have been in the office one day a week. I water all the plants I can find with just enough water to last to the next week.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

Do at Home

I will spend 20 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Share unused fabric.

I will send all leftover reusable fabrics to FabFabrics in Brooklyn

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Use minimal water when brushing teeth

I will limit the water I use when brushing my teeth to only what is needed.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

No Disposable Masks

I will use washable homemade masks and make them for friends and colleagues to limit the number of disposable masks in use.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Hoof It!

Turn out the lights and other energy drawing devices when not in use.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

LIghts Out!

Turn out the lights and other energy drawing devices when not in use.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Opt out of single use containers.

Where possible buy loose produce instead of single use containers

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Reusable Grocery Bags

I shop for groceries twice a week. I pledge to bring cloth reusable bags with me every time.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Spend Time Outside

Do at Home

I will replace 90 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Keep a Nature Journal

Do at Home

I will journal each day about my experiences in nature.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 60-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Mary Scott 10/28/2020 4:32 PM
    Many thanks to all the HIG team members for an outstanding job on the Ecochallenge! If you are not a HEAT member please consider joining us, we would love to have your participation in other events throughout the year!

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    Mary Scott 10/28/2020 4:02 PM
    If you are an American citizen. Don't forget to vote. It could be the most important action you take on behalf of the planet for the next four years!

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    Mary Scott 10/27/2020 5:42 PM
    Snow expected on Friday, Winter is on its way!

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    Mary Scott 10/26/2020 6:13 PM
    Visited with this proud guy today when on my walk. He certainly looked like he thought he was the boss!

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    Mary Scott 10/25/2020 5:22 PM
    And this is why we call it Fall...  Same tree from just a few days ago is now empty. 

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    Mary Scott 10/24/2020 4:59 PM
    There are still some lovely flowers to be seen on walks despite the chilly weather.

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    Mary Scott 10/23/2020 3:33 PM
    A maple's last flash of beauty before the leaves all fall to the ground.

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    Mary Scott 10/22/2020 8:57 PM
    Lily seed pods received today from a  friend.

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    Mary Scott 10/21/2020 7:18 PM
    Taking the time to look closely at the small things in nature reveals the infinite variety that enriches our planet.

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    Mary Scott 10/20/2020 4:36 PM
    Fall berries on a neighborhood shrub.