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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Rose Wetzel

SU Sustainability Warriors

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 720 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    332
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,075
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    646
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    886
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent learning

Rose's Actions

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

Do at Home

I will only check my email during work hours, using my personal time for endeavors that help me live out my values.

COMPLETED 19
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: Justice for the Whole Community

Donate to or Volunteer for Low-Income Solar Initiatives

Do at Home

Whether it's by donating or volunteering, I will research the benefits of low-income solar and find out how I can support low-income solar initiatives in my area.

Uncompleted
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

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

Do at Home

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

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

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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Nurture Self-Compassion

Do at Home

I will spend 2 minutes nurturing my Self-Compassion.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 15 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • 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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    Rose Wetzel 10/27/2020 8:59 PM
    Nonviolence, honesty, and sustainable social justice. Nonviolence comes from my faith of Quakerism and is at the root of my social beliefs. I value honesty personally in my relationships, because it is necessary to protect oneself and others.  I combined two values for sustainable social justice because you can't have social justice without climate/environmental justice.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Support Native Communities
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

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    Rose Wetzel 10/26/2020 8:10 PM
    Balance is inherent to sustainability because a system that uses resources in excess is unsustainable.
  • 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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    Rose Wetzel 10/26/2020 7:58 PM
    I use self-compassion to handle my anxiety and perfectionism, which often cause me to self-doubt. This can be damaging when voiced to myself and others, so channeling healthier thoughts instead gives me more energy for things that matter.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex transition from localized food systems to modern global food systems?

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    Rose Wetzel 10/26/2020 7:53 PM
    Food sovereignty aims to return to more localized food systems, which are healthier for people and the environment in so many ways.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Forgiveness
    How has the process of forgiving, or contemplating forgiveness, benefited you?

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    Rose Wetzel 10/25/2020 8:43 PM
    By starting to forgive myself I've been able to recover my relationships with other people and spend more of the healthy alone time I need with myself.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Rose Wetzel 10/12/2020 8:33 PM
    Turn off lights around the house, invest in "smarter" appliances, charge phone/laptop during the day instead of overcharging at night, spending less time ON appliances to save battery, fly less (easy during covid lol), bike/walk instead of driving.
  • 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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    Rose Wetzel 10/11/2020 5:30 PM
    It helps me realize my privilege and how I'm fortunate in a positive way that gets me focused on how I can give back without giving too much of myself.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Disconnect from Email
    Notice how much time you were spending checking email away from work and make note of that. Now that you have stepped away from it and have not been checking, what changes are you noticing in your thoughts, use of time, stress and energy levels?

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    Rose Wetzel 10/11/2020 2:15 PM
    When I spend less time checking during times I could rest or times I should be doing other things, I actually have more time to plan things out and feel less stressed and more accomplished later.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Rose Wetzel 10/08/2020 4:05 PM
    I like walking because I notice so much more, and the fresh air is so beneficial after spending so much time inside with virtual learning etc.