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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Dorothy Atwood

Lake Oswego Sustainability Network

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 812 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    51
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    291
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Dorothy's Actions

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

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

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

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

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Dorothy Atwood 10/24/2018 7:35 AM
    Thank you EcoChallenge.  This has been great!!

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    Dorothy Atwood 10/22/2018 1:21 PM
    By decluttering everyday, I've learned my habit is to not quite finish a task.  I bring in the mail, look at one or two pieces then put the rest in a pile.  Now I've slowing down and taking the time to complete the task at hand, including, putting items away where they belong.  
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

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    Dorothy Atwood 10/22/2018 1:18 PM
    It is very scary to think corporations control seeds and the means to sustain ourselves.  It should be a sacred right to have access to seeds for food.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than in other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How do we start shifting a meat-focused food culture?

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    Dorothy Atwood 10/22/2018 1:16 PM
    We eat lots of meat in North America because it is cheap.  The true cost of meat is not reflected in its price.  The price doesn't include environmental degradation, healthcare cost from toxics and too much meat in our diet.

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    Dorothy Atwood 10/15/2018 8:27 PM
    Today I took the decluttering bags to Goodwill.  What a good feeling to have then out of the house and on to their next lives!!!

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    Dorothy Atwood 10/14/2018 11:36 AM
    Today, I expanded my gratitude to letting those I'm grateful to know.

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    Dorothy Atwood 10/11/2018 9:37 PM
    I'm enjoying trying new vegetarian and vegan recipes.  Tonight was green peppers stuffed with a quinoa, onions, zucchini, parsley mixture.  Yum!

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    Dorothy Atwood 10/10/2018 9:25 PM
    I looked back over my gratitude journal.  It is an eclectic mix of 'big' gratitude (e.g. my health, sunrises) and little ones (a warm cup of team, dancing to live music...).  I'm grateful for my journal now too!

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    Dorothy Atwood 10/09/2018 2:16 PM
    Decluttering was in the kitchen today.  How many spatulas, turners, cutting boards and wooden spoons do you really need?  Who knew the answer was so many!!  Well now there are fewer, and it is easier to find the one you want in the drawer.

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    Dorothy Atwood 10/08/2018 10:55 AM
    I'm loving the decluttering.  It is contagious!!  Even though my hubby hasn't joined the challenge, he is decluttering too!!