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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Hilary Jones

Interface Engineering Inc.

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 632 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    28
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    760
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    84
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Hilary's Actions

Simplicity

Organize a Course

I will organize NWEI's discussion course 'Voluntary Simplicity' with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the 'Learn More' resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 10 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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

Access to public transportation is a social justice issue! I will learn about the need for public transportation in my community and tell 1 friends each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will enjoy the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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? Do you think this might enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Hilary Jones 10/24/2018 9:41 AM
    Knowing who produces your food and where it comes from definitely sheds more light on the quality and freshness of the food. I think it also can evoke a deeper sense of gratitude towards food and the producer, which in turn would motivate the consumer to advocate for better quality of life for producers. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Organize a Course
    How can you use NWEI programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

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    Hilary Jones 10/24/2018 9:35 AM
    Spread awareness and come up with accessible steps to take and goals to work towards
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    Amongst the motivations for foraging are: a source of food; means of income; connecting with nature; cultural tradition; or transmitting "local ecological knowledge, and a means for stewarding local and native plant populations" (McLain et al. 2012, 13). Which of these would be your chief motivation and why?

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    Hilary Jones 10/22/2018 11:25 AM
    I like how it is a means of self reliance in addition to being cost-effective and a low-impact / zero waste means to get food. I also think that it gives one a new connection to and appreciation to nature above just being outdoors. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Hilary Jones 10/18/2018 11:41 AM
    rainwater harvesting! and more people need to view freshwater as a precious resource and not take it for granted!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Learn More and Talk to My Friends
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Hilary Jones 10/10/2018 3:14 PM
    Living in new york without a car and replying on the subway/ walking/biking has drilled in me that I don't need a car to get around and that Cities need to invest in public transportation for so many reasons including the environment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and touch?

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    Hilary Jones 10/10/2018 11:30 AM
    Being outside is so calming to me and I have been making a point to try to be more present outside (not multitasking or on my phone) so really have been noticing the seasons changing. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

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    Hilary Jones 10/10/2018 11:28 AM
    I'm not sure. I know that sustainable agricultural practices and politics will play the biggest role in how to feed the growing population. I think organic is great, but a lot in our current food system would need to change before it would be accessible to everyone. I think eating an unprocessed plant based diet and choosing local when possible, is a critical step to take before committing to everything organic. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

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    Hilary Jones 10/10/2018 11:20 AM
    The sun has been setting earlier and earlier, which is melancholy, but it has been a nice calming ritual.