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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Carol Lane

City of Portland - Water Bureau

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    135
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    3.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent learning

Carol's Actions

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

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Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Northwest Earth Institute or another local nonprofit.

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One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 60 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.

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One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 15 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

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One-Time Action

Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

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One-Time Action

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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 15 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Create Your Own Action

Community 1x per week

I will pay a portion of the purchase of whoever is behind me in line

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Carol Lane 10/23/2018 2:23 PM
    I went down the rabbit hole on this challenge. I spent more than 60 mins over a couple of weeks going through a lot of online info starting with the links provided and then branching out.
    There is a link to what I consider an easy-to-understand discussion regarding the difference between appropriation vs honoring of native culture, symbols etc. (explains why Native Americans are offended by a sports team that uses a racial slur for example)
    The interactive map of tribes is fascinating and along with showing the overlap of many, many tribes it also reveals the extent of US gov't sanctioned land robbery (to put it mildly).
    Then I got caught up in a blog by Taté Walker (Mniconjou Lakota). I watched a video she and her daughter, who are both huge Harry Potter fans, made regarding JK Rowling's History of Magic in America and how it broke their hearts that it didn't accurately reflect many native beliefs, reinforced some negative stereotypes and appropriated Native symbols and converted them into generalized European-styled versions for her series. They acknowledge that they don't think JK meant disrespect but now that corrections have been requested and not addressed they are upset (I haven't researched JK's responses to the Native communities who have contacted her and asked for corrections)
    This study has caused me to try to see some of the everyday things we casually see and hear in our culture the way a Native American would and one of the biggest takeaways that I find I'm guilty of is this: our "dominant culture" lumps Native Americans of all tribes and customs into a few big stereotypes and we forget that there are over 550 separate tribes in N. America alone. Technically, I know this to be true but I also know how heavily influenced I've been by books and Hollywood with their vast generalizations and over simplifications.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Raise Money For a Nonprofit
    How do/can NWEI programs help you develop a stronger sense of community?

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    Carol Lane 10/05/2018 9:22 AM
    did the Oregon Humane Society + Subaru matching
    OutsideIn
    OPB
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

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    Carol Lane 10/04/2018 4:31 PM
    ECR recycles mattresses.
    They've even built & patented a huge machine called a Bearclaw that easily separates the springs from the wood frame