October 3 - October 24, 2018

Bailey Williams

YES! Readers

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 4,755 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    27
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    neighbors
    met

Challenges

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 11 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 1 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 10 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Racial inequity is a sustainability problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 9 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 9 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • 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?

    Bailey Williams 10/10/2018 3:40 PM
    I think we're trying to do everything fast and convenient. It takes more time to be thoughtful about your meals instead of just stopping for a cheeseburger. We have to start making food more affordable as well because if it's not accessible it's not equitable. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Support Businesses Owned by People of Color
    Keen Independent Research Foundation conducted a recent study that highlights the disparities in the availability of city contracts and loans to businesses, and how this disparity correlates to owners as people of color. The study showed that Minority businesses enterprises (MBEs) are more likely to have difficulties in receiving loans or city contracts. In what ways can you address systemic racism?

    Bailey Williams 10/08/2018 2:54 PM
    As a Black woman who has started a business I can make sure to hire and support other Minority businesses. I can promote their businesses as well and encourage my friends and family to support them. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Meet My Neighbors
    In what ways can you create more real, face-to-face interactions with friends — or strangers — each week?

    Bailey Williams 10/08/2018 2:52 PM
    When I walk to my car I make sure to say Hi to all of the neighbors I pass in my apartment complex. When I cook something extra this week like muffins, I'll offer some to my neighbor across the hall. And when I'm in public places I'll spend less time staring at my phone and more time trying to interact with people. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

    Bailey Williams 10/04/2018 12:56 PM
    I practice self care by always making my therapy appointments. I also take time to do things that I enjoy like cooking, spending time with friends and family. I also make sure to clean my apartment and tidy up because this helps me have a clear mind and allows me to relax fully. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Bailey Williams 10/03/2018 11:30 AM
    Some barriers that stop me from making this a habit are forgetfulness and connivence. If I forget my water bottle it's easy to just grab one at the store because they're cheap. But they add up after awhile. I will use glasses when I'm at home and work. And make sure to leave a note on my way out to grab my water bottle.