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October 3 - October 24, 2018

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Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
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To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    Ariel Scrogham's avatar
    Ariel Scrogham 10/23/2018 3:55 PM
    One food choice that I could make that would do more good than harm, is to limit the amount of meat and increase the fruits/veggies I eat. Less meat consumption would lead to less CO2 emissions and increasing plants would mean more planted plants which is good for the earth.
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do you believe that environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Ariel Scrogham 10/21/2018 10:02 PM
    The social determinants of health contribute to my health outcomes. Stress from being low income living pay check to pay check affects my health in so many ways. Stress can metastasize into bigger issues such as high blood pressure(check), obesity(check), heart disease(almost there), diabetes(not quite, but maybe) etc. Being financially stable would help me be stress free and therefore reversing my weight issue (money to buy more healthy foods and less carbs which are way more filling and last longer than fresh foods), lowering my blood pressure by reducing my stress and less cholesterol from all the carbs, I mean, the list goes on and this is one environmental factor. 
    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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    Ariel Scrogham 10/21/2018 9:41 PM
    Balance is important to sustainability because what we take away we should give back. The way things are going now, we'll be desolate in no time. We need to put a halt to all the pollution, the garbage, the digging, the cutting, the fishing, etc. to allow the world the time it needs to heal and recenter itself.  I'm afraid we've reached the point of no return! All of mankind must change, now!
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

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    Ariel Scrogham 10/19/2018 9:30 AM
    Being creative with what we have/reusing saves us time and money.
    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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    Laura Powers 10/18/2018 10:23 AM
    I am hopeful that our culture is starting to shift away from meat being the center of a meal, and focusing more on eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. I do think that our society is very stressed and busy, and this leads us to eat foods that are faster and require less preparation. Often time this ends up with a lot of meat (fast food, for example). I notice that when I have more time, I eat less meat and more fresh foods because I have time to take care of my body.
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    How does food sovereignty address the complex agrarian transition to modern food systems?

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    Ariel Scrogham 10/18/2018 9:28 AM
    Food sovereignty will address the complex agrarian transition of modern food systems by eliminating GMOs and Pest/Insecticides that are being used by corporate food industries to meet the high demands of the growing population. These genetically modified and chemically mutated foods are genetically modifying/mutating and poisoning the people. If we were to revert back to people growing and hunting their own foods, health problems that we face will be extremely LOW compared to what we are seeing now. We need to take back and live our own lands!
    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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    Laura Powers 10/15/2018 9:19 AM
    This weekend I visited the Oregon Coast and witnessed the moon setting into the ocean - something I didn't even realize was possible! I am trying to celebrate the natural world around me as much as possible. To me, the first step is taking time to step outside and just witness the changes around us.
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint?

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    Ariel Scrogham 10/13/2018 12:08 PM
    While learning about renewable energy and audits today, a BlueSky rep knocked on my door. I explained to them that I've received countless notifications about renewable energy but couldn't commit to $5 a month extra on my bill or any other hidden fees. After a long conversation about their other options, I finally signed up to receive 1 BlueSky Block for $1.95/month which helps our economy by limiting coals and fossil fuels and helps fund new community based renewable energy programs in Oregon. I'm also getting a free energy efficient box that will include 6 LED light blub, a bath tub and kitchen sink energy efficient products. 

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    Ariel Scrogham 10/13/2018 11:22 AM
    Spent about an hour going for a walk this morning to the coffee shop on 42nd/Columbia and I brought my reusable cup with me! I was able to accomplish three tasks in one: meditated while walking and prevented yet another plastic straw from ending up in the ocean. 

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    Katrina Doughty 10/11/2018 3:31 PM
    MCH just did a walking meeting.  So great to soak up some sunshine and do one of eco challenges