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Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

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    giuliana mcgilvray 4/10/2024 9:01 AM
    Eco challenge is going great! I have been enjoying sharing it with my friends and family.
    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." What is your response to Berry's assertion?

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    giuliana mcgilvray 4/02/2024 2:39 PM
    I think berry makes a great statement, because this is what God calls us to do. He wants us to love and enjoy the earth that He gave us. I find joy in the little things, the things we all experience but maybe dont take time to enjoy. Taking even just 5 minutes to admire the color of the sky before continuing on with my day, taking a moment to smell the flowers around me, and enjoying nature.
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity a necessary ingredient for practicing simplicity?

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    giuliana mcgilvray 4/02/2024 2:37 PM
    It can be hard to practice simplicity in a world that is constantly pushing things in our faces that they can sell to make our lives easier. I have used creativity to practice simplicity by reusing items where I can. For example, I reused old pasta, olive, and vegetable jars as flower vases for a brunch I hosted. This caused me to reuse items I already had, instead of buying new vases. and after using them for that, I used them as cups!

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    giuliana mcgilvray 3/25/2024 1:46 PM
    This week I focused on only buying my food from farmers markets! It has been going great and encouraged me to eat fresher foods more often.

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    giuliana mcgilvray 3/21/2024 2:48 PM
    I had a very sustainably conscious day today! I ate only plant based foods, walked all the places I needed to go, took a 5 minute shower, and spent time outside working on my plants that I am growing for about 2 hours. It was very sunny outside so I did not need to turn on any lights today!

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    giuliana mcgilvray 3/12/2024 2:52 PM
    I have had so much fun sharing the campus ecochallenge with my friends and family!

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    giuliana mcgilvray 3/12/2024 2:50 PM
    I am really enjoying my campus ecochallenge! I have been improving this week at working to check in every single day. Some days I actually apply the ecochallenge and forget to log it, so that is how you know it is becoming a natural part of my every day routine!

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    Eric Webster 2/12/2024 10:46 AM
    This team competition is super fun!

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    giuliana mcgilvray 2/02/2024 11:27 PM
    Im loving doing this campus ecochallenge. I have even gotten some of my friends to join in !

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    giuliana mcgilvray 2/01/2024 2:32 PM
    The ecochallenge is going great! I am really enjoying challenging myself to be more eco friendly