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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?

    Community Host A Watch Party
    What did you learn about in the documentary you watched? How did it make you feel?

    Mackenzie Harris's avatar
    Mackenzie Harris 12/01/2023 11:44 AM
    I learned about different sustainable farming practices and community involved sustainability. When I think of sustainability, it is hard for me to feel like what I am doing is making a huge difference or what ways I can practice sustainability. Watching this documentary gave me new ideas and helped me realize that being in community with people who also have sustainability habits can help a lot.

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      Julianna Porter 12/01/2023 6:07 PM
      That sounds really interesting. I also have that struggle of not feeling like we can do much so it's always good to look on the bright side and focus on the little things.
    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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    Mackenzie Harris 12/01/2023 11:42 AM
    I have always felt connected to sunsets. They are my favorite part of the day and have always been one of the most beautiful aspects of nature to me. I would consider sitting and watching the sunset as a religious experience because I get to sit in the silence and reflect on my day while looking at the beauty of the sun setting on the day.

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    Gabriel Cabrera 11/29/2023 11:20 PM
    its being great It makes you more considerate to our planet
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Juliana De Oliveira Cotrim 11/25/2023 1:22 PM
    This week was a busy week for keeping up with the challenges, due to thanksgiving it was a lot of soul-searching and spending time with family, and it was great to reflect on the challenges. I shared with the family how to live more sustainable and share goals with the community.

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    Ryan Whitener 11/16/2023 6:39 PM
    I watched Seaspiracy with my roommate, Daniel, whom was surprised and inspired by the information about the fishing industry. It is cool to see my friend become more and more passionate about sustainability by showing him unique forms of media like documentaries!

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    Ryan Whitener 11/16/2023 6:38 PM
    Being of service to your neighbors and friends is not only enriching, but beneficial to all individuals involved in the process! Today I helped my friend John figure out whether or not he can surf due to his medical complications.

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    Ryan Whitener 11/16/2023 5:11 PM
    One thing that I am extra grateful for is that I live so close to so many natural experiences. This makes it much easier and convenient to spend time doing a different, engaging activity besides being on my phone. I just finished surfing for 2 hours and I feel more energized than my phone could ever!
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Ryan Whitener 11/15/2023 11:03 AM
    When I walk around Point Loma, I am able to pick up on the sounds emulating from my community. I can hear the waves crashing, the wind blowing, seagulls chirping, and neighbors chatting.
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Ryan Whitener 11/14/2023 5:45 PM
    One thing that I know impacts the health of water systems, from first hand experience, is untreated sewage leaks into the ocean. The Playa del Rey sewage plant spilled over 17 million gallons of untreated sewage into the pacific ocean right off the coast of Los Angeles. Although this issue is more representative of structural/organizational failure, I can take steps like being conscientious of what I am dumping into sewage plants. Maybe once I become a home owner I can begin re-purposing the water used in my house to help relieve the demand on sewage plants.
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Ryan Whitener 11/14/2023 5:39 PM
    I think that practicing gratitude can keep oneself centered and motivated to work for a better world because it can help deflect the stress and anxiety that dampens the hope for a better world. For example, by remembering a cool act of sustainability that your friend exhibited, one might feel less alone in their journey!