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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Rev. Meg Roberts

Comox Valley Unitarians, Comox United Church & Friends

"To learn more about how to impact the earth less - then act!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 501 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    24
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped

Rev. Meg's Actions

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Connect With A Nonprofit

#6 Educating Girls, #7 Family Planning, #62 Women Smallholders

I will connect with a local nonprofit working on womens' or girls' issues in my community, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Muscle Power

#49 Cars

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Give a Microloan

#62 Women Smallholders

I will give 1 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Rev. Meg Roberts 4/24/2019 10:30 PM
    I am so grateful to you, Heather, for organizing and leading our team. I've really valued this opportunity and look forward to joining again if there's a challenge we want to take up as a team again this fall!

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    Rev. Meg Roberts 4/23/2019 10:01 PM
    If you have access to Netflix, check out their original series called "Our Planet." Absolutely amazing photography - stunning! and also very important information about the impact of climate change on our planet and all the beings on it. Let me know what you think. 

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    Rev. Meg Roberts 4/16/2019 2:20 PM
    Hello wonderful CVU and CxU and friends team! Just a heads' up on something I found out today: you can only go back 4 days before today's date to update any actions you've taken. I let my check in between reporting go too long and missed reporting some things I did. So, I'm putting a repeating note into my agenda to go in every few days to report my actions. It's amazing how quickly 10 days can go by! Have a good week.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    Rev. Meg Roberts 4/16/2019 1:46 PM
    When I eat smaller portions I also am mindful of how much I actually need to maintain a healthy weight. As we age, our metabolism slows down and we don't need as many calories as we use to.

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    Rev. Meg Roberts 4/05/2019 4:28 PM
    This Sunday, I hope some of you will share a joy or concern from your experiences doing this challenge. I'll let people know that this is a different approach to joys and concerns this week - regular joys and concerns will also be welcome. Think about what you might like to share!