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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?

  • Deborah McGloine's avatar
    Deborah McGloine 4/30/2023 9:06 AM
    Rather than using expensive skin care products with chemicals, I supplement my routine with olive oil, coconut oil, green tea and apple cider vinegar.
    Health & Equity Communicate Constructively
    What is easy for you to do when having a constructive conversation and what is challenging? What tips do you have for having a constructive conversation?

    Deborah McGloine's avatar
    Deborah McGloine 4/30/2023 6:53 AM
    I do not have a great filter - I say what I am thinking. This challenge has been a very good one - I have learned to listen more and to rethink the ways I communicate with my 17 year old daughter.
    Climate & Ecosystems Plant a Tree
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Deborah McGloine 4/30/2023 6:52 AM
    Rather than birthday presents, our son asks us to plant trees - it is a wonderful way to honor him & our planet :)
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

    Holly Irion's avatar
    Holly Irion 4/30/2023 6:48 AM
    I find that when I have a poor work/life balance I tend to consume more (buying unnecessary things, eating poorly, eating out more, etc), just as a way to reward/treat myself. I am much more balanced overall when I am mindful of how my time and mental energy are being spent.
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Holly Irion 4/30/2023 6:47 AM
    I find the tastiest meatless options are the options I already was eating (typically breakfast foods), like oatmeal, yogurt, etc. I find that I don't usually use meat substitutes b/c my family doesn't like them, so I just cook things they do like (beans, etc).

  • Deborah McGloine's avatar
    Deborah McGloine 4/30/2023 6:47 AM
    Thank you, Holly, for leading the team! This has been a great experience and I have learned a great deal! I look forward to meeting you in person.
    Education & Livelihood Plan A Staycation in Your Community
    What place in your region are you most excited to visit during your staycation?

    Deborah McGloine's avatar
    Deborah McGloine 4/30/2023 6:02 AM
    My daughter and I recently toured colleges in New England and thoroughly enjoyed staying in Burlington, VT and Plymouth, NH. Side note - I chose hotels that were more environmentally friendly than their counterparts :)
    Health & Equity Make Cleaning Products
    What was surprising about the ingredients in your cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products?

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    Deborah McGloine 4/30/2023 5:53 AM
    I have been making my own cleaning products for years. In fact, after squeeze lemon or peel oranges - I use the rinds as a scrubby. I was, however, surprised to learn about all the harmful chemicals in pet products.
    Education & Livelihood Host or Join a Cleanup Event
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel?

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    Deborah McGloine 4/30/2023 5:50 AM
    My family and I clean up the road we live on to prevent plastics from getting into the soil and for beautification purposes.
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

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    Deborah McGloine 4/30/2023 5:47 AM
    It is vital we take care of our pollinators if we want to eat! I love them all but plant flowers to attract hummingbirds, bees and butterflies.