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Jeanne Poirier

NCW Sustainable Community

"Why am I adding this event to my plate?? Because I believe NOW is the time to connect with community and learn always how to make a difference."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,481 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    41
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2,170
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    37
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    37
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    2,170
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    606
    minutes
    spent learning

Jeanne's Actions

Economy & Communities

Create A Readiness Plan

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will develop a readiness plan for my household in the event of an emergency.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 60 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 30 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Express My Support

SDG #13 Climate

I will call my elected officials to express my thanks for their work, or to advocate for more environmental action in both policy and practice.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 5 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 20 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 60 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Jeanne Poirier 4/30/2022 8:30 PM

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    Jeanne Poirier 4/30/2022 8:23 PM
    Oh how awesome to reach 200,000 actions taken!  So close - the impacts of our collective actions has been phenomenal to me. 

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    Jeanne Poirier 4/30/2022 7:39 PM
    This has been so fun this year!  It has also been saving grace  in weather weirdness . . .somehow a constant touchstone is so important. 
    On this eve of Beltane wishing y'all a beautiful fruition of all your growing dreams.  Work and enjoy the process to achieve y/our dreams.

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    Jeanne Poirier 4/29/2022 9:30 PM
    WOW - we are #19 as of this writing!  Good on y'all!!

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    Jeanne Poirier 4/29/2022 8:55 PM
    Shamelessly I will miss the trophy sparkles when I check in - only one more day to go.
    It has been weather-wise where I live a crazy month and this Eco-Challenge has been a good touch stone.
    Can't wait for a bit of warm temps and long overdue flowers - while cognizant our world is burning and need to appreciate cold.  So much to learn for our future!  This has been great tool.  THANK y'all who made it possible for me to be here and to my team-mates putting up with my seemingly endless chatter!

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    Jeanne Poirier 4/29/2022 8:48 PM
    Thanks to this Eco-Challenge I found the Indigenous cemetery so close to where I live. 

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    Jeanne Poirier 4/28/2022 7:18 PM
    My "SDG's" are going really well!  Have enjoyed this Eco-Challenge immensely and learned so much - even on the eve of being 68 years on earth school.  I remember hearing: "Are you still breathing?  Then you still have something to learn."  "Less is better". Be careful with this one: "I'm willing to do whatever it takes to have my dream." :). 
    What a pleasure to be with y'all this month.
    I have never experienced such a cold spring without beautiful balsam root daisies all over - I miss them and hope with a week or so of warmer weather they'll recover.  The photo is from years back - and there is no yellow as of yet.
    Will touch base two more times this session and thank y'all for participating with me.  The impact - knowledge is really big!!

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    Jeanne Poirier 4/27/2022 8:29 PM
    Wanted to join this year engaging in Eco-Challenge after a year or so hiatus.  There is much demanding our attention and energies!  Felt important and found this year's to be greatly improved with actions/knowlege to engage in.  I'm delighted to review the vast numbers of people involved and impacts done collectively.  I challenged myself and am grateful for the learning!  Did not want to do easy-smeeshy point collections - but really picked ones to stretch my knowledge and impacts.  Definitely have accomplished this and more.  Look forward to another two days of hearing from y'all!!

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    Jeanne Poirier 4/27/2022 8:03 PM
    Before I go seeing what others have done - want to type out something which has been invaluable to me:
    The Prayer of Protection
    The light of God* surrounds me**
    The love of God* enfolds me**
    The power of God* protects me**
    The presence of God* watches over me**
    Wherever I** am, God* is and all is well.
    Thank you God*, thank you God*, thank you God*.

    *clearly if you need another name for this by all means use it!  
    ** can be for "me" - "you" - "us" - personalize it.
    Learned this years ago from Living Enrichment Center and is imbedded and well used in my life!!
    Blessed be!

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      Sue Kane 4/27/2022 9:36 PM
      I love it! I have been "enfolded" by God; what an amazing feeling.  thank you for sharing this.

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    Jeanne Poirier 4/27/2022 7:58 PM
    Honestly I"m going to miss those trophy's sparkling telling me I did it!!
    I've learned so much from this month's choices and work.  Not sure if learning about my own local area, my habits, the feed from my team or from everyone else has had bigger impact.  Thank you - thank you!