April 1 - April 30, 2020

Deirdre Elizabeth Healy

TEAM SOUTHCOAST

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 484 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    -1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    29
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    6
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    235
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    235
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Deirdre Elizabeth's Actions

People

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 20 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside that follows CDC guidelines for preventing disease spread.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 10 minutes a day using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Connect While Social Distancing

I will connect with at least 3 person/people a day through phone call or video chat to support mine and other’s mental and emotional health during this challenging time.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators, including monarch butterflies, to produce fruit. I will spend 15 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Advocate For More Food Options

Access to affordable, nutritious food is a food justice issue. I will advocate for local and/or organic food options in my state and/or community.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Research Local Climate Issues

I will spend at least 3 minute(s) a day researching climate issues or climate solutions in my local area and share with others through my team feed, social media, or conversations with my peers.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Deirdre Elizabeth Healy 4/30/2020 8:58 AM
    Hello Team!
    GREAT job. I hope this challenge has brought us closer as a community during a time that has distanced us physically. I look forward to seeing you all as part of the Climate Reality Project starting on Monday! See Laura Gardners post or email crmasc2019@gmail.com for more information!

  • Deirdre Elizabeth Healy 4/27/2020 4:45 AM
    We spent 3 hours in Freetown State Park. A glorious nature bath before the rain returned. Park is open and everyone is social distancing... 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Research Local Climate Issues
    In what ways is your local community resilient to shock events like we’ve experienced recently? How could you help it become more resilient?

    Deirdre Elizabeth Healy 4/24/2020 5:09 AM
    I think it is interesting that the internet is keeping us connected at this time. I wonder what would happen it we lost power.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Advocate For More Food Options
    What efforts would help food insecure regions have access to local, seasonal foods?

    Deirdre Elizabeth Healy 4/18/2020 6:53 AM
    A more just food system would support small farmers that would supply our local food. Our current system supports large corporations that make it very difficult for small farmers to stay in the market.
    There are efforts underway in MA. Checkout the  SouthCoast Food Policy Council https://www.marioninstitute.org/programs/southcoast-food-policy-council/ for more information.
  • Reflection Question
    People Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

    Deirdre Elizabeth Healy 4/18/2020 6:42 AM
    Yes... I almost always feel better after being outside. This time of year it is especially wonderful to notice the plants and animals becoming more active. However, the winter snow, summer glory and fall harvest is also inspirational. Now I especially love feeling the dirt in the garden! 

    • Jean Lawlor 4/19/2020 1:27 PM
      Absolutely. Refreshes my soul! Just got home from today's local walk.

  • Deirdre Elizabeth Healy 4/15/2020 6:00 AM
    Hello Team Southcoast:
    Here's an interesting opportunity to learn more about wildlife:
    SAVE the DATE !
    UMass Dartmouth Biology Dept.| Free Virtual Presentations
    Zoom in on Massachusetts Mammals
    with Dr. Michael Sheriff and his students.
    April 27th 9am-10am (biology, conservation status & more) | 2--5pm (predator-prey interactions)
    April 29th 9am-10 (biology, conservation state & more)
    To register: send an email to msheriff@umassd.edu with subject line MA Mammals Zoom and indicate which session you would like to join.
    You will be sent a Zoom invitation prior to presentation.


  • Deirdre Elizabeth Healy 4/11/2020 5:24 AM
    According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, "The best policy ideas in the world aren’t worth much if we don’t have activists, experts, and everyday people fighting for change. From school groups to churches; from corporate boardrooms to mayors and local leaders: we need action." So, keep up the good work everyone!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Support Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

    Deirdre Elizabeth Healy 4/07/2020 12:11 PM
    The work of pollinators continues to amaze me! I am planning to plant more plants for them in my backyard. Does anyone know where I can get the appropriate milkweed.

  • Deirdre Elizabeth Healy 4/05/2020 6:37 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Deirdre Elizabeth Healy 4/05/2020 6:26 AM

    Reading about food sell by dates led to revisiting the problem of food waste. Seems like systems exist to solve this problem. We just need the will!