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Leah Black

NW Natural - HQ

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    10
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Leah's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 10 minutes each day researching businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants that I can support when shopping.

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Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch & Learn: Environmental and Social Justice

Climate change and other systems such as racism, sexism, colonialism, ableism, and our political and economic structures in our world are intimately connected. I will watch at least 2 of the videos/podcast episodes to learn about environmental/climate justice.

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Health and Education

Wellness & Environmental Justice on Screen

Watch 2 or more talks, documentaries, films about how wellness and environmental justice go hand in hand. Short films in "Learn More". Suggested longer films available via streaming services: -Game Changers (2019) -Happy (2011) -Minimalist (2016) -No Impact Man (2009) -Sustainable (2016) -Forks Over Knives (2011) -Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017) -Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead (2010)

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Health and Education

Yoga for a Better World

Join the Wellness Team for Virtual Yoga. Join live during the weekly yoga session or practice on your own using the recorded sessions.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

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Buildings

Lights Out/ Turn it Off

Reduce energy use by doing simple actions such as turning the lights off when you are the last to leave a room, using smart power strips, and turning off small appliances around your desk when not in use. At Home or a NW Natural Location we encourage you to: -Turn the lights off when you leave a room. Don't forget those little desk lamps! -Turn off TVs when no one is watching -Close bay doors if the heat or A/C is on -Alert SEEC and or facilities if you are notice light sensors not working properly

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Electricity

Less We Can

Peruse our external Less We Can site at http://lesswecan.com/ Learn about all of the ways NW Natural is trying to reduce our carbon foot print. For those who do not interact with customers on a regular basis, this is also a great opportunity to see how we communicate our goals to an outside audience.

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Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

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Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 15 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

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One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by participating in a training, workshop, or presentation.

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One-Time Action

Electricity

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Watch & Learn: Environmental and Social Justice
    In what way do the various systems you observe in your community and the world interact – what did you learn about how some systems of oppression and disadvantage connect with other socio-environmental systems? How can addressing one or more of these issues impact the ones they’re connected with?

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    Leah Black 11/12/2020 11:25 AM
    I have observed and reflected on some of the socio-environmental issues brought on by oppression and disadvantage but definitely learned more when I watched the Environmental justice video. Like with the issue of people's land flooding and needing to move, but they don't have anywhere to move to. I want to watch more of these videos to learn more, but if we divert our green efforts to neighborhoods to those that most need them (i.e. green spaces) instead of well to do neighborhoods that already have them, this would be a good start. Hopefully that would have a ripple effect so more positive changes can be made in those disadvantaged areas.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn about Local Indigenous Practices
    What did you learn about indigenous peoples' land management that you can apply in your own life?

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    Leah Black 10/30/2020 11:40 AM
    I will join their land management practice of home gardens. I will also donate money/resources to Tribes that are in need because they are among some of the most vulnerable.

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      Leah Black 11/03/2020 9:20 AM
      I will be donating to the Chuush Fund: Water for Warm Springs
      https://www.mrgfoundation.org/the-chuush-fund-water-for-warm-springs/
      I know this issue has been going on for awhile now, and I hope the severity of the situation isn't quite as dire at the moment as it was a few months ago, BUT to fix their water infrastructure, it is estimated at $200 million. Everyone deserves to have access to clean water and I hope my donation helps the Warm Springs tribe attain this.

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      Sophie Cash 10/30/2020 12:23 PM
      Awesome! When you decide where to donate, will you share? I'm also looking for indigenous organizations to support.