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Melba Paula-Santos

BACSS21

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 215 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    15
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • UP TO
    1
    neighbor
    met
  • UP TO
    1
    person
    helped
  • UP TO
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • UP TO
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Melba's actions

Justice for the Whole Community

Support A Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

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Justice for the Whole Community

Pick Up Litter

I will pick up litter on my street and ask others to join me in taking care of our neighborhood.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Peace Talks

Communicate Constructively

I will use the communication methods I read about this week to practice effective, compassionate, and nonviolent communication with someone I interact with regularly: my roommate, my parents, my co-work, my partner, my classmates, or my children.

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Peace Talks

Practice Listening

This week, I will practice intentionally listening to 1 people I disagree with or do not share common experience with.

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It's all connected

Meet My Neighbors

I will connect with my community by meeting 1 new neighbor(s) this week.

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LEARN ABOUT LOCAL ISSUES

I will find out what local sustainability issues are most urgent in my region, including both social and environmental justice concerns.

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PAY ATTENTION TO CURRENT EVENTS

I will watch or read the news each day this week with a specific focus on peace, justice, and/or sustainability issues and happenings.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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START A SYSTEMS JOURNAL

I will start a systems journal, capturing my thoughts, concerns and learning about peace, justice, and sustainability issues.

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RESEARCH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

I will learn what local organizations are working on peace, justice, and/or sustainability issues and how I can get involved.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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Use the Iceberg Activity to Practice Systems Thinking

Using the Iceberg Activity referenced on page 1, I will practice systems thinking with my group.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Peace Talks

Share my Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible with a lawn sign or bumper sticker, or by posting to my social media networks.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Peace Talks

Recognize Manipulative Communication Tactics

This week, I will spend 15 minutes learning more about gaslighting, tone policing, and/or microaggressions so that I can avoid them in my own communication.

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Peace Talks

Talk To Others

I will tell 1 people why peace, justice, and sustainability is important to me and what my vision for a sustainable world is.

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Peace Talks

Pick Up The Phone

I will make 1 phone call(s) this week to a public official or company to advocate for peaceful, just, and sustainable policies.

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Peace Talks

Write Letters or Emails

I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) this week to a public official or company to advocate for sustainable, socially just, and/or peacemaking policies.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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Help Others

I will "expand my boundary of caring" by offering to help 1 person(s) who are in need this week.

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Watch a Documentary

I will spend 15 minutes watching a movie about a peace, justice, or sustainability issue I would like to know more about.

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Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 15 minutes this week to reflect on the systems I am a part of and my role in them.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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    Melba Paula-Santos 3/01/2021 10:50 AM
    This sounds small.  But I had to drop off some packages at the package store.  There was a disabled lady trying to get out of her car.  She had all kinds of gadgets and gizmos set up so she would not need to ask for help, but had dropped or one of the bands had gone out of place.  In an effort to be respectful I asked if I could help.  She seemed so shocked and accepted.  I was thankful she to help and realized how much less we may be helping each other during this time.  I made sure she was able to get in her chair and did not need / want anything additional before bidding her farewell.

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      Melba Paula-Santos 11/18/2021 10:36 AM
      Thank you Celia.  I remember this day like it was yesterday. 

    • Celia Serrano's avatar
      Celia Serrano 11/18/2021 6:56 AM
      What I really liked best here is how you asked if this person needed help - sometimes our well intentioned actions are not wanted and able-bodied people should be considerate of the feelings of the disabled. The DAN network here in our Employee Engagement Networks in the organization helps me learn more every day. Thank you for your kind actions.

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    Melba Paula-Santos 3/01/2021 10:48 AM
    We had a new neighbor move in during the pandemic.  Left them a card in hopes of meeting them soon.  I have to walk past their house each day I go out for a walk.

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    Melba Paula-Santos 3/01/2021 10:47 AM
    Trying to be intentional and consistent in my mediation efforts.  Also took advantage of the Emotional Wellness and Resiliency Training - Thriving Performance training.

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    Melba Paula-Santos 2/19/2021 10:04 AM
    Generating great discussions and new ideas for implementation.

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    Melba Paula-Santos 2/11/2021 12:27 PM
    I believe it is going well.  It is driving additional discussion for my family and my community.