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Your January challenges await!


But first, did you remember to fill out your report-back form from last month? Also, have you seen what people have been saying about the Ignatian Carbon Challenge on social media? Check out #IggyCarbon on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

This month's challenge theme is: gifts to humanity

⚡️⚡️⚡️Community Power Priority Challenge⚡️⚡️⚡️

Find successful entrepreneurs who turned garbage into business.

Green industries are the fastest growing job sector. Learn about creative entrepreneurs making a profit while helping the environment, like these University of Berkeley grads who created a gourmet mushroom business.


Calculate the number of days you can go without purchasing a single-use
plastic item.

The average American buys 160 single-use water bottles per year. We spend an average of $11.8 billion on plastic water bottles. 23% of plastic H2O bottles get recycled. Grab a glass, tap into your tap water, and take a look at the vimeo documentary, Tapped. While you’re on vimeo, also be sure to check out MIDWAY, a short film on the Pacific Garbage Patch.

Make a solar charger for your devices from a mint tin.

Sustainable solutions are often fun; they tap into our creativity. Checkout Brown Dog Gadgets for some cool solar charger kits OR create your own!

Find mission/service trip opportunities that appeal to you.

Travel is not always an “either/or.” This challenge points out the complexity of sustainability. Although travel is not “green,” often mission trips and cultural immersions can open hearts to the world of others—a catalyst for later action. Check your campus service office for opportunities available for you!

Share the works of environmental justice artists.
Whether it’s online or in your own community, share with your followers the work of artists who are promoting environmental change. Use social media to motivate yourself and others for change by sharing the artist’s work with a short description of their mission. Check out the challenge below for links to some artists and their work.
View the work of environmental justice artists.
Art is increasingly being used in connection with social justice issues, especially climate change. Artist Chris Jordan (see Ted Talk) shows us statistics through art—like the astonishing number of paper cups we use every day. For more inspiration, check out: Artist Bakes 100 Days of Smog Into a Brick, Art Making Climate Connections (Yale), and an exhibit traveling to the National Parks: Quilt.


Look for animal tracks in the snow or mud.

Head outside and increase your connection to the natural world. Use the Animal Track Identification Guide to help you identify the critters in your community.


Consider the subversive nature of the gospel.

Opiate of the people?...NO! Jesus’ gospel message is entirely revolutionary, waking us up from sleepiness. Start with Mary's Magnificat and analysis of Mary and her power. Then take a look at Richard Rohr's blog post on God’s will, and the America Magazine Article on The Spirit of Justice.
💲 Buy Me ♻️ Energy/Emmissions 🌎 Going Places 🍴 Food 👥 Person to Person 🎓 Learn 📝 Eco-Biography 🙏 Prayer/Mission


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