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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Rob Nathan

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Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

One-Time Action


Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.



Avoid Refined Sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.



Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.



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    Rob Nathan 10/26/2016 10:41 PM
    Was at a funeral today and decided to skip my commitment to no refined sugars. Everyone needs a slice of cheesecake on a day like today.

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      Corinne Handelman 10/28/2016 8:38 AM
      Sorry to hear about your loss! 

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    Rob Nathan 10/25/2016 11:40 AM
    Helping one new person a day has been really amazing and helped me be more intentional about how I care for others even when I have a lot of personal things going on that demand me to focus on myself. Giving myself permission to say YES or to not avoid someone one who clearly is going to ask me for help has been extremely rewarding. I have come to realize that no matter how stressed out I am or pinched for time, stopping what I am doing to help someone in need just gives my day more purpose and often doesn't interfere with me accomplishing my goals. Here are just some of the things I have been able to accomplish in the past 11 days:
    -dog sitting
    -giving a friend a ride
    -giving a stranger $5
    -helping an acquaintance find a place to stay for the night
    -giving a friend some furniture
    -feeding people!
    -taking a friend out to lunch
    -professional networking for a friend
    -free web consulting for a friend's start up

    Looking forward to keeping this going beyond the challenge. 

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    Rob Nathan 10/20/2016 10:04 AM
    Gave my friend a ride, signed up for more dog sitting, providing advice, giving a hug, gave away some cash, cooking someone a meal, and still wanting more to do! I'm really loving this help one person a day thing. Not that I didn't help people before, but actively tracking it, and intentionally looking for opportunities to do so, means I just might notice when I'm not helping anyone but myself. If anyone needs any help with something, please let me know, this is getting addicting! Also......the no refined sugar is way harder than I though!

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    Rob Nathan 10/18/2016 9:41 AM
    Helped my friend with some website and email development for her new business. This feels really good!

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    Rob Nathan 10/14/2016 3:38 PM
    I already helped two people today! This is so fun and rewarding! I also am enjoying tracking my purchases. Keeps me frugal!!! Now I just need to figure out how to drink my coffee without sweetener as I don't like honey in my coffee and that's the only sweetener I can think of that isn't a refined sugar? I also need to pick the food documentary I will watch in the next two weeks. Any suggestions?

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      Nakisha Nathan 10/14/2016 7:41 PM
      Have you seen Can You Dig This?
      It's an award winning film from executive producer John Legend
      CAN YOU DIG THIS was inspired by “Gangster Gardener” Ron Finley, this extraordinary film follows the amazing journeys of four unlikely urban gardeners, whose lives are forever changed when they put their hands in the soil. It's being shown at Growing Gardens' Let Us Grow Dinner in November, but I think you can watch it on Netflix too.

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    Rob Nathan 10/13/2016 2:44 PM
    Okay it took me a while but I finally decided what my actions are going to be for EcoChallenge this year! I'm really excited to see how my Help Others action goes. I will have to be creative but it gives me a lot to blog about!

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    Rob Nathan 8/31/2016 11:35 AM
    Stoked to watch our ELB kick some OEC staff butt this year with EcoChallenge!