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Mission Sustainable Challenge Archives
Engage in the spirituality of sustainability. Sign up now and participate in a daily action and reflection challenge throughout the month of October. Read, act, and contemplate on your own, or attend events and reflect with friends and other campus community members.Click on the red text to see each day's full description.
Mission Sustainable Challenge
Day 3: Discover your thneeds
There are many thing in life that we think we need, but are really just wants. Watch the story time video of Dr. Seuss' book, The Lorax, to understand thneeds and their larger impact.
Thneeds are the items we are drawn to, thinking we need them (the newest, the brightest, the best), but are more of an actual want. Maybe it's the newest phone, those new tennis shoes (which would bring your collection to 10), or something deeper, like needing others to see how busy you are, to feel important.
On this day, we ask you to start a pile of all the unwanted/ unnecessary mail you receive during the month. We'll come back to this pile of "thneeds" and show you what to do with it on October 30th.
1) What are your own personal thneeds in your life?
Contributed by Lori Durako (Center for Student Leadership) and Santa Clara Community Action Program (SCCAP)
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