Our August HEALer Highlight is James, who, between waking up at 5 AM to table at an event to staying out until 10 PM to help at events, is a dedicated volunteer who we are honored to highlight this month.
August’s HEALer Highlight: James!
HEAL: How did you first find HEAL?
James: Tabling event Wheeler Farmer farmers market.
HEAL: What type of volunteering have you done with HEAL?
James: Several tabling events. Several phone banks.
HEAL: What’s been your favorite HEAL event?
James: My first meeting at Marmalade library. So many young informed people. Inspiring!
HEAL: What suggestions do you have for people thinking about volunteering?
James: Just say YES. Don’t think about it.
HEAL: How has your involvement in HEAL impacted other parts of your life (if it has)?
James: I am able share informative details with friends, family and coworkers about our Utah environment and the small steps we each can try to take to improve our personal footprint
HEAL: What do you think the most important personal action is to help improve our environment?
James: Each of us mindfully considering what we can do individually and then each day doing it. In February I asked myself what I can do each day. I choose no idling in my car and water conservancy. I don’t use drive thru for banking, prescriptions or food. I also turn off shower after I soak down, I then lather up and turn on water to rinse off. Went from 15-20 minutes of continual water use per shower to now 2-3 minutes use. Again, it’s up to the individual.
HEAL: What makes a good advocate?
James: Mindfulness. Knowing it’s important and just going for it.
HEAL: What are your favorite things about living in Utah?
James: The seasons – I’m originally from California so the change of seasons.
HEAL: What’s on your Utah bucket list still?
James: Hiking all the Wasatch front peaks in a spring summer season.
HEAL: What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
James: Focus on this moment which really is the only one we have!