It’s been over 6 months since our city sat down and made some serious resolutions to contribute to SA2020 goals.
Research says that it takes at least 90 days to form a habit. Many of the SA2020 Resolutions, like giving up single-use plastic bags or exercising more, are habits that could not only contribute to our larger community goals, but also transform your life for the better. We already knew that our city is passionate and dedicated to self-improvement, but we’ve seen some mind-blowing progress from our Resolutions Leaders on their personal commitments to making San Antonio the best city possible!
Here’s just a few highlights of the amazing things that our Resolutions Leaders have accomplished over the past 6 months:
- Book Drive Leader Denise Barkhurst has already donated over 430 books to San Antonio Youth Literacy!
- Brandon Logan, Volunteerism Leader, has already met his goal. Um… what? He’s volunteered over 41 hours, and thus has set his goal even higher: 100 service hours by the end of 2014. You can read more about his inspiring work here.
- Pattie Radle has convinced some pretty impressive and influential people to commit to stop using single-use plastic water bottles. She’s gotten the Superintendent of SAISD to say “no” to plastic bottles, and even our entire SA2020 office!
- Magaly Chocano and family have set the bar pretty high for family physical fitness. Magaly has already lost 15 lbs, 27 inches total, and goes to crossfit classes 5 times a week. She’s even gotten 6 more people from her business, Sweb Development, to start going. Suffice it to say, this SA2020 Resolution is making for a healthy family AND a healthy office.
- If you haven’t seen Colleen Pence’s amazing blogs about parks in San Antonio, you really should check them out. She’s already been to 9 out of 20 parks, basically half-way to reaching her goal, and gotten to see many parts of the city she had never been to before! Did you know there are 185 parks in San Antonio? It’s not too late to start to explore!
- Voter Registration Leader Lindsay has been registering students at the high school where she works as they turn 18… pretty ingenious if you as us. Inspiring civic engagement at the youngest age possible, like a rockstar! And now that school’s out, she has epic plans to hold voter registration events and sign even more people up.
- Walkability Leader Lindsey Aguilar – formerly Lindsey Johnson – has walked much farther than just down the aisle in the last 6 months. Her goal was to take at least 20 walks in 2014… and so far she’s gone on over 160! She and her new hubby walk their “Walkability Leader Dog” Kirby twice a day. She’s decided to set a new goal of getting more people to walk with her, and has written some awesome blogs—like this one about walkability in Paris vs. San Antonio.
- Sonia Rodriguez and the Rodriguez/Haynes family have done some amazing work to educate themselves on water conservation, and lower their household water use.
All of our leaders have been working hard, and this is just a small picture of the huge contribution that they are making to our city. We’ve been sharing updates throughout the year from our leaders, which you can find here on our blog. In addition to these amazing accomplishments, we know that hundreds of you made Resolutions back in January to help San Antonio reached its goals for 2020, and make our community stronger. If you have awesome progress to share, please tell us your story! We want to scream it from a mountain! …But since there are no mountains here, we will just publish it on our blog.