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April 3 - April 21, 2023

York College Spartans Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

    Waste Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion
    How can you express your personality, creativity, and values in ways that don't require fast fashion or buying more clothes and accessories?

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    Daniel Kreiman 4/19/2023 5:39 AM
    I believe you can express your personality through your actions and hobbies. Spending time outside in nature shows a lot to the people around you. That you value the outdoors, or anything else that is fun to you. As long as you have clothes at home and some shoes you can enjoy a nice walk and explore.
    Nature Explore My Area
    How might spending more time outdoors enhance your brainpower?

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    Daniel Kreiman 4/13/2023 5:53 AM
    I think getting outside enhances your brain power because you are staring at a device or worrying about anything. You are outside getting sunlight, natural vitamins, and enjoying the surroundings. It can free you up and make you feel, behave, and think better.
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    Daniel Kreiman 4/04/2023 8:32 AM
    People in richer countries eat more meat because it is widely available and inexpensive. Larger richer countries like the USA have factory farms for meat which churn out low quality, low costing meat at a very high rate to make it available. Countries that don't have the infrastructure can't produce that cheap meat for everyone. Eating meat has a large impact of the water and air because of all the chemicals needed for the animals, and overall bad GHG emissions from the animals, farms, and everything else
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Daniel Kreiman 4/04/2023 8:21 AM
    Agriculture, transportation of all kinds, and plenty of other activities impact local and global water systems. Buying a pound of meat from the store has so many impacts on the water system that we don't even realize. Buying less "stuff" is always a good answer to fixing environmental problems, especially involving water.
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    How does eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat positively affect yourself, other people, and our planet?

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    Daniel Kreiman 4/04/2023 8:19 AM
    Fruit and vegetables have lot of macro and micronutrients that help my body preform and its best and feel better. I know when I eat more fruit and veggies I am fuller for longer and eat less junk. Overall the less meat a person eats the less emissions they are responsible for because the production of meat is so harmful.
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Daniel Kreiman 4/04/2023 8:16 AM
    I need to be better about meat consumption. I don't eat a lot of beef or pork which are the worst to consume for emissions. But I do go through a lot of chicken and turkey. Cutting back and finding substitutes that meet my needs will be difficult.
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Many people say that “you can’t feed the world with just organic food.” How would you respond to that statement?

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    Daniel Kreiman 4/04/2023 8:15 AM
    Organic food grown on small farms will be more expensive and not logical for all. But, people can do there best to buy organic when possible, or even shop local rather at larger stores to get a high quality food product and a competitive price.
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for using every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable (including the skins, tops, stalks, etc.) during your next meal prep?

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    Daniel Kreiman 4/04/2023 8:13 AM
    Well you can add the different parts to different elements of the dish. You can always eat the skin of a vegetable. The tops, and stalks usually would have different flavors so they can be used in a stock or sauce of sorts. I'm not the best at cooking, but there are so many resources to learn from, especially for zero waste cooking.
    Nature Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

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    Daniel Kreiman 4/04/2023 8:10 AM
    Awareness of ecological problems is a good focus area for me because of my strong sustainability based academic background. I was talking on the phone with my family and mentioned a work project involving green power sources. A couple of days later my family switched to a green provider! Making people aware of a problem, and some possible solutions is great!
    Health Joyful Movement
    What's your favorite activity(ies) in which you experience joy while being active and moving?

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    Daniel Kreiman 4/04/2023 8:08 AM
    Weightlifting at the gym is always fun. It is such a great way to de-stress because your throwing weight on around and pushing yourself. I also enjoy hiking and being in nature!