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Emily Zambiazzi

Nyu applied global public health initiative - team panther

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 166 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.5
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    9.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2.0
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    2.0
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    0.3
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5.0
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    8.0
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Emily's Actions

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 20 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

More Fruits And Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Action Track: Building Resilience

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 50 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

Public Transit

I will use public transit 2 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Emily Zambiazzi's avatar
    Emily Zambiazzi 4/21/2021 9:40 AM
    On my daily walks I have enjoy seeing a glimpse of nature and people enjoying being outside in NYC parks. I appreciate the green space that is accessible to me, and my walks would be even more enjoyable if there were more trees and native plants during parts of the walk. Infrastructure changes could include less traffic congestion and wider side walks or pedestrian-friendly streets. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

    Emily Zambiazzi's avatar
    Emily Zambiazzi 4/21/2021 9:36 AM
    In some countries, meat is expensive and seen as a delicacy. In countries such as the U.S., meat is available at fast-food chains at a low cost, making it easier to consume more meat. Eating more meat raises cholesterol levels in the body, builds up plaque in blood vessels, and increases risk of heart attack and stroke. Raising animals contributes to deforestation and methane production. Deforestation contributes to the displacement of indigenous people. All of these practices directly contribute to climate change, which impacts human health in many ways such as air pollution, heat waves, and sea level rise. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Emily Zambiazzi's avatar
    Emily Zambiazzi 4/21/2021 9:31 AM
    Eating meals mindfully without distraction helps to slow down and appreciate the food in front of you. It also allows you to focus on when you become full or satisfied and prevents overeating.