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  • Reyna Bhandari's avatar
    Reyna Bhandari 4/23/2021 6:58 AM
    I acknowledge that I have a lot more learning to do about how I can be eco-friendly and help fight the environmental crisis. Thankfully, I have phenomenal friends who teach me something new every day and I have a desire to learn more about the waste that is generated from meat and fish consumption. I used to pride myself on a seafood rich diet rather than eating meat, but I am realizing how harmful eating fish can also be. This challenge has opened my eyes to how a vegan lifestyle can be beneficial for myself and the planet 🌍. Small actions can make large impacts. 
  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Reyna Bhandari 4/23/2021 6:50 AM
    I watched the Seaspiracy documentary and realized how a Pescatarian diet can be as harmful as a non-veg diet. There is so a lot that I can do try and reduce the amount of fish that I eat so I will try to make sure that I alter my diet choices
  • 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?

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    Reyna Bhandari 4/23/2021 6:42 AM
    We live in a society where there are constant distractions and we are usually glued to a screen in one form or another. But when I take my food outside to the park or just sit on my balcony and eat, I find that I enjoy my food much more and appreciate my surroundings. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal 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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    Reyna Bhandari 4/23/2021 6:41 AM
    Fruits and vegetables are an essential component of our diet that is oftentimes overlooked. I enjoy eating more of these and less meat because it is not only good for my overall digestion, but it is reducing carbon emissions by not eating as many animal products. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Reyna Bhandari 4/23/2021 6:40 AM
    I love spending time outdoors because it helps me slow down and appreciate my surroundings and the beauty around me. Living in different cities has allowed me to notice the differences in the natural geography and how much I crave trees, nature, and the smell of fresh air
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal 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?

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    Reyna Bhandari 4/23/2021 6:37 AM
    Larger sidewalks for bikes and scooters so they dont impact traffic and pedestrians can walk freely as well 
  • 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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Invite a friend to calculate the carbon footprint of their household
    What kinds of discussions did you have, or are you hoping to have with friends about climate change?

    Oumou Dao's avatar
    Oumou Dao 4/05/2021 2:27 PM
    My friend's family tries to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle so it was a fun exercise for them to see if they are doing as great as they think!