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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Zachary Rosenfeld

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 889 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1,725
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    41
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Zachary's Actions

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 60 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time 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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates
    How does knowing the difference between use by, sell by, and best by dates empower you to make better decisions?

    Zachary Rosenfeld's avatar
    Zachary Rosenfeld 4/30/2021 6:46 PM
    It allows you to use a more common sense approach to consuming what is still fresh and good enough to eat. It’s often just about an individual’s mindset to push the boundaries of what manufacturers deem appropriate. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Zachary Rosenfeld 4/30/2021 6:42 PM
    All of it combined! Reducing food waste is such an easy and accessible solution - that everyone can participate in - it starts with being more mindful and eating what we buy and composting only what is unavoidable waste, like bones, coffee grounds, etc. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Zachary Rosenfeld 4/30/2021 3:05 PM
    The difficulty was in remembering to pay attention to ingredients lists - sometimes we aren’t aware of what’s used to make our packaged food, or from where it comes, or if it’s sustainable sourced! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Zachary Rosenfeld 4/29/2021 6:50 PM
    This one’s easy - our own personal health! Especially here in North America we tend to eat too much, or take too much and then not eat it, which translates to incredible food waste. Practicing smaller portions is a great (and easy) way to create healthy people & a healthy planet! 🤗
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

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    Zachary Rosenfeld 4/26/2021 6:19 AM
    Get the rest of my family to join me! And talk about it with my friends! 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Practice the 5 R's
    What are some more "R's" you could add to your daily practice to reduce your waste?

    Zachary Rosenfeld's avatar
    Zachary Rosenfeld 4/20/2021 7:58 PM
    Rethink, Repurpose, Repair, Reimagine!