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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Tim Scherbatskoy

SUNY Adirondack (individual participants)

"Try using a little less."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 557 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    30
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    9
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    19
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    50
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    287
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    33
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Tim's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Read the book Ministry For The Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

Reviews indicate this is both a sobering (scary) and encouraging (solutions) novel about the climate crisis.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Earth Day history presentations

I will share a presentation about the history and significance of Earth Day in all of the classes I teach.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives

All Electricity Solutions

I will research and tell 10 people each day about the benefits of alternative energy sources like wind turbines, solar energy, geothermal energy, and methane digesters.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 10 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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

SUNY ADK CAMPUS TREE PLANTING - 4/27 @ 9am

SUNY ADK CAMPUS TREE PLANTING - DATE TBD In coordination with the Adventure Sports program, Clint McCarthy and friends have made it a regular occurrence to remove honeysuckle and plant trees and shrubs, that help foster a healthy ecosystem on SUNY ADK property. Join this year's planting and connect with fellow faculty, staff, and students.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Tim Scherbatskoy's avatar
    Tim Scherbatskoy 4/26/2021 1:18 PM
    By thinking about the origins of my breakfast, an orange, the milk, the oats, raisins, nuts in the (homemade) granola, and the processing and transportation that got them to me, I appreciate the interconnections of our food system, and identify parts I want to strengthen, or avoid.