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April 1 - April 30, 2020
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aeisha yassin

Community Team

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 292 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    17
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    11
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    33
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

aeisha's Actions

Fresh Water

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Connect While Social Distancing

I will connect with at least 1 person/people a day through phone call or video chat to support mine and other’s mental and emotional health during this challenging time.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Oceans

Learn about Our Oceans

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning about how our oceans support life on Earth by producing oxygen, regulating climate, and providing habitat, food, and jobs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Forests

Use a Reusable Mug

If possible, I will avoid sending 10 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Building Resilience Connect While Social Distancing
    How does connecting with others help your own mental and emotional health? How can it help support others?

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    aeisha yassin 4/21/2020 11:57 PM
    Β  Β  Β  Due to the current state of the world, like most cities, my city has been on lockdown for over a month and has been restricted to social distancing guidelines. It’s no doubt that the current situation has caused many people to become worried and stressed. Having family members or loved ones who work in a hospital doesn’t help either. As someone who has many loved ones/family members who work in hospitals filled with Covid19 cases, and someone who spends much time in the hospital, this has been an extremely frightful time for me. Speaking on the phone with others has allowed me to connect with and forget about the situation for a while. These periods of time helped relieve stress, and a==has allowed me and others to speak about our feelings and fears. This also gives me the opportunity to comfort and help those who mean the most to me. It is extremely important to call and check in with those we love in this frightful time. Especially those who have or are prone to anxiety. It’s all about supporting others and keeping each other safe in this difficult time. :)

  • Reflection Question
    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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    aeisha yassin 4/21/2020 11:32 PM
    Β  Β  Β  Please Read The Second Paragraph! It contains much information about how eating meat hurts animals AND the Planet!!!
    Β  Β  Β  People in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places because, people in richer countries have more accessibility to meat. In America, meat is an extremely common food item that many of us eat at least once a day. America is known for its unhealthy meat and fast food. America is also known for its wealthy celebrities, such as reality tv stars, athletes, singers, actors, and so on. It is no secret America is a rich country, especially when you compare it to somewhere such as Burundi. If you search on the internet, Which country consumes the least amount of meat, Burundi would be one of the first countries to show up, along with India, and Bangladesh. Burundi is also the 5th poorest country as of 2019 and was the 2nd poorest in 2018. There is no doubt that religion plays a role in this, especially in India and Bangladesh where Hinduism is the most common religion, but economics also plays a major role. Desi countries are known for having much poverty, and so is Africa.Β 
    Β  Β  Β  Eating meat not only affects the planet, but also the people. People need nutrients for their body to function properly. Meat provides many of these nutrients such as iron, protein, magnesium, and many sorts of vitamin b. Although meat provides grand health benefits, certain types of meat, can also harm our health. Consuming red meat and/or processed meat increases our risk of heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. All these diseases can be fatal. Consuming meat also affects our planet. The animals that we eat, must consume 2500 gallons of water before their slaughtered. It takes 100x less water to grow a piece of wheat. A single pig factory produces the amount of waste as a city with 12,000 people would. In the US alone, animals raised more than 1 million tons of manure PER DAY. Animal waste is normally stored in open areas that are prone to spills and leakage. This contributes to ocean pollution by adding harmful gasses into the atmosphere and contributes to the death of animal wildlife. Farmers also feed many of their animals antibiotics, in order to prevent the spread of diseases, and help with growth. 75% of the antibiotics the animals’ consume are found in their waste. This contaminated waste is prone to contaminating crops and waterways, which encounters humans, and is ultimately consumed by humans. These are just a few reasons why I have chosen to cut down on meat.