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Zachary Helman

Penn State Altoona

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Zachary's Actions

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 60 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

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Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

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.

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Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

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Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

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Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 5 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

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  • Reflection Question
    Nature Practice Gratitude for Earth
    Kathleen Dean Moore says that a sense of gratitude leads to a sense of moral obligation. Do you agree? How do we cultivate a sense of gratitude as individuals, and as a society?

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    Zachary Helman 4/22/2020 8:13 PM
    I agree and I believe that you have to take care of your own head first before completing any task.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Zachary Helman 4/22/2020 8:01 PM
    Usually I cut back on buying and consuming more than what is needed, because overdoing what cause more damage than good.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

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    Zachary Helman 4/22/2020 7:59 PM
    The most difficult part of recycling is the force of habit and teaching myself what is and shouldn’t be recycled. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

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    Zachary Helman 4/22/2020 7:57 PM
    Most modern uses of work are through technology. So by going paperless with using online resources replacing printing, can make the difference.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that “it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor.” What are your thoughts on this idea?

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    Zachary Helman 4/22/2020 7:56 PM
    Food Is a big determining factor in our overall health. The current foods we have today are very much unnatural and can be a leading cause in health problems. Eating healthier options like meats, eggs, and milk from a farm are a much healthier options, and may even prevent visits to the doctor.