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April 3 - April 24, 2019

Bardians and Our Community Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Rory Kuczek's avatar
    Rory Kuczek 4/07/2021 3:00 PM
    My vegan diet helps with less deforestation...but for cultivation in the amazon that is beginning to get intensified, it does have an impact. This is not necessarily diet related, but more so related to the agricultural practices (cultural) in tropical forests. REDD+ is trying to get involved through governmental actions, but there is a distrust amongst indigenous peoples as previously, the program almost destroyed their way of life. Is there a way for REDD+ to ensure culture while also saving the environment?
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

    Karianne Canfield's avatar
    Karianne Canfield 7/03/2019 9:07 AM
    Yesterday I had my first meeting on Zoom! An online meeting call that allowed screen sharing and multiple participants. I met with IT and an app coordinator to talk about the use of an app on our campus! 
    Electricity Generation Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives
    What inspiration and wisdom can you gather from your family, faith, or community traditions that would help you in both communicating about and addressing our most pressing energy issues?

    Brigid Pfeifer's avatar
    Brigid Pfeifer 4/24/2019 8:18 PM
    I guess if I’m answering this question right, I’m inspired by the activism from the Bard Office of Sustainability. There is so much information to learn and so many cool ways to experiment with how I can protect the Earth. It’s not easy but it’s good to have the information in the back of my head and it’s now starting to influence some choices that I make.
    Buildings and Cities 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?

    Brigid Pfeifer's avatar
    Brigid Pfeifer 4/24/2019 8:16 PM
    It’s hard to walk through a spread out campus rather than the neighborhood. However, it’s not safe to walk near where my apartment is. I did however enjoy growing closer to nature and appreciating it more.

  • Ella McGrail's avatar
    Ella McGrail 4/24/2019 6:45 PM
    Was finally motivated to get the sink in our dorm repaired because of this challenge! Also started a compost bin in the dorm. We're becoming very green here at Sycamore. 

  • Laurie Husted's avatar
    Laurie Husted 4/24/2019 2:55 PM
    I learned there are dozens of women-owned businesses in our small community of Red Hook. And there are Many places to spend dollars locally with the businesses who support Drawdown goals. Thank you to our local businesses for what you do for climate.   Till next year!!
    Action Track: Social Justice Learn about Local Indigenous Practices
    What did you learn about indigenous peoples' land management that you can apply in your own life?

    Katrina Light's avatar
    Katrina Light 4/24/2019 8:01 AM
    We have been working on creating a diaspora garden on campus and have been learning about intercropping, low-til methods and seed-saving. 
    Transport Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

    Laurie Husted's avatar
    Laurie Husted 4/24/2019 7:23 AM
    I biked to work today for the first time this season and got to hear and see things I don't when I'm inside a car -the good - like  the call of a hawk, the smell of a blooming tree, a turtle crossing the road  and the not so good - bottles and cans tossed on the side of the road (but we'll clean them up on the upcoming Red Hook Clean Up day!)  I love the ability to exchange smiles with people as I move through my community.  
    Action Track: Social Justice Advocate for Forest Protection
    Higher standards of living are very often dependent on moving our environmental costs elsewhere. What are some specific ways in which the environmental impacts of your own lifestyle might be shifted elsewhere?

    Gabriella Marchesani's avatar
    Gabriella Marchesani 4/24/2019 7:14 AM
    The degradation of the Everglades habitat is affecting our ecosystem and wiping out the biodiversity. As more and more species become extinct, there are more invasive species in  Florida. This is affecting farming, our economy, vegetation, etc. People are starting to be directly affected.
    Action Track: Social Justice Express My Support
    How could better walking infrastructure make your city both more enjoyable and more equitable?

    Gabriella Marchesani's avatar
    Gabriella Marchesani 4/24/2019 7:12 AM
    Living in Miami, a city with poor public transportation, walking to places would be a convenient way to reaching a destination while lowering our carbon footprint.