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Zach Kaltreider (Salem)

YCP Microeconomics Fall 2022

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 284 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    23
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    62
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    53
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    8.0
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Zach's Actions

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Public Transit
    The US spends roughly 20% of its federal budget on defense. In contrast, 2% goes to education, 20% goes to social security and just 3% goes to transportation infrastructure. Do these numbers surprise you at all? Why or why not? How would you adjust them if you could?

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    Zach Kaltreider (Salem) 10/24/2022 12:08 PM
    These numbers don't really Suprise me as the country has always put defense as a priority and social security as well. If you live in PA you know how bad our roads are and how long they have been bad for. I personally think defense and social security should stay the same as they both are important, but I think the other should get raised to 10% to keep it more even.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Zach Kaltreider (Salem) 10/12/2022 12:09 PM
    I would say the barriers of using tap water is that tap water in generally not the safest to drink with the lead in it, and for some people reusable water bottles can be expensive. To make this a permeant habit finding a cheaper reusable water bottle can help and investing in something like a Brita water filter or water filter for your sink can help.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Zach Kaltreider (Salem) 10/03/2022 12:03 PM
    It has opened up my eyes to the different ways to get around besides driving