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Chana Widawski
Social worker, writer and globe-trotting bicycle commuter who dreams of a world without disposable plastic water bottles.

Chana Widawski, a social worker, writer and non-profit consultant, is a four-season bicycle commuter and green-living coach who dreams of a world without disposable plastic water bottles. Passionate about community and use of public space, she chairs her local block association and is transforming her neighborhood park into an “outdoor community center,” featuring events like candlelight yoga, film nights and live performances. Her writings have been published in Lilith Magazine and the Journal of Jewish Communal Service focusing on collaboration, inclusion and sustainability. An intrepid traveler, Chana has led service learning programs across the US, camped and biked through Papua New Guinea and volunteered with the Rubbish Project in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Based in New York City, but currently traveling the world, Chana received her BA in Communication from SUNY Albany and her MSW with a focus in Community Organizing, Planning and Development from Hunter College where she currently serves as Adjunct Faculty. Her writings can also be found on her blog www.ramblinarium.com.