#NewWarrior Diego Gerena-Quinones was named the Student of the Month at Harlem Yoga Studio for his work to move food to the homeless to fight climate change. “In my current phase of getting out and doing things in the world I am engaged in directly combating climate change while helping others who are struggling to just get a meal. I do this by redirecting some of the excess food produced within our city away from landfills and into community kitchens that feed people of little to no income. For the last 6 years I have made a living as a bicycle courier, bringing companies and people the things they need – documents, textiles, and food.

In the last year I began wondering, how can I devote some of my time and energy as a courier to help people, instead of just bringing the very well to do what their hearts desire? That’s when I discovered Transfernation and introduced them to the bicycle courier world that I operate in. Together, we are rescuing food that would otherwise end up in landfills (where it creates more heat trapping methane gas) and transporting it to organizations whose missions are to serve meals to people who struggle the most.

For me personally, Men’s work is important. Men need a LOT of work, and we have to support each-other in our development if we want to rise up above the demons and shadows that cause us to be dangerous, toxic and deadly to the people and planet around us. There are great men making a difference, we need to elevate what we are doing now more than ever. I’d encourage everyone to look into the ManKind Project and sign up for a ” New Warrior Training Adventure.