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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Anshu Choudhary

Green Planet

"Save Energy and Save Life."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,400 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    15
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    13
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    65
    whole food meals
    consumed

Anshu 's Actions

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 30 minute(s) each day. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'Reconnecting with Earth', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Create Your Own Action

Save Energy.

Top 5 Reasons To Be Energy Efficient 1. Energy efficiency saves you money. 2. Energy efficiency improves the economy. 3. Energy efficiency is good for the environment. 4. Energy efficiency improves national security. 5. Energy efficiency enhances quality of life.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Avoid refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

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    Anshu Choudhary 10/24/2018 5:56 AM
    The latest health and fitness trends all seem to  relate to some kind of a cleanse in order to change something about your diet. Typically, a cleanse is used to assist in purging sugar or other so-called toxins from the body, but how effective are these cleanses? When it comes to sugar addiction, the body is under constant pressure to consume something sweet or sweet-tasting, which can cause a myriad of symptoms and cravings.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Ditch the Lawn
    What is the main water source in your region?

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    Anshu Choudhary 10/24/2018 5:53 AM
    Main Water Source:-

    Groundwater, surface water and rainwater
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? Do you know how your compost will be used and the benefits it has on the environment?

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    Anshu Choudhary 10/24/2018 5:51 AM
    f you’ve ever considered gardening at home, be it plants and flowers or fresh fruits and vegetables, you should also consider composting. Even if you don’t garden, composting at home can help make your lawn greener while you recycle common kitchen scraps.

    Serious gardeners most likely already know how to compost at home, but those who aren’t shouldn’t be intimidated. You’ll be surprised at how much a basic compost pile with minimal maintenance can help you grow strong and healthy plants.

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

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    Anshu Choudhary 10/24/2018 5:50 AM
    1. YOUR BRAIN DOES BETTER CREATIVE WORK WHEN YOU’RE TIRED
    2. EXERCISE CAN IMPROVE YOUR CREATIVITY
    3. AMBIENT NOISE LEVELS ARE BEST FOR CREATIVITY
    4. NOTHING IS ORIGINAL: CREATIVITY IS ALL ABOUT MAKING CONNECTIONS
    5. TRAVELING ABROAD MIGHT IMPROVE YOUR CREATIVE THINKING

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Anshu Choudhary 10/24/2018 5:49 AM
    Factor Four moves away from labour productivity and towards resourceproductivity and sustainability. By using best available technology, advanced engineering and improved production methods, fewer resources are required to produce more products and services.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

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    Anshu Choudhary 10/24/2018 5:47 AM
    As a foreigner living in Toluca, a Mexican city without many foreigners, I often get asked the same questions, and naturally I have my standard responses.
    Cómo llegaste a México?” is a common one, which literally translates as “How did you come to Mexico?” My answer, “in an airplane,” usually gets a big laugh.
    Of course they mean why did I come here, and what did I do to be able to live here. But besides getting the laugh, my answer is the quickest way of giving the truth. I didn’t make much of a plan before I moved to Mexico six years ago, just bought a one-way ticket and packed my bags.
    I didn’t know about immigration requirements, I barely spoke Spanish, and I didn’t have a job lined up, although I already had experience living and teaching English in other countries. But for the most part, I winged it, made many mistakes, and learned as I went.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Choose a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

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    Anshu Choudhary 10/23/2018 2:13 AM
    First, fly less.
    If you fly, offset it.
    Fly coach.
    Listen to the flight attendants.
    Know your fuels.


  • Reflection Question
    Nature Organize a Course
    What would you like to discuss about nature, the environment, or sustainability with your family, friends, coworkers or classmates?

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    Anshu Choudhary 10/23/2018 2:09 AM
    1. Transportation
    2. Electricity Usage
    3. Water Usage
    4. Disposable Items
    5. Chemicals

  • Reflection Question
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and touch?

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    Anshu Choudhary 10/23/2018 2:06 AM

    1. How many different colors of flowers can you find?
    2. Watch for kites being flown and children riding bikes.
    3. Watch for birds carrying grass and twigs to build nests.
    4. Look for trees turning green as buds open.
    5. Watch for baby animals.

  • Reflection Question
    Food Organize a Course
    How can you use NWEI programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

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    Anshu Choudhary 10/23/2018 2:01 AM
    1. Start off with a transparent community selection process and share results
    2. Map community priorities and identify community leaders through community assessments
    3. Hold preliminary meetings with community leaders and enlist their support to mobilize community participation
    4. Hold community assembly meetings to elect local representation to coordinate program activities
    5. Allow communities to prioritize and select quick impact projects to solidify support and galvanize local participation