October 3 - October 24, 2018

Hanuman Choudhary

Green Planet

"ecochallenge"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,453 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    22
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    13
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    3
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    12
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    110
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 22 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

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 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 13 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Simplicity

Organize a Course

I will organize NWEI's discussion course 'Voluntary Simplicity' with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the 'Learn More' resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Hanuman Choudhary 5/09/2019 11:28 AM
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  • Hanuman Choudhary 10/24/2018 9:20 AM
    YAY !! We are done with challenge.. I got a good chances to change some of the things in my life.. Thank you EcoChallenge. 

  • Hanuman Choudhary 10/23/2018 1:26 AM
    Last year I watched a documentary about how plastics are in the Pacific Ocean, this year I watched one about food sovereignty. I am always so interested in how people ruin the world and how we can fix the mess we caused. Now there is this website and I get to mark what I have done. 

  • Hanuman Choudhary 10/22/2018 12:51 AM
    Tip for conserving energy: plan all your baking together so you maximize the use of the oven. I only use the oven on cold days, when any extra heat will just help with heating the house. Yesterday, I baked sweet potatoes and squash and the seeds all at the same time so I only needed to use the oven for an hour. Also, you can turn off the oven...
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Organize a Course
    How can you use NWEI programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

    Hanuman Choudhary 10/19/2018 9:24 AM
    Intrinsic Hope.jpg 732.84 KB Sometimes fighting for Sustainability can feel like an uphill challenge, in a world where many people do not see the need to protect the earth. I am looking forward to reading Kate Davies book called, Intrinsic Hope. When I was at the Go Green conference last week I purchased two of her books after she gave...
  • 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?

    Hanuman Choudhary 10/19/2018 9:24 AM
    Intrinsic Hope.jpg 732.84 KB Sometimes fighting for Sustainability can feel like an uphill challenge, in a world where many people do not see the need to protect the earth. I am looking forward to reading Kate Davies book called, Intrinsic Hope. When I was at the Go Green conference last week I purchased two of her books after she gave...
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    Amongst the motivations for foraging are: a source of food; means of income; connecting with nature; cultural tradition; or transmitting "local ecological knowledge, and a means for stewarding local and native plant populations" (McLain et al. 2012, 13). Which of these would be your chief motivation and why?

    Hanuman Choudhary 10/19/2018 9:23 AM
    I grew up in a town in rural Vermont that did not have public transportation. Getting home from after school activities was difficult and I couldn't wait until I was old enough to drive. Living 45 minutes from pretty much everything for much of my life taught me to plan trips ahead and wait until I had several reasons to make a trip. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Organize a Course
    How can you use NWEI programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

    Hanuman Choudhary 10/19/2018 9:23 AM
    I grew up in a town in rural Vermont that did not have public transportation. Getting home from after school activities was difficult and I couldn't wait until I was old enough to drive. Living 45 minutes from pretty much everything for much of my life taught me to plan trips ahead and wait until I had several reasons to make a trip. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Install Alternative Energy
    How is your region being affected by climate change? How will it be affected in the future?

    Hanuman Choudhary 10/19/2018 9:23 AM
    I grew up in a town in rural Vermont that did not have public transportation. Getting home from after school activities was difficult and I couldn't wait until I was old enough to drive. Living 45 minutes from pretty much everything for much of my life taught me to plan trips ahead and wait until I had several reasons to make a trip. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

    Hanuman Choudhary 10/19/2018 9:22 AM
    I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~John Muir Photo by: Christy Zeringue