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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Nikita Garg

Interface Engineering Inc.

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 820 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    36
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    17
    people
    helped
  • up to
    20
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,200
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Nikita's Actions

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Nikita Garg's avatar
    Nikita Garg 10/19/2018 9:24 AM
    I drink coffee almost everyday and I think coffee cups are an easy item to replace with a reusable mug or flask. I've been better about this at work but it's still something I need to work on on weekends and vacations. Maybe even get my friends and family to stop using single-use coffee cups.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

    Nikita Garg's avatar
    Nikita Garg 10/09/2018 4:21 PM
    I schedule occasional massages to practice self care, they are very relaxing.
  • 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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    Nikita Garg 10/05/2018 3:13 PM
    Yes, definitely still addicted.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Nikita Garg 10/04/2018 3:04 PM
    I find myself wasting a lot of time just procrastinating on my phone before bed. I need to make a conscious effort to stop doing that and go to sleep at the same time every night. It helps to replace my phone activity before bed with reading a book or trying a little meditation.