October 3 - October 24, 2018

Suhail Janardhanan

HPI India

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 283 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables

Challenges

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 2 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 1 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Suhail Janardhanan 12/04/2018 11:41 PM
    The use of plastic bottles and boxes for food delivery since I usually order food from outside
  • Reflection Question
    Health More Fruits and Veggies
    What do you think contributes to people in North America eating more meat than any other places, and what does this say about North American values and ways of living? How can we start shifting from a meat-focused food culture to a more plant-based one?

    Suhail Janardhanan 10/16/2018 2:14 AM
    We can create an understanding among people to have a healthy vegan diet instead of having meat all the time by creating awareness about the importance of being healthy and avoid meat
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Suhail Janardhanan 10/16/2018 2:02 AM
    Switch off all the electronic appliances when not in use
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

    Suhail Janardhanan 10/11/2018 11:38 PM
    Yes definitely, many houses in India have started to cultivate vegetables and fruits they need within their homes using organic resources (on their rooftop or backyard if they have one) . If we start doing this on a larger scale, we can be self sufficient and have healthy food everyday without any preservatives.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

    Suhail Janardhanan 10/11/2018 11:34 PM
    You could actually save up that money and use it for your child's education
  • 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?

    Suhail Janardhanan 10/11/2018 11:33 PM
    Yes, I have already registered myself in Quickride to go for car pooling from home to office.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Zero-Waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

    Suhail Janardhanan 10/11/2018 11:30 PM
    After you use a portion of the vegetable for whatever you are cooking, you can use the remaining part for making a salad