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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Vani Narayan

HPI India

"Reduce personal carbon footprint"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 495 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    230
    minutes
    spent learning

Vani's Actions

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 20 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 50 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 20 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Create Your Own Action

Carry own reusable bag everywhere

To never use a new plastic cover for 3 months

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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?

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    Vani Narayan 10/24/2018 5:37 PM
    Stewarding local and native plant populations
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators?

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    Vani Narayan 10/24/2018 5:37 PM
    to enrichen flora and fauna
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Deserts
    What are the implications of access to nutritious food for a community?

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    Vani Narayan 10/22/2018 7:44 PM
    good health; saves money!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Vani Narayan 10/22/2018 7:43 PM
    Everybody including animals. Especially the downtrodden who do not have access to safeguard against the effects of degradation. It impacts health and thereby financially too.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do you believe that environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

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    Vani Narayan 10/22/2018 7:42 PM
    considerably - air, water and soil pollution
  • Reflection Question
    Health Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Vani Narayan 10/21/2018 8:16 PM
    Garbage polluting soil and water
  • Reflection Question
    Food Try a New Way to Prep
    Canning and pickling food is a great way to have delicious summer fruits and vegetables all year round. Just make sure to follow the canning and pickling guidelines from the USDA. What are some foods that you would like to preserve and enjoy later in the year?

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    Vani Narayan 10/21/2018 8:15 PM
    Mango, Apple, Gooseberry.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Personal Waste Audit
    Why is it so difficult to understand the impacts our purchases and waste have on other people, animals, and places? How might your experience with this challenge impact your future consumption and choices?

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    Vani Narayan 10/21/2018 8:15 PM
    need versus want will drive purchase
  • 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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    Vani Narayan 10/21/2018 8:11 PM
    Not having a set sleep pattern