October 3 - October 24, 2018

vijay sharma

HPI India

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 503 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    1
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    130
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 10 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time 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 1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Take Control

Both system and personal sustainability are important! I will develop a plan with my medical professionals to achieve my best health and live my life to the fullest.

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

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 10 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • 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?

    vijay sharma 11/09/2018 12:52 AM
    Ecological imbalance is the major contributor due to which environment adding to that is the human tendency to ignore the changes in and around them.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Advocate for Greener Vehicles
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

    vijay sharma 11/09/2018 12:48 AM
    Increasing in  the Traffic hazards and causing a great deal of health issues is trending which needs to be stopped we need to work our ways to develop vehicle based available resources which are readily available causing less harm to nature 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that "it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor." What are your thoughts on this?

    vijay sharma 11/09/2018 12:44 AM
     A Farmer takes care of your health by growing food that will build up and doctor feeds on the diseases developed unhealthy habits
  • Reflection Question
    Food Locally-Sourced Meals
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally, what would be the hardest for you to give up?

    vijay sharma 10/26/2018 1:27 AM
    The variety in food options is something which is might go missing
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? Do you think this might enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

    vijay sharma 10/26/2018 1:26 AM
    Yes gettinig to know the producers is an advantage and will put life at ease also food quality will improve drasticly 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Choose Organic Ingredients
    Can organic farming feed the world? Which side of the argument do you fall on? Why?

    vijay sharma 10/26/2018 1:24 AM
    Yes Organic farming will be the future and the world is moving towards the betterment
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Install Alternative Energy
    How is your region being affected by climate change? How will it be affected in the future?

    vijay sharma 10/26/2018 1:23 AM
    Global warming will cause great deal of damage to the vegetation

  • vijay sharma 10/20/2018 9:50 AM
    It has been a great learning curve this is good to take up as a challenge

  • vijay sharma 10/20/2018 9:48 AM
    It's been great as a learning curve 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

    vijay sharma 10/20/2018 8:54 AM
    Living cultures have changed a lot hence having a luxury of plants for good at the ease of access would come in really handy

    Windowsill gardens or hanging baskets would b nice choice