Yash Agarwal

EBS Eco Challenger 2019

"Go Green"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,573 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    100
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,680
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1,890
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    630
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    723
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 5 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 10 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 5 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 Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 8 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 60-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY CHALLENGES

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Advocate for Green Spaces

I will call or write 30 public official(s) each day to advocate for more green spaces around my town.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY CHALLENGES

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 30 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 21
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

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 20 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with bioplastic or durable options.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace, dorm, or elsewhere on campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Forage for My Food

I will use the resource below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Lobby For Reusables

I will lobby my dining hall to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Yash Agarwal 5/16/2019 5:43 AM
    Try to recycle as much waste as you can. Limit the use of plastic.

  • Yash Agarwal 5/15/2019 4:11 AM
    Go Green. Participate and encourage others to participate...!

  • Yash Agarwal 5/13/2019 3:09 AM
    There is a deep interconnectedness of all life on earth, from the tiniest organisms, to the largest ecosystems, and absolutely between each person.

  • Yash Agarwal 5/13/2019 3:09 AM
    There is a deep interconnectedness of all life on earth, from the tiniest organisms, to the largest ecosystems, and absolutely between each person.

  • Yash Agarwal 5/13/2019 3:08 AM
    I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work.

  • Yash Agarwal 5/13/2019 3:07 AM
    I think at all social networks, be it Facebook or Twitter or whatever it is, there's an ecosystem that exist there. But there's also an ego system that exists there

  • Yash Agarwal 5/10/2019 2:06 AM
    Stars, too, were time travelers

  • Yash Agarwal 5/10/2019 2:05 AM
    Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed

  • Yash Agarwal 5/08/2019 1:02 AM
    Tree are a poem the earth writes across the sky. 

  • Yash Agarwal 5/07/2019 12:56 AM
    You didn't come into this world.  You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean.  You are not a stranger here.