Yash Agarwal

EBS Eco Challenger 2019

"Go Green"

Points Total

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

Participant Impact

  • 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
    100
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    723
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 13 OF 25
DAILY 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

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

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 OF 25
DAILY 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

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 OF 25
DAILY 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 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

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 OF 25
DAILY 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

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 21 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

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 OF 25
DAILY 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

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 OF 25
DAILY 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

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 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 21 OF 25
DAILY 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.