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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
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,680
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    723
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1,890
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    100
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    630
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    of additional sleep

Yash's Actions

Create Your Own Action

Forage for My Food

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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 ACTIONS

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 Action

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 Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 30 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Advocate for Green Spaces

I will call or write 30 public officials per day to advocate for more green spaces around my town, particularly in neighborhoods that currently lack equitable access to green spaces.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Practice Gratitude for Earth

I will spend 30 minute(s) per day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and my natural surroundings.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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

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    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's avatar
    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.

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

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    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

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

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

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

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    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.