Suresh Choudhary

Green Revolution

"Work is worship"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,612 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    96
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    48
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    96
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    144
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    48
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    96
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    114
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 48 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 48 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work or school.

COMPLETED 48 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 2 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 2 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

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 2 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home or dorm room.

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

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 5 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 48 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

Waste

Carry my Trash

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

COMPLETED 48 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 5 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 2 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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Launch a Recycling Program

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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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

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Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 2 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 48 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 48 OF 352
DAILY 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 48 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Lobby For Reusables

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 48 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 48 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Suresh Choudhary 5/07/2019 1:11 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

    Suresh Choudhary 5/06/2019 5:25 AM
    Medicinal packaging in the form of plastic and aluminium blisters remains one of thetoughest materials to deal with. With many manufacturers moving away from traditional plastic pill bottles (which are easier to recycle), we're left with little choice but to pop them in the bin
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

    Suresh Choudhary 5/06/2019 5:24 AM
    One of the simplest ways to decrease the amount of waste you produce is to use reusable bags while shopping. Instead of relying on your supermarket's plastic bags, bring your own cloth ones to pack up your items and tote them home.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

    Suresh Choudhary 5/06/2019 5:24 AM
     It's actually a well-defined process that can help you from problem definition to implementing solutions, according to Jeffrey Baumgartner
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Visit a Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you visit? What did you learn? Did you take anyone with you?

    Suresh Choudhary 5/06/2019 5:23 AM
    We should always be surrounding ourselves with people with whom we can learn and grow. ... a while, there's something that you've heard me mention before: Anyone can be rich.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Find Local Recycling Depots
    Our ability to recycle certain things ebbs and flows based upon many factors. Luckily there are places that accept uncommon things to recycle or dispose of in a less harmful way. What did you find when looking for places to recycle items that can't be recycled in your curbside bin?

    Suresh Choudhary 5/06/2019 5:22 AM
    Plastics like clothes hangers, grocery bags, and toys aren't always recyclable inyour curbside bin. Other things that aren't recyclable include Styrofoam, bubble wrap, dishes, and electronic cords. Check for facilities in your area that may be able to recycle the items below
  • 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?

    Suresh Choudhary 5/06/2019 5:22 AM
    How small changes can have a global impact ... In the future, many of us will have instant information about our own behaviour at our fingertips.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

    Suresh Choudhary 5/06/2019 5:21 AM
    Simple Ways To Reduce Waste In Your Home. Get to know the rules of recycling. Don't be intimidated by the complicated symbols and sorting rules.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Suresh Choudhary 5/06/2019 5:20 AM
    If you think big, then you can expect big success. If you want to change any behavior and continue evolving into better versions of yourself, you must believe you can improve

  • Suresh Choudhary 5/03/2019 1:22 AM