nitin dhiman

Green Revolution

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,389 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    516
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    90
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,800
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    16
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    75
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    75
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    46
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    540
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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

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

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 120 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 352
DAILY 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 14 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 14 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 15 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 5 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 15 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

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 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Take Control

Both systemic 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

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 15 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 3 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 15 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

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

COMPLETED 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 10 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

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 10 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

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

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

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time 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

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

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

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 12 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Car Share
    Take a moment to think of places you frequent often (school, work, grocery store, natural areas). Could you choose one or two days a week to schedule driving with a friend, neighbor or co-worker to these places?

    nitin dhiman 4/30/2019 12:19 AM
    yes..i share my vehicle with co-workers to office. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Choose a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

    nitin dhiman 4/30/2019 12:16 AM
    we can use more efficient public transport for commute from one place to another.
  • 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?

    nitin dhiman 4/30/2019 12:14 AM
    using bycycle for commute we can burn more calories and improve our health too.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    nitin dhiman 4/30/2019 12:07 AM
    I use coffee cups regularly. instead of these we can use coffee mugs.
  • 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?

    nitin dhiman 4/30/2019 12:04 AM
    it makes me feel happy that I initiate a small step towards saving the natural resources, which is a need for today.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

    nitin dhiman 4/29/2019 11:58 PM
    by making them understand the effect it will cause to society. yes..it will be encouraged by company wide. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Avoid refined sugar
    Before you started this challenge, did you think you were 'addicted' to sugar? How do you feel now?

    nitin dhiman 4/28/2019 11:31 PM
    no.i was never addicted to sugar.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    nitin dhiman 4/26/2019 12:14 AM
    we can spend some quality time by playing some outdoor sports with our families  & friends.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Eliminate Toxic Plastics
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    nitin dhiman 4/26/2019 12:10 AM
    coffee cups,vegitable bags, plastic bags. instead of these I am using jute bag for carrying groceries and coffee mugs for tea.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

    nitin dhiman 4/26/2019 12:04 AM

    skiping intake of oiled and fried food to boiled food & more fruits.