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Surendra Gayakvad

Green Revolution

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,369 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    438
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    105
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    5
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    114
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    21
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    21
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    21
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    5
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    21
    pounds
    waste composted

Surendra 's 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

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 5 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

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

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

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

Donate to or Volunteer for Low-Income Solar Initiatives

Whether it's by donating or volunteering, I will research the benefits of low-income solar and find out how I can support low-income solar initiatives in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 4 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Support Resilient Powergrids

A community can be brought to its knees without dependable power, often affecting the most vulnerable. I will write 1 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for a more resilient power grid (e.g. microgrids, solar+storage).

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Organize a Course

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses, such as Powering a Bright Future, with classmate, friends, co-workers, or family.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Surendra Gayakvad 5/09/2019 2:12 PM
    Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away. ... 

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    Surendra Gayakvad 5/06/2019 12:33 PM
    "Going green" means to pursue knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.

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    Surendra Gayakvad 5/04/2019 12:40 AM
    A clean environment is essential for healthy living

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    Surendra Gayakvad 5/03/2019 7:16 AM

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    Surendra Gayakvad 5/02/2019 1:25 AM
    Health and education are severely impacted by a continual lack of safe water

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    Surendra Gayakvad 5/01/2019 12:23 AM

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    Surendra Gayakvad 4/29/2019 3:16 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Launch a Recycling Program
    How might thinking creatively help us address big systems problems differently?

    Surendra  Gayakvad's avatar
    Surendra Gayakvad 4/29/2019 3:16 AM
    problem solving, writing, visual art, communication skills, and open-mindedness
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Tour A Waste Management Facility
    Field trip! What a fun way to learn about our impact and consumption! What facility did you tour? What did you learn?

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    Surendra Gayakvad 4/29/2019 3:14 AM
    you can do discussion with colleagues friends, team members.
    I visited and Mahindra sez jaipur
    I learn many peoples don't dump the waste in the correct dustbins
    Yes I go with my friends