pooja gupta

EBS Eco Challenger 2019

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,031 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    90
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    144
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    36
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    765
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    5,032
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,138
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 18 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 18 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 18 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 18 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 60 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 18 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 18 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 17 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 17 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Join my Student Government or Local Group

I will join my neighborhood association, student government, or another local group of decision makers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 2 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

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 56 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 18 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 18 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    pooja gupta 5/16/2019 8:25 AM
    1) We have to start surviving with less quantity of water.
    2) Water is the most important part of our lives so we should plan to make it save. Use in a effective manner.

  • pooja gupta 5/16/2019 8:22 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Water Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

    pooja gupta 5/08/2019 7:42 AM
    - Due to climate changes water supply can decrease and human lives will definitely get suffer.
    -Due to climate changes water supply can increase and human lives will go into danger. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency in other ways?

    pooja gupta 5/08/2019 7:40 AM
    -Fixing the leaky faucets is really a great initiative to save water.
    -I will start from my own and known places and fix if there is any.
    -I will encourage others as well.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

    pooja gupta 5/08/2019 7:30 AM
    -We can't even imagine lives without water.
    -Water helps us in our day to day life.

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

    pooja gupta 5/08/2019 7:29 AM
    - Individuals have to adapt this thinking as our natural resources are getting lesser day by day.
    - We should starting doing instead of just thinking to implement this.
    - One can at least start sharing these thoughts and views with their friends and family.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

    pooja gupta 5/08/2019 7:26 AM
    It is really a good initiative to start with. I will definitely follow this.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

    pooja gupta 5/08/2019 7:25 AM
    Yes it is very necessary and even for everything creativity is the must.

  • pooja gupta 5/08/2019 7:23 AM

  • pooja gupta 5/08/2019 7:23 AM