Buddhi Prakash Jangid

Green Planet

"We have removed plastic garbage from the floor dustbins"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,876 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    12
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    3
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    138
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    35
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    80
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    11,020
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    35
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    22
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    35
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Community

Talk To My Friends and Classmates

I will decide which social or environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 5 friends and/or classmates each day about the issue.

COMPLETED 7 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 7 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 5 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 7 OF 22
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

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 7 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 5-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 7 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 5 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

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 7 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

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

COMPLETED 7 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Create Your Own

5

5

Uncompleted
Create Your Own Challenge

Simplicity

Organize a Course

I will organize NWEI's discussion course 'Voluntary Simplicity' with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

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

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

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

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 12 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

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses, such as 'Reconnecting with Earth', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature

Forage for My Food

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Avoid refined sugar

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

COMPLETED 23 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 6 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 23 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of NWEI's discussion courses on food sustainability, 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change', with my family, friends, coworkers, or classmates.

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 23 OF 22
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Buddhi Prakash Jangid 5/15/2019 1:18 PM
  • 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?

    Buddhi Prakash Jangid 5/14/2019 1:27 PM
    Disposing of waste has huge environmental impacts and can cause serious problems. Some waste will eventually rot, but not all, and in the process it may smell, or generate methane gas, which is explosive and contributes to the greenhouse effect. Leachate produced as waste decomposes may cause pollution.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

    Buddhi Prakash Jangid 5/14/2019 1:24 PM
    Simplicity: I do not think history can ever produce a simple man like Mahatma Gandhi. Being such a great leader his way of living, teaching, books and even his quotes were very simple. His simplicity reflects in his ideas and way of living. Simplicity is probably his greatest virtue.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    Buddhi Prakash Jangid 5/14/2019 1:22 PM
    Walking plays an important role in improving our quality of life because it helps protect and improve the living environment and natural resources. ... Communities designed to be walkable have the potential to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases because people may choose to walk or bike rather than drive.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

    Buddhi Prakash Jangid 5/14/2019 1:20 PM
    Rratic sleep patterns can leave feeling out of whack, so a regular sleep schedule may be exactly what you need. Just a few adjustments to your daily routine can help you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. 

  • Buddhi Prakash Jangid 5/14/2019 1:14 PM
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

    Buddhi Prakash Jangid 5/13/2019 3:20 PM
    Self-care for themselves to establish and maintain health, and to prevent and deal with illness. this by educating employees on how to practice self-care both at home and in the workplace.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Buddhi Prakash Jangid 5/13/2019 3:14 PM
    Relationships May Make You Happier, Study Says, But So Can These Other Things. There's no secret weapon when it comes to how to be happy, as much as we'd like there to be. But new research shows that relationships may be linked with happiness a little more than you might think. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

    Buddhi Prakash Jangid 5/13/2019 3:11 PM
    Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems; habitat destruction; the extinction of wildlife; and pollution.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that "it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor." What are your thoughts on this?

    Buddhi Prakash Jangid 5/13/2019 3:09 PM
    Our family is on a budget and can’t afford to eat all organic. Where should we direct our money to get the most benefit? Organic produce? Meats? Dairy?