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kunj kordia

EPFE Section 07

"My mission is to help keep the world we live in, safe and clean, for future generations as well as ourselves."

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 657 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    57
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    57
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    9,862
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    540
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    540
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    38
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    19
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    532
    gallons of water
    have been saved

kunj's Actions

Health

Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 60-minute walk outside each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 3 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

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    kunj kordia 11/25/2019 9:53 PM
    There are multiple effective ways of to deal with physical and emotional stress of problems we face. Emotional stress I face can be coped with activities such as going to the gym or going on a walk on a trail. I can help others in the same situation by taking them with me and spreading awareness.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    kunj kordia 11/25/2019 9:26 PM
    Walking instead of driving can help you get to know your city or town better and helps you notice little things that you might miss while driving. You can experience nature and it is relaxing as well. 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

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    kunj kordia 11/17/2019 12:59 PM
    With the money you could be saving on being more energy conscious, you could use that money to invest in some energy efficient, water saving products or just something that will help the environment in the long run . These can be products such as long lasting LED bulbs, low flow shower heads, solar panels, gardening, etc. These changes could save you even more money and slow down environmental issues than before!


  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    kunj kordia 11/06/2019 4:37 PM
    Single use items are very prevalent in our society, so it is really hard to stop using them. I am guilty of using a lot of plastic bags while shopping, for trash cans, and just to easily carry items and dispose of the bags afterwards. This can be easily substituted with paper bags or reusable bags, and the best part is that they are very cheap!

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      Dae'Sha Thomas 11/06/2019 6:03 PM
      I agree with you. I am very guilty of using plastic bags when grocery shopping, but I have turned over a new leaf for the past few days! I actually began to use my reusable bag everytime I shop and I am very proud for making that huge change. 
  • Reflection Question
    Water Use Reusable Bottles
    What are some of the needs that water meets or benefits that water provides for you?

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    kunj kordia 11/06/2019 4:34 PM
    As water is essential for human life, we use it for many things. Hydration is a key benefit that water provides for us. As well as hydration, hydration sustains human life by producing vegetable and crops that we all consume. Without water it is almost impossible for us to get our food!
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    kunj kordia 11/06/2019 4:30 PM
    Water is an essential that humans need to survive. Although we think water is unlimited, its not. There are many ways to reducing your water footprint. As well as 5 min showers, you could replace the shower head with low flow, saving more water. Turning off water while brushing, using a dishwasher instead of hand-washing , and turning down water pressure are all some very effective ways to reduce your water footprint!
  • Reflection Question
    Water Brush My Teeth Without Running Water
    What is the main water source in your region? If you don't know, how could you find out?

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    kunj kordia 11/05/2019 10:08 AM
    The main source of water for my region and town of DeKalb, IL is ground water. If you would like to find out where your main source of water come from, visit:
    https://geopub.epa.gov/DWWidgetApp/
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go by Bike
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience differ while walking, riding transit, biking, or driving?

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    kunj kordia 11/05/2019 9:23 AM
    Riding a bike around campus is probably the most efficient and cost effective way of getting around. Me riding my bike is much faster than walking, and uses up no fuel. Buses take up a lot of fuel and time is wasted by waiting for a bus. Using a bike is eco friendly, faster than walking and maybe even busses, and cost little to no money while in use.