BIJENDRA RANA

EBS Eco Challenger 2019

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,622 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    92
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    24
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,380
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    3
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    3
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    23
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    23
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    24
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,380
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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 24 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 24 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 23 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 23 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 23 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Organize a Course

I will organize one of Ecochallenge.org's discussion courses on food sustainability - 'Menu for the Future' or 'Hungry for Change' with my family, friends, co-workers, or classmates.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 60 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 23 OF 25
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

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

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 23 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 1 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 23 OF 25
DAILY 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 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 15 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

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 23 OF 25
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 3 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

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

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Express My Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

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

Waste

Lobby For Reusables

I will lobby my dining hall to have reusable dishes and silverware in order to minimize disposables.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • BIJENDRA RANA 5/16/2019 11:59 PM

  • BIJENDRA RANA 5/16/2019 5:50 AM

  • BIJENDRA RANA 5/15/2019 7:39 AM

  • BIJENDRA RANA 5/14/2019 12:05 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    BIJENDRA RANA 5/13/2019 12:11 AM
    New Delhi, the capital city of India and the neighboring National Capital Region are bustling areas at the intersection of government, business and technology. This region is home to several technology companies and startups, giving it one of the largest and most vibrant communities of women technologists in the country.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Express My Support
    What sustainability issues are most pressing or prominent on your campus? In your hometown? Where you live currently?

    BIJENDRA RANA 5/13/2019 12:10 AM
    There are three main types of communities; urban, suburban and rural.
  • Reflection Question
    Community Support Native Communities
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, "most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation." Why is balance important to sustainability?

    BIJENDRA RANA 5/13/2019 12:10 AM
    A local community is a group of interacting people sharing an environment. In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.
  • 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?

    BIJENDRA RANA 5/13/2019 12:10 AM
    Waste processing. The processing of waste plasticproducts has a significant impact on the environment. Most plastics are not degradable. They will remain where they are discarded until they are cleared up. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Learn More about Food Deserts
    What are the implications of access to nutritious food for a community?

    BIJENDRA RANA 5/13/2019 12:09 AM
    • Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.

  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

    BIJENDRA RANA 5/13/2019 12:09 AM
    • Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.