Shruti Sharma

Green Revolution

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,367 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    112
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    80
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    48
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    481
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    64
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    16
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    16
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    16
    whole food meals
    consumed

Challenges

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors or classmates, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

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 About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

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

COMPLETED 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 16 OF 352
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

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 1 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

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 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

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 16 OF 352
DAILY 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

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 7 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

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 16 OF 352
DAILY CHALLENGE

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  • Shruti Sharma 5/06/2019 3:50 AM

  • Shruti Sharma 5/01/2019 11:29 PM
    Carpooling is a simple, economical and effective way of positively impacting our environment and we need to get this message out to as many people as possible so that we can save ecosphere together
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Shruti Sharma 4/30/2019 9:15 PM
    Identify and understand what you want to change. Whenever you decide to make a change, you must first understand why you're making the change in the first place. ... 
    Rid your life of negativity. ... 
    Exercise more often. ... 
    Be kind to others. ... 
    Build a support network. ... 
    Eliminate the nonessentials. ... 
    Take baby steps.
  • 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 reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about 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?

    Shruti Sharma 4/30/2019 9:14 PM
    Shifting to a real circular economy for plastics is a massive opportunity to close the loop, save billions of dollars, and decouple plastics production from fossil fuel consumption”
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    Shruti Sharma 4/30/2019 9:12 PM
    Refuse is to say no to things people offer you that you don’t need, that you never even asked for.   Refuse to buy products that can harm you, your family and the environment.  Use the power of your dollar to tell companies what you want and don’t want.
    Reduce your junk mail
    Do you really need the latest smart phone?  Could you make due with the one you have for a bit longer?
    Reduce the amount of energy you use to heat your home by getting an energy audit (a lot times for free)  and save MONEY in the process.
    Slowly replace any single use items with reusable ones – like reusable grocery and produce bags, reusable water bottles, travel mugs.
    Instead of tossing those return envelopes you get but don’t need, reuse them for permission slips to school or other things that need to be sealed but don’t need a fresh envelop.
    Reuse glass jars such as the ones from pickles, jellies, and salsa as new containers for leftovers or pantry storage instead of buying something else.
    Make your own reusable mop head instead of buying disposables.
    Pretty up a regular old cardboard box to use as storage
    Recycle all the basics you can – paper, plastic, metal, and glass
    Recycle ALL fabric – even stained or ripped clothing.
    Recycle all electronics
    For a huge list of other things you can recycle
    Reuse an old yoga mat as foot pads for furniture, a tent “door mat
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reuseable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to establish this a successful habit?

    Shruti Sharma 4/30/2019 9:09 PM
     Kath Austin’s BeeBee wraps which are reusable food wraps made from beeswax. Photograph: Kath Austin 
    For 70 years, the world’s plastic usage has grown inexorably from humble beginnings to a position where humanity now produces roughly its own weight in plastic every year. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Lobby For Reusables
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Shruti Sharma 4/30/2019 9:07 PM
    Air pollution and climate change.Overloading of the atmosphere and of ocean waters with carbon. Atmospheric CO2 absorbs and re-emits infrared-wavelength radiation, leading to warmer air, soils, and ocean surface waters - which is good:
    Deforestation.-Species-rich wild forests are being destroyed, especially in the tropics, often to make way for cattle ranching, soybean or palm oil plantations, or other agricultural monocultures
    Species extinction.-On land, wild animals are being hunted to extinction for bushmeat, ivory, or "medicinal" products.
    Soil degradation.-Overgrazing, monoculture planting, erosion, soil compaction, overexposure to pollutants, land-use conversion - there's a long list of ways that soils are being damaged
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Shruti Sharma 4/30/2019 9:05 PM
    Wooden Cutlery. ... 
    Muslin Pouches. ... 
    Glass Bottles. ... 
    Canvas Bags. ... 
    Metal Straws.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Go Paperless
    Reducing your paper mail can be such a freeing action to take -- by reducing what is coming in, you can reduce what is going into the recycling bin too. How does it make you feel? What is the next step you will take to reduce your waste?

    Shruti Sharma 4/30/2019 9:04 PM
    Get to know the rules of recycling. Don't be intimidated by the complicated symbols and sorting rules. ... 
    Ditch the plastic bags. ... 
    3. Make a meal plan. ... 
    Start relying on reusable containers. ... 
    Start composting. ... 
    Learn to repair rather than discard. ... 
    Cancel unnecessary mail. ... 
    Stop using disposable plates
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Carry my Trash
    What one thing could you do right away to reduce your waste?

    Shruti Sharma 4/30/2019 9:02 PM
    Start relying on reusable containers
    Make a meal plan.
    Ditch the plastic bags.
    Start composting.
    Learn to repair rather than discard.
    Stop using disposable plates
    And at the very least, stop buying plastic water bottles, please.