ajeet singh

Green Revolution

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,170 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    407
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    45
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    5
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    10
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    50
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    25
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3,069
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Health

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 15 minutes researching environmental justice concerns in my region, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

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 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Health

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 15 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

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 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

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 CO2 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time 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

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 9 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided at work or school.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 10 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Collect Rain Water
    Trace the water that flows down the drain from your house to the largest body of water nearby. What is the route it takes?

    ajeet singh 4/30/2019 11:15 AM
    The North Saskatchewan River is a glacier-fed river that flows from the Canadian Rockies continental divide east to central Saskatchewan, where it joins with another major river to make up the Saskatchewan River. Its water flows eventually into the Hudson Bay. The Saskatchewan River system is the largest shared between the ... The river runs in a well-defined valley with deep ...
  • 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?

    ajeet singh 4/30/2019 11:14 AM
    Exercise is a great stress blaster! ... How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order ... 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 actionto increase your water efficiency?
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    ajeet singh 4/30/2019 11:13 AM
    In order to cope with these problems, people, communities and society need to be ... Plans for improving climate change resilience should include adaptation measures, ... This could be a small village, a town or a particular region of Ethiopia. ... Its purpose is to manage water sustainably by using less or using it more ...
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Lobby For Reusables
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    ajeet singh 4/30/2019 11:11 AM
    The environmental problems like global warming, acid rain, air pollution, urban ... climate change and many more affect every human, animal and nation on this planet. ... As our actions have been not in favor of protecting this planet, we have seen ... If you look at the environment around us, you cansee that there are a ...
  • 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?

    ajeet singh 4/30/2019 11:10 AM
    Reuse and Recycle before you consume and throw anything in ... It sounds very simple, but a lot of food gets thrown away every day in the UK. ... Composting is nature's way of recycling and you can do it in your home. ... others to take these simple steps to reduce waste produced at home.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

    ajeet singh 4/30/2019 11:09 AM
    Learn home composting with step-by-step illustrated instructions, tips and resources on over 25 topics, including how to compost food scraps. ... be composted (see chart below) is comingled with appropriate compostable food scraps. ... Now that you know what you can compost out of yourkitchen, create a household plan.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Choose Two-Sided Printing
    Choosing two-sided printing can be an easy adjustment on your computer settings. How can you help others make this same switch? Can it be encouraged company wide?

    ajeet singh 4/30/2019 11:08 AM
    Only models that have built in duplex printing can print automatically on both ... Check the Two-Sided box and click Show Details to further adjust the options. ... Select a binding orientation from the Two-Sided Printing option. ... Point the top of the pages toward the printer and make sure the edges of the ...
  • 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?

    ajeet singh 4/30/2019 11:07 AM
    We are presented with single use items every day and they are difficult ... easy waysthat can help you to reduce the need for single use items. Reusable Coffee Cups ... The plastic bag levy was a great success and we now all carry our ... packed food, many stores will allow you to bring your own container.
  • 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?

    ajeet singh 4/30/2019 11:06 AM
    Single-use plastics have a high environmental impact. ... We have put together only a few of them below: ... They hope this incentive may help change consumer habits. ... Or you couldslow down, and have a proper cup of coffee in Caffé Nero. ... Below are a few items to have with you to reduce your plastic ...
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

    ajeet singh 4/30/2019 11:05 AM
    The 6 Rs include: reinvent/rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse/repair, recycle, replace/rebuy. ... Inside, students ran an information booth while enticing others with pizza ... This lifestyle operates from the value of learning to do without, to make ... that incorporate recycled materials (Wake Forest University, 2012).