Japleen Singh

EBS Eco Challenger 2019

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 916 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    15
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    60
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    445
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    30
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    30
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    900
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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

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

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

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

I will have a group garage sale with friends, family, and/or neighbors.

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

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

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

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Support Resilient Powergrids

A community can be brought to its knees without dependable power, often affecting the most vulnerable. I will write 2 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for a more resilient power grid (e.g. microgrids, solar+storage).

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Install Alternative Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 60 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 15
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 2 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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