Preeti Singh

EBS Eco Challenger 2019

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 821 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    9
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    9
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    90
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    45
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    45
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    18
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    2,444
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    50
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support businesses owned by people of color in my community whenever I shop.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

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

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

Simplicity

Have a Garage Sale

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 9
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 1 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 25 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

Energy

Support Resilient Powergrids

A community can be brought to its knees without dependable power, often affecting the most vulnerable. I will write 5 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 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 5 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 5 meatless meal(s) and/or 5 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 9
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

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 9
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 9
DAILY CHALLENGES

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