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ANUP YADAV

EBS Eco Challenger 2019

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,346 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    34
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    97
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    68
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    17
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    34
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    34
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    34
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    17
    pounds
    waste composted

ANUP's Actions

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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Waste

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 2 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided when I have to print documents.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace, dorm, or elsewhere on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Tour A Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 1 minute(s) touring (virtually or in person) a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about our local waste and waste recovery streams.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will find out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in recycling dumpsters or my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 around the world who produce my food in order to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Join a Local CSA

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • ANUP YADAV's avatar
    ANUP YADAV 5/13/2019 11:57 PM
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint? What changes did you make or will you make?

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    ANUP YADAV 5/13/2019 2:32 AM
    Eating a wide variety of healthy foods promotes good health and helps to protect against chronic disease.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our planet and other people?

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    ANUP YADAV 5/13/2019 2:32 AM
    Eating a wide variety of healthy foods promotes good health and helps to protect against chronic disease.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

    ANUP YADAV's avatar
    ANUP YADAV 5/13/2019 2:32 AM
    Eating a wide variety of healthy foods promotes good health and helps to protect against chronic disease.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? How can knowing their food producers enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    ANUP YADAV 5/13/2019 2:31 AM
    Health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Join a Local CSA
    Dependable fresh food, better prices (cutting out carbon-heavy supply chain and grocery stores), supporting local farmers and building resilient communities are just a few benefits of local food systems. Which of these benefits (or others not listed here) inspires you the most?

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    ANUP YADAV 5/13/2019 2:31 AM
    Health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Take Control
    How do environmental health, community health, and your personal health intersect?

    ANUP YADAV's avatar
    ANUP YADAV 5/13/2019 2:31 AM
    Health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Go get a check up
    How do you practice self care?

    ANUP YADAV's avatar
    ANUP YADAV 5/13/2019 2:31 AM
    Health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    In what ways can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    ANUP YADAV 5/13/2019 2:31 AM
    The transportation problem is a special type of linear programming problem where the objective is to minimise the cost of distributing a product from a number of sources or origins to a number of destinations
  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

    ANUP YADAV's avatar
    ANUP YADAV 5/13/2019 2:30 AM
    The transportation problem is a special type of linear programming problem where the objective is to minimise the cost of distributing a product from a number of sources or origins to a number of destinations