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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Banu G

HP HR Global Services

"Beauty begins the moment you decided to be yourself."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,350 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    74
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3.3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    139
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    5.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Banu's Actions

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support a Sharing Economy

Do at Home

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Donate to or Volunteer for Low-Income Solar Initiatives

Do at Home

Whether it's by donating or volunteering, I will research the benefits of low-income solar and find out how I can support low-income solar initiatives in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade My Windows

Do at Home

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

Do at Home

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units with energy saving units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

Do at Home

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

Do at Home

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 Action

Energy

Online Energy Audit

Do at Home

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

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

Do at Home

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Encourage my company and/or organization to measure and manage their carbon footprint

Do at Home

Organizations have a responsibility to make sustainable business decisions. To understand how to improve sustainable practices, it’s important to start with understanding the current impact. I will share the Tradewater Business Carbon Calculator with my organization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household

Do at Home

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how different lifestyle choices could reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Invite a Friend to Calculate the Carbon Footprint of their Household

Do at Home

Individual actions are important, but people and organizations working together can make a real impact. I will share a carbon calculator with a friend and invite them to calculate the carbon footprint of their household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Tour a Waste Management Facility

Do at Home

I will spend at least 5 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

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

Do at Home

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

Personal Waste Audit

Do at Home

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

Go Paperless

Do at Home

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 3.4lbs (1.5kg) a month or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

Do at Home

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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Offset for Climate Justice

Do at Home

Greenhouse gases found in old refrigerants are up to 10,900 times more potent than carbon dioxide. I will help eliminate these gases through the purchase of offset credits to ensure we all have a planet we can thrive on.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

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

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Businesses Owned by People of Color

Do at Home

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Carry my Trash

Do at Home

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

Do at Home

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Banu G's avatar
    Banu G 10/27/2020 6:58 PM
    Eco challenge is an excellent and make me to follow some of the activities. It was a quiet interesting series and I hope I have done my challenge as much as possible. Thank you all.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Support a Sharing Economy
    What are some of the barriers to sharing economies? What is your plan for supporting or creating one in your community?

    Banu G's avatar
    Banu G 10/27/2020 6:45 PM
    The Internet connection in many developing countries is unreliable due to poor telecommunications network and power supply
    Many developing nations do not have secure and reliable online 
    banking and payment mechanisms.
    Community action plan:-
    Choose a group of people to work together on writing the action plan. Identify environmental changes or policies that would address issues.

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    Banu G 10/26/2020 7:56 PM
    The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.

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    Banu G 10/25/2020 9:33 AM
    Wishing you Happiness, Success, Peace & Progress on the occasion of Saraswati Puja.

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    Banu G 10/23/2020 1:14 AM
    Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out

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    Banu G 10/23/2020 1:10 AM
    Let your unique awesomeness and positive energy inspire confidence in others.

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    Banu G 10/21/2020 12:36 PM
    You're so much stronger than your excuses. Don't tell everyone your plans, instead show them your results.


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    Banu G 10/21/2020 11:55 AM
    Today I met the expectation for my family and Work. I am glad.

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    Banu G 10/21/2020 11:49 AM
    Do today what should be done. Your tomorrow may never come. 

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    Banu G 10/20/2020 5:15 AM
    “When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” I felt that .