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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Vinit Mehta

HP Inc India

"To Ensure that we are on top of everything we do keeping the balance in our lives, Professionally and Personally "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,318 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    509
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    208
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • up to
    1,831
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    340
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    400
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    3.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    20
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    260
    minutes
    spent learning

Vinit 's Actions

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

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 10 minutes finding out what local laws, policies, and practices keep people from voting in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes learning about food apartheid and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

Do at Home

I will watch 3 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

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

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Support Native Communities

Do at Home

I will use the resource links provided and spend 10 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Drive Less

Do at Home

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

Do at Home

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 5 documentary(ies) about systemic racism.

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

Community

Sign Up to Vote

Do at Home

I will make sure I’m registered to vote. While I’m at it, I’ll sign up to help others register too!

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

Do at Home

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

Do at Home

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Forgiveness

Do at Home

I will begin, or continue, on the journey of forgiving myself and/or other(s). I may do this through journaling, meditation, prayer, and/or talking with a licensed healthcare professional.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Engage In Active Listening

Do at Home

I will practice actively listening to a friend, family member, co-worker, acquaintance, or someone who I may disagree with in at least 10 conversations.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 10 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Family Game Hour

Do at Home

I will spend quality time with family and friends by playing low-tech game(s) and/or through the spirit of imagination.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Core Values

Do at Home

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Meditate

Do at Home

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 30 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

Do at Home

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Work From Home

Do at Home

I will work from home 25 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Do at Home

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 10 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Research Local Waste Sites
    In what neighborhoods or areas of your region are landfills or other waste sites located? Which communities are most affected by these locations?

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    Vinit Mehta 10/28/2020 9:36 PM
    the Slums and the people who are less privilidged are affected the most 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Advocate For More Food Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Vinit Mehta 10/28/2020 9:35 PM
    We need to treat this as a place not just for our survival but for future generations and we need to leave a legacy for the coming generations 

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    Vinit Mehta 10/27/2020 9:17 PM
    Effects of Ecological Imbalance :

    Its effect on the natural world and on the activities of living beings is hazardous. Its major types are water pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, thermal pollution, light pollution and soil pollution. Ecosystems establish a state of balance where species coexist with other species.

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    Vinit Mehta 10/27/2020 9:16 PM
    Ecological imbalance is when a natural- or human-caused disturbance disrupts the natural balance of an ecosystem. The balance of an ecosystem can be disrupted by natural or human-caused disturbances. If a species disappears or a new species is introduced it can shift an ecosystem to a state of ecological imbalance.

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    Vinit Mehta 10/26/2020 10:40 PM
    Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.

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    Vinit Mehta 10/25/2020 10:49 PM
    Ecological balance is a term used to describe the equilibrium between living organisms such as human being, plants, and animals as well as their environment. Therefore, this balance is very important because it ensures survival, existence and stability of the environment.

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    Vinit Mehta 10/25/2020 10:48 PM
    balance of nature-A concept in ecology that describes natural systems as being in a state of equilibrium, in which disturbing one element disturbs the entire system. The inference is usually drawn that the natural state of any system is the preferred state and that it is best to leave it undisturbed.

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    Vinit Mehta 10/25/2020 2:23 AM

    Living in Harmony With Nature

    Cap Your Chimney
    Make Some Noise
    Give ‘Em a Leg Up and a Way Out
    Make Your House Unappealing
    Garbage Dump Dangers
    Wild Animals Make Good Neighbors 
    Orphaned or Sick Animals
    Create a Backyard Habitat

  • Vinit  Mehta's avatar
    Vinit Mehta 10/25/2020 2:23 AM

    Living in Harmony With Nature

    Cap Your Chimney
    Make Some Noise
    Give ‘Em a Leg Up and a Way Out
    Make Your House Unappealing
    Garbage Dump Dangers
    Wild Animals Make Good Neighbors 
    Orphaned or Sick Animals
    Create a Backyard Habitat
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn More about Food Apartheid
    What can lack of access to nutritious food affect a community? How can having access to nutritious food help a community become more resilient?

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    Vinit Mehta 10/25/2020 2:18 AM
    Nutritional fitness contributes to resilience by helping service members maintain a healthy weight, protecting them against diet-related diseases that affect physical and cognitive function, and reducing their vulnerability to stress and depression.