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October 7 - October 28, 2020
Syeda Zohra's avatar

Syeda Zohra

HP Inc India

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 911 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    66
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    9.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    390
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    advocacy actions
    completed

Syeda's Actions

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

Do at Home

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

Do at Home

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

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

Health

Know My Health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Go Get a Check Up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Take Control

Do at Home

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

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

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

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

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

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

Do at Home

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

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

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

Community

Join My Neighborhood Association

Do at Home

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group of decision makers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Do at Home

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

Do at Home

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 Action

Simplicity

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

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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    Syeda Zohra 10/28/2020 6:30 AM
    You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

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    Syeda Zohra 10/28/2020 6:29 AM
    Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.

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    Syeda Zohra 10/28/2020 3:49 AM
    Worrying never changes the outcome.

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    Syeda Zohra 10/28/2020 3:45 AM
    When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily. He who understands this, understands life…
  • Reflection Question
    Water Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Syeda Zohra 10/28/2020 3:40 AM
    vegetable bags substituted Jute bags
    coffee cups substituted ottery and Other Ceramics cups.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Toilet Tank Bank
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Syeda Zohra 10/28/2020 3:39 AM
    They include sedimentation, pollution, climate change, deforestation, landscape changes, and urban growth.
    Rain Water Harvesting
    Recycle Wastewater
    Education/Awareness
  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Syeda Zohra 10/28/2020 3:37 AM
    Rain Water Harvesting
    Energy Efficient Desal Plants
    Recycle Wastewater
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Syeda Zohra 10/28/2020 3:32 AM
    Traffic Management Measures
    Promoting Public Transport
    Parking Restrictions
    Encouraging Walking
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

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    Syeda Zohra 10/28/2020 3:16 AM
    conserve water and protect our waterways
    eat seasonally, locally, and more plants

  • Reflection Question
    Energy Calculate the Carbon Footprint of my Household
    After you determined your carbon footprint, did you see what different choices you can make in order to reduce it?

    Syeda Zohra's avatar
    Syeda Zohra 10/28/2020 3:16 AM
    conserve water and protect our waterways
    eat seasonally, locally, and more plants