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Anusree K

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"I pledge to take eco-friendly actions, to inspire sustainable change, and to protect our planet."

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participant impact

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    advocacy actions
    completed
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    1
    square foot
    community beautification
  • UP TO
    294
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
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    1
    documentary
    watched
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    1
    donation
    made
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    1.7
    pounds
    food waste prevented
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    5
    items
    repaired
  • UP TO
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
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    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • UP TO
    1
    meatless or vegan meal
    consumed
  • UP TO
    350
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    2,030
    minutes
    spent outdoors
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    0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
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    2,030
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
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    4
    hours
    volunteered
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    85
    gallons of water
    have been saved
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    10
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Anusree's actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Support Local Pollinators

SDG 15

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will plant pollinator-friendly plants in my area to support local pollinators.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Education & Livelihood

Stay on the Ground

SDG 11

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally). As an example, a plane from New York to Los Angeles (~2,450 miles) generates about 65 tons of carbon dioxide.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health & Equity

Donate Food

SDG 3, 10

I will find out what food programs are in my area and donate food and/or other items that they request.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG 2

I will cook 1 meals with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Volunteer in My Community

SDG 1

I will volunteer 2 hours in my community.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG 9

I will mend clothing for myself, family or friends.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Economy & Communities

Choose LED Bulbs

SDG 7

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Education & Livelihood

Work-Life Balance

SDG 8

During the workday, I will schedule time for daily breaks during work days to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Carry My Trash

SDG 12

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me each day to raise my awareness of how much waste I produce.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Try a New Vegan or Vegetarian Recipe

I will try a new vegan or vegetarian recipe and share how it turns out on the Ecochallenge feed, or with family and friends.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG 3

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG 3

I will spend 1 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Watch a Documentary About Climate Change or Nature

SDG 13, 14, 15

I will watch 1 documentaries about climate change.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health & Equity

Support Public Transit

SDG 10, 16

Access to public transportation enables more opportunity and a better quality of life. I will make 1 phone calls and/or send 1 emails per day to public officials to advocate for a more comprehensive public transportation system in my region.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Economy & Communities Mend Clothing
    What was it like to mend your clothing? If you are skilled at mending, what tips do you have for others?

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    Anusree K 4/28/2023 1:11 PM
    I've fixed my clothes many times as I like to maintain my favourite clothes rather than throwing it away. There are plenty of videos online which helped me with the stitching techniques. I would suggest to watch those videos (try searching “stitching hacks” on instagram).

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate & Ecosystems Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Do you have a favorite pollinator?

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    Anusree K 4/28/2023 12:57 PM
    Pollinators are essential for the plant growth (pollination) and the generation of food. Honeybee is my favorite pollinator.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Basic Needs & Security Make Zero-Waste Meals
    How did you incorporate using an entire vegetable (skins, peels, tops, and stalks) during one of your meal preps? What's something new you're going to try that is a zero-waste meal practice?

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    Anusree K 4/24/2023 2:32 AM
    I tried making tomato fry using the entire tomato. As a zero-waste practice, I plan to make a curry using leftover vegetable scraps.

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    Anusree K 4/22/2023 12:56 PM
    Today, as we celebrate Earth Day, it is critical that we consider our impact on the planet and take action to protect it. I am overjoyed to be a part of this effort to ensure a sustainable future for future generations.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Basic Needs & Security Try a New Vegan or Vegetarian Recipe
    What was the dish you made, and how did it turn out? What did it feel like to try a new recipe? If you can share a picture, please do!

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    Anusree K 4/14/2023 10:53 PM
    I cooked Lemon Rice (a South Indian dish) and it was delicious. I was relieved to discover that it was a simple dish to prepare.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Anusree K 4/14/2023 12:14 AM
    Mindfulness practice has been relaxing and centering, allowing me to be present in the moment. During Earth Month, I learned the value of connecting mindfulness with nature, enhancing my awareness for the environment and my role in sustainability.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

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    Anusree K 4/14/2023 12:10 AM
    Work-life balance allows me to preserve my physical and emotional health. It promotes a healthy workforce, which adds to sustainability.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Economy & Communities Carry My Trash
    What one thing will you do right away to reduce your waste? What is the second thing you will do?

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    Anusree K 4/12/2023 11:27 AM
    To begin reducing waste, I would always carry a reusable water bottle with me and refuse single-use plastic bottles. In addition, I would commit to properly recycling and composting organic waste at home. Small changes like these can make a big difference in terms of waste reduction and environmental protection.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Anusree K 4/11/2023 10:22 PM
    "As someone who has fallen into the trap of spending most of my time indoors and on screens, I've realized the negative impact it has on my well-being, from feeling disconnected from nature to struggling with mental health. I'm now committed to finding a healthier balance, prioritizing meaningful experiences and human connections over screens, and prioritizing my physical and mental health."

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    Anusree K 4/11/2023 10:19 PM
    "I've taken up the challenge to carry my trash with me wherever I go during Earth Month EcoChallenge because I want to become more mindful of my waste and reduce my environmental impact. I'm also committed to finding a better work-life balance by setting boundaries, prioritizing self-care, and making time for things that truly matter to me, like spending time in nature and connecting with loved ones."