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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Vani Desai

2021 People Eco Challenge - Oct 6 to Oct 27

"To live a better life."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 265 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    15
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    222
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    18
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    hours
    volunteered

Vani 's Actions

Waste

Tour a Waste Management Facility

Do at Home

I will spend at least 2 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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Research Local Waste Sites

Do at Home

I will spend 30 minutes finding out where landfills and/or toxic waste sites are situated in my region and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Learn About Constructive Communication

Do at Home

I will spend 15 minute(s) learning about constructive communication.

Uncompleted
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 5 conversations.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Healing and Renewal

Research Restorative Justice

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minutes learning about restorative justice and conflict resolution opportunities in my own community or state.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Find / Join A Sharing Economy

Do at Home

I will research tool libraries and other sharing economy organizations in my area and rent instead of buy next time I need something they offer.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn More and Advocate

Do at Home

Access to public transportation is a social justice issue! I will learn about the need for public transportation in my community and tell 5 friends or colleagues per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Advocate for Green Spaces

Do at Home

I will call or write 1 public officials per day to advocate for more green spaces around my town, particularly in neighborhoods that currently lack equitable access to green spaces.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 30 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 30 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 2 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 Resilient Powergrids

Do at Home

A community can be brought to its knees without dependable power, often affecting the most vulnerable. I will write 5 letter(s) or email(s) per day to a public official or company to advocate for a more resilient power grid (e.g. microgrids, solar+storage).

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

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 5 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

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

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 30 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

Watch a Documentary about Racial Injustice

Do at Home

I will watch 2 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

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  • Vani  Desai's avatar
    Vani Desai 10/20/2021 10:20 AM
    This is such a good challenge.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Find / Join A Sharing Economy
    What are some of the barriers to sharing economies? What is your plan for supporting or creating one in your community?

    Vani  Desai's avatar
    Vani Desai 10/18/2021 9:45 PM
    Showing people how to recycle stuff.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Advocate for Green Spaces
    What services, benefits, or value does nature provide for you?

    Vani  Desai's avatar
    Vani Desai 10/18/2021 9:44 PM
    It provides many things that are invaluable like Air, water and many more things
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Learn More and Advocate
    How do the differences in access to reliable transportation affect your community? What would you like to see change?

    Vani  Desai's avatar
    Vani Desai 10/18/2021 9:43 PM
    I would like to see less traffic.

  • Vani  Desai's avatar
    Vani Desai 10/18/2021 9:26 PM
    It's never late to join this challenge.