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October 5 - October 26, 2022
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Anandavelu K

HP HRGS GTA GIANTS

"My team should win this event."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,906 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6.5
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    19
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,616
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    2.0
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    323
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    water footprints
    calculated
  • up to
    3.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    25
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1,616
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1,929
    minutes
    spent learning

Anandavelu's Actions

Nourishing Food

What is My Food Supply Chain?

I will spend 15 minutes learning about my food supply chains, and complete a food waste audit.

Completed
One-Time Action

Enacting Equity

Learn About Accessible & Equitable Voter Registration

I will spend 10 minutes learning about voter access and equity. And if applicable, I will register to vote, ask someone I trust to help me register, or help others register.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cultivating Communities

Join A Neighborhood Group

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Cultivating Communities

Volunteer During My Local Election

I will contact my local election office to volunteer during the upcoming election.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Repair a Broken Item

I will repair at least one item that is broken, but is repairable. This might be items like garden tools, sewing machine, small appliances, electronics, clothing, and more.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

What is Sustainable Fashion?

I will spend 40 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and adopt at least one sustainable fashion practice.

Completed
One-Time Action

Cultivating Communities

Stay on the Ground

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. digital/virtual attendance, vacation without air travel).

Completed
One-Time Action

Enacting Equity

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

I will spend 15 minutes learning about the experiences of trans, femme, and/or nonbinary people.

Completed
One-Time Action

Enacting Equity

Shop at BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, & Women-Led Businesses!

I will shop at a small business owned or staffed by underrepresented members of my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 5 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

Regenerating Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 10 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant a few in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Complete an Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, work, or other shared space to identify the next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Listen to a Nature Podcast

I will spend 45 minutes listening to a podcast about nature.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 90 minute(s) per day typically spent inside and often with electronics with quality time outside walking, exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, observing nature, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Volunteer in My Community

I will volunteer 30 hour(s) for a nature-based event or another opportunity to support my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Research the Benefits of Agricultural Biodiversity

I will spend 5 minutes each day researching how agricultural biodiversity positively impacts the food I eat.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Nourishing Food

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will spend 3 minutes learning about palm oil, coffee, cocoa, and other products known to contribute to deforestation, and replace or remove them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste, excess carbon and save money by planning my daily and weekly menus so that I only purchase the ingredients needed.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Regenerating Nature

Calculate My Water Footprint

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Is Nature on the Ballot?

I will spend 2 minute(s) per day finding out what sustainability and nature-related legislation is on local and state ballots this year.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Anandavelu K 10/26/2022 8:17 AM
    We're so very proud of participated in this ECO challenge!


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    Anandavelu K 10/26/2022 8:16 AM
    We're so very proud of to participated in this ECO challenge!


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    Anandavelu K 10/25/2022 3:46 AM
    Pickling, drying, canning, fermenting, freezing and curing are all methods you can use to make food last longer, thus reducing waste. Not only will these methods shrink your carbon footprint, but they will also save your money as well. 

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    Anandavelu K 10/24/2022 8:21 AM
    Agriculture impacts society in many ways, including: supporting livelihoods through food, habitat, and jobs; providing raw materials for food and other products; and building strong economies through trade.



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    Anandavelu K 10/22/2022 8:36 PM
    Mindfulness-based clinical interventions such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction typically recommend practicing meditation for 40-45 minutes per day

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    Anandavelu K 10/21/2022 9:25 PM
    Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. You can also use it to relax and cope with stress by refocusing your attention on something calming. Meditation can help you learn to stay centered and keep inner peace.

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    Anandavelu K 10/21/2022 7:29 AM
    I'm really enjoying the challenge!! 


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    Anandavelu K 10/20/2022 4:39 AM
    Trip planning can reduce the amount of time you drive with a cold engine. It can also reduce the distance you travel.

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    Anandavelu K 10/19/2022 12:24 AM
    Here are some ways we can reduce food waste in our kitchen:  1. Take an inventory. Take stock of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer before going to the store to prevent overbuying. 2. Create a meal plan. 3. Save and eat leftovers safely. 4. Store food appropriately. 5. Buy "ugly" foods. 6. Compost. 7. Use leftovers creatively.

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    Anandavelu K 10/18/2022 1:02 AM
    Agriculture is the art and science of cultivating the soil, growing crops and raising livestock. It includes the preparation of plant and animal products for people to use and their distribution to markets.