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October 6 - October 27, 2021
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Vasicka Kasivisvanathan

420 E Ohio Apartments

"To leave a better carbon footprint."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,427 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    26
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    473
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    hours
    volunteered

Vasicka's Actions

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn More about Food Apartheid

Do at Home

I will spend 5 minutes learning about food apartheid and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

Do at Home

I will spend 3 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

Learn About Trans, Femme, and Nonbinary Experiences

Do at Home

I will spend 3 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 3 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

Research Voter Suppression

Do at Home

I will spend at least 3 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 3 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

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

Adjust the Thermostat

Do at Home

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

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

Health

Reduce Refined Sugar

Do at Home

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

Do at Home

I will avoid buying toxic plastics - including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl - and instead replace them with durable non-plastic options.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Happiness

Do at Home

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

Do at Home

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 's avatar
    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 10/27/2021 11:28 AM
    Its been quite a journey bt I will be continuing with my commitments!

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    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 10/26/2021 7:52 AM
    What a journey it has been! I’m excited to continue to make my contributions.

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    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 10/25/2021 9:40 AM
    I have been writing down things I’m thankful for and it really helps me stay positive!

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    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 10/24/2021 10:03 AM
    Carpooled today to help with carbon emissions!

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    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 10/23/2021 7:31 AM
    I have been trying to cook at least 5 meals a week with more organic vegetables! 

  • Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 's avatar
    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 10/22/2021 8:50 AM
    A chilly October morning, made sure to dress warm first to avoid touching the thermostat! 

  • Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 's avatar
    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 10/21/2021 2:18 PM
    Rode a bike down lakefront
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Choose a Carbon Offset
    A round-trip flight from New York City to Los Angeles emits just over 1.5 tons of CO2—per person. That’s a lot of carbon! What can you do to reduce the number of flights you take per year?

    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 's avatar
    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 10/21/2021 2:18 PM
    Choosing daytime flights or direct flights.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 's avatar
    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 10/21/2021 2:17 PM
    Riding the bus or taking a train helps to reduce air pollution.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Forgiveness
    How has the process of forgiving, or contemplating forgiveness, benefited you?

    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 's avatar
    Vasicka Kasivisvanathan 10/20/2021 2:22 PM
    Healthier relationships. Improved mental health. Less anxiety, stress and hostility.