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October 5 - October 26, 2022
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Prem Mani

HP CO India

"It is my responsibility to hand over the Earth to the next generations in a good habitable condition. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,755 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,440
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    40
    pounds
    waste avoided
  • up to
    1.0
    water footprints
    calculated
  • up to
    3.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    4.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    4.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    8.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    3.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    975
    minutes
    spent learning

Prem's Actions

Nourishing Food

What is My Food Supply Chain?

I will spend 30 minutes learning about my food supply chains, and complete a food waste audit.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Advocate for Equitable Food Access

Access to affordable, nutritious food is a food justice issue. I will advocate for equitable food options at work, campus, or in the spaces I frequent by contacting community leaders and/or doing other advocacy actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nourishing Food

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will spend 30 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

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

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

Nourishing Food

Donate Food

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

Regenerating Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 15 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

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

Volunteer in My Community

I will volunteer 2 hour(s) for a nature-based event or another opportunity to support my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Regenerating Nature

Advocate for Forest Protection

I will contact 1 congress people or representatives to advocate for public policy that protects forests, improves their ability to sequester carbon, and supports biodiversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Reduce Social Media Use

I will use my social media only once per day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

Develop a Work-Life Balance

During the work day, I will schedule time for breaks to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

Less Screen Time

I will replace 15 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

Research Impact Investing

I will spend 15 minutes learning about impact investing and/or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Needs Vs. Wants

Each day, I will practice a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Balancing Consumption

What is Sustainable Fashion?

I will spend 15 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and adopt at least one sustainable fashion practice.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Know My Waste & Recycling Services

I will spend 15 minutes finding out how to recycle in my region, where landfills and/or waste sites are situated in my region, and which communities are most impacted by these sites.

Completed
One-Time Action

Balancing Consumption

Track My Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases and identify my spending habits.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Calculate My Carbon Footprint

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

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    Prem Mani 10/26/2022 9:34 AM
    Its Diwali, and yes bursting crackers is one of the fun during the festivities. Indeed burst your share of crackers, and have fun, and ensure you are cognizant about animals and neighbors who are sick and may not like the sound. 

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    Prem Mani 10/24/2022 8:31 PM
    They may be a little more expensive, but, biodegradable packaging products will help reducing our waste by a large extent. 


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    Prem Mani 10/23/2022 9:32 AM
    Spending money may be easy for you, but do you really need that item? Buy only if you need something. 

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    Prem Mani 10/21/2022 9:28 AM
    The best way to use less energy is to first conserve it.

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    Prem Mani 10/19/2022 9:02 PM
    Buy your daily groceries from small local business rather than from retail chains. Try to ensure that most of the profit goes to the actual producers, rather than middle persons/companies. 

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    Prem Mani 10/18/2022 8:12 PM
    Food for thought, if we drive our ICE cars with the same hypermile’ing attitude, assuming the next fuel station are too few too far, then I am sure our mileage can increase providing us more KM per Litre if fuel. And will work inversely for EV owners if we lose that range anxiety and drive with disdain.
  • Reflection Question
    Regenerating Nature Volunteer in My Community
    What event did you volunteer for and what was the experience like for you?

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    Prem Mani 10/17/2022 10:43 PM
    I volunteered for planting trees, and in the 8 hours I spent, choosing my plants, ensuring they are fruit trees (in a few years ofcourse), idea being everyone can enjoy the Oxygen, fruits, shades and the benefits of these 28 trees being planted. 

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    Prem Mani 10/17/2022 10:39 PM
    When you see a waste basket area with multiple bins marked clearly with the different types of materials, take the time to discard your waste into the specific basked marked for that specific waste. Segregation of was a critical requirement to recycle, and it starts with us. 
  • Reflection Question
    Regenerating Nature Advocate for Forest Protection
    Higher standards of living are very often dependent on moving our environmental costs elsewhere. What are some specific ways the environmental impacts of your own lifestyle might be shifted elsewhere?

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    Prem Mani 10/16/2022 11:54 PM
     The costs of environmental damage become the benefits of environmental protection and restoration, if they are thereby mitigated or avoided. There are three broad environmental strategies to deliver these benefits, the ‘triple-de’: decarbonisation, to reduce the level of global warming; detoxification, to reduce the emissions or impacts of other pollutants; and dematerialisation, to reduce the environmental impacts associated with resource extraction, conversion and processing. 

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    Prem Mani 10/16/2022 11:52 PM
    If you come across plastic packaging, when you go to stores, check with them if it is recyclable and or biodegradable. If they are not, make sure you use your influence to push for one of the two. In addition, when you go shopping carry your own bottles and bags to buy your stuff.