April 1 - April 30, 2020

Monirupa Ananya

Mace North America Green Team

"To help achieve sustainability and build an ecofriendly environment "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,435 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    12
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    1,211
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    79
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    27
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    79
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    16
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    195
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Monirupa's Actions

Wildlife

Research Benefits of Biodiversity

I will spend at least 10 minutes researching how biodiversity positively impacts our world and how the loss of biodiversity harms it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Forests

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Building Resilience

Spend Time Outside

I will replace 10 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside that follows CDC guidelines for preventing disease spread.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Building Resilience

Research Local Climate Issues

I will spend at least 10 minute(s) a day researching climate issues or climate solutions in my local area and share with others through my team feed, social media, or conversations with my peers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate

Choose LED Bulbs

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Advocate For More Food Options

Access to affordable, nutritious food is a food justice issue. I will advocate for local and/or organic food options in my state and/or community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 10 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

Oceans

Learn about Our Oceans

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning about how our oceans support life on Earth by producing oxygen, regulating climate, and providing habitat, food, and jobs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Oceans

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will host or participate in a trash pickup at a local river or beach that follows the CDC’s current guidelines for prevention of disease transfer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Oceans

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When marine wildlife ingest plastic, they have a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by prepping for 2 meal(s) each day, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Monirupa Ananya 4/30/2020 9:16 PM
    This has been such an amazing month - so much to learn from, and reading through all the posts on Ecochallenge really provided us so many ideas on how to make an impact.

  • Monirupa Ananya 4/30/2020 3:08 PM
    Fun Fact:
    Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart. 

  • Monirupa Ananya 4/30/2020 2:53 PM
    Do you know why we should support the LOcal business.? Please check out to learn more
    https://www.teamsters1932.org/top-10-reasons-to-support-locally-owned-businesses/

  • Monirupa Ananya 4/29/2020 4:48 PM
    Fly Less!!

    Fly often? Taking one fewer long round-trip flight could shrink your personal carbon footprint significantly. Think about it this way: If you use public transportation often, and fly home to visit family just occasionally, your carbon footprint might still be relatively sustainable, but if you drive and fly a lot, your emissions will be high


  • Monirupa Ananya 4/29/2020 4:47 PM
    Do you know these facts?
    Go easy on the gas and brakes — driving efficiently can help to reduce emissions. Drive “like you have an egg under your foot,” recommends Brian West, an expert in fuel and engine research from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which researches energy use and solutions in the United States.
    Regularly service your car to keep it more efficient.
    Check your tires. Keeping tires pumped correctly can reduce emissions. “Low tire pressure will hurt your fuel economy,”
    Air conditioning and intensive city driving can make emissions creep up. Cut down on these as often as possible.
    Use cruise control on long drives — in most cases, this can help to save gas.
    Don’t weigh your car down with extra things that you don’t need on your trip

  • Monirupa Ananya 4/28/2020 9:03 AM
    Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. Let’s transform this world together!

  • Monirupa Ananya 4/26/2020 10:36 PM
    Great going everyone! we just have 4 days left, so gear up and contribute to the social impact!

  • Monirupa Ananya 4/26/2020 1:13 PM
    Do you know  The Triple Bottom Line of zero waste?
    People: Divert waste materials to charitable organizations in need (e.g. food to the food insecure).
    Planet: Divert from landfills into reusable commodity streams.
    Profits: Reduce over-purchasing, increasing efficiency, capturing value in the waste stream, etc

  • Monirupa Ananya 4/26/2020 1:09 PM
    Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.. Save Earth from it's degradation 

  • Monirupa Ananya 4/26/2020 1:08 PM
    We have been blessed with a steady supply of clean water, and it’s a privilege we often take for granted. But with much of the western United States in a severe, years-long drought, attention is turning to water use — and abuse.
    1. Be sure to fix leaks. A slow drip from a leaking faucet can waste as much as 20 gallons of water a day. A leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons a day.
    2.Consider a smaller dishwasher.
    3.Go with the low flow