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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Maneesh Dwivedi

ARROWSTREET EAST & SOUTH

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 595 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    12
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    42
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    42
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    2.0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    108
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    7.0
    minutes
    spent learning

Maneesh's Actions

Materials

Go Paperless

#70 Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 41lbs (18.6kg) a year by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Fix Leaky Faucets

#46 Water Saving - Home

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 10 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

#54 Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 40 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Plan to Insulate

#31 Insulation

I will find out how to make my home more energy efficient through better insulation and weatherization.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

#5 Tropical Forests

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 7 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

#36 Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 7 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Maneesh Dwivedi's avatar
    Maneesh Dwivedi 4/24/2019 6:46 AM
    Why do we want to do this ?
    I think it is as simple as one of the Boy Scout principles that my kids' troop follows - always leave a place same or better than you found it. I think it applies to an over night camp at a camp ground just as much as it applies to our lives on this planet.

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    Maneesh Dwivedi 4/24/2019 6:43 AM
    This has been an eye opening journey to see how little actions add up to a big difference.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Fix Leaky Faucets
    What are other easy and low-cost ways to reduce your water usage at home?

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    Maneesh Dwivedi 4/11/2019 7:15 AM
    Limit on shower time. Shut off faucet while shaving brushing etc. Wash veggies by dunking in a bowl of water instead of running water.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Forest-Friendly Foods 2
    How difficult or easy was it to change your diet?

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    Maneesh Dwivedi 4/10/2019 8:12 AM
    No at all difficult when you realize the impact of those foods on the environment. After knowing they no longer taste the same.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Plan to Insulate
    What are some of the benefits of making your home more energy efficient?

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    Maneesh Dwivedi 4/10/2019 8:12 AM
    This is a no brainer. I save money! And the planet benefits.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Maneesh Dwivedi 4/10/2019 8:11 AM
    Replace old appliances with energy star new appliances.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Maneesh Dwivedi 4/10/2019 8:10 AM
    More aware of the changing season, which is enjoyable. Spring is finally coming around. Sidewalk maintenance is the key to an enjoyable walk.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transporation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

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    Maneesh Dwivedi 4/09/2019 10:06 AM
    I would always prefer to use public transportation over personal vehicle when the option was available.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

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    Maneesh Dwivedi 4/09/2019 10:06 AM
    By ensuring the essence of a real face to face meeting is maintained in the virtual meeting.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

    Maneesh Dwivedi's avatar
    Maneesh Dwivedi 4/09/2019 10:06 AM
    By ensuring the essence of a real face to face meeting is maintained in the virtual meeting.