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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Tuhin Misri

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,421 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    22
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    22
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5.0
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent learning

Tuhin's Actions

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn the Truth About Expiration Dates

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Explore Other Buildings and Cities Solutions

All Buildings and Cities Solutions

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings and Cities Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Choose Better Wood Products

#38 Forest Protection

I will only purchase wood and paper products from ecologically certified sources like Forest Stewardship Council.

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

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Replace Manual Thermostats

#57 Smart Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Plant Trees

#15 Afforestation

I will plant 5 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

#8 Solar Farms

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

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 22
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

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Launch a Recycling Program

#56 Industrial Recycling

I will set up a recycling center at my workplace or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

#55 Household Recycling

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Explore Other Electricity Generation Solutions

All Electricity Generation Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Electricity Generation Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives

All Electricity Generation Solutions

I will research and tell 1 people each day about the benefits of alternative energy sources like wind turbines, solar energy, geothermal energy, and methane digesters.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY 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

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Materials Recycle Everything I Can
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle? How does considering implementing these "R's" make you feel?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/25/2019 7:37 AM
    I plan on evaluating the current use of ALL objects in my lifestyle to gauge whether I can reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, re purpose, etc. Implementing the R's make me feel in touch with the urgent need to balance out consumption and giving back to the environment.

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    Tuhin Misri 4/24/2019 9:44 PM
    Glad to be part of the team hosting the sustainability extravaganza today at Walgreens corporate office, which included internal and external teams that focussed at environmental sustainability.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Choose Better Wood Products
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/24/2019 8:12 AM
    Following are they key benefits that forest offer to me on a personal level:

    - Forests (trees, plants, etc.) are the the primary reason I am alive, due to their abilities to produce oxygen, needed for survival.
    - Forests harbor multiple species of organisms, which I like to observe and know further about, especially due to the ways in which different species have evolved in their own environments.
    - Forest allow for a true spiritual and natural connection for all senses, as I feel close to my inner self, when in a forest/natural setting. 
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/24/2019 8:06 AM
    Planting tress improves physical health, simply due to the fact that we have a scientifically binder relationship with trees. We inhale oxygen, produced by trees as a byproduct of photosynthesis. Cn the other hand, trees need Carbon dioxide (CO2) for their living via photosynthesis. In addition, trees keep CO2, a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming, locked in them for long periods. Trees are why we are breathing and hence alive.

    Tree planting is good for both spiritual and mental health, as our evolution into present day human beings has been due to greenery around us. Simple presence of trees plays a vital role, not just via their aesthetic aspects but their impact in creating a natural aura around us (via almost all senses), which aids in enhanced mental acuity and spiritual connection with our cosmic existence. For example; sages (so called spritual/yogic people) have been practicing their meditation and yogic techniques under the trees for ages and to this day.
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Launch a Recycling Program
    How can you take your commitment to sustainable living beyond yourself? How can you, personally, work toward broader change?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/24/2019 7:54 AM
    By educating and assisting friends, family and community, I am working on taking commitment to sustainable living beyond myself. I would like to engage further in community and workplace activities to learn, educate and institute programs to creatively change people's current behaviors of mass consumerism to one of 'Refuse, reduce, reuse/re purpose and recycle'.
  • 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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    Tuhin Misri 4/22/2019 1:08 PM
    Some next steps including the following:

    1. Use of natural lights whenever possible.
    2. Not leaving the lights on, which involves educating the family members.
    3. If possibles, switching to generating my own energy via installation of solar.

  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

    Tuhin Misri's avatar
    Tuhin Misri 4/22/2019 1:08 PM
    Some next steps including the following:

    1. Use of natural lights whenever possible.
    2. Not leaving the lights on, which involves educating the family members.
    3. If possibles, switching to generating my own energy via installation of solar.


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    Tuhin Misri 4/22/2019 1:04 PM
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/22/2019 1:02 PM
    Use of bamboo isn't that prevalent even though there are plenty of options available online. I believe that glass, wood, etc. can be used whenever bamboo alternatives aren't available however not at the cost of cutting more trees.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/22/2019 1:00 PM
    Besides variety of environmental benefits, the Health benefits are definitely a key. One can really improvise their overall health and cut down on excess calories thereby reducing the ever-increasing obesity rates in most of developed works, especially US.