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Neeharika S

The Short Circuits

"I believe global warming and climate change are real threats to our planet. -Andrew Cuomo"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,397 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    50
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    260
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    171
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    157
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted

Neeharika's Actions

Buildings

Plan to Insulate

Insulation

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Local Perennial Biomass

Perennial Biomass Production

I will spend at least 30 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

All Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries

Small Hydropower, Micro Wind Turbines, Microgrids

I will make a donation to a nonprofit that installs microgeneration in low income countries.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Start a Social Media Campaign

Health and Education

Through social media, I will raise awareness about gender inequity in education by sharing the information found in the links below.

COMPLETED 50
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land by participating in a training, workshop, or presentation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 55
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 64
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Support Nutrient Management

Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Support Organic Growing Methods

Nutrient Management

I will buy organic cotton and foods grown without the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

COMPLETED 64
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Research Businesses Owned by Women, POC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 30 minutes each day researching businesses owned by women, people of color, or immigrants that I can support when shopping.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 1 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 70
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Neeharika S 8/07/2020 8:56 AM
    We are so close to second!!!

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    Neeharika S 8/05/2020 12:10 PM
    We are so close to our goal of 17,000. Great Job Guys!!!

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    Neeharika S 7/26/2020 7:18 AM
    We can hit third place today! Yeahhhh :)

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    Neeharika S 7/26/2020 7:12 AM
    We are so close to third place. Let's keep going!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Local Perennial Biomass
    Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe states that "The reason we care about climate change is because it affects the people and places that we care about." What is happening (or will happen) in your area that will affect the people and places you care about?

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    Neeharika S 7/25/2020 7:59 AM
    Climate change negatively impacts sea level and warmer weather changes ecosystems so many species will go extinct.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Forest-Friendly Foods 1
    How is your diet currently impacting deforestation? What can you do to decrease your negative impact and increase your positive impact?

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    Neeharika S 7/25/2020 7:54 AM
    I learned that meat, dairy, and eggs negativity impact deforestation. Therefore, I can cut down on meat and eat sustainable food. 
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Plan to Insulate
    What are some of the benefits of making your home more energy efficient?

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    Neeharika S 7/25/2020 7:49 AM
    Benefits of making your home more energy efficient are increased efficiency which leads to lower greenhouse gas and smaller costs.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Explore Other Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

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    Neeharika S 7/21/2020 12:59 PM
    For land use, changing the way we farm, plating more trees+cutting down less, and treating our coastal ecosystems could end the climate crisis as well as many more useful things.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Composting
    Producing food that goes uneaten squanders many resources—seeds, water, energy, land, fertilizer, hours of labor, financial capital. Which of these kinds of waste most motivates you to change your behavior regarding food waste? Why?

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    Neeharika S 7/21/2020 12:56 PM
    The water and seeds motivates to change my behavior regarding food waste because some people do not have enough food or water and wasting it is terrible.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Social Justice Support Microgeneration in Low Income Countries
    How can micro energy solutions reduce inequities? Why is this important to you?

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    Neeharika S 7/21/2020 12:53 PM
    Micro energy solutions reduce inequities because they help provide resources and  this is important because it lets everyone has access to basic needs.