Aarshiya S.

The Short Circuits

"Through Eco challenge I want to help make this world a better place! My strengths are using recyclable items and making trendy crafts for every-day purposes. "

Points Total

  • 35 Today
  • 135 This Week
  • 1,074 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    157
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    125
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    23
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted

Aarshiya's Actions

Transport

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

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

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

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

Materials

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

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 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Find a fact

Find a fact about deforestation and land use which you didnt know before! What was surprising, disappointing, or good about it?

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

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Practice the 5 R's

Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed


  • Aarshiya S. 7/07/2020 11:41 AM
    In this quarintine I love re-cycling objects as it helps the environment, and I wont get bored!

  • Aarshiya S. 7/07/2020 11:40 AM
    10170 points! Probably more after this post:)
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

    Aarshiya S. 7/06/2020 6:49 PM
    I have never heard of silvopasture until now, and I saw that its biggest advantage is that it provides cool shade for livestock to thrive, increases weather and wind protection, and an improved nutrition uptake. 

  • Aarshiya S. 7/06/2020 6:46 PM
  • 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?

    Aarshiya S. 7/02/2020 8:02 AM
    I enjoy the fresh air and the time which you get to think and reflect about your day. 

  • Aarshiya S. 6/29/2020 1:01 PM
    Why am I feeling that people are posting here frequently for the points:) lol. But yeah I feel we are doing really well in this challenge! Good job guys!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use 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?

    Aarshiya S. 6/29/2020 12:59 PM
    To increase positive impact, I found a website called Ecosia, where in all the money which they earn from using their browser is used to plant trees and crops in africa and other areas which is needy of trees. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Explore Other Transportation Solutions
    What did you find out? What is the most interesting fact you learned?

    Aarshiya S. 6/29/2020 8:27 AM
    I found out that there are also coal powered electric cars instead of battery powered, and those are actually worse than fuel. 

  • Aarshiya S. 6/29/2020 7:40 AM
    The latest thing I made out of recycled items is a stationary organizer! Its a box separated by cardboard walls to but your books and folders in, with cup holders on the side for pencils. 
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

    Aarshiya S. 6/28/2020 10:01 AM
    Due to my fear of climate change I will do my best to find various ways of reducing fuel and other gases. After reading about people who are trying to stop global warming through finding innovative ways to keep food and vaccines cool.