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October 14 - October 28, 2016
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Sandeep kryshna

AMD Green Team

"Live & Let Live (the planet too)!! "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,370 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    16
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    45
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    18
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    547
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Sandeep's Actions

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 per day that I do this.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Audit Toxic Products In My Home

I will research toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

Avoid Refined Sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and/or unsubscribing from catalogs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Say No to Seafood

I will not eat seafood.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Eliminate Toxic Plastics

I will avoid buying toxic plastics, including polycarbonate, polystyrene and polyvinyl.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary film about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

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

Community

Share my Actions

I will make my environmental actions visible with a lawn sign or bumper sticker, or by posting to my social media networks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Disable Screen Savers

I will disable screen savers and will put the computer to sleep instead, saving up to 28% % more energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Buy from a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (consumer-supported agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Sign a Petition

I will sign a petition in support of an environmental or social initiative in my state.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express my Support

I will find out who in my state makes decisions that impact the environment and express my support for more environmental actions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Visit a Local Farm

I will visit a nearby farm to pick my own fruits and veggies.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Consider Switching to an Electric Vehicle

Research or test drive an electric car or bike.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Sandeep kryshna's avatar
    Sandeep kryshna 10/28/2016 2:20 AM
    Thanks NWEI for giving such a platform to share our ideas,actions,alternative solutions eith others. Just a thanks is not enough.. but Thanks is the only thing I can say to you ;)

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    Sandeep kryshna 10/28/2016 2:13 AM
    LastDay...!!

    Many thoughts, Many actions, Many ideas, Many alternatives.. Just loved it..
    New hopes have blossomed by seeing how people really do care about the planet, healing it one step at a time, by their actions

    Let's carry forward these small changes & make them our way of life

    I wish everyone to just give a thought, before doing every action, be it shopping, be it eating, be it travelling, be it any human action... about the carbon footprint of it. And opt for the better one if possible. Everything might not be possible, but look at eco friendly alternatives for everything your eye can see/ your body can do/your pocket can afford..:)

    Finally, thanks NWEI for hosting such a mindful challenge. You really inspired many people to take up this..

    Thanks Kate Barber for roping AMD into this challenge. Good to learn many AMDers doing great work

    And.. Thanks to all other participants around the world

    P.S: Expecting a carbon neutral world for EcoChallenge 2017 :P

    • Kate Barber's avatar
      Kate Barber 10/28/2016 12:58 PM
      Great closing comments, Sandeep! Thank you so much for participating and doing your part to help the environment. Glad to hear you enjoyed it as much as I did. Big credit to Justin Murrill as well for finding NWEI, who organized this, and for connecting us with the opportunity to participate. It's been so inspiring to see what individual actions AMDers are doing to make the world a better place and watching all our individual actions add up to big impact! Thanks again for taking part!

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    Sandeep kryshna 10/24/2016 12:03 AM
    Although Tesla is not present in India, researched about existing & upcoming EVs in India..  (Indian Manufacturers)

    Cars:
    Mahindra e20, e20 city smart
    Mahindra Verito etc...

    Two-wheelers:
    Ather energy s340
    Tork motorcycles

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    Sandeep kryshna 10/23/2016 11:45 PM
    Finding hard to buy plants that reduce indoor airpollution in my city

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    Sandeep kryshna 10/23/2016 12:07 AM
    WOW!! 10 days & counting.....

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    Sandeep kryshna 10/21/2016 2:06 PM
    Started using natural surface cleansers like vinegar & lime solution instead of chemical ones

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    Sandeep kryshna 10/21/2016 1:57 AM
    Way to go AMD !! We are not far. Let's take this headon. (Not only points, but also actions :P)

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    Sandeep kryshna 10/20/2016 7:01 PM
    Watched "That Sugar Film" documentary. really thinking where are we heading to.. Please do watch this, think & act accordingly..

    • June Harris's avatar
      June Harris 10/21/2016 5:32 AM
      I had not heard of this film.  Thanks for the recommendation. 

  • Sandeep kryshna's avatar
    Sandeep kryshna 10/20/2016 8:17 AM
    As always, I use cold water(99%) in washing machine until & unless my clothes are heavily soiled. In my wishlist is to use a natural detergent which not only removes dirt but also safe to use the outlet water(runoff) into the lawns or atleast should not spoil the ground water table

    Note: I have researched two companies providing Natural detergents. Please start using them if you really care for the Planet

    1. http://krya.in/index.php/shop/krya-natural-detergent-powder.html (in INDIA)

    2. http://thesimplyco.com/collections/frontpage  (in US

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    Sandeep kryshna 10/20/2016 8:00 AM
    Replaced CFL bulb with local BEE 5 star rated LED bulb. Ofcourse CFL bulbs too reduce power but they contain Mercury which is hazardous for disposal.

    • Kate Barber's avatar
      Kate Barber 10/21/2016 9:28 AM
      Good points! I'm slowly switching mine out to LEDs too. Amazing how much energy that saves. Fortunately, we have various hazardous disposal options available for the public in Austin. Speaking of - I just found a really great recycling website today that guides people on how/where to recycle different waste materials in their cities. Right now it only serves a few US cities but hopefully it will continue to expand worldwide so that everyone has easy access to information about responsible waste disposal. Here's the guide for Austin: http://www.recyclebycity.com/austin/guide