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Adesh Siddhu

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,352 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    125
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5,130
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    15
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    1
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,130
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    5,130
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    224
    whole food meals
    consumed

Adesh's Actions

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 45-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 114
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 15 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

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

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One-Time Action

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

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One-Time Action

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 2 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 112
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 113
DAILY 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 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 114
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Adesh Siddhu 5/03/2021 10:37 AM
    Planted some more veggies in the garden this weekend !! Can't wait for the end product

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    Adesh Siddhu 5/03/2021 10:36 AM
    This has been cool - to get extra motivation for many things that I normally do was great !! Kept me from slacking off

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    Adesh Siddhu 4/29/2021 1:44 PM
    We all need to keep going with these activities even after the challenge is over !! Do yourself a world of good !!
  • Reflection Question
    Food Plant an Herb Garden
    Consider the ways you can garden: a plot of land? a patio container? hanging basket? windowsill gardens? What would work best for your living situation and lifestyle?

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    Adesh Siddhu 4/29/2021 1:41 PM
    I started with a herb garden and the change from store bought stuff is so marked  - the mint and cilantro smell so much better and the taste - ahh!! I love it so much, I have now started a vegetable garden, my goal is to grow at least 50% of my consumption at home !
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that "it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor." What are your thoughts on this?

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    Adesh Siddhu 4/29/2021 1:39 PM
    A simple tip - avoid the inner aisles in a grocery store - that is where all the processed stuff is !! Stick to the perimeter aisles and stay healthy. Buy the materials and cook at home - that is the path to good health
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Adesh Siddhu 4/29/2021 1:36 PM
    I had always thought about getting going with meditation but just kept putting it off. The Eco Challenge gave me the impetus and I am so glad I got going. It not only helps me to relax but I am finding it helps me with focus as well in daily activities.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Adesh Siddhu 4/27/2021 1:54 PM
    Reduce the amount of meat in your diet, particularly red meat. It will do your health a world of good AND is better for the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Adesh Siddhu 4/27/2021 1:49 PM
    Never gave a thought to how much impact keeping the computer "on" had. A simple act of powering it down can do so much good 
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Adesh Siddhu 4/27/2021 1:47 PM
    It has been a blessing since I installed solar panels for the house. It did not cost me a cent and reduced my energy bill. And the bonus is the good feeling of doing something positive for the environment
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

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    Adesh Siddhu 4/27/2021 1:45 PM
    Recycle diligently - every shred recycled adds up ! Watch the thermostat - it's easy to save energy by simply changing your settings by a mere 2 degrees