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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Tuhin Misri

Walgreens Boots Alliance

"Learning about ways to reduce my impact on the environment and being more sustainable, along with helping people around me understand the importance of environmental conservation and overall sustainability in all facets of life."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,147 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    581
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,230
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    51
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    51
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted

Tuhin's Actions

Health and Education

Teaching kids the importance of environment conservation and overall sustainability

Goal is to help my kids understand the importance of environment for a sustainable future, as it is key to their contribution to this effort (rather habitual) not only for them however also everyone them. I want to equip them with knowledge and inculcate curiosity to question the norms, explore and be open/advocate for sustainable and environment friendly changes.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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 60 minutes researching other Drawdown Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Solutions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Electricity

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Explore Other Electricity Solutions

All Electricity Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Building With Carbon Storing Waste Products

Engineered Sinks

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching how people can build with carbon-storing materials - including agricultural byproducts - and discuss it with my peers in person or by posting to social media.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 60 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 2 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings

Research Retrofitting Incentives

Building Retrofitting

I will spend at least 45 minutes finding out if my city, region, state, or country offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and BIPOC-majority neighborhoods. I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Explore Other Transportation Solutions

All Transportation Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

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

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 2 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Tuhin Misri's avatar
    Tuhin Misri 4/30/2021 11:49 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/29/2021 1:32 PM
    Planting and taking care of trees in the best investment in our nature, as we are subjects of our natural worlds. Unless we take care of our environment, we cant expect ours and future generations to thrive. Need to keep this going and teach our kids about man made issues that have been proven by scientific research so that they engage and trust in research backed recommendations, rather than believing in dogma and corporate interests blindly.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/29/2021 1:28 PM
    I feel that a lot of the barriers that restricted women's equal participation in the 20th century have been take care of, in the recent few decades however equal pay for genders remains to be settled even in western countries. In developing and underdeveloped countries, more emphasis needs to be paid on women's education.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/29/2021 1:24 PM
    Next step is to enhance attic insulation to retain heat in winter.

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      Michael Meiferd 4/29/2021 1:59 PM
      I minimize electricity use with natural light whenever possible; started with upbringing (dad was very focused on not wasting energy)


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    Tuhin Misri 4/29/2021 11:32 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/27/2021 11:44 AM
    I can invest and promote energy companies that focus on geothermal energy. Besides, I can also support groups that promote use of geothermal along with other renewables. My goal is to live in a self sustainable home wherein I set an example for others to follow, innovate and eventually make easier to transition.
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place -- your deep knowledge of and appreciation for your surroundings?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/27/2021 11:40 AM
    Being outdoors feels like home to the deepest of my senses and helps me connect with nature and myself. Looking at nature promotes sense of liveliness rather than being surrounded by man made artifacts that are supposed to promote safety and comfort yet suffocate us at times like living in a bubble. Recent pandemic times have helped my establish more nature within the home via plants and natural tapestries although nothing can beat being out in nature.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation 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?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/27/2021 11:37 AM
    I have noticed that being out in nature helps my physically and mentally. I enjoy looking at nature and breath fresh air. Off late, I have been paying more conscious attention to native plants and pollinators .More sidewalks and nature areas would help, although I feel that there is a multitude of options in my area, as I live in the suburbs. I have never enjoyed living in a crowded city and seek open natural places . Hopefully I can explore more nature in and around my area, especially this spring and summer.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Tuhin Misri 4/27/2021 11:32 AM
    Although I do drive an EV, the issue of my carbon footprint doesnt resolve unless the electricity used totally comes from renewable production sources. Wherever feasible, I try to reduce use to car entirely along with preferable use of EV to reduce carbon footprint. I haven't been in an airplane in the last 2+ years and continue to drive instead. 

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    Tuhin Misri 4/27/2021 11:10 AM