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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Sarvesh Panpaliya

CompuCom Women in Technology ARG

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 291 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Sarvesh's Actions

Industry

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Choose Recycled Paper

Recycled Paper

I will plan ahead to only use paper products made from post-consumer recycled paper for my home or office.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Go Paperless

Recycled Paper

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics

I will spend at least 5 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 1 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Launch a Recycling Program

Recycling

I will set up a recycling center at my workplace or school.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Become A Master Recycler/Composter

Recycling

I will sign up for a Master Recycler/Composter program in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

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 1
DAILY ACTION

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

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

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 5 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Industry

Properly Dispose of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning how to properly dispose of my refrigerator, freezer, and other refrigerants at the end of their useful lives.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Industry

Research the Climate Impact of Refrigerants

Refrigerant Management

I will spend 10 minute(s) learning about the climate impact of refrigerants and what climate-friendly refrigerants are by using the links below.

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 1
DAILY ACTION

Transportation

Improve a Bus Stop

Public Transit

I will improve a bus stop in my neighborhood by posting the stop schedule, adding seating or shelter, adding art or flowers, picking up litter, or implementing some other small improvement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Attend Sustainability Jump in Series with Shelley Dearhart on 4/20

Attend the event with Shelley Dearhart. M.S. where she will discuss seafood sustainability – what is sustainable seafood, why is it important to our planet, and what you can do to eat sustainably! This session takes place on Tuesday, April 20th from 5:00-6:00 PM ET via Microsoft Teams Live

Completed
One-Time Action

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

ATTEND SUSTAINABILITY JUMP IN SERIES SPEAKER WITH DR. WALLACE J NICHOLS ON 4/13

Attend Dr. Wallace J Nichols, New York Times best-selling author of, “Blue Mind.” Dr. J will be addressing several topics including the impacts of waste reduction, climate change and the neuroscience behind why we simply feel better when we are in, on, or in view of water. The session takes place on Tuesday, April 13th from 12:00-1:00 PM ET via Microsoft Teams Live.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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  • Reflection Question
    Industry Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket
    How close is the nearest climate-friendly supermarket to your home? How could you encourage local supermarket to reduce or phase out their use of HFC refrigerants?

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    Sarvesh Panpaliya 5/05/2021 6:43 PM
    improve insulation materials and building designs to avoid the use of or reduce the need for air-conditioners
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Become A Master Recycler/Composter
    What could you do differently to waste less?

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    Sarvesh Panpaliya 4/28/2021 3:11 PM
    Use a reusable bottle/cup for beverages on-the-go.
    Use reusable grocery bags, and not just for groceries.
    Purchase wisely and recycle.
    Compost it! 
    Avoid single-use food and drink containers and utensils. 
    Buy secondhand items and donate used goods.
    Shop local farmers markets and buy in bulk to reduce packaging.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Properly Dispose of Refrigerants
    How do you address your own feelings of concern, fear or despair about climate change?

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    Sarvesh Panpaliya 4/28/2021 3:10 PM
    1. Switch to 100% green power. Still haven't switched to a green energy provider?
    2. Save energy. It might sound like the most original-sounding tip around, but it's as relevant as ever.
    3. Optimise your diet.
    4. Avoid plastic wherever you can.
    5. Sharing is caring!
    6. Shrink your digital footprint.
    7. Avoid flying.
    8. Make sustainable investments.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Sarvesh Panpaliya 4/28/2021 3:04 PM
    Stainless steel. Tough and easy to clean, stainless steel options for reusable food and beverage storage have multiplied in recent years.
    Glass.
    Platinum silicone.
    Beeswax-coated cloth.
    Natural fiber cloth.
    Wood.
    Bamboo.
    Pottery and Other Ceramics
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Advocate For More Packaging Options
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

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    Sarvesh Panpaliya 4/28/2021 3:02 PM
    Humans impact the physical environment in many ways: overpopulation, pollution, burning fossil fuels, and deforestation. Changes like these have triggered climate change, soil erosion, poor air quality, and undrinkable water.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Launch a Recycling Program
    How can you take your commitment to sustainable living beyond yourself? How can you, personally, work toward broader change?

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    Sarvesh Panpaliya 4/28/2021 2:58 PM
    1. Bring your Reusable Coffee Mug to the Shop. I don't know why I never thought of this before, but it's genius! 
    2. Bring Bags to the Grocery. One of the easiest ways to reduce waste!
    3. Get Reusable Produce Bags.
    4. Store Food in Reusable Containers.
    5. Get a Metal Straw.
    6. Use a Reusable Water Bottle.
    7. Compost Old Food.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips
    What concerns you the most about how we are affecting the planet? Consider both local and global actions.

    Sarvesh Panpaliya's avatar
    Sarvesh Panpaliya 4/28/2021 2:55 PM
    Humans impact the physical environment in many ways: overpopulation, pollution, burning fossil fuels, and deforestation. Changes like these have triggered climate change, soil erosion, poor air quality, and undrinkable water.
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Choose Recycled Paper
    Good job on choosing recycled paper! How can you take your action a step further?

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    Sarvesh Panpaliya 4/28/2021 2:53 PM
    Your recycling mission - don't throw away anything that can be recycled! Use natural resources wisely, and using less than usual in order avoid waste. You can "reuse" materials in their original form instead of throwing them away, or pass those materials on to others who could use them too! Making Good Use of Garbage!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Improve a Bus Stop
    How can you advocate for transportation systems which minimize environmental impact while also meeting human needs?

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    Sarvesh Panpaliya 4/28/2021 2:38 PM
    1. Drive less.
    2. Drive wise.
    3. Choose fuel-efficient vehicles.
    4. Don't idle.
    5. Optimize home deliveries.
    6. Use efficient lawn and gardening equipment