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Parin Patel

Team Arch Group

"The Earth is what we all have in common."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,465 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8.7
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    51
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    18
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    730
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    434
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    730
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    400
    minutes
    spent learning

Parin's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Support A Renters Bills of Rights

SDG #1 No Poverty

Of nearly 44 million U.S. renter households in 2019, more than 45% paid rent equal to 30% or more of their gross household income. I will spend 20 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 20 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 10 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Join A Climate Action Orginization

SDG #13 Climate

I will learn about local, national and international climate action organizations that I could join and connect with one or more.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG #7 Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Create A Readiness Plan

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will develop a readiness plan for my household in the event of an emergency.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Online Energy Audit

SDG #7 Energy

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 25 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

For an upcoming vacation, I will plan a staycation in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Calculate Your Water Footprint

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Know Your Produce

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will visit ewg.org to learn about and use their Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen produce lists.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Communicate Constructively

SDG #16 Peace & Justice

I will use the communication methods I read about to practice effective, compassionate, and nonviolent communication with someone I interact with regularly (i.e., my roommate, parents, co-worker, partner, classmates, or children).

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Reduce Single-Use Plastics

SDG #14 & 15

Throughout the day, I will note the single-use plastics I use and consider the reusable options available to me.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 45 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

Throughout the day I will track my purchases and then research the companies making these goods.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 3 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Create A Readiness Plan
    What was it like to create a readiness plan? Did you find other resources you could share?

    Parin Patel's avatar
    Parin Patel 4/30/2022 2:50 PM
    It was good to be fully prepared in case of an emergency.  We have essential items, first aid kits and flashlights that are easily accessible on each floor along with prepping our car with additional essentials in case of any emergency.  
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Parin Patel's avatar
    Parin Patel 4/30/2022 2:46 PM
    One major factor was integrating economic development along with environmental conservation.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening
    What ecological or xeriscape landscaping practices do you have? How has your landscape changed from these practices?

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    Parin Patel 4/30/2022 2:45 PM
    I have added my own garden and have started expanding it. I have taken into account by making sure I add flowers that help pollinators, bees, butterflies and hummingbirds which in turn help us out in the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Parin Patel's avatar
    Parin Patel 4/30/2022 2:41 PM
    One major factor was integrating economic development along with environmental conservation.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

    Parin Patel's avatar
    Parin Patel 4/30/2022 2:36 PM
    Using these lists I will certainly consider buying more locally produced organic products and try to add additional items to my garden.

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    Parin Patel 4/29/2022 7:11 AM
    A really good documentary to watch on Netflix is Seaspiracy , which really dives into the environmental impact of the fishing industry.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Support A Renters Bills of Rights
    What was something important you learned about renter rights and affordable housing?

    Parin Patel's avatar
    Parin Patel 4/29/2022 7:05 AM
    I learned that the Fair Housing Act dictates that no landlord can refuse housing to a potential tenant based on race, nationality, sex, familial status, religion or disability.  And The Department of Housing and Urban Development, the federal government's authority on housing, aims to provide affordable housing options and protect consumers from discrimination.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Parin Patel's avatar
    Parin Patel 4/28/2022 6:34 AM
    One major factor was integrating economic development along with environmental conservation.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Join A Climate Action Orginization
    What area of climate action are you most passionate about and why?

    Parin Patel's avatar
    Parin Patel 4/28/2022 6:27 AM
    I'm more passionate about the condition of our waterways as it holds a lot of benefits to our environment due to the sustainability of the life cycle.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Get To Know Your Watershed
    What watershed do you live in presently? What is something interesting or unique about your watershed?

    Parin Patel's avatar
    Parin Patel 4/28/2022 6:21 AM
    We live in the Falls Lake watershed and what unique about it that is was created by the Army Corps to serve as a regional water supply, to prevent flooding and to help protect water quality downstream .