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R Bala Rao

Akatsuki

"Reducing the carbon footprints by 30%"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,372 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    967
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    1,078
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1,220
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1,620
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    15
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • up to
    1.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    5.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    5.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    3.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    50
    square feet
    community beautification
  • up to
    1,620
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1.0
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    753
    minutes
    spent learning

R Bala's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG 14, 15

Studies show a grass lawn is water intensive and on average it require about 30 percent of a household’s water consumption. I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard or community to conserve water and improve habitat: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Host or Join a Cleanup Event

SDG 11, 17

Within my community at home or work, I will organize or attend a local cleanup event.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Watch a Documentary About Education or Work

SDG 4

I will watch 5 documentaries about education or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG 11

For an upcoming vacation, I will spend 30 minutes planning out a staycation in my region. For reference, one several hour flight releases the equivalent of nearly 14% of the annual emissions from a car.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Stay on the Ground

SDG 11

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally). As an example, a plane from New York to Los Angeles (~2,450 miles) generates about 65 tons of carbon dioxide.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Organize a Book Club

SDG 4

I will organize a book club to read about climate change and sustainability.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG 8

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Swatch Bharath

Make sure we clean our surroundings are clean!

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Volunteer in My Community

SDG 1

I will volunteer 2 hours in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Watch a Documentary About Economy, Energy, or Industry

SDG 7, 9, 12

I will watch 4 documentaries about economy, energy, or industry.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Install a Heat Pump

SDG 7, 9, 12

I will install a heat pump in my home or business.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Replace Manual Thermostats

SDG 7, 9, 12

I will replace manual thermostats with smart ones.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Analyze Your Utility Bills

SDG 7

I spend 30 minutes analyzing my recent utility bills, which might include electricity, gas, or water to see what my current usage is and determine if I can reduce my energy and water use.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG 13

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Plant a Tree

SDG 15

On average, a tree absorbs 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of carbon dioxide yearly during the first 20 years. To do my part, I will plant 1 trees in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Try a New Vegan or Vegetarian Recipe

I will try a new vegan or vegetarian recipe and share how it turns out on the Ecochallenge feed, or with family and friends.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Clean my solar panels for better generation of clean energy.

Clean the solar roof panels in order to increase its production effeciency.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG 3

I will replace 60 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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG 3

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG 7

I will contact my energy company to find out how to sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Carry My Trash

SDG 12

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me each day to raise my awareness of how much waste I produce.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Advocate for Water Habitat!

SDG 14

I will make 4 phone calls and/or send 10 emails to public officials to advocate for water habitat protection and clean up in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG 10

Each day, I will track my purchases to identify my spending habits. This will allow me to see what purchases can be reduced.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Donate Food

SDG 3, 10

I will find out what food programs are in my area and donate food and/or other items that they request.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Drive Less

SDG 13

To reduce CO2 emissions each day, I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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