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Basak Sevgin

Deloitte NYC

"Trying to be the best version of my authentic self, to affect my loved ones and my environment positively; and to repeat it every day!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 748 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9.5
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    56
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    20
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    700
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    476
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    700
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    770
    minutes
    spent learning

Basak's Actions

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

Support Local Pollinators

SDG #15 Life On Land

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 10 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

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

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 10 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

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

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 10 minutes learning about a renters bill of rights and affordable housing.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 5 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

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

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 5 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

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

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

SDG #12 Consumption & Production

Each day, I will spend 5 minutes learning about sustainable fashion so that I can engage in this practice.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 10 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 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 15 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 29
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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 10 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Track My Purchases
    How have you reduced your purchasing habits and what would you like to do next to reduce your consumption habits?

    Basak Sevgin's avatar
    Basak Sevgin 4/29/2022 9:53 AM
    After checking my purchases for a month, I realized that I am purchasing fast delivered grocery very often, which makes me pay more in general and lose the opportunity to make my own healthy & reduced-waste meals. I started going into groceries for bulk purchases, selecting food mindfully and reduce my wastes. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

    Basak Sevgin's avatar
    Basak Sevgin 4/29/2022 9:48 AM
    I used to practice mindfulness 1-2 times a week, but it was no longer a habit for me during last 2-3 months. Eco-challenge check-ins reminded me of doing it each day, I felt so much more in peace with people I integrate with, myself and my surroundings. I am sure I will continue sparing some time to wind down & breathe!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Basak Sevgin 4/11/2022 5:09 PM
    It eventually creates laziness, damages individuals' social skills, and decreases self-confidence. Being outside a couple of times each day reverses these negative effects and energizes me back!

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    Basak Sevgin 4/06/2022 5:55 AM
    I am preparing zero-waste meals each day and practicing mindful eating since the beginning of the Challenge, it feels good!