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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Mehak Sharma

CompuCom Women in Technology ARG

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 392 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    280
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    27
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    pounds of paper
    have been saved

Mehak's Actions

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will spend 15 minutes researching businesses owned by women, immigrants, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color that I can support when shopping.

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

Transportation

Use Muscle Power

Multiple Transportation Solutions

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 40 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Use Muscle Power
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience or enjoyment differ while walking, riding transit, biking or driving?

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    Mehak Sharma 4/29/2021 10:40 AM
    I prefer walking and Biking while doing my house hold chores like going for grocery shopping , taking staircase instead of elevators, otherwise I have to squeeze some time for the workout in my daily routine . It helps me it creating balance with my health and  relieves boredom and stress
  • 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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    Mehak Sharma 4/23/2021 11:10 AM
    We should start from Office 
    -Paper free internal communication via teams google docs
    -Time for electronic signature software like docu sign abode sign
    -Move to  digital financial statements [online invoice ,paperless bank statement]
    -Less emphasis on office printer and promote the use of PDF  and use bulliten-board for office announcements 

  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Smaller Portions
    While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come from eating/serving smaller portions?

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    Mehak Sharma 4/23/2021 10:52 AM
    It might be a strategy To lose weight but It is really supported by real science that the Smaller Plates help in food consumption which led us to eating less and You eat for energy instead of storing excess of fats .
    Another benefit is it improves our digestion and even a better blood sugar control ...
    By eating In smaller plates means less wastage of food so it Effect directly to environment and even we can waste less food by cooking less portions ... 
    Other thing we can focus we can reduce  food waste by investing in acomposter for backyards which is vital nutrient for plants ....
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Climate Resilience Support Businesses Owned by Women, BIPOC, or Immigrants
    Globally, women typically invest a higher proportion of their earnings in their families and communities than men. What have you done in the past to support women-owned businesses? How can you better support communities by supporting women?

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    Mehak Sharma 4/22/2021 1:56 PM
    I have supported my friend who has started there business through social media [ Nowadays Social Media is a big influence on young ]
    The awareness we can create using social media can draw more attention and more customers also that wasn't known to otherwise.
    If you also wants to support always leave an online review for the company on google or Facebook or Instagram ..It will increase their visibility online that would be helpful for small entrepreneurs... 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Reduce Animal Products
    Why do people in richer countries eat more meat than people in other places? How does eating more meat affect our bodies, our planet, and other people?

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    Mehak Sharma 4/22/2021 1:15 PM
    As far as in my thinking Meat consumption is related with countries growth so the wealth grows, country tends to reduce their domestic portion of land use .
    somehow it is important for balanced food chain also and has high protein as compared to vegetarians food ..
    It has harmful impact on human and animal welfare also and on environment so it has positive and negative impacts also

  • 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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    Mehak Sharma 4/22/2021 10:40 AM
    Daily walks is Great way to maintain my overall health .
    I have started with my friends to make it more enjoyable and I think it is Free and no equipment is needed for it  so everyone should day this to there daily routine  and can be done at any time of the day .

    Moreover it is reducing my weight also and helps me in looking more fit and active all day.