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Shivani Tandon

Indescribable Stunning Earth

"To motivate people to create a better way to eat, by creating farm-to-neighborhood access to fresh food, benefiting local farmers and bypassing supermarkets"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,501 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9.0
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    88
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    53
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    19
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,050
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    3.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    411
    minutes
    spent learning

Shivani's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

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

COMPLETED 30
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

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

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

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 15 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

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

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 10 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 10 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer to Tutor

SDG #4 Education

I will volunteer to tutor in my community at least once this month.

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

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

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 10 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

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

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

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

Health & Equity

Cleaning Product Ingredients

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day studying the toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products around my home.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Volunteer

SDG #1 No Poverty

In my community, I will volunteer at a community shelter, food pantry or soup kitchen.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Practice A Sharing Economy

SDG #1 No Poverty

Each day, I will engage in a sharing economy among my family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Shivani Tandon 4/30/2022 11:24 AM
    It is important to save the environment as the life of living beings is completely dependent on it.

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    Shivani Tandon 4/28/2022 2:05 PM
    By taking care of this planet, we can improve our well-being as healthy environment will help in improving the quality of our life.

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    Shivani Tandon 4/27/2022 11:46 AM
    All-natural resources must be utilized with caution.
    Sunlight, air, water, and plants all contribute to the survival of life on Earth. If life in the world is to be preserved, the Earth must be protected. By preventing pollution of the Earth and natural resources such as air and water, we can save the planet. Our woodlands must also be saved. All living forms must be protected since the web of life is made up of all life forms. We preserve ourselves as well as other life forms by saving the Earth.

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    Shivani Tandon 4/25/2022 3:33 PM
    We should try to educate other people about the alarming situation of Earth and guide them on how they can contribute to save the Earth. For this, various campaigns or group activities can be performed in public places to raise awareness. Also, we should plant more and more trees in our neighborhood
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Shivani Tandon 4/25/2022 7:04 AM
    Soak Black Chickpeas 
    Recipe-
    1. Rinse 1 cup black chickpeas (kala chana) a couple of times in water. Then add 2.5 cups water and soak the kala chana overnight or for 8 to 9 hours.
    2. In a 3 litre pressure cooker, add 2 tablespoons oil or ghee (clarified butter).
    3. When the oil becomes hot, lower the heat. Add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera). Let them crackle. 
    4. Once the cumin seeds crackle, then add ½ cup finely chopped onions (about 1 medium-sized onion). 
    5. Sauté the onions stirring often until they become golden. Sauté onions on a medium-low to medium heat. 
    6. Lower the heat again. Add 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic, 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger, and 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chillies or serrano pepper. 
    7. Sauté for 10 to 12 seconds or until the raw aroma of the ginger and garlic goes away. 
    8. Add 1.25 cups finely chopped tomatoes (about 2 medium tomatoes or 1 large tomato). 
    9. Sauté them on medium-low heat until the oil starts leaving the sides of the onion-tomato masala and the tomatoes begin to soften. You should see the tomatoes becoming mushy and pulpy. 
    10. Add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing),1 teaspoon coriander powder and 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder. 
    11. Mix well and sauté for a minute on a low heat. 
    12. Add the kala chana together with 1.5 cups water. 
    13. Season with salt as required and mix again. 
    14. Pressure cook kala chana on a medium heat for 10 to 11 minutes or 10 to 12 whistles (or more, if needed), until the kala chana are cooked well and softened. If the black chickpeas are undercooked, pressure cook further for 5 minutes more. 
      15. When you get the desired consistency, sprinkle ½ teaspoon garam masala. Mix well.
    16. Add 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (optional) to the Punjabi kala chana curry.









    After the black chickpeas have softened and become tender from the soaking, drain the extra water. Using a strainer, rinse the soaked chickpeas in water for a couple of times and set aside. 

  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

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    Shivani Tandon 4/25/2022 6:56 AM
     water-saving low-flow showerheads or restrictors are easy for the homeowner to install. Long showers can use five to ten gallons every unneeded minute. “Low-flow” means it uses less than 2.5 gallons per minute. You can easily install a Shower Start, which automatically pauses a running shower once it gets warm. 
      cut down on water use is to turn off the shower after soaping up, then turn it back on to rinse. A four-minute shower uses approximately 20 to 40 gallons of water. You can also install a simple shower timer, available from your local water utility or hardware store. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Make Zero-Waste Meals
    How did you incorporate using an entire vegetable (skins, peels, tops, and stalks) during one of your meal preps? What's something new you're going to try that is a zero-waste meal practice?

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    Shivani Tandon 4/25/2022 6:55 AM
     There are many ways to live a zero-waste lifestyle. Zero-waste cooking is one avenue that chefs, foodies, families, and individuals alike use to reduce the environmental impact of preparing and eating food 

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    Shivani Tandon 4/24/2022 1:22 PM
    we can start by planting more trees to make up for the deforestation that is happening these days at a rapid rate. When we plant more trees, ecological balance can be restored and we can improve the quality of life.

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    Shivani Tandon 4/24/2022 9:09 AM
    Saving electricity: Reducing energy wastage is one way to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

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    Shivani Tandon 4/23/2022 9:32 AM
    All animals have important roles in the ecosystem. There seems to be an ecological balance between all animals in nature. Some animals help to bring out the nutrients from the cycle while others help in decomposition, carbon, and nitrogen cycle. All animals, insects, and even micro organisms play a role in the ecosystem. All animals and plants in the ecosystem co-exist and balance each other out, which Mother Nature has perfected over time and through trials and errors, and found a system that works flawlessly for her. The system that exists in Mother Nature is designed for all the different species of the world, where each has a role to play without disturbing each other and without taking the ecological balance off.