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Kyoti Tavarez

Susquehanna University Students

"let's make the world a greener, cleaner, more sustainable place one challenge at a time"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 619 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    255
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    60
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    4.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    255
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    570
    minutes
    spent learning

Kyoti'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

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

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Share Your Eco Habits

SDG #11 Communities

Through my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection, I will share with others an environmentally friendly habit I have cultivated.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 60 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 8
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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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 14
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

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • 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?

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    Kyoti Tavarez 4/30/2022 12:54 PM
    I have always wanted to get into mindfulness but I didn't commit until this month. It was very centering.
  • 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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    Kyoti Tavarez 4/30/2022 12:51 PM
    I should definitely start utilizing gray water more and get use to reusing water when I can, instead of dumping all my pasta water or water I use to wash my clothes and such. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Kyoti Tavarez 4/30/2022 12:49 PM
    As part of my daily actions, I started trying to take five minute showers. That has been more difficult to implement into my daily life. I already make sure to use soap with the water off and brush my teeth with the water off. Only rinsing also saves water; so those are some methods I already use for water conservation.

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    Kyoti Tavarez 4/30/2022 12:40 PM
    Happy Eco Challenge ! Did you do everything you wanted? Will you do more to contribute for next year? 

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    Kyoti Tavarez 4/28/2022 1:34 PM
    At my boarding school in high-school, we had certain showers that we're misting showers, designed to save water. Maybe we can introduce those into the bathrooms on campus in order to normalize different water saving solutions. 

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    Kyoti Tavarez 4/28/2022 1:26 PM
    We all use so much water!! Even remembering to turn the faucet off when you brush ur teeth saves so much. Are there any little ways that you save water in ur daily life?

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    Kyoti Tavarez 4/27/2022 7:54 AM
    It was really hard to get my family involved with the Eco Challenge. It really highlights how most people don't open their minds to living sustainably: They would rather not even know there is an issue with the way we run this planet at all. Ignorant bliss is a privilege we no longer can afford.