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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Reshma Thombre

CompuCom Women in Technology ARG

"Make people understanding of the effects our society has on the long-term health of our planet. Work towards changing the way of living one step at a time to save our Planet."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 631 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    6
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    40
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    94
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    960
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    450
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Reshma's Actions

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Buildings

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day or 450 gallons (1,680 L) a month by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 25 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Learn about the Need for Family Planning

Health and Education

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the need for family planning globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

Farm Irrigation Efficiency

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of trees and plants in my yard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Zero-waste Cooking

Reduced Food Waste

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Watch a Video about Methane Digesters

Methane Digesters

I will watch a video about methane digesters (also commonly known as anaerobic digesters).

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Rooftop Solar Consultation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

After researching the incentives at the federal, state, utility, and local levels, I will contact a local installer/distributor for a solar panel installation consultation on my house.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Advocate for Solar Installation

Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will create a plan to and advocate for solar installation at my business, apartment building, or campus.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Solar Water Consultation

Solar Hot Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Support Companies Leading in Green Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics, Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

I will use my spending power to reward companies leading in creating or purchasing green energy and incentivize others to invest more in green energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Spread the Word about Energy Alternatives

All Electricity Solutions

I will research and tell 1 people each day about the benefits of alternative energy sources like wind turbines, solar energy, geothermal energy, and methane digesters.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Tend A Garden

I will tend to a garden, or prepare for one, each day using sustainable gardening practices.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 50 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 16
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

Action Track: Climate Resilience

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 4 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 9:33 AM
    Using products that consume less energy. Use ceiling fans instead of AC.

  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

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    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 9:26 AM
    Uneven access to education. Forcing to get married at an early age. Lack of religious freedom. Less or No support from family. Societal mindsets.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Learn about the Need for Family Planning
    What did you learn about the need for family planning? How do the needs of different people in different places compare to each other?

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    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 9:19 AM
    Family planning enables women to be healthier. It also helps to raise the quality of life. It also helps to concentrate on other activities and helps women to have more equal opportunities and financial security.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How does your eating experience differ when practicing mindfulness?

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    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 9:10 AM
    Eating without distractions helps us to concentrate on food and helps in proper digestion.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

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    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 9:07 AM
    Industrial waste when let out directly in oceans without proper treatment is destroying the ocean ecosystem. Having proper water treatment plants in the industry and strict laws can help.
    Individually we need to make sure that we do not throw waste in water bodies when we go on trips.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Zero-waste Cooking
    In North America, up to 65% of food waste happens at the consumer level. Chef Steven Satterfield advocates for utilizing every part of a vegetable. How can you incorporate using an entire vegetable, including the skins, tops, and stalks during your next meal prep?

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    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 9:03 AM
    Stir-fry the remaining parts of the vegetables like stems with salt and pepper and you can have it as a starter. Prepare stock by using all the vegetable skin and later use it in preparing soups. Do not remove the skin of the vegetables while cooking. Fruits and vegetables which are not used in preparing a meal can also be used to make different face packs and apply them to your skin. The skin of the potato when applied to the face helps to reduce tanning.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Advocate for Solar Installation
    How does advocating for rooftop solar connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

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    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 8:24 AM
    I will help people to understand the long-term benefits of using rooftop solar panels. Benefits such as it's a free source of energy, It's a one-time investment and lifetime outcome. It also does not emit any gases in the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Rooftop Solar Consultation
    Identify some ways in which modern human societies have become unsustainable. What kind of roles do individuals have in creating and changing practices in society?

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    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 8:15 AM
    Start from something small in your surrounding just like planting a tree every month. Be a volunteer to make sure the surrounding you are living in is not cutting down trees. Help your friends, family, and your community to understand the importance of moving towards sustainable resources.
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Solar Water Consultation
    Diversifying our energy supply and improving public health are just two benefits of renewable energy. What other motivators inspire you to consider installing a solar water heater in your home?

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    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 8:04 AM
    It also helps to reduce the consumption of electricity which helps to reduce the financial burden,
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings Install a Low-Flow Showerhead
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Reshma Thombre 4/30/2021 8:02 AM
    Wasting water to wash vehicles every alternate day needs to stop. Water used to clean fruits and vegetables should be reused to water the house plants.