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Deloitte USI RFA Chennai Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

    Vinitha E K's avatar
    Vinitha E K 4/30/2023 11:02 AM
    Was shocking to know that some of the fruits that I had been using is part of the dirty list. What is more soothing is atleast some of the vegetables and fruits that I frequently buy are reflecting in clean list or not featuring in clean / dirty list. This list is an eye opener to make a wise choice to keep oneself happy.
    Climate & Ecosystems Plant a Tree
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

    Vinitha E K's avatar
    Vinitha E K 4/30/2023 10:41 AM
    Trees help in reducing stress, purifying air, keeps mind calm. It also has healing effect.
    Economy & Communities Mend Clothing
    What was it like to mend your clothing? If you are skilled at mending, what tips do you have for others?

    Vinitha E K's avatar
    Vinitha E K 4/30/2023 10:27 AM
    I had the habit of mending clothes prior to covid by taking them to my mom's house. Thanks to eco challenge, I have revived this action back into me.
    Economy & Communities Analyze Your Utility Bills
    What was the most interesting thing you learned from analyzing your utility bill? What are some ways you can save energy and water?

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    Vinitha E K 4/30/2023 9:46 AM
    After analysing the electicity bill, I had realised one of the major contributor is the usage of induction stove. Whenever I had asked my husband to switch off the lights / fan when not in use, he always used to advise me to reduce induction usage. Initially I did not listen but thought of trying it for a month to see if there is reduction. To my surprise on comparing the utility bill with last year's and previous month , the bill was much lower. I have now started to reduce its excessive usage. Plans in pipeline to convert all lights into LED and to explore feasibility of having solar panel.
    Health & Equity Make Cleaning Products
    What was surprising about the ingredients in your cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products?

    Vinitha E K's avatar
    Vinitha E K 4/30/2023 9:30 AM
    This cleaning product was prepared basis feed from team captain Sindhuja. Realised that with lesser cost and no harmful chemicals, cleaning products can be made. This product is also safe for human being but acts tuff with dirt. Thanks for sharing this info.
    Economy & Communities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

    Vinitha E K's avatar
    Vinitha E K 4/30/2023 9:21 AM
    Next step is to ensure other existing lights are also changed to LED. Plan is in the pipeline to check feasibility of installing solar panel.
    Basic Needs & Security Try a New Vegan or Vegetarian Recipe
    What was the dish you made, and how did it turn out? What did it feel like to try a new recipe? If you can share a picture, please do!

    Vinitha E K's avatar
    Vinitha E K 4/30/2023 9:18 AM
    Tried two dish this weekend - oats puttu and panneer tikka massala. Both turned out well. Everyone in the family loved the recipe. Felt happy that 2 new dishes are now added to the list.
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon footprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

    Sindhuja Vijayakumar's avatar
    Sindhuja Vijayakumar 4/30/2023 3:58 AM
    Every small step can make a huge impact!
    As my teammate Vinitha mentioned, pandemic played a huge role for each and every one of us to use our private vehicle, which had a greatest impact in our environment!
    When realizing this, I started using public transport for most of my commute. At the beginning it was difficult to breakthrough the comfort, but slowly I was able to.
    Thanks for bringing up this challenge here!
    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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    Vinitha E K 4/29/2023 9:13 AM
    Existing practices :
    Though we have shower, we do not use them as it consumes lot of water.
    Since washing machine requires huge amount of water than traditional method of washing by hands, clothes are washed once in two days.
    Letting the water from washed cloths flow to one portion of the plants / trees in the garden.
    Pipes are laid down in such a fashion that the water from sinks in the kitchen / dining hall flows to the other portions of the plants / trees in the garden.

    Explorations in pipeline:
    To reduce washing the vessels in running tap and follow the traditional method of collect water in a bucket and washing the vessels.

  • Sindhuja Vijayakumar's avatar
    Sindhuja Vijayakumar 4/28/2023 10:53 AM
    28 days of great impact in lifestyle, incredible!!
    When I see my dashboard and my team's dashboard all the reports of the impact made, its Wooooowww!
    Small steps of taking break, work life balance, mindful usage of resources (water, electricity, finance), mending clothes, one hour of spending time outside, being thankful to the tutors, planting trees, choose organic, learn about the community, trying vegan recipes, environment, helping the community in all the ways where we can with every effort, sharing thoughts and posting them, discussing and encouraging other, I am extremely happy to be part of this great initiative :)
    Thanks to my entire team for supporting me here!

    If small steps of 11 members for 28 days can make this huge impact, what if it's for every day by everyone of us?
    This year Earth month turned my perspective and helped me to grow better!
    Thanks for each and every one who made this great initiative and to my organization to support and encourage to participate in such initiatives!