April 1 - April 30, 2019

SHAH MUHAMMAD ANWAR HOSSAIN

Community Team

"EchoChallenge can make a significant change our day to day lifestyle and also impact in our society as well."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,881 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    32
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    miles
    travelled by bike
  • up to
    70
    miles
    travelled by carpool
  • up to
    7
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    35
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    64
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1,101
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    32
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    18
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    40
    miles
    travelled by foot
  • up to
    7
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    24
    miles
    travelled by bus
  • up to
    40
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    211
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    40
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    571
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    24
    whole food meals
    consumed
  • up to
    185
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Adjust the Thermostat

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat, and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale, or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water per faucet every day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Work from Home

I will work from home 1 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Choose a Carbon Offset

If buying a plane ticket, I will also buy a carbon offset.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Try Carpooling

I will commute by carpool 10 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 44.23 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 10 minutes researching and recycling all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Choose Two-Sided Printing

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 5 meal(s) each day from local producers.

COMPLETED 7 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 10 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Install Greywater Catchment

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

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 Challenge

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Advocate for Greener Vehicles

I will spend at least 2 minutes assessing the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on fuel-efficient vehicles.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 5 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 23.77 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 5 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to 24.12 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Car Share

I will sign up for a car-sharing service, or organize car sharing with my neighbors, to cut down on the number of vehicles on the road.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Consider Switching To An Electric Vehicle

I will test drive an electric vehicle at the Forth showcase in downtown Portland.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Transportation

Use Public Transit

I will use public transit 3 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 22.2 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Transportation

Express My Support

I will make 1 phone call(s) and/or send 1 emails each day to public officials to advocate for a more comprehensive public transportation system in my region.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Zero-Waste Cooking

I will cook 5 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest farm to find out who produces my food, and will learn about the quality of life of those who produce my food in other regions of the world to make better choices when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food

Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 3 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Choose Organic Ingredients

I will enjoy 4 meal(s) cooked with organic ingredients each day.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Carry my Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing and ending unwanted subscriptions.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Personal Waste Audit

I will collect all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Find Local Recycling Depots

I will spend at least 3 minutes finding out where to recycle the recyclable items that I can't put in my curbside bin.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our waterways. I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill and ocean each day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 4 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Food

Reduce Animal Products

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

COMPLETED 8 OF 30
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Install a Toilet Tank Bank
    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?

    SHAH MUHAMMAD ANWAR HOSSAIN 4/30/2019 6:21 AM
    Using effective water management system to improve the health of water systems.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency?

    SHAH MUHAMMAD ANWAR HOSSAIN 4/30/2019 6:19 AM
    It can save good amount of water.

  • SHAH MUHAMMAD ANWAR HOSSAIN 4/27/2019 8:08 PM
    My challenge is going on through day to day activities.

  • SHAH MUHAMMAD ANWAR HOSSAIN 4/24/2019 7:21 PM

    Challenge is going on.