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Samrat Pathania

Wallkill Science Club & Co.

"Nobody wins on a losing planet. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 247 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    10
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    48
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    whole food meals
    consumed

Samrat 's Actions

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Whole Foods Diet

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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 Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Samrat  Pathania's avatar
    Samrat Pathania 4/03/2019 7:05 AM
    I do not wash my car or take it to a car wash. I let the rain do my car washing duties :)
  • Reflection Question
    Food Whole Foods Diet
    Michael Pollan states that "it is better to pay the grocer (our edit: or the farmer!) than the doctor." What are your thoughts on this?

    Samrat  Pathania's avatar
    Samrat Pathania 4/01/2019 10:58 AM
    I completely agree. Often people focus on the upfront price of a product that they are buying instead of focusing on the long-term costs of that purchase. Food definitely falls into that category. Fresh fruits and vegetables can seem pricier than the junk bought at McDonalds but they are cheaper in the longer run when one considers the cost of healthcare and lost productivity due to health issues.

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    Samrat Pathania 4/01/2019 7:36 AM
    I am excited to begin this challenge along with all of the awesome students from Wallkill HS.