BETTER TOMORROW

Which 18% you want to be?

Race to -1 : Day 355 ( Link to previous Day- https://preetymundhra.com/2020/06/16/race-to-1-day-356-first-step/)

Small survey on “zero waste” done brings the below insights:

  • 86% respondents felt strongly on adopting #zerowaste.
  • Ranked it 8 or higher on a scale of 1-10.
  • Paper- reduced use & recycling came as common form of #wastereduction practiced followed by no to plastic.
  • 60% know about #composting, 18% practice.
  • 13% respondents actively involved in practicing #zerowaste, 50% doing it in some or other way and another 18% know about it but do not practice currently.

In some way if you too believe in being part of Better Tomorrow series, please do contribute by participating in another survey and  share your thoughts on the subject. Below is the link, takes less than a minute.  

https://forms.gle/zBnaZWcqwGnwut2W9

BETTER TOMORROW

Race to ‘-1’ : Day 356 -FIRST STEP

Do we really care about a Better Tomorrow? 

Most of us would say yes but then do nothing about it.

We are so much engrossed in daily living that we hardly give any thought in making this world a better place.
Isn’t it ironic, that we expect all the comforts and convenience in future but are not willing to do our bit for this.


That’s something to really think about.  The lockdown provided me some time to introspect on my role to make a better tomorrow.


When I really thought about it , I took my first step towards “Better Tomorrow”.

I focussed on how to use each resource optimally so that waste is reduced.

The more I started reading, understanding and implementing; I realized that every single step makes a lot of difference.

As a start. A small survey was conducted to understand on practices and priority placed on the concept of “zero waste” across few friends and acquaintances. I will share the key insights tomorrow.

In some way if you too believe in being part of Better Tomorrow series, please do contribute by participating in another survey and  share your thoughts on the subject 

Below is the link, takes less than a minute.  

https://forms.gle/zBnaZWcqwGnwut2W9

BETTER TOMORROW

Race to ‘-1’: Day 357-BETTER TOMORROW

“Zero waste” and 3/5/7 R’s

“Environment friendly”

“Minimalism”

“Sustainable”

If you are already somewhere on the journey on above, thanks to you for what you are doing for others and the planet.

All these terms may have different philosophies but ultimate objective is to create a “Better Tomorrow”.

Which one you have already chosen or plan to choose?

Link to Day 358 : https://preetymundhra.com/2020/06/13/race-to-1-day-358/

Let’s Begin. Talking is easy. Doing is also easy when we get started.

 

BETTER TOMORROW

Race to ‘-1’ : Day 358 -WEEKLY RECAP

It’s been a week since I started writing this series. Let me now share the thought behind ‘-1’.

Race to ‘-1’ is a 365 day journey towards a better tomorrow. This can be done with either Reducing/Reusing/Recycling/Rot.

One step, which can be made into a daily habit. Less is more, at least to get the process started.

Lot has already been said and written in last 3 months on the relationship of our past actions and nature’s reaction in present

Among health, safety, food and utilities, one critical aspect which has played a silent role is by Garbage collectors and disposal infrastructure- Waste Management.

This 365 day journey to ‘-1’, the route planning is in making.

I invite you, to join this journey with me and see which ‘-1’ you can adopt ? 

For those who missed the last week’s series, below captures those 7 days:

Day 358NewA

Day 358NewB

 

BETTER TOMORROW

Race to ‘-1’ : Day 359

In this new opportunity where each of us can exercise the power of one which is myself/yourself; what can we do to reduce the waste. Reduce it in such a way that you can do it today, for next 21 days and forever going forward.

So how do we reduce the GARBAGE which goes from each of our houses everyday picked up by thanks to people who are helping on this everyday.

I have added few facts ( which will differ from web to web but will converge to something like the second column) on our 50% of the waste:

Yesterday Today
Cooked and Good Food that goes to waste ~ 1/3 current global food production.

Some people are able to waste food, others do not have enough.

Estm time in which Earth will run out of food : 29 years

 

Cooked and not Good
Uncooked and spoiled
Uncooked and not spoiled

 

 

Contd……

Day 359: Let’s Begin. Talking is easy. Doing is also easy when we get started.

Link to previous day- https://preetymundhra.com/2020/06/09/race-to-1-3/

Day 365 : Role Reversal

Day 364 : Making the Choice

Day 363 : Netflix and YouTube break

Day 362 : One individual

Day 361: Click-Repeat-Reduce- 3 days

Day 360 : Pareto in Bin

BETTER TOMORROW

Race to ‘-1’ : Day 360

Imagine in the normal tomorrow of role reversal for those having received option 2 where GARBAGE which is not less, needs to be handled.

If you have got ideas on what to reduce or what is repeating; its action time now of one individual and one end user for 21 days.

If not yet found let me share what is generally found. Around 50% of that pertains to kitchen waste:

  • Cooked and Good
  • Cooked and not Good
  • Uncooked and spoiled
  • Uncooked and not spoiled

Feel free to write back if you found something different.

Contd……

Day 360: Let’s Begin. Talking is easy. Doing is also easy when we get started.

Link to previous day- https://preetymundhra.com/2020/06/08/race-to-1-day-361/

Day 365 : Role Reversal

Day 364 : Making the Choice

Day 363 : Netflix and YouTube break

Day 362 : One individual

Day 361: Click-Repeat-Reduce- 3 days

BETTER TOMORROW

Race to ‘-1’ Day 361

What can one individual do in this role reversal and would it make any difference?

If you have already got some thoughts GREAT. If not why not click a photo and see it after 12 hours what part of the GARBAGE or WASTE could have been reduced.

Its okay if you don’t find any such thing today. Try at least 3 days.

You will either find something which you can reduce or something which you cannot reduce found that particular item repeating on all these days.

Contd……

Day 361: Let’s Begin. Talking is easy. Doing is also easy when we get started.

Link to previous day- https://preetymundhra.com/2020/06/07/race-to-1-day-362/

Day 365 : Role Reversal

Day 364 : Making the Choice

Day 363 : Netflix and YouTube break

Day 362 : One individual

BETTER TOMORROW

Race to ‘-1’ Day 362

Imagine in the normal tomorrow of role reversal for those having received option 2 where GARBAGE which is not less, needs to be handled.

Hope you found something useful watching the 5 minutes of  Sillu Karupatti or “The rich, the poor and the trash”

We would have seen in reality also. Felt concerned. Shared our views but what next? What can we do as one individual?

But in this role reversal imaginary tomorrow we are catering to one individual only so we can try and see if we can do something.

Can we TRY to try ?

Contd……

Day 362: Let’s Begin. Talking is easy. Doing is also easy when we get started.

Link to previous day- https://preetymundhra.com/2020/06/06/race-to-1-2/

Day 365 : Role Reversal

Day 364 : Making the Choice

Day 363 : Netflix and YouTube break

BETTER TOMORROW

Race to ‘-1’ : Day 363

Imagine in the normal tomorrow of role reversal for those having received option 2. Hard luck, you don’t get the best scenario of Less or NO GARBAGE.

Would you want to change something or would want something to be changed?

Before you answer that take a break. Watch first 5 minutes of Sillu Karupatti. Its available on Netflix. The core idea of this work is different, but there is one single thing which  we all can connect to many more things in initial 2 minutes.

Or else see “The rich, the poor and the trash” on youtube. Forward it by 1 minute in beginning and watch another 4 minutes.

Feel free to share what you think.

Contd…

Day 363: Let’s Begin. Talking is easy. Doing is also easy when we get started.

Link to previous day- https://preetymundhra.com/2020/06/04/race-to-1/

BETTER TOMORROW

Race to ‘-1’ : Day 364

Imagine in the normal tomorrow of role reversal 40% of us have to pick up option number 2 (Garbage Collection and Disposal) and 60% option number 1 ( Food Value Chain).

And for simplicity, to execute the role you only have to think of one end user. 

What would be the other best scenario?

One low demanding easily addressable customer. Less Food and Less or NO GARBAGE.

Contd…

Day 364 : Let’s Begin. Talking is easy. Doing is also easy when we get started.

Link to day 365 – https://preetymundhra.com/2020/06/03/race-to-minus-one/