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June 1, 2021 - May 1, 2022
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Pranav Nandamuri

Sustainable Hillsborough NJ

"I want to help the Earth by making it more sustainable and environmentally friendly so that future generations will have a planet to survive on. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 452 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    94
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    312
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    water collection systems
    installed

Pranav's Actions

Waterwise Home

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Beautification

Collect Rain Water

I will create 1 rain garden(s), bioswale(s), or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Home

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Community

Identify a Local Freshwater Hope Spot using the Wyland Foundation Google Earth Portal

I will show my support for a favorite lake, river, stream, wetland or place along the coast.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waterwise Beautification

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 Action

Waterwise Beautification

Use Native Plants When Possible

I will plant 25 square feet of native species, landscape with water-efficient plants in order to reduce general water usage, and minimize fertilizer and pesticide use.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waterwise Beautification

Plant a Tree

I will reduce stormwater runoff, promote better air quality, and reduce CO2 from our atmosphere by planting 2 tree(s) in my home or in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Pranav Nandamuri's avatar
    Pranav Nandamuri 4/29/2021 9:31 AM
    Keep up the great work Sustainable Hillsborough NJ. Let's get those points. 

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    Pranav Nandamuri 4/25/2021 7:01 PM
    Keep up the great work team sustainable Hillsborough NJ. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Beautification Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Did you know that our quality of life on earth is tied to a thin layer of topsoil? Natural mulch from plant debris plays a critical role in conserving moisture, preventing erosion, storing groundwater, and helping return nutrients to the soil.

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    Pranav Nandamuri 4/25/2021 7:00 PM
    No, I did not know that Natural mulch from plant debris plays a critical role in conserving moisture, preventing erosion, storing groundwater, and helping return nutrients to the soil. I just knew that mulching your trees and plants was good for them but not why mulching was good.   

  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Beautification Plant a Tree
    Can you think of a tree in your life that was special to you? How did it inspire you? Is it still there?

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    Pranav Nandamuri 4/24/2021 6:56 AM
    A tree that is special to me is a Weeping Cherry tree. Since I was little, we used to have a big weeping cherry tree on our property. Every Spring, it would bloom beautiful pink and white flowers. The Weeping Cherry tree is still there today. We loved that tree so much that when we moved to a new house a few months ago, we really wanted to plant a Weeping Cherry on our property. Until just a few days ago, we bought a small Weeping Cherry tree from a local nursery and had it planted on our property. But there are other trees I like too - White Birch trees and Magnolia trees.     

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    Pranav Nandamuri 4/23/2021 4:31 AM
    Happy Earth Day!!! 
    Keep up the great work everybody!
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Beautification Collect Rain Water
    Although three-fourths of our planet is covered by water, only a small fraction is suitable for use, and yet growing populations are placing more demands on this finite resource. If you had to collect, store, clean and pump your own water, as earlier generations did, how would that change the way you use it today?

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    Pranav Nandamuri 4/13/2021 5:43 PM
    Although three-fourths of our planet is covered by water, only a small fraction is suitable for use, and yet growing populations are placing more demands on this finite resource. If I had to collect, store, clean, and pump my own water, as earlier generations did, It would greatly change the way I use water today. I would be able to understand the value of water by using it the way earlier generations did. Once learning its value, I would try to save every drop of water and try to make sure I don't waste a single drop of water too. I would try to conserve as much water as possible and use it more carefully I would use water only when necessary and try to not waste it. Overall, using water like the earlier generations would teach me its value and make me use water way differently than I use it today.    

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    Pranav Nandamuri 4/12/2021 11:31 AM
    We got this Team Sustainable Hillsborough
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Home 5-Minute Showers
    Five-minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

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    Pranav Nandamuri 4/12/2021 11:30 AM
    Five-minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. But there are many other ways to help reduce your water output. When using my sprinklers, I will remember to use them at midnight to save water from evaporation. I can install water-efficient equipment through my house and fix leaking faucets or garden hoses. I can donate money to organizations that help people affected by the water crisis. Listed above are only a few of the ways I can help reduce my water usage and there are still many others.         

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    Pranav Nandamuri 4/10/2021 6:59 AM
    Yay! Team Sustainable Hillsborough NJ, we are in 11th place for the Wyland Foundation Water project with 558 points. Keep up the good work and let's go win. Complete as many actions as possible, finish filling out your profile page, and leave feed posts to help earn those points. We got this and let's get the points. Let's show what Hillsborough township can do when we work together and how sustainable and environmentally friendly we are.   

    Go Boro Go green, 

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    Pranav Nandamuri 4/09/2021 3:20 PM
    We got this Team Sustainable Hillsborough NJ. Let go complete some actions and win some points.