Energy Diet

Yogesh Malik

I am a technology evangelist in India with a self-effacing managing style. I believe that one person with passion is better than 50,000 people who are merely interested.

My favorite subjects include technological singularity, semantic web, social media technology, business sustainability, health, philosophy and psychology. My current pursuits and career involve technology consulting, blogging and coaching. Currently I am working at SapientNitro in a technology role where as an idea engineer, I also exercise thought leadership on disruptive technologies.

I live near New Delhi with my wife; she is a housewife, and a doctorate in marketing. My preoccupation is to create work that is universal, timeless, yet very individual, filtered by my own experiences. In my day-to-day life, one question keeps bothering me all the time: "Is it worse to be scared than to be bored?" Because of those scary things, I am able to continue forward.
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India Participants

Your Points Percentile:
Total Country Participants:

At Home (50%)

  • Changed thermostat
  • Changed settings on refrigerator, freezer, water heater and washer
  • Replaced at least one third of light bulbs with CFLs or LEDs
  • Disconnected electronic devices when not in use

Wild Card Items

  • Eliminated second freezer or refrigerator
  • Insulated water heater
  • Replaced appliances with green-certified products
  • Hung clothes up to dry instead of using the dryer
  • Sealed all of the windows and doors

At the Store (89%)

  • Switched to organic produce
  • Switched to eco-friendly cleaning methods
  • Switched to locally made (non-produce) products where possible

Wild Card Items

  • Cut use of disposable items
  • Repaired or extended use of clothing items
  • Stopped using wrapping paper for gifts
  • Rented or borrowed instead of buying infrequently used items

Food (45%)

  • Ate a vegetarian diet one day a week
  • Cut down on take-away meals
  • Limited daily intake of beef to 8 ounces
  • Switched to sustainable seafood

Wild Card Items

  • Started a food-based garden
  • Ate vegan or raw for a certain number of days per week
  • Bought grass-fed beef instead of conventional
  • Gave up at least one processed food

Transportation (30%)

  • Drove no faster than the posted the speed limit, avoided rapid acceleration or braking
  • Removed extra weight from car, inflated tires
  • Used public transportation instead of driving
  • Reduced your planned air travel by one trip

Wild Card Items

  • Bought carbon offsets for travel
  • Carpooled or found a ride-sharing program
  • Invested in a more fuel-efficient car

Waste Disposal And Reduction (0%)

  • Recycled all glass, aluminum, plastic, batteries and paper
  • Eliminated advertising mail
  • Changed to paperless billing
  • Eliminated the use of plastic and paper bags

Wild Card Items

  • Began composting at home
  • Used biodegradable bags for walking the dog
  • Recycled old athletic shoes and clothes
  • Recycled or donated old electronics

Water Use (45%)

  • Gave up bottled water
  • Turned off tap when brushing teeth, scrubbing dishes
  • Shortened showering time
  • Replaced shower head with a low-flow model

Wild Card Items

  • Used xeriscaping for yard
  • Installed a rain barrel to collect water for garden, lawn and plants
  • Insulated water heater
Total Points: 270

I enjoy wearing many hats, from a self-proclaimed technology evangelist to a digital media activist, and recently, an author. I live in India, in Gurgaon (map), which is located 30 km (18 miles) south of national capital, New Delhi. My preoccupation is to create work that is universal and timeless, yet very individual, filtered by my own experiences.…