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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Nathan Carlson

EcoINL

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 132 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    93
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    lightbulbs
    replaced

Nathan's Actions

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 1
DAILY ACTION

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 20 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Nathan Carlson's avatar
    Nathan Carlson 10/03/2018 8:38 AM
    Turn off other electronics in your home. Shut off the lights when you leave a room. Use LED and other energy star rated devices in your home.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! In what other ways can you exercise your civic duty to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions?

    Nathan Carlson's avatar
    Nathan Carlson 10/03/2018 8:37 AM
    Driving higher efficiency vehicles will help reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions to the environment.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Nathan Carlson's avatar
    Nathan Carlson 10/02/2018 9:51 AM
    Save toward a natural gas or propane water heater.