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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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EMME Chicago

EMME Chicago

"Sustainable Lead"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 270 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    spent learning

EMME's Actions

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

Completed
One-Time 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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

    EMME Chicago's avatar
    EMME Chicago 10/17/2018 1:15 PM
    This will help me cut cost on my bills for electricity and heat.