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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Richard Cronin


"Change my behavior to Save the Planet"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 302 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Richard's Actions


Work from Home

I will work from home 2 day(s) to avoid my commute's carbon output.

One-Time Action


Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones.

One-Time Action


Install Alternative Energy

I will install alternative energy systems, such as solar electric systems or solar water heaters.

One-Time Action


  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Work from Home
    It takes the average worker in the United States 26 minutes to travel to work. One way to fix long commutes would be to make cities more affordable. An even simpler option: promote the use of telework. Are you in an industry that would allow you to work from home? What are some obstacles you might find yourself facing while working from home?

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    Richard Cronin 10/24/2018 11:55 AM
    I am fortunate to work for a company that allows this. I generally work 2 days from home, but can do it whenever needed.  Bad weather, etc.  So it's often more than that.

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    Richard Cronin 10/24/2018 11:44 AM
    Interconnection agreement approved by the power company today, so that's a major hurdle.  Still waiting on new bi-directional meter but I can start up the system in the mean time.  Now just need sunny days in Cleveland!

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    Richard Cronin 10/17/2018 7:01 AM
    Passed city inspection yesterday on the solar install.  Waiting now for new meter.

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    Richard Cronin 10/09/2018 7:51 AM
    Solar panels installed, waiting for city inspector today.  Then can get the power company out to change my meter to the two-way version, then will be up and running.

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      Monica Martin 10/09/2018 7:57 AM
      That is AWESOME! It's so on my list of things to do but I haven't made it happen yet.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Replace Manual Thermostats
    How do you anticipate replacing your thermostats for programmable ones will positively impact your life?

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    Richard Cronin 10/09/2018 7:49 AM
    Saving money and energy, convenience of remote access.