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October 3 - October 24, 2018
CALVIN KARSCH's avatar

CALVIN KARSCH

Interface Engineering Inc.

"Be the change you wish to see. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 568 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    20
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    2,400
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

CALVIN's Actions

Simplicity

Disconnect from Email

I will disconnect from my email when not working or studying.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 15 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture).

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Visit a Waste Management Facility

I will spend at least 60 minutes visiting a local dump/transfer station, material recovery facility, and/or landfill to learn about the waste stream.

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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

    CALVIN KARSCH's avatar
    CALVIN KARSCH 10/17/2018 8:59 AM
    Operate a stationary bike workstation to power my computer.  Doesn't seem like a viable option though since the energy consumption will most likely out weight the energy output.   Solar powered work stations seem like a better alternative.  
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    CALVIN KARSCH 10/12/2018 1:40 PM
    Our household is below the median energy usage for our area.  However, being an older home some items remain on or running longer due to their age.  Long-term plans are to update and upgrade appliances as needed and the entire electrical wiring for the house.  This will help reduce our energy usage and cost.    
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

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    CALVIN KARSCH 10/03/2018 9:03 AM
    The amount of food waste is surprising to me.  If my family fell into this category, I would use it towards gaining finical freedom as well as donating a portion to a local food bank.  

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    CALVIN KARSCH 10/03/2018 8:48 AM
    Excited to see how these challenges will lead to long term changes for myself and others.