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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Roxanne Smothers

Green Cavs

"Listen to Mother Nature; she knows a lot! Being silent helps."

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 269 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
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    spent learning

Roxanne's Actions


Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

One-Time Action


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.



Use an Energy Meter

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

One-Time Action


  • Roxanne Smothers's avatar
    Roxanne Smothers 10/16/2018 6:02 AM
    Hello Team Cavs!
    We've already replaced the 5 LED bulbs I set as my goal.  We decided to push on and replaced the outdoor garage fixtures/lights, plus 4 more on our deck.  

    Full steam ahead!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Use an Energy Meter
    How can you make your home more energy efficient?

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    Roxanne Smothers 10/10/2018 4:18 AM
    After purchasing the energy meter we decided when finished with the house we'll move to the shop/garage.  My hubby has WAY too many tools and such (being a car restoration guy he would disagree, LOL); it will be interesting to see how we can mediate our footprint from that perspective as well.

    • Travis Horton's avatar
      Travis Horton 10/11/2018 6:47 AM
      Oh wow. Sometimes we can't have the best of both worlds. I appreciate his job. We do what we can do! 
  • 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?

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    Roxanne Smothers 10/10/2018 4:16 AM
    We're in the process of changing our outside/garage light fixtures to LED ones.  Ours are old (from when we build the shop/garage) and due for an update.  Going LED will not only reduce our footprint but will not be so hot.  We have Robins that nest on one of the  fixtures; they need a safe place for the babies (and we love watching them grow up and leave the nest.  Did you know that Robins can have 3 clutches per season with the babies leaving the nest within weeks?!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

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    Roxanne Smothers 10/04/2018 9:02 AM
    We already have a motion sensor switch in the laundry room.  I think it might be smart to add one to our upstairs bathroom.  It's the master bath so we don't use it as often, but seem to always leave the darn light on!