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Sushil Baid

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"Live simply"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 945 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    851
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    470
    dollars
    saved

Sushil's Actions

Materials

Recycle milk packets

Milk is delivered in plastic packets. Packets are to be daily cleaned, dried, stored and then sold to local vendor for recycling.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Home

Avoid AC installation at home

Read about benefits of not using AC at home. Added benefit is conservation of energy. It requires little effort during summer to keep curtains down during day, choosing home with good natural ventilation and little patience to stay with fans. Also need encouragement and building understanding with family to keep home without AC.

Completed
One-Time Action

Home

Read about hot vs cold showers

There are benefits of cold showers (as well as hot showers). Added benefit of cold shower is conservation of hot water and energy. google cold shower vs hot shower will give some good articles to read. e.g. https://www.healthline.com/health/cold-shower-vs-hot-shower

Completed
One-Time Action

Home

Use water efficiently

I will use water efficiently and install low-flow water fixtures to conserve the significant energy it takes to manage our water system.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

[Zero Waste] Carry packets for vegetable shopping

Carry reusable small bags for vegetable and bigger cloth bag to carry full load of vegetable/fruit shopping. This will avoid taking use-and-throw bags for vegetables.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Home

Reduce idle load

I will reduce the idle electricity load used by "vampire devices," especially when I'm not using my devices, saving an average of $70 and nearly a half ton of carbon emissions per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

[Zero Waste] Source items without packaging waste

Exercise your strategy (1. BYOC 2. STOP 3. REDUCE 4. ZW 5. LOOSE) identified during inventory to procure items without packaging waste

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

[Zero Waste] Inventory your grocery and household items

Inventory all items that are purchased in last 3-6 months. Analyze how to procure them without packaging through strategies like 1. BYOC (bring your own container 2. STOP usage 3. REDUCE usage 4. ZW source from zero-waste stores near you 5. LOOSE - find exclusive stores where it can be sourced loose without packaging.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Recycle

I will avoid using disposable plates, cups, or utensils. Instead, I will use long-lasting and reusable materials.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Quick Fixes

Take the stairs

I will take the stairs instead of the elevator for the benefit of my health and to save energy.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Fuel Free

Walk or bike instead

I will walk or bike 1 mile(s) per day instead of driving and avoid up to 0.65 pounds of carbon emissions.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Purchase medicines from local store

Purchasing ayurvedic medicines from local store helps avoid plastic packaging e.g. bubble wraps.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Materials

Bring your own container (BYOC) to purchase pulses, flour, cereals etc

Taking your own containers to buy weekly, monthly needs of grocery items from local grocery shop. This helps reduce single use plastic packaging.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Spread the Word

Introduce friends and family to Generation 180

I will introduce a friend or family member to Generation 180 to add more people to the clean energy transition.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Spread the Word

Read our blog

I will read Generation 180's blog to remain informed about the transition to clean energy and the role I can play in it.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Spread the Word

Follow us on social media, share our content

I will follow Generation 180 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and will share their content that resonates with me.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Transportation

Get regular car maintenance checks

I will get regular car maintenance checks to ensure that my vehicle is running as efficiently as possible.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Keep tires properly inflated

I will keep my tires properly inflated to maximize my vehicle's fuel efficiency.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fuel Free

Test drive an electric vehicle (EV)

After conducting online research about available models, I will complete a test drive at a local dealer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Reduce Food Waste

The average American wastes over $400 and tons of energy on uneaten food per year, I will save that money and reduce the amount of food I waste by effectively meal planning, not overordering, and composting or donating leftover food.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending food waste to the landfill by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Highest-Impact Solutions

Avoid or carbon offset your flight

If I have to fly, I will choose to offset the CO2 emissions of my flight by purchasing a carbon offset.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Highest-Impact Solutions

Explore travel methods other than flying

Instead of flying, I will compare alternative travel methods for my next long-distance trip.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Highest-Impact Solutions

Learn about the impact of flying

I will read about the energy impact of flying.

Completed
One-Time Action

Quick Fixes

Drive speed limit

I will drive the speed limit to increase my fuel economy by 7% –14% .

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Quick Fixes

Keep your RPMs low

I will keep my car engine's RPMs low by avoiding abrupt accelerations and coasting into stops, improving my fuel economy by 15% –30% .

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Quick Fixes

Minimize idling in your car

I will minimize the amount of time spent idling in my car to avoid wasting fuel.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Quick Fixes

Reuse, repurpose or donate what you can

I will reuse materials instead of buying new ones and donate materials that I no longer use.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Quick Fixes

Reduce unnecessary purchases, buy long lasting products

I will reduce unnecessary purchases by only buying what I truly need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Quick Fixes

Go paperless

I will avoid unnecessary printing and "go digital" whenever possible.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Quick Fixes

Combine errands

I will combine errands and avoid multiple trips to increase my own time efficiency and to minimize my vehicle emissions.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Quick Fixes

Turn off the lights

I will make it a habit to always turn off the lights when I leave a room.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Sushil Baid 12/31/2020 12:39 AM
    while this round of ecochallenge will end today - our journey being eco warriors continues. @megha, @prashant u have been great sport n support. keep up daily actions!

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    Sushil Baid 12/30/2020 2:46 AM
    google cold vs hot showers gives good read for benefits of cold showers (as well as cold showers). Had a normal (cold) water bath today. cold water usage has additional benefit to conserve energy.

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    Sushil Baid 12/30/2020 12:19 AM
    walking (instead of driving) in the neighborhood for little errands gives visibility to shops etc which typically you miss when driving. walked back today after giving car for servicing in the nearby (2km) service center.

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    Sushil Baid 12/30/2020 12:16 AM
    took a test drive of an electric vehicle (verito ev) to get a feel. best part is noise free drive. feels like u drive a golf-cart vehicle in terms of sound (noise). cost per km of drive is ~1.5 INR/km is also attractive.

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    Sushil Baid 12/29/2020 4:09 AM
    composting is an experience. watching daily the compost drum and loading daily waste. it's amazing to start recycle some part of ur daily (wet) waste.

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    Sushil Baid 12/28/2020 1:04 AM
    Repeating it daily has a solid habit building. i am now naturally (unconsciously) opting for stairs instead of lift. 

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    Sushil Baid 12/27/2020 5:14 AM
    one good idea was shared by @prashant yesterday. Kept tap closed and open only when taking water today during brushing or clearing mouth after meal etc.

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    Sushil Baid 12/26/2020 1:26 AM
    carried small veg covers and cloth bag when going for vegetable shopping today. saving on plastic, throw-away packs when doing weekly vegetable shopping.

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    Sushil Baid 12/25/2020 8:46 PM
    talked to few neighbors and signed them up to not throw milk packets in dustbin. instead wash, dry, store. will support them to give to recycling vendor

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    Sushil Baid 12/24/2020 1:09 AM
    Today's load of cabbage waste to the compost bin (not dustbin!)