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Nihit Sethia

Go Green & Save Earth

"Plant a tree, so that the next generation can get air for free"

Points Total

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  • 2,606 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    83,759
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    6,515
    dollars
    saved

Nihit's Actions

Quick Fixes

Roll windows down instead of A/C

I will use the natural cooling of putting my windows down when in the car instead of the air conditioning.

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

Quick Fixes

Adjust the thermostat

To avoid excessive heating and cooling, I will turn the thermostat down a few degrees in the winter and up in the summer.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Recycle

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Home

Complete a home energy audit

I will contact a local contractor or nonprofit provider to complete an energy audit of my home and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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Home

Upgrade to energy efficient appliances

I will upgrade to energy efficient appliances (like Energy Star) to increase my home's energy effiiciency.

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Home

Air seal and insulate your home

I will air seal and insulate my home to make it more comfortable and energy efficient.

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Home

Smart thermostats

I will use a smart thermostat to increase my home's energy efficiency, saving an average of $130 and 1.6 tons of carbon emissions per year.

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Home

Install a heat pump

After assessing my heating and cooling system with a professional, I will install a heat pump that can be powered with clean energy like solar or geothermal.

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Transportation

Get regular car maintenance checks

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

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Transportation

Keep tires properly inflated

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

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Highest-Impact Solutions

Learn about the impact of flying

I will read about the energy impact of flying.

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Highest-Impact Solutions

Walk or bike instead

I will walk or bike 5 mile(s) per day instead of driving and avoid up to (___) pounds of carbon emissions.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Highest-Impact Solutions

Commit to an electric vehicle (EV)

I will switch to an electric vehicle and save at least $800 in fuel costs alone and prevent about 3 tons of carbon emissions compared to a typical gasoline-powered car every year.

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Highest-Impact Solutions

Test drive an electric vehicle (EV)

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

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Highest-Impact Solutions

Participate in a green power program

If clean energy on my home is not an option, I will enroll in a legitimate green power program to encourage sourcing of electricity from renewable energy sources.

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Highest-Impact Solutions

Enroll in community solar

If clean energy on my home is not an option, I will find a community solar project in my area and sign up as a customer/subscriber/owner.

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Highest-Impact Solutions

Install rooftop solar

I will install rooftop solar on my home and generate $1100 in energy savings and prevent over 6 tons of carbon emissions per year.

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Materials

Share resources with neighbors

I will set up a sharing initiative in my community to enable effective sharing of stuff, time, skills, and space.

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Materials

Opt out of paper junk mail lists

I will opt out of junk mail lists to reduce wasted material and energy.

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Materials

Use long lasting products, repurpose or donate what you can

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

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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 15
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 15
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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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Home

Keep A/C and furnace filters clean

I will use clean A/C and furnace filters in my home to ensure they run as efficiently as possible.

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Home

Switch to LEDs

I will switch 5 incandescent lightbulbs in my home to LEDs to save an average of $5 and 60 pounds of carbon emissions per bulb per year.

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Spread the Word

Participate in our Solar Schools program

I will use Generation 180's tools and support to advocate for solar in my local school community.

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One-Time Action

Fuel Free

Use solar water heating

After assessing my water heating system with a professional, I will install an efficient, solar-powered hot water heating system.

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One-Time Action

Quick Fixes

Drive speed limit

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

COMPLETED 27
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 27
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 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Quick Fixes

Only run a full dishwasher

I will make it a habit to only run a full dishwasher to save water and energy.

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Quick Fixes

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.

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Quick Fixes

Eat a plant-rich diet

I will substitute half of my meat consumption with plant-based foods to save an average of $420 on groceries and over 7 tons of carbon emissions per year.

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Quick Fixes

Turn off the lights

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

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Highest-Impact Solutions

Get a rooftop solar quote

I will connect with a local installer/distributor for a solar panel system consultation on my house.

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    Nihit Sethia 10/22/2020 12:08 PM
    Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago