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Rachna Sethia

Go Green & Save Earth

"Save earth to get saved your lives back. The little effort of everyone may change into a big one; save the earth"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,665 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    72,973
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    5,415
    dollars
    saved

Rachna's Actions

Transportation

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Highest-Impact Solutions

Reduce the amount of solid waste

Due to the cutting of solid waste, you can stop the trash which you make in a year. The using of solid waste can harm to the land, and it was taking up less space in landfills

COMPLETED 22
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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 28
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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 29
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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 28
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Materials

Reduce unnecessary purchases

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

COMPLETED 29
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Fuel Free

Telecommute when possible

I will telecommute to avoid my commute's carbon output.

COMPLETED 29
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Transportation

Use public transit

I will use public transit 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 22.84 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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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One-Time Action

Transportation

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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One-Time Action

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

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

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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One-Time 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.

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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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One-Time Action

Quick Fixes

Share resources with neighbors

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

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Quick Fixes

Remove excess weight in the car

I will avoid keeping or transporting heavy objects in the car because this practice more quickly depletes fuel, improving my fuel economy by 1% for every 100 pounds of excess weight removed.

COMPLETED 28
DAILY ACTIONS

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 28
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 28
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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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One-Time Action

Flying

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 29
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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 29
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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 29
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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 29
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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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Go paperless

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

COMPLETED 29
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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 29
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Materials

Recycle

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

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Flying

Explore travel methods other than flying

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

COMPLETED 29
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Flying

Learn about the impact of flying

I will read about the energy impact of flying.

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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 29
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Transportation

Combine errands

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

COMPLETED 29
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Transportation

Ridesharing

I will use ridesharing or carpool for 3 mile(s) per day and avoid 22.92 pounds of carbon emissions.

COMPLETED 29
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Transportation

Drive speed limit

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

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Home

Conserve hot water

I will conserve hot water when cleaning, bathing, and doing the laundry.

COMPLETED 29
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Home

Only run a full dishwasher

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

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Fuel Free

Walk or bike instead

I will walk or bike 1 mile(s) per day instead of driving and avoid up to 0.0 pounds of carbon emissions.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Eat Local

I will source 1 meal(s) per day from local producers. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

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.

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.

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One-Time Action

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