April 16 - April 27, 2018
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Vivek Gupta

ITRS GOSC Champions

"The future will either be green or not at all "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 150 This Week
  • 871 Total

Challenges

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Energy

Upgrade Heating & Cooling Units

I will replace inefficient heating and cooling units.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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Energy

Replace Manual Thermostats

I will replace manual thermostats with programmable ones that allow me to lower the heat or air conditioning when I am at work or on vacation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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Water

Ditch the Lawn

I will replace my lawn with a drought-tolerant landscape and save the water, money, and time I used to spend cutting the grass.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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Water

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up by ensuring my pipes and water heater are properly insulated. Insulating jackets for water heaters often costs just $10 to $20, and can save up to 1100 lbs (498.9 kg). of CO2 per year for an electric water heater, or up to 220 lbs (99.7 kg) for a gas heater.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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Water

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing an efficient showerhead. They cost just $10 to $20 each, and typically save 300 lbs (136 kg) of CO2 per year for electrically heated water, or 80 lbs (36.2 kg) for gas-heated water.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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Water

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water per day by installing a toilet tank bank.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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Nature

Travel by Foot

I will walk, run, or bike to places during the EcoChallenge that I would normally drive or take public transit, taking note of my surroundings.

COMPLETED 11 OF 12
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Simplicity

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases. This will help me determine what I actually need going forward and what I can live without.

COMPLETED 11 OF 12
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Simplicity

Support a Sharing Economy

I will create or support a sharing economy with family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 11 OF 12
DAILY CHALLENGE

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Simplicity

Buy Only What I Need

I will not buy anything except items required for health and safety, reducing waste and clutter in my daily life.

COMPLETED 11 OF 12
DAILY CHALLENGE

Feed

  • Vivek Gupta 4/26/2018 4:53 AM
    Save electricity
  • Vivek Gupta 4/24/2018 4:19 AM
    Upgrading Heating & Cooling Units
  • Vivek Gupta 4/23/2018 4:15 AM
    will walk, run, or bike to places during the EcoChallenge
  • Vivek Gupta 4/20/2018 7:53 AM
    Save 200 gallon of water 
  • Vivek Gupta 4/19/2018 1:54 AM

    Doing well with saving energy.
  • Vivek Gupta 4/18/2018 5:55 AM
    Pooled car for 5 miles
  • Vivek Gupta 4/18/2018 1:17 AM
    Started tracking my utilization of electricity consumption & will work on it.
  • Vivek Gupta 4/17/2018 3:40 AM
    Reduce water heater temperature to 120° F to save energy
     and money on heating water; and wrap the water storage tank
     in a specially-designed “blanket” to retain the heat
  • Vivek Gupta 4/17/2018 12:30 AM
    Change to new and improved light bulbs. Reduce energy use from about a third to as much as 80% with today’s increasing number of energy-efficient halogen incandescent, CFLs and LEDs.
  • Vivek Gupta 4/16/2018 3:31 AM
    Don't waste water.