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October 11 - October 25, 2017
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Christopher Toles

HP Corvallis

Points Total

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  • 210 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.5
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Christopher's Actions

Energy

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 per day that I do this.

COMPLETED 5
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Energy

Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

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    Christopher Toles 10/25/2017 9:13 AM
    This has been a great way to give me focus.  I am now more conscious of when I leave a light on in a room none of us are in and I've bought a surge-protector with a switch for my laptop charger so I wouldn't have to remember to unplug it (to avoid "vampire power draw" for the unused charger).  I am also in the process of changing over old CFL's for even more energy efficient LED bulbs.

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    Christopher Toles 10/23/2017 1:27 PM
    When we first moved to Corvallis a  year ago we installed a 5.1kW solar photovoltaic system.  We have a small electric car (Smart fortwo) and after starting the challenge here I have attempted to charge my car more at home (relying on solar excess kWh than using the charging station at work).  This should keep it carbon neutral.

    • Reed Lacy's avatar
      Reed Lacy 10/24/2017 11:34 AM
      I'm very impressed, Chris, with what you've set up for your family.  Kudos to you!