April 1 - April 30, 2019

Ryan Pennington

Daimler - Carolinas

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 427 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    72
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    70
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Transportation

Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 7
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Ryan Pennington 4/30/2019 4:09 PM
    The use of ride share programs while traveling makes navigation of unfamiliar areas stress free. This also has allowed me to be more willing to explore more of the cities visited.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to clean energy?

    Ryan Pennington 4/30/2019 4:07 PM
    Promote our savings to friends and family
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Power Down the Computer
    What are other easy things you could do to save energy and reduce your environmental footprint?

    Ryan Pennington 4/30/2019 4:06 PM
    Insulate the garage door, install a tankless natural gas hot water heater
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your own energy footprint?

    Ryan Pennington 4/30/2019 4:02 PM
    How little our family impact is considering the family size
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Ryan Pennington 4/30/2019 4:02 PM
    Invest in future energy/water reduction and family time events.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Use an Energy Meter
    How can you make your home more energy efficient?

    Ryan Pennington 4/30/2019 4:00 PM
    In our new home we installed NEST thermostats and LED lighting. Our windows are covered with energy saving shades that help insulate and limit cooling loss.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Ryan Pennington 4/30/2019 3:58 PM
    Electricity is either produced using hydro, nuclear, or NG steam combustion. The hydro power plant and nuclear facility uses the construction of one of the largest man made lakes in the US. This provides habitat for many plant and wildlife species. 

  • Ryan Pennington 3/28/2019 6:32 AM
    This challenge came at the appropriate time in my life.  We recently closed on a new construction home which allowed me the opportunity to implement many "green" initiatives.  Programmable thermostats, LED lighting, the use natural lighting in the design, and low flow fixtures will help my family conserve.  Partnering with my energy supplier and enrolling in their energy conservation program will allow a home energy audit and their assistance in identifying and implementing energy saving improvements.

    • Keoki Kakigi 3/28/2019 11:16 PM
      This is an amazing story! So glad that we can help you on your quest to Live Greener in your new home Ryan!