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NeilT's Sustainability Impact

Country: Canada
Joined: 2007-11-04

Sustainable Actions

NeilT is 128% more sustainable than the average person because of positive actions! People of industrialized nations emit about 11 tons of CO2 per year on average.

How do CO2 and Cash savings accumulate on a profile?

* The values in the chart above will increase daily, based on what actions are in the profile at the time. The values are the running total since NeilT joined YouSustain, broken down by month, up to the current day. The savings for an action only start to get counted from the day it was added.

Sustainable Action CO2 Savings
per year
Cash Savings
per year
Installing 15 CF Bulbs 1,050 kg $105
Manual transportation to work (60km/week for 9 months/year) 444 kg $193
Wash clothes with cold water (4 loads/week) 269 kg $27
Lower water-heater temperature 225 kg $30
Use a programmable thermostat 800 kg $150
Conventional fuel-efficient vehicle (20000km/year at 35 MPG) 1,932 kg $840
Switching to a clean energy provider (6000kWh/year costing an extra $180/year) 4,200 kg $0
Reusable Bags (10 bags/week) 35 kg $0
Ditch the gas mower (Average mower, Average yard) 40 kg $60
Recycling (Most eligible materials, 4 people) 1,635 kg $0
Manual transportation to work (6 km/week for 12 months/year) 59 kg $26
Solar Water Heater (5 person household) 880 kg $377
Exclusive sustainable transportation (1000 km/month with cost of $0/month) 2,464 kg $1,071
No bottled water (Infrequent use (10 gallons)) 30 kg $80
Estimated Savings per year 14,063 kg $2,959
Estimated Savings per month 1,172 kg $247
Estimated Savings per day 39 kg $8

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NeilT's total estimated impact since joining YouSustain:

CO2 reduction: 122,909 kg
Cash savings: $27,082
YouSustain awards earned:
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Sustainability Challenges

NeilT is part of the following sustainability challenges:

Keep all unused lights off at home for one week

We leave many more lights on at home than we actually need.
In Progress. Started 2013-12-16
Approximate CO2 reduction: 50 kg, Cash savings: $5.
Times Completed: (67)

Bring your own cup for coffee for one week

It's so easy and less wasteful to bring your own cup when getting coffee
In Progress. Started 2013-09-24
Approximate CO2 reduction: 5 kg, Cash savings: $1.
Times Completed: (14)

Use reusable bags for one week

Keeping reusable bags on hand is easy plus saves waste and energy from plastic bags
In Progress. Started 2013-09-24
Approximate CO2 reduction: 1 kg, Cash savings: $0.
Times Completed: (38)

Cloth Napkins

Cloth instead of paper napkins.
Completed. Started 2007-12-13
Approximate CO2 reduction: 0 kg, Cash savings: $33.
Times Completed: (1)

the green wash

reduce your carbon footprint with your laundry!!
Completed. Started 2007-12-07
Approximate CO2 reduction: 5 kg, Cash savings: $1.
Times Completed: (1)

Recycle at Work

Start a new recycling program at work
In Progress. Started 2013-12-16
Approximate CO2 reduction: 28 kg, Cash savings: $0.
Times Completed: (21)

Compost every scrap

Compost all organic waste produced in your home for a week
Completed. Started 2008-07-09
Approximate CO2 reduction: 1 kg, Cash savings: $0.5.
Times Completed: (2)

Turn off unused work computers at night

Many of us leave our work PCs on all the time, which wastes a lot of energy.
In Progress. Started 2013-12-16
Approximate CO2 reduction: 14 kg, Cash savings: $0.
Times Completed: (37)

Eat locally grown food

Buying local food drastically reduces the CO2 coming from transportation and helps the local farmers.
Completed. Started 2007-12-27
Approximate CO2 reduction: 5 kg, Cash savings: $0.
Times Completed: (1)

Save paper

We use so much paper... and waste so much !
Completed. Started 2011-03-23
Approximate CO2 reduction: 10 kg, Cash savings: $0.
Times Completed: (7)

Borrow something instead of buying it

The next time you need a durable good, borrow it instead of buying it.
In Progress. Started 2012-09-18
Approximate CO2 reduction: 50 kg, Cash savings: $100.
Times Completed: (3)

Help the environment with your TV

Turn off the red or green lights on your TV or DVD player.
In Progress. Started 2012-05-15
Approximate CO2 reduction: 3 kg, Cash savings: $0.5.
Times Completed: (1)

Reduce household electricity use by 5 percent

Small steps to reducing home electricity use
Completed. Started 2009-08-07
Approximate CO2 reduction: 28 kg, Cash savings: $3.
Times Completed: (2)

Walk or Ride a Bike To The Store

Don't Drive to Any Store within 2 mile
Completed. Started 2008-01-31
Approximate CO2 reduction: 6 kg, Cash savings: $1.3.
Times Completed: (1)

Reduce meat consumption by half for a week

Meat productoin has been found to have a significant environmental footprint, try reducing
In Progress. Started 2012-12-18
Approximate CO2 reduction: 15 kg, Cash savings: $0.
Times Completed: (13)

SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS

invest in renewable energy companies
In Progress. Started 2012-06-05
Approximate CO2 reduction: 1000 kg, Cash savings: $500.
Times Completed: (1)

Shorter Shower Challenge

Spend 30 minutes or less in the shower this week
In Progress. Started 2013-12-16
Approximate CO2 reduction: 6 kg, Cash savings: $1.
Times Completed: (6)

creatively reuse

don't buy anything you can use "trash" for
In Progress. Started 2012-06-05
Approximate CO2 reduction: 0 kg, Cash savings: $500.
Times Completed: (2)

Walk to work

Walk to work for three days out of the work week.
Completed. Started 2010-06-17
Approximate CO2 reduction: 25 kg, Cash savings: $35.
Times Completed: (8)

Follow your electricity consumption

Invest on automatic energy monitoring or follow your meter daily
In Progress. Started 2012-06-05
Approximate CO2 reduction: 50 kg, Cash savings: $25.
Times Completed: (2)

Carbon Footprint Challenge

Commit to reducing your footprint to qualify for a Carbon Footpin
Completed. Started 2008-07-09
Approximate CO2 reduction: 79 kg, Cash savings: $0.
Times Completed: (1)

Eugene Mayors Carbon Challenge

Building a sustainable community in Eugene by working together
Completed. Started 2008-07-30

Use no plastic or paper shopping bags for a month

Bring re-usable shopping bags when you go shopping
In Progress. Started 2012-06-05
Approximate CO2 reduction: 1 kg, Cash savings: $0.35.
Times Completed: (3)

Stop the Junk Mail

Start some simple steps to stop unsolicitated mail
In Progress. Started 2012-06-05
Approximate CO2 reduction: 8.5 kg, Cash savings: $0.
Times Completed: (1)

Computer Reuse

Reuse computers/don't buy new
In Progress. Started 2013-09-24
Approximate CO2 reduction: 112 kg, Cash savings: $670.
Times Completed: (5)

Teach an Online Course

facilitate an online class over the web, rather than f2f.
In Progress. Started 2012-06-05
Approximate CO2 reduction: 90 kg, Cash savings: $415.
Times Completed: (1)

Total estimated impact from completed challenges: 7132.5 kg CO2 and $6293.85. These are included in the total impact and chart.

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