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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Crystal Troiano

Desert Scorpions

"Help the Phoenix team become mindful of all the ways they can be green while not having to go anywhere."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 314 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    145
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Crystal's Actions

Transportation

Purchase a Hybrid vehicle

The research I did led me to make a big change and move to a hybrid vehicle that I can charge when my solar panels are active.

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One-Time Action

Transportation

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars

I will spend at least 90 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

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One-Time Action

Transportation

Electric or Hybrid Vehicle

Spend at least 20 minutes researching and electric or hybrid vehicle.

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One-Time Action

Transportation

Advocate For Greener Vehicles

Electric Cars, Hybrid Cars, Efficient Trucks

I will assess the vehicles used by my company or college and advocate for a purchasing policy focused on electric and fuel-efficient vehicles

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One-Time Action

Transportation

Stay on the Ground

Telepresence, High-Speed Rail

Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

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One-Time Action

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    Crystal Troiano 4/16/2021 9:41 AM
    Ended up buying a hybrid car vs a fully gas car. And I love it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Crystal Troiano 4/14/2021 8:32 AM
    Found different hybrid options and what charging ranges are. What i like and how they're rated. Found federal and utility incentives for new EVs. 

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    Crystal Troiano 4/14/2021 8:22 AM
    Happy Thursday, 1/2 way through the challenge. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your ZIP code, region, and/or state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

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    Crystal Troiano 4/08/2021 2:54 PM
    Have solar panels on the house.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Advocate For Greener Vehicles
    How does advocating for green vehicles in your community connect to your values? How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the shift to fuel-efficient vehicles?

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    Crystal Troiano 4/05/2021 1:51 PM
    Look for more opportunities for electric or green vehicles. Advocate and look at purchasing. When one starts to do it, other will follow. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Crystal Troiano 4/05/2021 1:50 PM
    Using teams and zoom for meetings instead of traveling is easy and convenient. 

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    Crystal Troiano 4/05/2021 8:56 AM
    So far so good!! Great ideas in here!