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Jake Steele

ACI Mechanical and HVAC Sales

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 847 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    685
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    1
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    310
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    51
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    1
    waste audits
    conducted

Jake's Actions

Materials

Research Cement Alternatives

Alternative Cement

I will spend at least 30 minute(s) researching cement alternatives that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Advocate for manufacturing transparency

All Industry & Materials Solutions

I will write or call 1 elected official(s) asking them to support transparency in manufacturing in terms of each product's material ingredients and environmental footprint.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Social Justice

Learn about Local Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Practice the 5 R's

Household Recycling

I will Practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

Household Recycling

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Materials

Household Waste Audit

Household Recycling

I will collect all of my household's unrecyclable, non-compostable trash to raise my awareness of how much we send to the landfill.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastic

I will avoid buying and using 2 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Women and Girls

Women in Leadership

Educating Girls

I will spend 30 minutes researching women in leadership positions in my community, in my country, or globally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forests

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forests

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Learn about Electric Semi Trucks

Electric Vehicles, Trucks

I will spend at least 30 minute(s) researching the adoption of fleets of electric semi trucks.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 30 minute(s) researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for me or my family's lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Composting

Composting, Reduced Food Waste

I will start a compost bin where I live.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Online Energy Audit

Multiple Buildings Solutions

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting (Household)

I will see if my family is eligible for the Energy Saver Kit from Energy Trust. If we are, I will replace 5 lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Find a Local Net-Zero Building

Net-Zero Buildings

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching a net-zero or near net-zero building in my area and find out what it took to achieve the project goals.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Consider Green Building Jobs

Multiple Buildings Solutions

I will interview or learn about someone who works in green buildings, or is a city planner or urban designer.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Research Retrofitting Opportunities

Retrofitting

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching options for retrofitting existing buildings and learning about the impact of energy efficiency incentive programs in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Understand Net-Zero Buildings

Net-Zero Buildings

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching what is required for a building to be considered net-zero energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Jake Steele 5/18/2020 10:13 AM
    It has been great learning abut all the different topics to help save energy and recover CO2 and simply how to easily live a more sustainable life. I have a created a stronger habit of reducing waste and choosing more sustainable options. Something as simple as not including the plastic utensils in take out food or creating a compost bin for food scraps goes a long way if we can all do it. Many large changes are needed but so much can be done by each of us making many small changes. Thanks for the opportunity to learn and examine my own habits to help make a positive impact!

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    Jake Steele 4/20/2020 11:51 AM
    In addition to "Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot" , I would  like to add another R and REPURPOSE!  Not to be confused with recycling or reusing, repurposing can be something as simple as using a paper bag as a book cover. As a gearhead/tinkerer/builder, I like to repurpose broken or worn out car parts into wind chimes or keep scrap wood and metal to be welded or joined to make new furniture or shelving. Let's be creative!
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you or your family?

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    Jake Steele 4/16/2020 2:06 PM
    As a resident of Clark County, I do not qualify for the incentive. 

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    Jake Steele 4/16/2020 10:16 AM
    Hi Team!

    I put some challenges up on our dashboard for you to take a crack at. There are many more available so take a look and give them a try!