Richard Mott


Points Total

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    spent exercising
  • up to
    meatless or vegan meals

Richard's Actions


Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.


Electricity Generation

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.

One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 30 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.


Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 20 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Upgrade My Windows


I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

One-Time Action


Recycle Everything I Can


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.



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).

One-Time Action


  • Richard Mott 2/04/2020 11:40 PM
    Got our new waste food recycling bin from the council yesterday. Put it straight into action.

  • Richard Mott 2/03/2020 11:52 PM
    Our local council does a pretty good job of making recycling easy

  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

    Richard Mott 1/24/2020 4:06 AM
    11st walk with our new puppy today
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Upgrade My Windows
    How does improving your home's (or office's) energy efficiency help you better live out your values?

    Richard Mott 1/21/2020 12:08 AM
    We recently replaced all of our windows at home when we built an extension. What I didnt understand was why they all have to have trickle vents on them. Seems to me that they defeat the energy efficiency improvement by letting in a significant amount of cool air. Apparently it is to do with health..... see link
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation 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?

    Richard Mott 1/13/2020 10:46 PM
    I have used various small renewable electricity suppliers for years now. Want to work out how to get a renewable (anaerobic digestion etc) gas supply - I believe it is becoming more of available now. e.g:-

    Current supplier offsets the carbon from the fossil gas that we use.
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

    Richard Mott 1/07/2020 2:41 AM
    We decided to drive to France for a holiday instead of flying. Once we worked out that it would only take us 4 hours longer to drive,  give us much more flexibility and allow us to take more kit it was an easy decision to make.