Ethyl Ruehman

Climate Action NWI

"My mission is to my life as sustainable as possible, and then make it accessible to others!"

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Electricity Generation

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

#2 Wind Turbines (Onshore), #8 Solar Farms

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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Buildings and Cities

Choose LED Bulbs

#33 LED Lighting (Household)

I will replace 6 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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Conduct Virtual Meetings

#63 Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

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Buildings and Cities

Express My Support

#54 Walkable Cities

I will find out who in my city makes decisions that impact neighborhood walkability and express my support for better walking infrastructure.

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Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

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  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

    Ethyl Ruehman 10/28/2019 8:44 PM
    Shower head will get replaced

  • Ethyl Ruehman 10/23/2019 3:58 PM
    I love this chllenge, I'm excited to keep going

    • Kathy Sipple 10/23/2019 4:16 PM
      I'm in for the long haul! Let's do this!

      Regarding your FB private message, I don't know how to reply to a reply here either. I'm not sure it's possible?

      Regarding how to check in: go to your dashboard, scroll to the bottom. You should have a few choices you can claim each day -- the first is "Check In" and that's actually all that's required. I'm guessing it's to reward visiting the platform habitually. After that button you should see daily actions you can also claim if you do them. Does that help?
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

    Ethyl Ruehman 10/23/2019 10:26 AM
    Having multiple people involved in the discussions and making sure everyone is involved!

    • Kathy Sipple 10/23/2019 10:46 AM
      As we grow, I think it would be nice to have some co-captains. Of course, would love to have you but understand if you have too much on your plate. Regardless of whether you can do it, what do you think of looking for captains to "steward" the various areas of action? Example: I could try to get someone from NWI Food Council to engage with the food-related actions and conversations, etc.
  • Reflection Question
    Buildings and Cities Express My Support
    How could better walking infrastructure make your city both more enjoyable and more equitable?

    Ethyl Ruehman 10/20/2019 7:26 PM
    I would love to have more walking infrastructure to enjoy my cities biodiversity and participate in a vibrant downtown without excessive fossil fuel consumption.

  • Ethyl Ruehman 10/20/2019 7:24 PM
    Although I used ecosia in the past, I finally figured out how to make it my default engine on chrome!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Use Buy Bamboo
    Are bamboo alternatives readily available in your community? If not, what are other sustainable alternatives?

    Ethyl Ruehman 10/19/2019 6:52 AM
    Yes  we have bamboo alternatives in some stores and bamboo cutlery in niche gift stores

  • Ethyl Ruehman 10/19/2019 6:43 AM
    Just started! Really excited to use this platform!