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Gaurav Gupta

Director - Finance and Operations, Skillment Edu Private Limited


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Do you have a small idea to make this world Green? Mention if you already use it.

My big greening idea is really small. I want to help households in reducing its carbon footprint. Simply by using more efficient lighting, cooling and windows. Budget all of this from ones annual energy spend.

The small acts I use to have a greener presence is to recycle every scrap of paper, even envelops that come in post.

Plus, I never travel to a place if the work can be done over the internet, like banking / shopping / meetings.

Curious for more small ideas that can have a large impact.


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    Jun 1 2012: Plant a tree on your property, on the circle in the subdivision or in any public space that it is permitted.
    It does not have to be expensive- many trees throw off shoots or their seeds implant themselves near the mother tree.
    Your in greening!
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      Jun 2 2012: That's conventional and simple. I like that.

      I often wonder, what if everyone can have some level of greenery on their roof tops? In warm countries like India our roofs are usually flat, plus we are urbanly cramped for space so there are no gardens in a majority of Delhi houses.
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        Jun 4 2012: I wonder about that quite often, I feel like it would make life more pleasant and the city would be cooler from the extra shade. Not much but 90 degrees is much better than 95 degrees.

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