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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 3 2012: All lights in my home are CFLs, I've had my attic fully insulated so as not to lose heat in the winter; I shop farmers markets when I can. Another thing - I unplug anything that has phantom power when I leave the house - TVs, microwave, etc. My comptuer is on a powerstrip, so that turns off the monitor, CPU, speakers, printer when not in use. My electric bill shows my average bill is about $30 less/month than my neighbors. It does go up in the summer (I have to use a dehumidifier in the basement in the summer or mold grows from the damp), but it is still relatively low. No A/C - just fans when I'm home, and open windows. Every little bit helps.

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