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October 1 - October 31, 2023

Colt DCS - Net Zero Hero Team Feed


Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • Dave Hill's avatar
    Dave Hill 10/31/2023 1:04 AM
    Today marks the end of our journey, but it's not the end of the road. There are still many exciting adventures ahead of us. I plan to continue with my habits, learning, and sharing because collaboration is key to success. I would like to express my gratitude to Anthea and the rest of the Colt Data Centre Services team for being a part of my journey. I hope you gained something valuable from this experience and being a part of the Echochallenge team.

    I am looking forward to making this event a more permanent and perhaps an annual one with more participants.

    To the 76 individuals who took part in this challenge, congratulations on your amazing effort. Keep up the good work because every little bit counts and still makes a difference.

  • Dave Hill's avatar
    Dave Hill 10/30/2023 3:04 AM
    What are the advantages of sustainability and completing the EcoChallenge with the ultimate goal to attain Net Zero – Final reflection.

    Continuing and Incorporating sustainability into our business strategy is imperative. The EcoChallenge is an excellent way to educate and inform us on how to lessen our company's carbon footprint while also saving money to improve the bottom line. However, the ultimate objective is to achieve net zero, which entails balancing our carbon emissions with carbon removal. This can be accomplished by adapting and promoting energy-efficient practices such as renewable energy sources, and carbon offsets. This is the toughest piece and want I need to learn more about, offsetting. Is that not passing the problem on? Another consideration.
    By continuing to prioritize our sustainability efforts and establishing quantifiable objectives, we can work towards a brighter, greener future for everyone. Remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. It must be a long-term perspective that becomes a part of our daily lives and of our future generations. I truly believe education and collaboration is the key to making a difference. Keeping an open mind and learning from past experiences.

  • Dave Hill's avatar
    Dave Hill 10/27/2023 2:54 AM
    One of my final reflections as we get close to the end of the challenge with a wrap-up of my own thoughts- emphasis on what's important and lessons learned.

    Let's get real: Sustainability is a hot potato that needs all hands on deck! We need to ditch those bad habits and flex our green muscles to save the planet. It's time to pause, take a deep breath, and embrace the present moment with a balanced approach to life. Let's be mindful of our actions and make choices that not only benefit us but also our precious environment. Education is key to unlocking the sustainability puzzle and helps us understand how our actions impact the planet. With a pinch of creativity and a dash of innovation, we can make small changes that pave the way to a healthier planet.

  • Kojiro Ueno's avatar
    Kojiro Ueno 10/26/2023 5:21 PM
    I'm joining Zero Waste Project at Inzai DC for reducing some waste.

  • Dave Hill's avatar
    Dave Hill 10/26/2023 8:06 AM
    Running in the rain is so refreshing - on a cold UK morning - thought of the day :-)

  • Kenny Green's avatar
    Kenny Green 10/26/2023 8:04 AM
    Wow!.. I didn't think it was that bad...though over at Green towers, my personal carbon footprint is just under 20 tonnes of CO2 per year... definitely has given me some food for thought. The calculator was developed by the OU in 2018, so it is possible some of the impacts have even increased
    . More to do!

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    Kenny Green 10/26/2023 6:36 AM
    Those doing a carbon footprint calculation may struggle with the resources provided by Ecochallenge as well as the units. I found some resources online for the UK, though mnay are via "companies". I found an independent one from the Open University, that works well.

    • Thank you for sharing this, Kenny! We want to add more global resources and I will pass this onto the team.

    • Dave Hill's avatar
      Dave Hill 10/26/2023 8:09 AM
      Totally agree. The resources are very US centric. not sure if the premium version offers more control - worth checking. Will ask Anthea

    • Kenny Green's avatar
      Kenny Green 10/27/2023 8:40 AM
      Thanks for your note Deborah.

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    Kenny Green 10/26/2023 6:23 AM
    Last chance to step it up everyone. Learning today about Green Gentrification and picking up on my other ecochallenge commitments.
    Transportation Use Public Transit
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Lorena Gonzalez's avatar
    Lorena Gonzalez 10/26/2023 12:48 AM
    I have never had a car, so for the most part, and excluding going abroad my travels have been based on public transport or walking all my life: coach or train trips to visit family, daily walks to school or university, etc Nowadays in my daily commute, I take a bus, an underground train and walk to reach my destination. My current attitude has been influenced by this life of public transport, so whenever I go somewhere my first thought is: can I take a bus or train there? Below, city view from my walks near my workplace

  • Dave Hill's avatar
    Dave Hill 10/25/2023 12:52 AM
    It's incredible how one conversation can inspire another person's thoughts. When asking technical questions about power in the data centre, I find myself thinking with two hats on. One as a senior service manager and the second as a sustainability advocate, merging the two. Thinking laterally. Thank you, @Kenny Green, for taking the time to explain the difference between MVA and MW and how to get a reasonable view of how we measure this at different architectural stages - fascinating. Also, thank you for the book recommendation. Purchased today

    The Environmental Design Pocketbook

    • Kenny Green's avatar
      Kenny Green 10/26/2023 8:34 AM
      You are very welcome. I hope you find some inspirational ideas in the book.