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Marcelo Ampie

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Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 183 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    4
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    40
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Marcelo's Actions

Food - Day 1

PANEL: EATING WELL FOR YOURSELF & THE ENVIRONMENT

I will attend the panel discussion on environmentally-friendly eating at 3:30pm in the Wilton Center Multifaith Room.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food - Day 1

LEARN ABOUT FOOD IN CHINA

I will learn about the changing demand for food and agricultural landscape in China.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food - Day 1

LEARN ABOUT DINING IN THE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

I will learn about plans to improve sustainability in campus dining.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food - Day 1

Learn About Dining's Sustainability Efforts

I will learn about steps that Dining Services is taking to make food on campus more sustainable.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food - Day 1

Smart Seafood

I will make informed choices when eating seafood

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DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity - Day 2

Less Screen Time

I will replace 60 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity - Day 2

De-Clutter

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home. If I live on campus, I will donate unwanted items to the Fall Clothing Swap using a bin in my residence hall.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity - Day 2

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity - Day 2

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 40 minute(s).

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Simplicity - Day 2

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Energy - Day 3

SOLAR TOUR

I will attend a tour of the Weinstein Center Solar Array between 10:30 and 11:30am.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy - Day 3

INTERNATIONAL DINNER

I will attend the International Dinner in Heilman Dining Center from 6:00-8:00pm.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy - Day 3

TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER ENERGY QUIZ

I will test my knowledge of energy at UR with the Be A Green Spider Energy Quiz.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy - Day 3

Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, appliances, and power strips turned off when not using them.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Energy - Day 3

LEARN ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY

I will learn about renewable energy in Asia and Virginia.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water - Day 4

RESEARCH ASIA'S WATER SUPPLY

I will learn about the water supply in East Asia by reading at least one article.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water - Day 4

LEARN ABOUT SEA LEVEL RISE IN EAST ASIA

I will learn about sea level rise in East Asia by reading an article or watching a video.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water - Day 4

LESS THAN 5-MINUTE SHOWERS

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by keeping my showers under 5 minutes.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Waste - Day 5

LEARN ABOUT THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY IN AMERICA

I will learn about recent changes to the recycling industry in America and their connections to Asia.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste - Day 5

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Waste - Day 5

BUY NOTHING

I will reduce waste by buying nothing (meal plans excluded) the whole day today.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste - Day 5

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or cutlery.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Waste - Day 5

LEARN ABOUT WASTE REDUCTION EFFORTS IN EAST ASIA

I will learn about waste reduction efforts in East Asia.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste - Day 5

TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER RECYCLING QUIZ

I will learn about how to reduce waste by taking the Office for Sustainability's Be A Green Spider Recycling Quiz.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water - Day 4

TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER WATER QUIZ

I will test my knowledge of water by taking the Be A Green Spider Water Quiz on the Office for Sustainability's website.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste - Day 5 Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Marcelo Ampie's avatar
    Marcelo Ampie 11/13/2019 10:32 AM
    Some barriers that prevent people from doing this more often is the convenience of simply buying and disposing a water bottle in places like restaurants or cafes. Using reusable water bottles that when empty can be compressed could make reusable water bottles more accessible. 

    • Fred Hagemeister's avatar
      Fred Hagemeister 11/14/2019 5:54 AM
      Unfortunately, my family has gone through a number of water bottles that can go flat or telescope like an accordion, and they don't seem to have the lifespan of rigid ones.  I look forward to materials innovations.