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February 15 - February 19, 2021
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Kristen Ball

Office of the Registrar

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 326 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    225
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    112
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Kristen's Actions

Day 2 - Powering the Future

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Water is Life

RUN ONLY FULL DISHWASHER LOADS

I will conserve water by only running the dishwasher if it is full.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Water is Life

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Water is Life

SMART LAUNDRY

I will conserve water and energy by only doing full loads of laundry in cold water.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Water is Life

BRUSH MY TEETH WITHOUT RUNNING WATER

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Water is Life

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.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

EAT LOWER ON THE FOOD-CHAIN

I will eat lower on the food-chain to reduce my carbon footprint.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

EAT LESS WATER INTENSIVE FOODS

I will learn about water use in food production and eat less water intensive foods.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

EAT LOCAL

I will buy local produce and meats when shopping for groceries.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER FOOD QUIZ

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

Smart Seafood

I will make responsible and sustainable seafood choices.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, and only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

I will avoid using items with single-use packaging when possible.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

OPT-IN TO REUSABLE NAPKINS & UTENSILS

I will use reusable napkins instead of single-use disposable napkins. I will opt-out of using single-use utensils by bringing my reusable set to an on-campus dining location or take-out restaurant.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

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

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

CHANGE DEFAULT PRINTING SETTING TO DOUBLE SIDED

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper per day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

USE REUSABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

I will avoid sending 3 disposable beverage containers to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or water bottle.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Powering the Future

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Powering the Future

REDUCE PERSONAL VEHICLE USE

I will walk, bike, or use public transportation in place of driving my personal vehicle to a destination.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Powering the Future

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

If all Americans maintained their tire pressure, we would save 1.2 billion gallons of gas annually.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

BUY NOTHING

I will buy nothing (meal plans excluded) the whole day today.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

TOUR OF WELL-BEING CENTER

I will visit or take a virtual tour of the Well-Being Center.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

De-Clutter

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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