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Kristen Ball

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POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 470 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    1
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    1,545
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    9
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    13
    neighbors
    met
  • UP TO
    320
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    17
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    24
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    9
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Kristen's actions

Day 2 - Climate Crisis

DISCONNECT FROM EMAIL

I will disconnect from my email when not at school or work.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

CARRY MY TRASH

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

GO PAPERLESS

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

LEARN ABOUT & PRACTICE SUSTAINABLE FASHION

I will spend 15 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

VISIT REFILL STORE

I will visit a local refill store to fill up on bulk items and reduce purchasing of plastic.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

ZERO-WASTE COOKING

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

VISIT THE SPIDER EXCHANGE

I will visit the on-campus "free store", known as the Spider Exchange, to donate unneeded items or "shop" for free from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Spider Exchange is located at 24D New Frat Row.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

PICK UP LITTER

I will pick up litter on-campus or in Richmond for ___ minutes.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

REDUCE SINGLE-USE DISPOSABLES

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate and divert waste from the landfill.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

REUSABLE BOTTLES AND MUGS

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

JOIN AN OUTDOOR PROJECT

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

LOCAL INDIGENOUS PRACTICES

I will take 20 minutes to learn how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

ENJOY THE SUNRISE/SUNSET

I will enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

GO FOR A DAILY WALK

I will take a 20-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

PRACTICE GRATITUDE FOR EARTH

I will spend 10 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

EXPLORE MY AREA

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

SPEND TIME OUTSIDE

I will replace 30 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

SUPPORT LOCAL POLLINATORS

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 20 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 3 - Food & Water

LOWER YOUR WATER "FOODPRINT"

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

THE TRUTH ABOUT EXPIRATION DATES

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 3 - Food & Water

COMPOST FOOD SCRAPS

I will participate in the composting program on campus or compost my food scraps at home.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

EAT LOCAL

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

REDUCE SEAFOOD INTAKE AND EAT SMART SEAFOOD

I will make responsible and sustainable seafood choices.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

PLAN YOUR MEALS

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 3 - Food & Water

TOUR THE ECO-CORRIDOR

I will attend a tour of the Eco-Corridor from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. to learn about Abby's Garden and the restored stream bed.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 3 - Food & Water

SHORT SHOWER CHALLENGE

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by keeping my showers under 5 minutes.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

SMART LAUNDRY

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 3 - Food & Water

GO MEATLESS

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

ATTEND INTERNATIONAL DINNER

I will attend the International Dinner at Heilman Dining Hall.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 3 - Food & Water

ATTEND THE LOCAL - GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY FAIR

I will attend the Local-Global Sustainability Fair at Tyler Haynes Commons.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 2 - Climate Crisis

SUPPORT RESILIENT POWERGRIDS

A community can be brought to its knees without dependable power, often affecting the most vulnerable. I will write 2 letter(s) or email(s) to a public official or company to advocate for a more resilient power grid (e.g. microgrids, solar+storage).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 2 - Climate Crisis

TURN IT OFF

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Climate Crisis

ADJUST THE THERMOSTAT

I will adjust my thermostat down 2 degrees from usual when I use the heat and up 2 degrees when I use air conditioning.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Climate Crisis

SMART LAUNDRY

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 2 - Climate Crisis

GO ON MINDFUL SELF-GUIDED TOUR

I will visit the Eco-Corridor for a self-guided tour between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to slow down, destress, and engage in mindfulness stations.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 1 - Community & Justice

BUY FROM A FARMERS MARKET

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 1 - Community & Justice

CONNECT WITH A NONPROFIT

I will connect with a local nonprofit and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 1 - Community & Justice

SHOP WOMEN-OWNED

I will shop from women-owned businesses today.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 1 - Community & Justice

MEET MY NEIGHBORS

I will meet 2 new office, dorm, or apartment neighbors each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Community & Justice

SUPPORT NATIVE COMMUNITIES

I will use the resource links and spend 20 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 1 - Community & Justice

LEARN ABOUT EQUITY & INCLUSION

I will spend 20 minutes learning about equity and inclusion resources on campus and in Richmond.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 1 - Community & Justice

LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN RICHMOND

I will spend 20 minutes learning about environmental justice issues in Richmond.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 1 - Community & Justice

TALK TO MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES ABOUT ECOCHALLENGE

I will tell friends and/or colleagues about the Ecochallenge and share information about how to get involved.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 1 - Community & Justice

HELP OTHERS

I will offer to help person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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