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February 15 - February 19, 2021
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Amy Bergmann

International Education

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 356 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    135
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    6
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    8
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Amy's 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.

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 1
DAILY ACTION

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

ATTEND "GATHER" FILM SCREENING

I will attend the RVA Environmental Film Festival screening of "Gather" and a discussion with director Sanjay Rawal at 7:00pm.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 2
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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

COMPOST FOOD SCRAPS

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

COMPLETED 2
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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

Reduce Dining Hall Waste

I will not use a tray and I will carefully fill my plate in the dining hall so that I do not take more food than I can eat.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

TRY OUT COMPOSTING

I will reduce food waste by composting my food waste.

COMPLETED 2
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 2
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

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY IN INDIA

I will learn about renewable energy in India.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Powering the Future

WATCH VIDEO ON PROJECT DRAWDOWN

I will watch a video on Project Drawdown.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 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

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF FOSSIL FUELS

I will watch a documentary about climate change to learn about the effects that fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions have on our planet.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT ENERGY IN VIRGINIA

I will learn about renewable energy in Virginia.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Powering the Future

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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

HAPPINESS PROJECT IN INDIA

I will learn about the Happiness Project in India.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

I will spend 30 minute(s) per day thinking quietly, practicing meditation, yoga, working out, or doing another mindful activity.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Unplug

I will spend 30 minute(s) participating in non-virtual activities around campus, such as having a picnic outside or talking a walk in the Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Amy Bergmann 2/18/2021 6:27 AM
    Really appreciate seeing attention paid to recycling and veganism, two passions of mine.  Go green!

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    Amy Bergmann 2/15/2021 4:12 PM
    I enjoyed learning about the Happiness Project in India -- it was very interesting!  It actually helped my job a little as well, because I better understand the concepts behind courses in the psychology of happiness, which is a subject a lot of our students take while abroad in Denmark (which is known as the "happiest" country, but hopefully India is catching up).

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    Amy Bergmann 2/09/2021 8:10 AM
    I was so excited that I got a jump on the Day 1 challenges . . . and then realized the Eco Challenge isn't supposed to start until Feb. 15.  Early-bird, indeed!  (Photo for tax).