November 12 - November 16, 2018

Shani Buchholz

Common Ground

"Try, try again!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,370 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    230
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    6
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    15
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    6
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    2
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    112
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    510
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Nature - Day 1

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will spend time outside in nature during the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

JOIN THE BOK WALK

I will kick off South Africa Week by participating in the Bok Walk on November 12.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

CONNECT WITH A NONPROFIT

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

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 Challenge

Nature - Day 1

Study Outside

I will replace 20 minute(s) typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

ENJOY WESTHAMPTON LAKE

I will take a 20-minute walk around Westhampton Lake.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

TALK TO MY FRIENDS

I will decide which environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 6 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 2 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water - Day 2

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 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy - Day 5

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my room or home and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

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 Challenge

Water - Day 2

RESEARCH SOUTH AFRICA'S WATER SUPPLY

I will learn more about water in South Africa by reading about the water shortage in Cape Town.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

WATCH A WATER DOCUMENTARY

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment in South Africa.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

Connect with the UR Community at the Illuminated Tree Walk or International Dinner

I will connect with the campus community by attending the Illuminated Tree Walk or International Dinner on November 14.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

REGISTER TO VOTE

I will register to vote with my state or local election office.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

LEARN ABOUT COMMUNITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about community in South Africa by reading about the country's ethnic and cultural diversity.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

ATTEND THE UNEQUAL SCENES BROWN BAG

I will learn about issues of inequality in South Africa and Richmond by attending the CCE's Unequal Scenes Brown Bag

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

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 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community - Day 3

HELP OTHERS

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

LEARN ABOUT ENERGY IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will get to know more about energy in South Africa by learning about the country's renewable energy efforts and current energy mix

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

SHARE MY ACTIONS

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting on social media using the #URSouthAfricaWeek hashtag.

COMPLETED 2 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste - Day 4

Avoid Disposables

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

BUY NOTHING

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill by using a reusable mug.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Print Double Sided

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

SKIP THE TRAY IN D-HALL

I will not use a tray in the dining hall, which will help conserve water and electricity needed to wash trays.

COMPLETED 4 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste - Day 4

CELEBRATE AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

Support University of Richmond's Rethink Waste campaign by pledging to be an advocate for recycling and sustainability at americarecyclesday.org/pledge.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

LEARN ABOUT WASTE IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about South Africa by reading about waste management and reduction efforts in South Africa.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

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
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Turn it off

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 6 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER ENERGY QUIZ

I will test my energy knowledge by taking the Be A Green Spider Energy Quiz on the Office for Sustainability website.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

TAKE NATURE PHOTOS

I will take photos to help me more mindfully experience the natural world.

COMPLETED 5 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community - Day 3

GROW YOUR COMMUNITY

I will introduce myself to 1 new classmate(s) or academic professional(s) per day.

COMPLETED 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy - Day 5

ATTEND THE SOLAR TALK & TOUR

I will learn about renewable energy by attending the talk on UR's new off-campus solar array and tour of the on-campus solar array.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

EXPLORE CAMPUS WILDLIFE

I will get to know more about wildlife on campus by spending time outside looking for 5 different kinds of animals. Common animals on campus include squirrels, chipmunks, ducks, geese, turtles, and cardinals.

COMPLETED 5 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature - Day 1

ATTEND THE INTRO TO SUSTAINABILITY

I will learn about sustainability on campus by attending the Intro to Sustainability session.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

VOLUNTEER AT THE CAMPUS WASTE AUDIT

I will contribute to waste reduction at UR by volunteering at a campus waste audit.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

LEARN ABOUT NATURE IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about the nature in South Africa by reading about the environment and wildlife.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Shani Buchholz 11/16/2018 4:46 AM
    I volunteered at yesterday's Waste Audit.  What a GREAT experience!

  • Shani Buchholz 11/15/2018 2:46 AM
    I took the sustainability pledge.  Shampoo bottles, you'd better watch out!

  • Shani Buchholz 11/14/2018 2:31 AM
    What an easy way to impact the environment by reducing water use!  I didn't at all miss the water running while brushing my teeth ... or the extra couple minutes' worth of shower.  Looking forward to the Illuminated Tree Walk this evening!

  • Shani Buchholz 11/13/2018 3:33 AM
    Great music, singing, and dancing at yesterday's Bok Walk!  I also enjoyed noticing the nature and wildlife during my walk around the lake.

  • Shani Buchholz 11/11/2018 1:07 PM
    Super excited for the Bok Walk tomorrow morning!

  • Shani Buchholz 11/10/2018 7:10 AM
    Loving the beautiful fall colors these days!  Though I could do without the colder temps!

  • Shani Buchholz 11/09/2018 4:37 AM
    This weekend is the African Film Weekend, and the focus will be on Exploring South Africa.  Are you planning to attend?
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  • Shani Buchholz 11/08/2018 3:17 AM
    Common Ground is a Green Office (Bronze level).  Is your office Green?  What level?

  • Shani Buchholz 11/07/2018 4:48 AM
    Enjoying the sunshine this morning after a few days of grey clouds!  After last night's elections, the sun seems to be shining a bit brighter today!

  • Shani Buchholz 11/06/2018 4:48 AM
    I voted this morning... did you?