November 12 - November 16, 2018

Shana Bumpas

Information Services

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 830 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    85
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    5
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    5
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    64
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    375
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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

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

Nature - Day 1

ENJOY WESTHAMPTON LAKE

I will take a 15-minute walk around Westhampton Lake.

Uncompleted
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

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

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 3 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 2 OF 5
DAILY 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

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

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

Waste - Day 4

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 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

Waste - Day 4

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill by using a reusable mug.

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

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

Waste - Day 4

BUY NOTHING

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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 1 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature - Day 1

TAKE NATURE PHOTOS

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

COMPLETED 1 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

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

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 4 OF 5
DAILY 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

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

Nature - Day 1

Study Outside

I will replace 15 minute(s) typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Avoid Disposables

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

Uncompleted
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

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

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

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

Feed


  • Shana Bumpas 11/16/2018 1:32 PM
    I learned a lot about South Africa.  Vacation 2020!  #URSouthAfricaWeek

  • Shana Bumpas 11/16/2018 1:29 PM
    Making a difference in sustainability at UR and at home.  Way to go Team IS!! 

  • Shana Bumpas 11/16/2018 1:28 PM
    I enjoyed the activities this week.  I do an okay job of being conscientious, but I  learned this week that I have much room for improvement.  

  • Shana Bumpas 11/16/2018 7:16 AM
    Did you know in Chesterfield county there is a $25 fee added to your home's property tax bill to cover curbside recycling?  Makes recycling at home more of a no-brainer.
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  • Shana Bumpas 11/16/2018 7:08 AM
    Caught the sunrise peeking through the trees this morning .
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  • Shana Bumpas 11/14/2018 2:45 PM
    Enjoyed some South African music and dance this evening to start off the tree walk.
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  • Shana Bumpas 11/14/2018 5:49 AM
    A 5-minute shower was like being back in the military, except the water wasn't cold.

  • Shana Bumpas 11/13/2018 11:40 AM
    I knew feedlots had a negative impact on the environment, but I had no idea it took 3,600 gallons to generate 2 pounds of beef.  

  • Shana Bumpas 11/13/2018 11:34 AM
    I brush my teeth using less than 8 ounces of water, but could easily cut that in half.

  • Shana Bumpas 11/12/2018 2:03 PM
    Lots of interesting information about South Africa on the recommended websites.  Time to plan a trip :)