November 11 - November 15, 2019

Ashley Carlton

UR Registrar/Fin Aid/Student Accounts

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 313 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    15
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    4
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Waste - Day 5

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste - Day 5

BUY NOTHING

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 5

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

Waste - Day 5

Print Double Sided

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water - Day 4

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

Waste - Day 5

LEARN ABOUT THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY IN AMERICA

I will learn about recent changes to the recycling industry in America and their connections to Asia.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 5

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste - Day 5

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water - Day 4

LEARN ABOUT SEA LEVEL RISE IN EAST ASIA

I will learn about sea level rise in East Asia by reading an article or watching a video.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 3

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

Energy - Day 3

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity - Day 2

NATIONALI-TEA

I will attend the "Nationali-TEA" event from 1:00-2:30pm in the International Gallery.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity - Day 2

PRACTICING MINDFULNESS IN NATURE

I will attend the morning mindfulness event from 8:30-9:30am at the Westhampton Lake Gazebo.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity - Day 2

LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MINDFULNESS

I will learn about the historical roots of mindfulness in Buddhist meditation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity - Day 2

PRACTICE GRATITUDE

I will write down three things that I am grateful for OR reach out to thank someone who's doing something positive for our world's health and well-being.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity - Day 2

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

I will spend 5 minute(s) per day thinking quietly, practicing meditation, yoga, working out, or doing another mindful activity.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity - Day 2

De-Clutter

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home. If I live on campus, I will donate unwanted items to the Fall Clothing Swap using a bin in my residence hall.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food - Day 1

Meal Planning

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Ashley Carlton 11/15/2019 2:53 PM
    great job, everyone!  way to make a difference :)

  • Ashley Carlton 11/14/2019 6:42 AM
    WAY TO GO TEAM!!!!  We can do this :) :)
  • Reflection Question
    Waste - Day 5 Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Ashley Carlton 11/11/2019 6:52 AM
    Everyone needs to invest, but I think it truly helps individuals if it comes from the TOP down to us.  Companies, Universities, etc. should put these things as priorities.  For example, giving tumblers or re-usable water bottles out versus investing in other branding items.  Instead of giving out mini-water bottles at events, we need COOLERS, and supply cups made from recyclable materials.  It needs to be an effort together.  These help all of us stay on track to making actual changes in our routines versus only changing our habits for a short-time.  We need to think long-haul, not sprint.  The University has made great strides in sustainability and it has helped my personal growth in the area.

  • Ashley Carlton 10/30/2019 6:22 AM
    Can't wait to participate in a few of the awesome and interesting events UR has planned all over campus for this event!