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November 15 - November 19, 2021
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Jason Cope

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"My mission is to propel my team to ECO-Greatness."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 485 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    160
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    2
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    10
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    28
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Jason's Actions

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

LEARN ABOUT INDUSTRIAL SALMON FARMING IN CHILE

I will read an article about industrial salmon farms in Chile.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

I WILL LEARN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE IN VIRGINIA

I will read an article about the effects of climate change at the local and state level.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF INDIVIDUAL ACTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

I will listen to "How to Save a Planet" podcast to learn about how my individual actions can help mitigate climate change.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

PROJECT DRAWDOWN

I will watch at least two videos from Project Drawdown to learn about climate solutions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHILE

I will read at least one article about the environmental and social impacts of climate change on Chile.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT PERCEPTIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHILE

I will listen to a podcast about the perceptions of climate change in Chile.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT YOUTH CLIMATE ACTIVISM

I will watch a TEDTalk by Xiye Bastida to learn about the youth climate movement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

ADVOCATE

I will call my congressman and leave a message to advocate for climate legislation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

EAT LOCAL

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - 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 4 - Powering the Future

I WILL LEARN ABOUT LITHIUM MINING IN CHILE

I will watch a video to learn about the impact of negative impact of green technology on Chile's deserts.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

I WILL TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER TRANSPORTATION QUIZ

I will take the BAGS transportation quiz to learn about transportation at UR and general transportation knowledge.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT GREEN ENERGY IN CHILE

I will learn about Chile's shift towards sustainable energy through the use of geothermal energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

REDUCE PERSONAL VEHICLE USE

I will walk, bike, or use public transportation in place of driving my personal vehicle to a destination.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 4 - 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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF FOSSIL FUELS

I will learn about the negative impacts of fossil fuels on our health and the environment by reading at least one article.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT ENERGY IN VIRGINIA

I will learn about renewable energy in Virginia.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 4 - Powering the Future

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Powering the Future

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 4 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - 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 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

EAT LOWER ON THE FOOD-CHAIN

I will eat lower on the food-chain to reduce my carbon footprint.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 3 - 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 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

REDUCE SEAFOOD INTAKE AND EAT SMART SEAFOOD

I will make responsible and sustainable seafood choices.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 3 - 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 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

Reduce Dining Hall Waste

I will reduce food waste by participating in the composting program, using my reusable bag, and bringing my own utensils.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

Eat Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 2 - Water is Life

LESS THAN 5-MINUTE SHOWERS

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 2 - Water is Life

LEARN ABOUT FARMED SALMON IN CHILE

I will learn about salmon farming in Chile by reading an article.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Water is Life

CHECK FOR WATER LEAKS

I will check for water leaks in my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Water is Life

LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF MINING IN CHILE ON WATER

I will learn about the impact of mining on water resources in Chile by reading at least one article.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - 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 2 - Water is Life

SMART LAUNDRY

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Water is Life

BRUSH MY TEETH WITHOUT RUNNING WATER

I will save up to 2 gallons (7.5 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

READ ALL WE CAN SAVE EXERPT

I will read or listen to "Calling In" by Mexican-Chilean climate activist Xiye Bastida to learn about a framework for climate advocacy and attend a discussion at 4:00pm in THC 310.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

ATTEND CLOTHING SWAP

I will attend the free clothing swap in Tyler Haynes Commons. Note: Despite its name, you do not have to bring clothes to "shop" the swap!

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

READ THE SPIDERS GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING

I will read the Spiders Guide to Sustainable Living to learn more about individual sustainability on campus and in Richmond.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

LEARN ABOUT WASTE REDUCTION EFFORTS IN CHILE

I will learn about waste management efforts in Chile.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

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 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

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 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Jason Cope's avatar
    Jason Cope 11/19/2021 12:24 PM
    Looks like we are pushing forward today! Great job team! :)

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    Jason Cope 11/19/2021 12:23 PM
    Looks like we are pushing forward! Great job team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jason Cope 11/18/2021 6:50 AM
    Another day to make that green. Green planet that is.........

    • Kevin Creamer's avatar
      Kevin Creamer 11/18/2021 7:15 AM
      Go Jason!  I’m still expecting you to win the participant challenge.

  • Jason Cope's avatar
    Jason Cope 11/17/2021 10:29 AM
    BTW we are getting beat as a team! So I am passing on the ECO-Shame! Get those points going team!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jason Cope 11/17/2021 10:20 AM
    I fell off of a cliff! Time to get my ECO ON! Susan ECO-Shamed me. :)

    • Susan Galvin's avatar
      Susan Galvin 11/17/2021 10:23 AM
      I'm happy to Eco-shame you any day!  Especially if it helps our team!

  • Jason Cope's avatar
    Jason Cope 11/16/2021 7:45 AM
    Day 2. Still hanging on to 1st place........ So proud of you all! (Even Althea!) :)

    • Althea McMillian's avatar
      Althea McMillian 11/17/2021 6:23 AM
      Yeah, I was rep-ing the team on the eco corridore tour yesterday afternoon.  You would have been proud.  I was asking questions and everything.   :)

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    Jason Cope 11/15/2021 7:22 AM
    No bags except reusable today for me!

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    Jason Cope 11/11/2021 7:29 AM
    Another day another day to rise to the challenge.......

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    Jason Cope 11/09/2021 11:59 AM
    I am just here to win the challenge. No one is going to be greener than me! 

    • Althea McMillian's avatar
      Althea McMillian 11/09/2021 12:05 PM
      I've heard It's not easy being green.  But we are here to prove that wrong.  What do ya say Jason?

    • Jason Cope's avatar
      Jason Cope 11/09/2021 12:03 PM
      Stop living in the past. ECO is the future Susan.

    • Susan Galvin's avatar
      Susan Galvin 11/09/2021 12:01 PM
      Do you mean like you won last year?  Oh wait.... never mind...