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November 15 - November 19, 2021
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Jean Creamer

Registrar and Financial Aid Offices

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 373 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    9.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    8.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Jean's Actions

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.

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.

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 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 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

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 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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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 4
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 4
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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

TRY OUT COMPOSTING

I will reduce food waste by composting my food waste.

COMPLETED 5
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 5 - Protecting the Planet

PROJECT DRAWDOWN

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

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.

Uncompleted
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

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

I WILL GET GREEN ROOM CERTIFIED

I will examine my living habits while on campus, and make an effort to be more sustainable in my day-to-day living habits. All are invited to complete the checklist, however students will receive certification for their dorm room or apartment.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

READ ALL WE CAN SAVE EXERPT

I will read "A Field Guide for Transformation" by Leah Cardamore Stokes.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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

REDUCE PERSONAL VEHICLE USE

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Completed
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.

Uncompleted
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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

READ ALL WE CAN SAVE EXERPT

I will read "Solutions Underfoot" by Jane Zelikova and "Notes From a Climate Victory Garden" by Louise Maher-Johnson.

Uncompleted
One-Time 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

COMPOST FOOD SCRAPS

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

EAT LOCAL

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

REDUCE SEAFOOD INTAKE AND EAT SMART SEAFOOD

I will make responsible and sustainable seafood choices.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

Eat Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Water is Life

ATTEND A TOUR OF THE ECO-CORRIDOR

I will attend a tour of the Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor to learn about stream restoration and sustainable land practices on campus. Tours will occur at 11:00am and 4:00pm. We will meet at the Eco-Corridor entrance across from the steam plant.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Water is Life

READ ALL WE CAN SAVE EXERPT

I will read "Loving a Vanishing World" by Emily N. Johnston and "Solutions at Sea" by Emily Stengel.

Uncompleted
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

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

USE REUSABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

I will avoid sending 2 disposable beverage containers to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or water bottle.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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

REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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  • Jean Creamer's avatar
    Jean Creamer 11/19/2021 11:19 AM
    Walked to Starbucks today from my moms house.  No plastic utensils!  

    • Kevin Creamer's avatar
      Kevin Creamer 11/19/2021 11:59 AM
      Congrats to you for keeping your carbon footprint low. And that's a good walk, getting there and back. Hope it wasn't too chilly (Chile?).

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    Jean Creamer 11/18/2021 7:40 AM
    Well. I has salmon on my bagel today. Sure hope it wasn’t loaded with antibiotics,  but even more so, I feel terrible about their farming conditions.  Edging closer to being vegan …

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    Jean Creamer 11/18/2021 7:06 AM
    Sitting outside, having coffee with the IS Team Captain on our 32nd wedding anniversary. We are talking about the environment … who knew that he would be counseling me to read up on salmon farming when he doesn’t eat fish?!!

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    Jean Creamer 11/16/2021 11:42 AM
    I loaned my brother a coffee pot !  He left his coffee pot at a car race (I know ... leaving our coffee pots at car races happens to the best of us) ... but this way he does not have to buy coffee in disposable cups this week.   

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    Jean Creamer 11/16/2021 11:39 AM
    I brought my own bag to the grocery store and loaded it with environmentally-sound chocolate.