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Declan Epstein

Go Green(UR) or Go Home! 🌎🔥

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 480 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    5
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • UP TO
    0
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • UP TO
    7
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    1,925
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    10
    neighbors
    met
  • UP TO
    325
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    12
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    18
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    zero-waste meal
    consumed

Declan's actions

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

GO FOR A DAILY WALK

I will take a 25-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

ENJOY THE SUNRISE/SUNSET

I will enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

VISIT REFILL STORE

I will visit a local refill store to fill up on bulk items and reduce purchasing of plastic.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

LEARN ABOUT & PRACTICE SUSTAINABLE FASHION

I will spend 20 minutes learning about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

GO PAPERLESS

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

CARRY MY TRASH

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

ZERO-WASTE COOKING

I will cook 2 meal(s) with zero-waste each day

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

VISIT THE SPIDER EXCHANGE

I will visit the on-campus "free store", known as the Spider Exchange, to donate unneeded items or "shop" for free from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Spider Exchange is located at 24D New Frat Row.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

PICK UP LITTER

I will pick up litter on-campus or in Richmond for ___ minutes.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

REUSABLE BOTTLES AND MUGS

I will avoid sending 5 disposable beverage containers to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or water bottle.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Rethink Waste

SOLAR TOUR & CLIMATE ACTION PLAN UPDATE

I will tour the campus solar array. The tour will meet at the solar array on the roof of the Weinstein Center for Recreation at 11:30 a.m.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

LOCAL INDIGENOUS PRACTICES

I will take 15 minutes to learn how local indigenous tribes are caring for the land.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

PRACTICE GRATITUDE FOR EARTH

I will spend 20 minute(s) each day outside, practicing gratitude (prayer, meditation, journaling, etc.) for Earth and the nature surrounding me.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

EXPLORE MY AREA

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

SPEND TIME OUTSIDE

I will replace 60 minute(s) each day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

SUPPORT LOCAL POLLINATORS

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 15 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

TOUR THE ECO-CORRIDOR

I will attend a tour of the Eco-Corridor from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. to learn more about biodiversity and native species on our campus by utilizing the app iNaturalist.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 4 - Conservation & Biodiversity

ATTEND CLOSING KEYNOTE

I will attend the closing keynote lecture given by David Orr.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 3 - Food & Water

LOWER YOUR WATER "FOODPRINT"

I will learn about water use in food production and eat less water intensive foods.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

THE TRUTH ABOUT EXPIRATION DATES

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 3 - Food & Water

COMPOST FOOD SCRAPS

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

EAT LOCAL

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

REDUCE SEAFOOD INTAKE AND EAT SMART SEAFOOD

I will make responsible and sustainable seafood choices.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

PLAN YOUR MEALS

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

SMART LAUNDRY

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 3 - Food & Water

SHORT SHOWER CHALLENGE

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by keeping my showers under 5 minutes.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Food & Water

TOUR THE ECO-CORRIDOR

I will attend a tour of the Eco-Corridor from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. to learn about Abby's Garden and the restored stream bed.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 3 - Food & Water

ATTEND KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

I will attend keynote addresses by Steve DeRoy & the Transboundary Commission of the Juruá/Yurúa River.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 3 - Food & Water

ATTEND INTERNATIONAL DINNER

I will attend the International Dinner at Heilman Dining Hall.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 3 - Food & Water

ATTEND THE LOCAL - GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY FAIR

I will attend the Local-Global Sustainability Fair at Tyler Haynes Commons.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 1 - Community & Justice

HELP OTHERS

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Climate Crisis

GO BY BIKE OR PUBLIC TRANSIT

I will commute by bike or public transit 0 miles each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Climate Crisis

DISCONNECT FROM EMAIL

I will disconnect from my email when not at school or work.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Community & Justice

LEARN ABOUT EQUITY & INCLUSION

I will spend 15 minutes learning about equity and inclusion resources on campus and in Richmond.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 1 - Community & Justice

MEET MY NEIGHBORS

I will meet 2 new office, dorm, or apartment neighbors each day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Community & Justice

LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN RICHMOND

I will spend 30 minutes learning about environmental justice issues in Richmond.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Day 1 - Community & Justice

TALK TO MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES ABOUT ECOCHALLENGE

I will tell friends and/or colleagues about the Ecochallenge and share information about how to get involved.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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