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November 15 - November 19, 2021
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Kelsey Fastabend

Office for Sustainability Interns

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 415 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    60
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    245
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    12
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    23
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    32
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Kelsey's Actions

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 PERCEPTIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHILE

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

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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 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 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 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

Eat Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Powering the Future

ATTEND LUNCH AND LEARN

I will attend a Lunch & Learn session in THC 305 at 12:00pm to learn about solar on campus and in Richmond.

Completed
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 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 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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

ATTEND BROWN BAG DISCUSSION

I will attend the Brown Bag discussion on Climate Activism in Chile & Virginia with guest Fabiola Barrenechea, Dr. Mary Finley-Brook, and Riley Place, '22 at 1:00pm in Tyler Haynes Commons 305.

Completed
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 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

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

EAT LESS WATER INTENSIVE FOODS

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

COMPLETED 3
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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

EAT LOCAL

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

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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 4
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

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

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

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

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 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

TRY OUT COMPOSTING

I will reduce food waste by composting my food waste.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

USE REUSABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

I will avoid sending 5 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

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

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

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