November 12 - November 16, 2018

Susan Galvin

Information Services

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 845 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    people
    helped
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    3
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    270
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Community - Day 3

LEARN ABOUT COMMUNITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about community in South Africa by reading about the country's ethnic and cultural diversity.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

CONNECT WITH A NONPROFIT

I will connect with a local nonprofit and find out how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 3 disposable cup(s) to the landfill by using a reusable mug.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

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
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Turn it off

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

CELEBRATE AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

Support University of Richmond's Rethink Waste campaign by pledging to be an advocate for recycling and sustainability at americarecyclesday.org/pledge.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

BRUSH MY TEETH WITHOUT RUNNING WATER

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 5 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community - Day 3

TALK TO MY FRIENDS

I will decide which environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 1 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature - Day 1

Study Outside

I will replace 15 minute(s) typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

HELP OTHERS

I will offer to help 3 person(s) who are in need each day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

LEARN ABOUT NATURE IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about the nature in South Africa by reading about the environment and wildlife.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

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

Water - Day 2

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

Community - Day 3

SHARE MY ACTIONS

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting on social media using the #URSouthAfricaWeek hashtag.

COMPLETED 1 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste - Day 4

Avoid Disposables

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will spend time outside in nature during the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

WATCH A WATER DOCUMENTARY

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment in South Africa.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER ENERGY QUIZ

I will test my energy knowledge by taking the Be A Green Spider Energy Quiz on the Office for Sustainability website.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

LEARN ABOUT ENERGY IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will get to know more about energy in South Africa by learning about the country's renewable energy efforts and current energy mix

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

RESEARCH SOUTH AFRICA'S WATER SUPPLY

I will learn more about water in South Africa by reading about the water shortage in Cape Town.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

BUY NOTHING

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

LEARN ABOUT WASTE IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about South Africa by reading about waste management and reduction efforts in South Africa.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Susan Galvin 11/16/2018 12:19 PM
    There is a lot about energy at UR that I didn't know!  This challenge has been a great way to learn more about both UR and South Africa!

  • Susan Galvin 11/15/2018 6:14 AM
    I just took the America Recycles Day Pledge!  #URSouthAfricaWeek #DoingMyPart #EveryLittleThingHelps

  • Susan Galvin 11/15/2018 6:04 AM
    As I was leaving work last night, I took a picture of a piece of the Illuminated Tree Walk.  So pretty!
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  • Susan Galvin 11/14/2018 7:42 AM
    I've been brushing my teeth without the water running for years so this was an easy one for me to do!  My daughter got me into the habit of it.

    • Jason Cope 11/14/2018 8:26 AM
      Now time for 5 minute showers! We can change the world!


  • Susan Galvin 11/13/2018 6:51 AM
    Apparently, there is a lot about water that I didn't know!  I did get more than half right on the water quiz, but I definitely under-estimated the amount of water used for some things!