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February 15 - February 19, 2021
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Andy Gurka

Team LLC/AARC

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 361 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    45
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    40
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    140
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Andy's Actions

Day 5 - Water is Life

CHECK FOR WATER LEAKS

I will check for water leaks in my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

Smart Seafood

I will make responsible and sustainable seafood choices.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - 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 5 - Water is Life

LESS THAN 5-MINUTE SHOWERS

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by keeping my showers under 5 minutes.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Water is Life

RUN ONLY FULL DISHWASHER LOADS

I will conserve water by only running the dishwasher if it is full.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - 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 5 - Water is Life

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
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

Reduce Dining Hall Waste

I will not use a tray and I will carefully fill my plate in the dining hall so that I do not take more food than I can eat.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

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 3 - Closing the Loop

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

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 3 - Closing the Loop

USE REUSABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

I will avoid sending 8 disposable beverage containers to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or water bottle.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - 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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT ENERGY IN VIRGINIA

I will learn about renewable energy in Virginia.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Powering the Future

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - 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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

Unplug

I will spend 30 minute(s) participating in non-virtual activities around campus, such as having a picnic outside or talking a walk in the Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

HAPPINESS PROJECT IN INDIA

I will learn about the Happiness Project in India.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

BUY NOTHING

I will buy nothing (meal plans excluded) the whole day today.

Completed
One-Time Action

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