November 11 - November 15, 2019

Fred Hagemeister

Information Services

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 421 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    139
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    260
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Challenges

Simplicity - Day 2

LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MINDFULNESS

I will learn about the historical roots of mindfulness in Buddhist meditation.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 3

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 Challenge

Waste - Day 5

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste - Day 5

BUY NOTHING

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 5

LEARN ABOUT THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY IN AMERICA

I will learn about recent changes to the recycling industry in America and their connections to Asia.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 5

LEARN ABOUT WASTE REDUCTION EFFORTS IN EAST ASIA

I will learn about waste reduction efforts in East Asia.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 5

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 4

WASH ONLY FULL LOADS OF LAUNDRY

I will conserve water by only doing full loads of laundry.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 4

RESEARCH ASIA'S WATER SUPPLY

I will learn about the water supply in East Asia by reading at least one article.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 4

LEARN ABOUT SEA LEVEL RISE IN EAST ASIA

I will learn about sea level rise in East Asia by reading an article or watching a video.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 4

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

Water - Day 4

Attend a GIS Day Activity

I will learn about geography and the Spatial Analysis Lab by attending a GIS Day activity sometime between 10:30 and 3:30.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 3

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

Energy - Day 3

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy - Day 3

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

I will attend the Festival of Lights from 4:30-6:00pm in Tyler Haynes Commons.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 3

INNOVATION IN CHINA

I will attend the Innovation in China talk in the Weinstein Hall Brown Alley Room from 3:00-4:00pm.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity - Day 2

PRACTICE GRATITUDE

I will write down three things that I am grateful for OR reach out to thank someone who's doing something positive for our world's health and well-being.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity - Day 2

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

I will spend 20 minute(s) per day thinking quietly, practicing meditation, yoga, working out, or doing another mindful activity.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity - Day 2

TIDYING UP - THE BEAUTY OF ORDER IN JAPAN

I will attend "Tidying Up - The Beauty of Order in Japan" from 12:00-1:00pm in the International Center Commons.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity - Day 2

Less Screen Time

I will replace 45 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity - Day 2

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity - Day 2

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity - Day 2

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s).

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food - Day 1

Smart Seafood

I will make informed choices when eating seafood

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food - Day 1

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food - Day 1

LEARN ABOUT FOOD IN CHINA

I will learn about the changing demand for food and agricultural landscape in China.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food - Day 1

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food - Day 1

LEARN ABOUT DINING IN THE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

I will learn about plans to improve sustainability in campus dining.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food - Day 1

Opening Walk and Celebration

I will attend the Wish Walk & Opening Celebration on Monday, November 11 at 12:00pm in the Forum.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity - Day 2 Track my Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

    Fred Hagemeister 11/14/2019 6:13 AM
    I really don't spend much on discretionary purchases budget-wise, but I do need to decrease the accumulation of things from both purchasing and hording old things.  The goal would be to do it through both purchasing less and donating/recycling.

    • Kevin Creamer 11/14/2019 9:56 AM
      Next fall, Jean and I will be empty-nesters. It will be a real opportunity for us to clean up the clutter from 22 years of raising children! Earlier this year, Jean gave more than 20 grocery bags of childrens' books to someone here at Richmond who has a young daughter who loves to read. We also donate to the Thrifty Quaker.

  • Fred Hagemeister 11/14/2019 5:35 AM
    The Festival of Lights was a cool event.  I did not take any shots of the events that did not use the stage, but they were fun as well.  Kudos should go to the Information Services media specialists and those from the CSI AV team! 
    Alasdair Denvil and Akira Suzuki leading River City Taiko Drumming - video at Alasdair Denvil

    Video of drumming at https://photos.app.goo.gl/R8HcHJT7o8AMU74L8

    Japanese dancing - total amazed at how great they were with some only having been doing it a couple months!

    Proud of my Chem TA providing a presentation about the UR Japanese program and study abroad.

  • Fred Hagemeister 11/14/2019 5:16 AM
    I hadn't questioned the hot/warm/cold clothes washing directions, but it's worth doing.  I also turned down the water heater temperature another 25 degrees from when we did our energy audit which should help.

  • Fred Hagemeister 11/13/2019 5:01 AM
    One of the questions on the quiz asks about how much energy is the (current) UR solar system designed to produce.  The correct answer is based on annual production.

  • Fred Hagemeister 11/12/2019 5:25 AM
    Enjoyed walking with everyone, especially my Information Services team!  Thanks to the Bookstore for the giveaways through THC, and to the organizers for a nice lunch of Asian foods!
    Members from the IS team at the forum before the walk

  • Fred Hagemeister 11/12/2019 5:21 AM
    I was expecting to watch something by myself, partly as I took the kids to a Veterans Day dinner.  However, they were overfilled so we made a nice vegetarian spaghetti at home and sat down to watch Food Inc.  We discussed how some of the documentary was over-dramatized or exaggerated, but it had some great points, and I now one vegetarian daughter, and the other convinced me to do more vegetarian cooking in our mix.

  • Fred Hagemeister 11/12/2019 5:14 AM
    I usually just look for the cheapest fish that I like - usually salmon and tilapia/haddock/cod/etc.  On the good side, a lot of that fish turns out to be safe on the mercury side, but the Monterey Bay Aquarium guide suggests some of it is bad due to the methods - it looks like Atlantic cod falls into that category.