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November 14 - November 18, 2022
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Althea McMillian

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"To see every day as a privileged and a blessing. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 391 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    12
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    of additional sleep
  • up to
    145
    minutes
    spent learning

Althea's Actions

Day 5 - Living With Less

COMPOST FOOD SCRAPS

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Community & Justice

CARRY OUT ACTS OF KINDNESS

I will practice the Maori concept of tukua by volunteering or helping someone 1 time(s) this week.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 5 - Living With Less

MAORI & ZERO WASTE

I will spend 20 minutes learning about zero waste practices and principles in Maori cultures.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Living With Less

FOLLOW CORE VALUES

I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - Living With Less

DECLUTTER MY HOME OR DORM

I will declutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Living With Less

DISCONNECT FROM EMAIL

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 5 - Living With Less

WASTE REDUCTION IN NEW ZEALAND

I will learn about waste reduction initiatives in New Zealand.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Living With Less

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 Action

Day 5 - Living With Less

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 5 - Living With Less

REUSABLE BOTTLES AND MUGS

I will avoid sending 1 disposable beverage containers to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or water bottle.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 4 - Community & Justice

SUPPORT NATIVE COMMUNITIES

I will use the resource links and spend 15 minutes learning about the native populations that lived in my area prior to colonization, and what I can do to support those that still exist.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Community & Justice

SHOP WOMEN-OWNED

I will shop from women-owned businesses today.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 4 - Community & Justice

LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN RICHMOND

I will spend 15 minutes learning about environmental justice issues in Richmond.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Community & Justice

LEARN ABOUT EQUITY & INCLUSION

I will learn about equity and inclusion resources on campus and in Richmond.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Nourishment for All

THE TRUTH ABOUT EXPIRATION DATES

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning how to differentiate between sell by, use by, and best by dates.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Nourishment for All

LEARN ABOUT MAORI FOOD SYSTEMS

I will read an article on Maori leading sustainable food systems in Aotearoa.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Nourishment for All

LOWER YOUR WATER "FOODPRINT"

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 3 - Nourishment for All

BE A GREEN SPIDER FOOD QUIZ

I will test my knowledge of food at UR with the Be A Green Spider Food Quiz.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Nourishment for All

EAT LOCAL

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 3 - Nourishment for All

REDUCE SEAFOOD INTAKE AND EAT SMART SEAFOOD

I will make responsible and sustainable seafood choices.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Nourishment for All

GO MEATLESS

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Protecting Our Planet

LOCAL INDIGENOUS PRACTICES

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Protecting Our Planet

VIRTUAL WALK WITH KAKAPO CONSERVATIONISTS

I will take a virtual walk with conservationists to learn about a critically endangered native bird species, the kākāpō.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Protecting Our Planet

BIODIVERSITY THREATS IN NEW ZEALAND

I will read an article about threats to New Zealand's biodiversity.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Protecting Our Planet

INDIGENOUS INFLUENCES ON SCIENCE RESEARCH

I will read an article about the influence of Maori knowledge on science research in New Zealand.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Protecting Our Planet

CHECK FOR WATER LEAKS

I will check for water leaks in my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Protecting Our Planet

SHORT SHOWER CHALLENGE

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Protecting Our Planet

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 Action

Day 2 - Protecting Our Planet

SMART LAUNDRY

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Caring for Ourselves & Each Other

SPREAD HAPPINESS

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Caring for Ourselves & Each Other

BETTER SLEEP

I will commit to getting 30 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Caring for Ourselves & Each Other

NEW ZEALAND'S WELLBEING BUDGET

I will learn about wellbeing initiatives in New Zealand.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 1 - Caring for Ourselves & Each Other

PRACTICE MINDFUL BREATHING

I will calm my body and mind by doing ten minutes of Maori breathing exercises each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 1 - Caring for Ourselves & Each Other

TAKE A VIRTUAL WALK IN NEW ZEALAND

I will take a "virtual walk" along New Zealand's Kepler Track.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Caring for Ourselves & Each Other

GATHER WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY

I will improve my social wellbeing by spending ___ minutes with other people a social setting.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Caring for Ourselves & Each Other

TAKE BODYPUMP CLASS

I will take an hour long BODYPUMP class on-campus at 8:00am, 12:00pm, or 4:15pm. Spots are limited, so registration is required.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Caring for Ourselves & Each Other

SPEND TIME IN NATURE

I will celebrate the Maori concept of whenua by spending 30 minutes outside to reduce stress, boost my mood, and to enjoy nature.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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