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November 15 - November 19, 2021
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Althea McMillian

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"Every one can do something to make the world a better place."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 415 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    3
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    8
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Althea's 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

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

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 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

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

PROJECT DRAWDOWN

I will watch at least two videos from Project Drawdown to learn about climate solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

TAKE THE 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 4 - Powering the Future

I WILL TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER TRANSPORTATION QUIZ

I will take the BAGS transportation quiz to learn about transportation at UR and general transportation knowledge.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

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 Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT ENERGY IN VIRGINIA

I will learn about renewable energy in Virginia.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 Meatless Meals

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Water is Life

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 Action

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

LEARN ABOUT WASTE REDUCTION EFFORTS IN CHILE

I will learn about waste management efforts in Chile.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

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 Action

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Althea McMillian 11/19/2021 2:27 PM
    Wow, this has been a great eco week.  I have learned so much and I am glad we did this!

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    Althea McMillian 11/19/2021 1:26 PM
    correct URL is https://www.georgetownclimate.org/reports/understanding-virginia-s-vulnerability-to-climate-change.html

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    Althea McMillian 11/19/2021 1:25 PM
    FYI the correct URL for Understanding Virginia's Vulnerability to climate change is https://www.georgetownclimate.org/reports/understanding-virginia-s-vulnerability-to-climate-change.html

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    Althea McMillian 11/19/2021 7:05 AM
    Day 5 on the ecochallenge and I must say this has been very educational and fun.  Lets go team!

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    Althea McMillian 11/18/2021 11:41 AM
    Another day, another meatless meal.  Hey, I think I'm getting the hang of this thing. :0)

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    Althea McMillian 11/17/2021 11:54 AM
    My meatless meal was not so bad today.  If I do say so myself.  

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    Althea McMillian 11/17/2021 6:15 AM
    Sometimes I walk through the eco-corridor on my lunch break but after taking the tour yesterday afternoon I find myself giving the golf course next door the suspicious side eye.  Like are they the enemy next door?

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    Althea McMillian 11/15/2021 6:20 AM
    I'm so excited to start this year's ecochallenge!  Let's go team!

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    Althea McMillian 11/11/2021 7:32 AM
    Shout out to the newest IS team member, Wilbert!  Welcome to Chilly Chile!  You see what I did there, right? :o)

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    Althea McMillian 11/09/2021 7:33 AM
    OK,as a wise person once said, today is the first day of the rest of your life...here we go