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November 15 - November 19, 2021
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Kathryn Owens

Registrar and Financial Aid Offices

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 415 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    5.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    1.0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    21
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    8.0
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    295
    minutes
    spent learning

Kathryn's Actions

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHILE

I will read at least one article about the environmental and social impacts of climate change on Chile.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

EAT LESS WATER INTENSIVE FOODS

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - 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 2
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 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

REDUCE SEAFOOD INTAKE AND EAT SMART SEAFOOD

I will make responsible and sustainable seafood choices.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

LEARN ABOUT PERCEPTIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHILE

I will listen to a podcast about the perceptions of climate change in Chile.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT YOUTH CLIMATE ACTIVISM

I will watch a TEDTalk by Xiye Bastida to learn about the youth climate movement.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

ADVOCATE

I will call my congressman and leave a message to advocate for climate legislation.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

I WILL GET GREEN ROOM CERTIFIED

I will examine my living habits while on campus, and make an effort to be more sustainable in my day-to-day living habits. All are invited to complete the checklist, however students will receive certification for their dorm room or apartment.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

I WILL LEARN ABOUT LITHIUM MINING IN CHILE

I will watch a video to learn about the impact of negative impact of green technology on Chile's deserts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

READ ALL WE CAN SAVE EXERPT

I will read "A Field Guide for Transformation" by Leah Cardamore Stokes.

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

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 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 THE EFFECTS OF FOSSIL FUELS

I will learn about the negative impacts of fossil fuels on our health and the environment by reading at least one article.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT ENERGY IN VIRGINIA

I will learn about renewable energy in Virginia.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Powering the Future

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 5 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

READ ALL WE CAN SAVE EXERPT

I will read "Solutions Underfoot" by Jane Zelikova and "Notes From a Climate Victory Garden" by Louise Maher-Johnson.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

LEARN ABOUT INDUSTRIAL SALMON FARMING IN CHILE

I will read an article about industrial salmon farms in Chile.

Completed
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 LOCAL

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, and only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

Reduce Dining Hall Waste

I will reduce food waste by participating in the composting program, using my reusable bag, and bringing my own utensils.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Water is Life

LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF MINING IN CHILE ON WATER

I will learn about the impact of mining on water resources in Chile by reading at least one article.

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 2 - Water is Life

READ ALL WE CAN SAVE EXERPT

I will read "Loving a Vanishing World" by Emily N. Johnston and "Solutions at Sea" by Emily Stengel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Water is Life

LEARN ABOUT FARMED SALMON IN CHILE

I will learn about salmon farming in Chile by reading an article.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Water is Life

CHECK FOR WATER LEAKS

I will check for water leaks in my home.

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

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

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

READ THE SPIDERS GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING

I will read the Spiders Guide to Sustainable Living to learn more about individual sustainability on campus and in Richmond.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

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 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

USE REUSABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

I will avoid sending 4 disposable beverage containers to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or water bottle.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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