November 11 - November 15, 2019

Valentina Rodriguez

Community Team

"My mission is to learn more about sustainability!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 292 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    118
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    12
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    8
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Valentina's Actions

Waste - Day 5

BUY NOTHING

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste - Day 5

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste - Day 5

LEARN ABOUT WASTE REDUCTION EFFORTS IN EAST ASIA

I will learn about waste reduction efforts in East Asia.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Water - Day 4

WASH ONLY FULL LOADS OF LAUNDRY

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water - Day 4

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

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 Action

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 Action

Energy - Day 3

LEARN ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF FOSSIL FUELS

I will watch a documentary about climate change to learn about the effects that fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions have on our planet.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy - Day 3

LEARN ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY

I will learn about renewable energy in Asia and Virginia.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Energy - Day 3

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my room or home and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Energy - Day 3

INTERNATIONAL DINNER

I will attend the International Dinner in Heilman Dining Center from 6:00-8:00pm.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 ACTIONS

Simplicity - Day 2

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

I will spend 3 minute(s) per day thinking quietly, practicing meditation, yoga, working out, or doing another mindful activity.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity - Day 2

De-Clutter

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home. If I live on campus, I will donate unwanted items to the Fall Clothing Swap using a bin in my residence hall.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity - Day 2

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity - Day 2

LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MINDFULNESS

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Food - Day 1

Learn About Dining's Sustainability Efforts

I will learn about steps that Dining Services is taking to make food on campus more sustainable.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 ACTIONS

Food - Day 1

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Food - Day 1

LEARN ABOUT DINING IN THE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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  • Valentina Rodriguez 11/14/2019 7:29 AM
    I am loving everything that I am learning!

  • Valentina Rodriguez 11/14/2019 7:29 AM
    Going well! Love this East Asia Ecochallenge!



  • Valentina Rodriguez 11/08/2019 5:24 AM
    I enjoyed reading the National Geographic article "How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites" by Tracie McMillan. It is interesting to see how the diet of many Chinese consumers is changing to prefer meat, dairy, and other processed foods!