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February 15 - February 19, 2021
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Ellen Sayles

International Education

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 349 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    325
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    225
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen

Ellen's Actions

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

OPT-IN TO REUSABLE NAPKINS & UTENSILS

I will use reusable napkins instead of single-use disposable napkins. I will opt-out of using single-use utensils by bringing my reusable set to an on-campus dining location or take-out restaurant.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - 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 2 - 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 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

Unplug

I will spend 45 minute(s) participating in non-virtual activities around campus, such as having a picnic outside or talking a walk in the Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 5 - 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Water is Life

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

Day 4 - 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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

ATTEND "GATHER" FILM SCREENING

I will attend the RVA Environmental Film Festival screening of "Gather" and a discussion with director Sanjay Rawal at 7:00pm.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

TRY OUT COMPOSTING

I will reduce food waste by composting my food waste.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

USE REUSABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

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 2 - Powering the Future

ATTEND "ENVIRONMENT UNDONE" TALK

Attend a virtual talk by Pulitzer Center journalists, Tish Sanghera and Disha Shetty, on the project "Environment Undone" at 7:30pm.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT ENERGY IN VIRGINIA

I will learn about renewable energy in Virginia.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

BUY NOTHING

I will buy nothing (meal plans excluded) the whole day today.

Completed
One-Time Action

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