November 12 - November 16, 2018

Natalie Thatcher

Bonner Center for Civic Engagement

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 945 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    240
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    3
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1
    people
    helped
  • up to
    21
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    84
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    410
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

Nature - Day 1

Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset

I will spend time outside in nature during the sunrise and/or sunset each day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

ATTEND THE INTRO TO SUSTAINABILITY

I will learn about sustainability on campus by attending the Intro to Sustainability session.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

Study Outside

I will replace 60 minute(s) typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

TAKE NATURE PHOTOS

I will take photos to help me more mindfully experience the natural world.

COMPLETED 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community - Day 3

HELP OTHERS

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

TALK TO MY FRIENDS

I will decide which environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 5 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Energy - Day 5

TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER ENERGY QUIZ

I will test my energy knowledge by taking the Be A Green Spider Energy Quiz on the Office for Sustainability website.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

GROW YOUR COMMUNITY

I will introduce myself to 2 new classmate(s) or academic professional(s) per day.

COMPLETED 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste - Day 4

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 Challenge

Nature - Day 1

LEARN ABOUT NATURE IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about the nature in South Africa by reading about the environment and wildlife.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

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 Challenge

Water - Day 2

WATCH A WATER DOCUMENTARY

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment in South Africa.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

LEARN ABOUT ENERGY IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will get to know more about energy in South Africa by learning about the country's renewable energy efforts and current energy mix

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

ATTEND THE UNEQUAL SCENES BROWN BAG

I will learn about issues of inequality in South Africa and Richmond by attending the CCE's Unequal Scenes Brown Bag

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

LEARN ABOUT WASTE IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about South Africa by reading about waste management and reduction efforts in South Africa.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

EXPLORE CAMPUS WILDLIFE

I will get to know more about wildlife on campus by spending time outside looking for 5 different kinds of animals. Common animals on campus include squirrels, chipmunks, ducks, geese, turtles, and cardinals.

COMPLETED 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water - Day 2

LESS THAN 5-MINUTE SHOWERS

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by keeping my showers under 5 minutes.

COMPLETED 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water - Day 2

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 Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Avoid Disposables

I will not use any disposable plates, cups, or cutlery.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill by using a reusable mug.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

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 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Water - Day 2

RESEARCH SOUTH AFRICA'S WATER SUPPLY

I will learn more about water in South Africa by reading about the water shortage in Cape Town.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

BUY NOTHING

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

LEARN ABOUT COMMUNITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about community in South Africa by reading about the country's ethnic and cultural diversity.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

VOLUNTEER AT THE CAMPUS WASTE AUDIT

I will contribute to waste reduction at UR by volunteering at a campus waste audit.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

ENJOY WESTHAMPTON LAKE

I will take a 15-minute walk around Westhampton Lake.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

SKIP THE TRAY IN D-HALL

I will not use a tray in the dining hall, which will help conserve water and electricity needed to wash trays.

COMPLETED 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community - Day 3

CONNECT WITH A NONPROFIT

I will connect with a local nonprofit and find out how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Natalie Thatcher 11/16/2018 8:21 AM
    I was sad to miss the first few days of this week due to being out of town, but I love that this challenge exists!  Hope to see you all at our Brown Bag this afternoon -- Johnny Miller will discuss his important photography work, which explores poverty and inequality in clear and evocative fashion from high above.  It will be in the Carole Weinstein International Center, International Commons, at 12:30pm!