November 11 - November 15, 2019

Derek Toro

Information Services

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 478 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    51
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    244
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    40
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Energy - Day 3

SOLAR TOUR

I will attend a tour of the Weinstein Center Solar Array between 10:30 and 11:30am.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 5

Avoid Disposables

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 5

LEARN ABOUT WASTE REDUCTION EFFORTS IN EAST ASIA

I will learn about waste reduction efforts in East Asia.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Waste - Day 5

PARTICIPATE IN THE CLOTHING SWAP

I will donate clothing to and/ or shop at the Clothing Swap at the Pier in Tyler Haynes Commons from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 5

Print Double Sided

I will save up to .21 lbs (.09 kg) of paper each day by switching from one-sided printing to two-sided.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Water - Day 4

Attend a GIS Day Activity

I will learn about geography and the Spatial Analysis Lab by attending a GIS Day activity sometime between 10:30 and 3:30.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 4

HUGUENOT FLATWATER CLEANUP

I will register to attend the Huguenot Flatwater cleanup from 2:30-4:00pm.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

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 Challenge

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 Challenge

Water - Day 4

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Energy - Day 3

INNOVATION IN CHINA

I will attend the Innovation in China talk in the Weinstein Hall Brown Alley Room from 3:00-4:00pm.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 3

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

I will attend the Festival of Lights from 4:30-6:00pm in Tyler Haynes Commons.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 3

INTERNATIONAL DINNER

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 3

LEARN ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY

I will learn about renewable energy in Asia and Virginia.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 3

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 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

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 Challenge

Simplicity - Day 2

PRACTICING MINDFULNESS IN NATURE

I will attend the morning mindfulness event from 8:30-9:30am at the Westhampton Lake Gazebo.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity - Day 2

TIDYING UP - THE BEAUTY OF ORDER IN JAPAN

I will attend "Tidying Up - The Beauty of Order in Japan" from 12:00-1:00pm in the International Center Commons.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity - Day 2

NATIONALI-TEA

I will attend the "Nationali-TEA" event from 1:00-2:30pm in the International Gallery.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity - Day 2

LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MINDFULNESS

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 CHALLENGES

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity - Day 2

Less Screen Time

I will replace 60 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food - Day 1

PANEL: EATING WELL FOR YOURSELF & THE ENVIRONMENT

I will attend the panel discussion on environmentally-friendly eating at 3:30pm in the Wilton Center Multifaith Room.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 CHALLENGES

Food - Day 1

Opening Walk and Celebration

I will attend the Wish Walk & Opening Celebration on Monday, November 11 at 12:00pm in the Forum.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Simplicity - Day 2

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 1 minute(s).

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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 Challenge

Food - Day 1

LEARN ABOUT DINING IN THE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 Challenge

Feed


  • Derek Toro 11/15/2019 8:26 AM
    Get down to the Clothing Swap today! There are a lot of women's clothes for sale. Also they need donations! If you forgot to bring stuff to donate and can run home for lunch, do so, they will be there until 3pm
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  • Derek Toro 11/15/2019 6:59 AM
    11/11 on the Recycling Quiz!

    Be sure to do the recycling quiz today as what can and can't be recycled can often be confusing. Also, the quiz gives tips on where you can recycle things that can't be recycled on campus, like plastic bags for example which can be recycled at some grocery stores. 
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  • Derek Toro 11/14/2019 8:38 AM
    ATTEND A GIS DAY ACTIVITY

    Found another mistake in the Eco Challenge activities. If you click on the link from the "Learn More" button about this event it takes you to a page about the even that doesn't really give specific examples or times when actual events for this challenge will take place.

    Here is the actual list of events and times for this challenge:
    https://geography.richmond.edu/major-minor/gis-day/schedule.html

    • Derek Toro 11/14/2019 10:07 AM
      So, not so much a mistake, just really hard to find.

  • Derek Toro 11/14/2019 6:18 AM
    INNOVATION IN CHINA
    This challenge said it was from 3pm to 4pm yesterday on the eco challenge website, but apparently it started at 2:30pm. I felt bad for showing up late and wish i had noticed it was wrong and not missed much of the conversation :( 

  • Derek Toro 11/14/2019 6:15 AM
    HUGUENOT FLATWATER CLEANUP
    Wish I knew that this had to be signed up for way ahead of time. Would have been good if the contest gave us some notice of that. Or did it and I just missed it?

  • Derek Toro 11/14/2019 6:11 AM
    oh yeah! Green Spider Water Quiz. I knew all of these already :)
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  • Derek Toro 11/13/2019 8:59 AM

    GREEN SPIDER ENERGY QUIZ: 
    This was a little difficult to do because of the tiny iframe the quiz is in. If you don't see it right away it is half way down the page in a tiny iframe

  • Derek Toro 11/13/2019 8:39 AM

    Adjust the Thermostat:
    I already do this every day and try and try and wait as long as possible in the Summer and Fall before turning on the AC or Heat on at all respectively.

  • Derek Toro 11/12/2019 7:12 AM
    Eating Mindfully - I started doing this about a year ago. I used to eat every meal in front of the television and then would often just stay there. Since I started eating at the dining room table it is much easier to get up and start doing more things right away, like the dishes for example ;)

    • Kevin Creamer 11/12/2019 8:17 AM
      In my house, we similarly got into the habit of eating dinner in the family room, usually with music playing on the stereo. We've made the effort in the last couple of weeks to eat at the kitchen table, and the conversations are fantastic! Eating mindfully is good to do!

  • Derek Toro 11/11/2019 8:47 AM
    Eating meatless meals was easy for me as I have been Vegan for 16 years.

    • Derek Toro 11/12/2019 7:30 AM
      Seems odd though that i would get penalized for this because i already do it. Received 20 less points yesterday because i already do the daily actions.

    • Amy Bergmann 11/11/2019 9:56 AM
      Nice to see you today, Derek!    P.S.  The Eco-Challenge should totally award us extra points for being able to mark "I already do this" to the eat meatless meals section.   ;-)
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