November 12 - November 16, 2018

Maya Vincelli

Dining Services

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 745 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    165
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    40
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    210
    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

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

Energy - Day 5

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
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Avoid Disposables

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

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

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 5 OF 5
DAILY 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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Energy - Day 5

Turn it off

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

ATTEND A TALK ABOUT WATER IN SOUTH AFRICA

I will learn about water in South Africa and Virginia by attending the South African Summits to Sea talk on November 13.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill by using a reusable mug.

Completed
One-Time 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

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

Nature - Day 1

Study Outside

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

Uncompleted
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 5 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature - Day 1

ATTEND THE INTRO TO SUSTAINABILITY

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Community - Day 3

SHARE MY ACTIONS

I will make my environmental actions visible by posting on social media using the #URSouthAfricaWeek hashtag.

COMPLETED 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community - Day 3

Connect with the UR Community at the Illuminated Tree Walk or International Dinner

I will connect with the campus community by attending the Illuminated Tree Walk or International Dinner on November 14.

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

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

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

Uncompleted
One-Time 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

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

CELEBRATE AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

Support University of Richmond's Rethink Waste campaign by pledging to be an advocate for recycling and sustainability at americarecyclesday.org/pledge.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

ENJOY WESTHAMPTON LAKE

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Print Double Sided

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

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

Energy - Day 5

ATTEND THE SOLAR TALK & TOUR

I will learn about renewable energy by attending the talk on UR's new off-campus solar array and tour of the on-campus solar array.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

JOIN THE BOK WALK

I will kick off South Africa Week by participating in the Bok Walk on November 12.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 4

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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  • Maya Vincelli 11/16/2018 5:37 AM
    It is helpful to have a challenge, to remind myself to continue good habits, and break bad ones!