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February 15 - February 19, 2021
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Michael Warchol

International Education

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 430 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    2
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    4
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    285
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    15
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    28
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Michael's Actions

Day 5 - Water is Life

CHECK FOR WATER LEAKS

I will check for water leaks in my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Water is Life

RUN ONLY FULL DISHWASHER LOADS

I will conserve water by only running the dishwasher if it is full.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Water is Life

LEARN ABOUT SEA LEVEL RISE IN INDIA

I will learn about sea level rise in India by reading an article or watching a video.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Water is Life

SMART LAUNDRY

I will conserve water and energy by only doing full loads of laundry in cold water.

Completed
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 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 5 - Water is Life

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 1
DAILY ACTION

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

EAT LOWER ON THE FOOD-CHAIN

I will eat lower on the food-chain to reduce my carbon footprint.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

TAKE THE BE A GREEN SPIDER FOOD QUIZ

I will test my knowledge of food at UR with the Be A Green Spider Food Quiz.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

LEARN ABOUT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IN INDIA

I will learn about how farmers in India are adopting sustainable practices in food production.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

Smart Seafood

I will make responsible and sustainable seafood choices.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 4 - Feeding Us & the Future

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 2 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

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

Day 3 - Closing the Loop

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

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 3 - Closing the Loop

USE REUSABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

I will avoid sending 5 disposable beverage containers to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or water bottle.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY IN INDIA

I will learn about renewable energy in India.

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

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

If all Americans maintained their tire pressure, we would save 1.2 billion gallons of gas annually.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Powering the Future

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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Powering the Future

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 2 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

TOUR OF WELL-BEING CENTER

I will visit or take a virtual tour of the Well-Being Center.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

BUY NOTHING

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

HAPPINESS PROJECT IN INDIA

I will learn about the Happiness Project in India.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

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

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

I will spend 15 minute(s) per day thinking quietly, practicing meditation, yoga, working out, or doing another mindful activity.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Mindfulness & Harmony

De-Clutter

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

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

Unplug

I will spend 30 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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Michael Warchol 2/19/2021 11:44 AM
    I'm pretty good at keeping the water off while brushing my teeth, but am regularly guilty of showering for more than 5 minutes -- something I can continue to work on after the ecochallenge.

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    Michael Warchol 2/18/2021 8:41 AM
    Perfect weather outside to learn about sustainable farming in India!

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    Michael Warchol 2/16/2021 11:01 AM
    Just clicked my office thermostat down 2 degrees! Who's with me?

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    Michael Warchol 2/15/2021 7:09 AM
    Took the virtual tour of the Well-being Center this morning. Can't wait to see it in person!

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    Michael Warchol 2/10/2021 11:48 AM
    Always excited for this week. Go team!