November 11 - November 15, 2019

Michael Warchol

UR International Education

"To [sustainably] crush all the competition during the EcoChallenge!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 250 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    8
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    16
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Michael's Actions

Waste - Day 5

BUY NOTHING

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste - Day 5

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 8 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 ACTIONS

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 Action

Water - Day 4

WASH ONLY FULL LOADS OF LAUNDRY

I will conserve water by only doing full loads of laundry.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water - Day 4

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

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 Action

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 Action

Energy - Day 3

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 8 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Energy - Day 3

INTERNATIONAL DINNER

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

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 Action

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 ACTIONS

Simplicity - Day 2

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Simplicity - Day 2

Less Screen Time

I will replace 20 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity - Day 2

NATIONALI-TEA

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

Completed
One-Time Action

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 Action

Food - Day 1

Smart Seafood

I will make informed choices when eating seafood

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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 Action

Feed


  • Michael Warchol 11/15/2019 7:05 AM
    Last day of IE Week and the EcoChallenge, but we take with us the knowledge we gained from both!

  • Michael Warchol 11/14/2019 12:29 PM
    Shout out to our friends in d-hall for a great dinner last night. They were busy working with our students back in September on the menu!

  • Michael Warchol 11/08/2019 8:21 AM
    OK, selected my challenges for next week and ready to go. Hope everyone can join one of the IE Week events focusing on East Asia. Here's a list: https://calendar.richmond.edu/?tag=international-ed-week