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November 15 - November 19, 2021
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Michael Warchol

IE Global Spiders

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 430 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    8.0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    20
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    4.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent learning

Michael's Actions

Day 4 - 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 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

EAT LOCAL

I will buy local produce and meats when shopping for groceries.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 4 - Powering the Future

I WILL LEARN ABOUT LITHIUM MINING IN CHILE

I will watch a video to learn about the impact of negative impact of green technology on Chile's deserts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - Powering the Future

LEARN ABOUT ENERGY IN VIRGINIA

I will learn about renewable energy in Virginia.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - 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 1
DAILY ACTION

Day 4 - 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 5 - Protecting the Planet

PROJECT DRAWDOWN

I will watch at least two videos from Project Drawdown to learn about climate solutions.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

ATTEND BROWN BAG DISCUSSION

I will attend the Brown Bag discussion on Climate Activism in Chile & Virginia with guest Fabiola Barrenechea, Dr. Mary Finley-Brook, and Riley Place, '22 at 1:00pm in Tyler Haynes Commons 305.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

I WILL LEARN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE IN VIRGINIA

I will read an article about the effects of climate change at the local and state level.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF INDIVIDUAL ACTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

I will listen to "How to Save a Planet" podcast to learn about how my individual actions can help mitigate climate change.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHILE

I will read at least one article about the environmental and social impacts of climate change on Chile.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT PERCEPTIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CHILE

I will listen to a podcast about the perceptions of climate change in Chile.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 5 - Protecting the Planet

LEARN ABOUT YOUTH CLIMATE ACTIVISM

I will watch a TEDTalk by Xiye Bastida to learn about the youth climate movement.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

ATTEND INTERNATIONAL DINNER AT DHALL

I will attend the International Dinner at Heilman Dining Center from 5:00-7:30pm.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 4 - 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 4 - Powering the Future

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

REDUCE SEAFOOD INTAKE AND EAT SMART SEAFOOD

I will make responsible and sustainable seafood choices.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

COMPOST FOOD SCRAPS

I will participate in the composting program on campus or compost my food scraps at home.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 3 - Feeding Us & the Future

ATTEND LECTURE

I will attend a lecture by Ángela Vergara in Ukrop Auditorium at 2:30pm.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 3 - 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 3 - 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 2 - Water is Life

BRUSH MY TEETH WITHOUT RUNNING WATER

I will save up to 2 gallons (7.5 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 2 - Water is Life

ATTEND A TOUR OF THE ECO-CORRIDOR

I will attend a tour of the Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor to learn about stream restoration and sustainable land practices on campus. Tours will occur at 11:00am and 4:00pm. We will meet at the Eco-Corridor entrance across from the steam plant.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Water is Life

READ ALL WE CAN SAVE EXERPT

I will read "Loving a Vanishing World" by Emily N. Johnston and "Solutions at Sea" by Emily Stengel.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Water is Life

LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF MINING IN CHILE ON WATER

I will learn about the impact of mining on water resources in Chile by reading at least one article.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Water is Life

CHECK FOR WATER LEAKS

I will check for water leaks in my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Water is Life

LEARN ABOUT FARMED SALMON IN CHILE

I will learn about salmon farming in Chile by reading an article.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Day 2 - Water is Life

ATTEND CHILEAN ENVIRONMENT AND POLITICS LECTURE

I will attend a discussion on Environment and Politics in Chile with Gabriela Pizarro at 7:00pm in Ukrop Auditorium. This event is co-sponsored with Journalism and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 2 - 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 2 - 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 2 - Water is Life

LESS THAN 5-MINUTE SHOWERS

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by keeping my showers under 5 minutes.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

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

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

USE REUSABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

I will avoid sending 2 disposable beverage containers to the landfill per day by using a reusable mug or water bottle.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

TRY OUT COMPOSTING

I will reduce food waste by composting my food waste.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

ATTEND FEMINIST POETRY READING

I will view the poetry reading that is being displayed from 4:00-8:00pm on a screen outside D-Hall. The poet, Gladys Gonzalez, works on themes like urbanism, feminism, and inequality.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

REDUCE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

I will avoid using items with single-use packaging when possible.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

LEARN ABOUT WASTE REDUCTION EFFORTS IN CHILE

I will learn about waste management efforts in Chile.

Completed
One-Time Action

Day 1 - Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Michael Warchol 11/19/2021 1:55 PM
    Just composted some office food waste before the weekend -- sign me up for some extra points!

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    Michael Warchol 11/19/2021 7:54 AM
    Last day of competition! Hope to see everyone at the Brown Bag.

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    Michael Warchol 11/18/2021 10:53 AM
    Wow, got so busy with IE Week events yesterday that I wasn't able to check in. But, I'm back!

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    Michael Warchol 11/16/2021 7:45 AM
    A cool, crisp fall evening last night for the poetry reading -- Emmett's presence sure warmed the atmosphere. And, excellent work by the students who read and responded to Gladys Gonzalez's poetry.

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    Michael Warchol 11/15/2021 9:27 AM
    Super excited for the start of IE Week 2021 and the Ecochallenge -- one of my favorite parts of International Education Week each year. We've got lots of great programming over the entire week and beyond. Hope to see you out at some of the events!

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    Michael Warchol 11/12/2021 12:31 PM
    It al begins on Monday -- the Ecochallenge and IE Week Chile. Lots of great programming: https://tinyurl.com/ur-iew-chile