November 11 - November 15, 2019

Annemarie Weitzel

UR Registrar/Fin Aid/Student Accounts

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 395 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    120
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    8
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    1
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    enery audits
    conducted
  • up to
    28
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    214
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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

Energy - Day 3

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

Waste - Day 5

BUY NOTHING

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Waste - Day 5

Recycle Everything I Can

I will recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste - Day 5

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Waste - Day 5

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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

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

Water - Day 4

WASH ONLY FULL LOADS OF LAUNDRY

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 CHALLENGES

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

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

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

Energy - Day 3

LEARN ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF FOSSIL FUELS

I will watch a documentary about climate change to learn about the effects that fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions have on our planet.

Completed
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

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

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

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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

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 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

Track my Purchases

I will maintain a record of all my purchases.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity - Day 2

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity - Day 2

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s).

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Simplicity - Day 2

Less Screen Time

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

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

Eat Meatless Meals

I will enjoy 3 meatless meal(s) per day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food - Day 1

Smart Seafood

I will make informed choices when eating seafood

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food - Day 1

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a documentary about food with family and friends and talk about what we learned.

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

Food - Day 1

Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, and only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

LEARN ABOUT DINING IN THE SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Annemarie Weitzel 11/14/2019 12:30 PM
    Water - I taught my daughter at a young age to always turn off the water while brushing her teeth.  We must respect our resources!
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity - Day 2 Track my Purchases
    What have you noticed about your purchases? Where are you inclined to make shifts, if any?

    Annemarie Weitzel 11/14/2019 6:37 AM
    I ask myself - is this a need or a want?  Am I mindful of other options?  Is this good for Mother Earth?

  • Annemarie Weitzel 11/14/2019 6:00 AM
    Asia uses 65% of the WORLD'S water supply!  I keep learning something new every day of this challenge!

  • Annemarie Weitzel 11/13/2019 7:31 AM
    Renewable energy is a fascinating subject. 

    "China is the undisputed leader in solar cell manufacturing. According to the Paris-based International Energy Agency, Chinese companies make up around 60% of the world's annual solar cell manufacturing."

    I had no idea!

  • Annemarie Weitzel 11/12/2019 5:58 AM
    Mindfulness and meditation - a simple concept that is tremendously powerful!
    IMG_3520.jpg 2.47 MB

  • Annemarie Weitzel 11/11/2019 5:57 AM
    Learned so much about the seafood industry.  One of my favorites has the highest mercury levels - grouper!