November 12 - November 16, 2018

Melody Wilson

Information Services

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 700 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    7
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    105
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    0
    pounds of paper
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    2
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    92
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    375
    minutes
    spent learning

Challenges

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.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Nature - Day 1

Study Outside

I will replace 30 minute(s) typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside.

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

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 4 OF 5
DAILY 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

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

Water - Day 2

RESEARCH SOUTH AFRICA'S WATER SUPPLY

I will learn more about water in South Africa by reading about the water shortage in Cape Town.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Community - Day 3

HELP OTHERS

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

Uncompleted
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

Community - Day 3

GROW YOUR COMMUNITY

I will introduce myself to 1 new classmate(s) or academic professional(s) per day.

COMPLETED 0 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste - Day 4

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 7 disposable cup(s) to the landfill by using a reusable mug.

Completed
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 1 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Nature - Day 1

ENJOY WESTHAMPTON LAKE

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

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

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

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

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 1 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Waste - Day 4

Avoid Disposables

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

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

WATCH A WATER DOCUMENTARY

I will watch a documentary about water and the environment in South Africa.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Water - Day 2

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 3 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community - Day 3

CONNECT WITH A NONPROFIT

I will connect with a local nonprofit and find out how I can get involved.

Uncompleted
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

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

Community - Day 3

SHARE MY ACTIONS

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

COMPLETED 2 OF 5
DAILY CHALLENGE

Community - Day 3

TALK TO MY FRIENDS

I will decide which environmental issue in my community is most important to me and tell 3 friends per day about the issue.

COMPLETED 2 OF 5
DAILY 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

Waste - Day 4

BUY NOTHING

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Feed


  • Melody Wilson 11/15/2018 1:16 PM
    Really appreciating the language information that was included in our challenges so that I can understand this quote from the waste article: "From June 2016 to May 2017, just 1.75% (5,812 kg) of Spier’s waste– the equivalent to slightly less than 6 bakkie loads was sent to landfill."  

  • Melody Wilson 11/15/2018 12:45 PM
    I never understood why paper towels were not considered recyclable until I read this article: https://www.businessinsider.com/dont-recycle-napkins-paper-towels-2016-2


  • Melody Wilson 11/15/2018 10:56 AM
    TreeWalk1.jpg 3.46 MB
    Big thanks to Kathy Hoskins and Shana Bumpas for doing the Tree Walk last night!

  • Melody Wilson 11/14/2018 7:22 AM
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    Beautiful fall colors around the lake yesterday.

  • Melody Wilson 11/13/2018 8:33 AM
    I've known to turn off the water while brushing and shampooing for a while but I didn't realize the effect of drought in areas like South Africa and Australia.  I would like to learn how water reservation efforts in the US will impact areas on the other side of the world.