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April 1 - April 21, 2022
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Haverford College Fords

Haverford Black Squirrels

"Getting Fords to Go Green!"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,139 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    5
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    1
    mile
    traveled by bike
  • UP TO
    29
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    159
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    6
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • UP TO
    5
    donations
    made
  • UP TO
    140
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • UP TO
    225
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    27
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    145
    minutes
    being mindful
  • UP TO
    140
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    45
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    0
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    3
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    28
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • UP TO
    270
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Haverford College's actions

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 15-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 133 lbs of CO2 a month and 1,600 lbs of CO2 over the course of the next year.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Ecochallenge.org or another nonprofit.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community while observing best practices in my region for not spreading COVID-19.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Water

Fix Leaky Faucets

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Simplicity

Core Values

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Community

Host A Watch Party

I will host a watch party to screen a documentary about an issue that matters to me.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Live in the Spirit of DIITD

Live in the spirit of Do It In The Dark: turn off the lights, air dry your clothes, or take a shorter shower!

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Walk Instead

I will walk 5 mile(s) each day instead of driving and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will travel by bike 5 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Prevent Recycling Contamination

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will spend 30 minutes researching which materials are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community and recycle only those items.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

If at all possible, I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 2 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

I will learn about sustainable fashion and begin trying to practice it in my own life.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waste

Go Paperless

I will reduce the amount of paper mail that I receive by 0.11lbs (0.05kg) a day or 3.3lbs (1.6kg) a month by opting into paperless billing, ending unwanted subscriptions and opting out of junk mail.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food

Volunteer at the Haverfarm

Spend a few hours helping out at the Haverfarm or other gardening/farming projects on Haverford's campus.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

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  • Haverford College Fords's avatar
    Haverford College Fords 4/10/2022 12:55 PM
    I am having more trouble being motivated to walk when it is cold and windy, so I am hoping as it gets warmer this week that I can be outside more.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Simplicity Eat Mindfully
    Mindful eating is healthier for us than eating with distractions. How do your eating experiences differ when practicing mindfulness?

    Haverford College Fords's avatar
    Haverford College Fords 4/10/2022 12:54 PM
    I have found that when I eat with others I eat slower and take the time to appreciate the meal more.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

    Haverford College Fords's avatar
    Haverford College Fords 4/05/2022 1:46 PM
    Enjoyed the nice weather before the rain starts again.