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Alboury Ndiaye

University of St. Thomas - Faculty & Staff

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 194 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    132
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill

Alboury's Actions

Water

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

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

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

I will spend at least 60 minutes using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Power Down the Computer

I will power down my computer and monitor when not using it for more than 2 hours, saving up to (1.1) lbs of CO2 each day that I do this.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Energy

Online Energy Audit

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 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.

Uncompleted
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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Cheap, single-use items and disposable packaging end up blowing around as litter more often in poor and POC-majority neighborhoods. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus to reduce pollution in the environment and in local communities.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

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 0
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Alboury Ndiaye 5/05/2020 8:06 AM
    And the results are in! Great work everybody, I'm really proud of this team for reaching 2nd place. Your dedication has significantly contributed to our ability to advance sustainable behavior even as we socially distance. In the next week or two, we will be receiving a report from Eco-Challenge summarizing the total environmental impact of the competition. I will be sure to share it with you all since you were the rockstars who made it happen. I will also be following up with our prize winners later today, keep an eye out an email!  

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    Alboury Ndiaye 4/30/2020 2:38 PM
    Hey everyone, here is a leaderboard update from this morning. With just 4 days left in the comptetition, lets make sure we're all checking in daily and completing our actions. We can definitely catch up to the Freshmen class over the weekend, finish strong, everyone! 

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    Alboury Ndiaye 4/27/2020 2:10 PM
    Hey everyone! Attached is a leader board from last Friday. Our team was originally in the lead but it looks like the Freshmen class snuck by us over the weekend. It's still a tight race so lets make sure we're doing everything we can to stay in the lead. Even though we're now in week two, I still encourage you to invite your colleagues to join the team. There is definitely enough time left to make an impact. We got this!

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    Alboury Ndiaye 4/24/2020 12:22 PM
    Happy Friday, everyone! The category of today is wellness. Try and spend 30 minutes today mediating or being mindful. Meditation is something I've been trying to get into lately. It's tough at first but I definitely notice a positive impact on my stress level and my overall well being. The better we feel, the better we are able to fight for sustainability!

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    Alboury Ndiaye 4/22/2020 9:36 AM
    Happy 50th Earth Day,everyone! I spent some time this morning thinking about how much nature means to me and about what some of my favorite natural areas are. Pictured here is one of my favorite slices of nature on our planet, the White Desert in Egypt. What are some of your favorites?



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    Alboury Ndiaye 4/21/2020 8:44 AM
    Hey everyone! Check out all of the cool stuff happening during Sustainability Week. Links to individual events can be found here: https://www.stthomas.edu/sustainability/getinvolved/events/sustainability-week-2020.html

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    Alboury Ndiaye 4/21/2020 8:41 AM
    Today's featured category is food. Help support a more sustainable food system. Eating vegan for one day can save around 600 gallons of water. Pledge to enjoy a meatless or vegan meal this week.  Does anyone have any good vegetarian or vegan recipes?

    • Stefanie Hollmichel's avatar
      Stefanie Hollmichel 4/22/2020 5:56 AM
      I've been vegan for going on 25 years and have loads of recipes. If anyone is looking for something specific, let me know! Here's a couple great recipe websites: https://shaneandsimple.com https://minimalistbaker.com  https://www.veganricha.com

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    Alboury Ndiaye 4/20/2020 9:07 AM

    Today's category of the day is water. With this focus, we encourage you all to not take this essential resource for granted. Do this today by pledging to save up to 8 gallons of water each day by turning it off while brushing your teeth. 

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    Alboury Ndiaye 4/20/2020 8:44 AM
    Hey everyone, happy first day of the Eco-Challenge! For those of you who I have not had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Alboury (Al) Ndiaye and I am a member of the Minnesota Greencorps (and UST alumn '18) serving with the Sustainability Office this year. I also have the awesome privilege of being the team captain for the Faculty & Staff team! I will be posting regular updates, reminders, and resources through the challenge and will be available to answer any questions that people have. Thanks you all again for signing up for this competition, it really means a lot to us. Lets show these students what we're made of!

    P.S. - If anyone is interested in being a co-captain let me know :) 

    Email: ndia0003@stthomas.edu

    Cell (text proffered): 612-402- 1219

    Best,

    Al