Earth Week 2021: EcoHunt

Sunday, April 18th from 12:01am to Saturday, April 24th, 2021 5:00pm (MT)
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USU EcoHunt 2021


Thanks for joining the Sustainability Office for the 2021 EcoHunt! The competition rules are as follows:


The competition runs from Friday, April 18th at 12:01 am through Thursday , April 22 at 5:00 pm

  • Each person must create a unique instagram account - make your account handle your name or something related

  • Individuals get points for posting photos or videos completing challenges on instagram

  • Each photo/video must include the 2021 indicator item (show the hashtag #ecohunt2021 on a slip of paper in pictures) 

  • You must include #2021EcoHunt and the hashtag of the unique challenge on your Instagram post

  • Each account must follow @usuecohunt on instagram & tag @usuecohunt in ALL of your posts


2020 EcoHunt Challenges 

Attendance at Earth Day Events (3 point each)

Throughout the week

  • Participate in the daily Instagram trivia (2 points each)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday, April 15th

Thursday, April 16th

  • Join Painting with Sage livestream

Friday, April 17th

  • Join the Netflix Movie Night

  • Join the Kahoot match

Saturday, April 18th


Sunday, April 19th

  • Join the Instagram Yoga livestream

Monday, April 20th

  • Join the Kahoot match

Tuesday, April 21st

  • Join Sauteing the Summer livestream

Wednesday, April 22nd

  • Join the Final Kahoot match



Additional Challenges to Complete throughout the Week

1 Point Each

#EH12 - Recycle - Recycle a plastic bottle or aluminum can

#EH13 - Clean it up! - Pick up and properly dispose of a piece of trash

#EH14 - Idle-Free - Find an idle-free sign

#EH16 - Green bag - Use reusable grocery bags at the store (or take a flashy picture of it!)

#EH19 - Lights out - Turn off a light

#EH20 - Dance Party! - Dance outside (make sure to maintain 6 feet from others!)

#EH21 - Native flower - Find and identify a native flower to your area

#EH23 - Clean plate club - Clean your plate, no food waste!

#EH26 - Just hanging around - Go hammocking

#EH27 - Lumberjack - Take a photo with the NR lumberjack

#EH29 - Just swinging - Find and use a rope swing (hint: Second Dam)

#EH30 - Batteries - Recycle your batteries at a battery drop-off

#EH31 - Bag recycle - Recycle plastic bags at a grocery store

#EH32 - Namaste - Do a yoga pose or handstand on public land

#EH33 - Sunset - Watch a sunset on public land

#EH35 - Plants! - Plant something (in the ground or in a pot)

#EH36 - BGG - Follow USU Blue Goes Green on facebook

#EH - BGG Instagram - Follow USU Sustainability @ususustainability on Instagram

#EH - Sus Club - Follow USU Sustainability Club @sustainabilityclub.usu on Instagram

#EH37 - Extension - Follow USU Extension Sustainability on facebook

#EH38 - Newsletter - Sign up for the USU Sustainability Council newsletter

#EH - UNPS - Follow the "Utah Native Plant Society - Cache Valley Chapter" on Facebook.

#EH40 - Skeptics - Learn about your carbon footprint at https://www.footprintcalculator.org/

#EH41 - Tree hugger - Give a tree a hug

#EH42 - Log roll - Roll down a local hill

#EH43 - Tree climber - Climb a tree

#EH44 - Gas-free - Take a picture with an electric vehicle

#EH45 - Travel Smarter - Create a profile on TravelWise

#EH46 - Respect Nature - Take a picture with a cool rock or flower instead of picking it

#EH47 - Birdie! - Identify and photograph a bird

#EH48 - Spread the word - Talk about a sustainability grant idea with someone

#EH49 - Get engaged - Register for USU GivePulse and learn about service opportunities

#EH50 - Blue Goes Green - Find a Blue Goes Green or Sustainability grant project and take a picture with it - 1 point each, up to 5 pts

#EH51 - Reusable Straw - Use a reusable straw for take-out drinks, or don’t get a straw when buying a soda

#EH52 - Bridge - Find a bridge over a local body of water 

#EH53 - Pack it out - Pack out waste

#EH54 - Wilderness - Take a picture with an “Entering Wilderness” sign

#EH55 - Wildlife - Respect wildlife from a distance

#EH56 - Map it out - Plan an outdoors trip with a map (physical or virtual)

#EH - Space to Reuse - Show off your reusable containers

#EH - Virtual Knowledge - Check out a book or magazine or audiobook online

#EH108 - Zip-Clean -Wash out and reuse a ziploc bag or other single-use disposable item

#EH - Tell someone about where they can recycle glass in your area.

#EH69 - Pedestrian - Take a walk

#EH - Recycle - Sort your recycling



2 Points Each

#EH97 - Tailor - Patch a torn piece of clothing

#EH57 - Active transport - Show off a picture of your bike, skateboard, longboard, or rollerblades

#EH58 - Vegetarian - Make a vegetarian meal

#EH59 - Local - Buy something at a local business online

#EH60 - Air dry - Air dry clothes instead of using a drying machine

#EH61 - Vintage - Buy second hand clothes online or upcycle currently owned clothes

#EH63 - Donate - Make a monetary or in-kind donation to a local charity

#EH65 - Where’s the popcorn? - Watch an environmental documentary

#EH - Page Flipper - Read a book about the environment

#EH67 - Green graffiti - Use chalk to write out an Earth Day message

#EH68 - Sunrise - Watch a sunrise on public land

#EH70 - Kite - Fly a kite

#EH77 - Pick it up - Collect a grocery bag of litter to pack out from a hike

#EH103 - Cairn - See how high you can make a stack of rocks

#EH111 - Green Wash Check-In - Post on one of your favorite company’s social media pages to ask what they’re doing to promote more sustainable practices

#EH114 - Instagram Riot - Start a discussion on social media about non-motorized transportation

#EH - Your Friendly Neighborhood Nature Center - Visit Stokes Nature Center up Logan Canyon

#EH110 - Wipe it Up - Instead of using a paper towel to clean up a spill, use a reusable towel (one idea is to cut up an old t-shirt to use for kitchen spills)

#EH99 - Email the Sustainability Grant intern about an idea you have for a Student Sustainability Grant for next Fall


3 Points Each

#EH76 - Idle-free Part 2 - Tell someone that is idling about USU or Logan City’s Idle-Free policy

#EH80 - LNT - Build a Leave No Trace tarp fire

#EH82 - Vegan - Make a vegan meal

#EH83 - Getting High - Summit a mountain peak!

#EH84 - Being Active - Go climbing or bouldering outside, mountain biking, slacklining, or trail running

#EH85 - Submerge - Take a dip in a natural body of water

#EH86 - Cut Your Plastic Footprint - Make your own toothpaste, facewash, shampoo, hand sanitizer or makeup and store it in a reusable container

#EH87 - Love your canyons - Go hiking in a local canyon

#EH88 - Refuge - Visit a local Wildlife Refuge

#EH90 - Birds and Bees - Build a native bee box or bird feeder and put it in a tree

#EH91 - Edible? - Research and find an edible native plant in your area, then eat it!

#EH107 - Green Capitalism - Find an annual sustainability report for one of your favorite companies

#EH113 - LEED The Way -Research and locate a local LEED certified building (don’t need to visit in person)

#EH - The Market Speaks - Write a polite email or letter to a business in Logan asking them to discontinue their use of plastic bags or straws.

#EH - Public Citizen - Attend a virtual Logan City Council meeting

#EH - LNT - Complete the online awareness training of Leave No Trace and send a picture of the certificate, https://lnt.org/get-involved/training-courses/online-awareness-course/ 

#EH - Sew a face mask out of repurposed material - instructions here

#EH - Green Thumb - Regrow eaten vegetables





5 points Each

#EH93 - Green Team - Convince one of your professors to join the Green Office program

#EH95 - See the Stars - Tent, hammock, or bivy camp overnight in public lands

#EH109 - Educate the Public - Prepare and present a powerpoint about sustainability to people you’re living with or over teleconferencing

#EH115 - Fort Awesome - Build an outdoor fort out of all natural materials collected without harming any native plants

#EH - Feeling Wormy - Start a compost pile on your property

#EH - Make a Zero-Waste meal, using all the parts of your ingredients

#EH - Make Your Voice Heard - Write or call your representative in support of a bill related to environmental/energy issues. Find your representative at: https://le.utah.gov/, Click "My Legislators", and enter your address.

#EH - Plant and germinate a plant seed (must take pictures of planting seed and successful sprout)

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