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OhanaUnited (talk · contribs · blocks · protections · deletions · page moves · rights · RfA) started editing on Wikipedia on July 18, 2006. He became the 17th administrator on WikiSpecies on February 17, 2008. He was promoted and became the 1498th administrator in English Wikipedia on February 18, 2008. On March 18, 2008, he was promoted to become the 13th bureaucrat on WikiSpecies.

OhanaUnited's real name is Andrew. He completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Environmental Science at University of Toronto, specializing in climate change and aviation. He is heavily involved in bridging the academic divide between higher-education and Wikipedia. He is an editorial board member for WikiJournal of Science to bring high quality content in academic journals into Wikipedia. He was the Region Ambassador for the Canada Education Program, a program designed to engage students and professors across disciplines and universities in using Wikipedia as a teaching tool.

His areas of expertise are:

  • Environmental science
  • Translating between Chinese and English

Contributions on WikipediaEdit

Andrew is an active participant of GA Sweeps, which means that he is an experienced and trusted reviewer in the project. He was a Featured portal co-directors. His job is to assist determining consensus and closing nominations at Featured portals candidates.

He started the assessments for WikiProject Environment topics. He was an award committee member of Biography Summer Assessment Drive. Also, he is a co-ordinator for Environmental Record Task Force and GAC Backlog Elimination Drive.

Articles/Portals/Images that received awardsEdit

Articles/Portals worked extensivelyEdit


  The Working Man's Barnstar
Awarded for continuing efforts in work related to WikiProject Environment.
--Alex 10:30, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
  The Good Article Medal of Merit 
I have awarded you this medal for your work in helping to reduce the backlog during the Good Article Candidates Backlog Elimination Drive. You reviewed five or more articles during the drive, which helped to contribute to the large decrease in the backlog. If you have the time, please continue to review articles to help make sure the backlog does not jump back up to what it was. Good job and happy editing! Nehrams2020 06:35, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
  The Environmental Barnstar
Awarded to OhanaUnited for massive contribution to the Environmental Record Task Force.
With thanks from Cyrusc 21:14, 25 June 2007 (UTC).
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I award OhanaUnited this barnstar for the 112 articles categorized in order to help eliminate the backlog at Category:Uncategorized good articles. Lara♥Love 17:17, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
I hereby award The Original Barnstar to OhanaUnited in recognition of assessing over 1005 articles for WikiProject Biography's Summer 2007 Assessment Drive. Psychless 01:03, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
  The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For your tireless efforts protecting the Runescape and Maplestory articles, and in particular for helping to keep Maplefan and his various puppets under control, I reward you with this. Jump! Slash! Dash! Ouch! Super Mario SonicBOOM! 16:02, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
  The Commons Ambassador Barnstar
Thanks for illustrating biographies, your effort is appreciated. --Emijrp (talk) 11:14, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar of the most civil and courteous editors around here. Your edits are simply fantastic, and carry on with the great work at GAC and FPOC. Rt. 16:38, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
  The Reviewers Award
For your extensive GA review of Winston Churchill. Wikipedia saltutes your excellence as a reviewer! Thank you. LordHarris 10:25, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
To Ohana, for your stirling efforts at WP:GA and WP:Environment -- Johnfos (talk) 07:20, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  Military history service award
For tagging and assessing 1000 articles in Tag & Assess 2007, by order of the coordinators I hereby present you with this Military history WikiProject Service Award. --ROGER DAVIES talk 03:19, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
  All Around Amazing Barnstar
For being an indispensable asset to the Wikipedia community, for always doing good. Cheers! Eustress (talk) 03:16, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
  The Working Man's Barnstar
For your participation in the Spring 2009 GAN backlog elimination drive, in which you reviewed 5 articles, you are granted this barnstar! Great work! —The participants on the Spring 2009 GAN backlog elimination drive 21:23, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For finding hidden erroneous information planted in an article over a year ago, I award you this anti-vandalism award for your dedicated work and meeting the challenge set. Good Job Ottawa4ever (talk) 13:14, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
Thank you for working as a group to improve on Sustainability and to ensure people with fringe POVs do not get away with it. Sunray (talk) 23:04, 24 November 2009 (UTC)
  The Translation Barnstar
For swift assistance with Chinese-language sources. kotra (talk) 18:09, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Barnstar

You are awarded the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Barnstar for creating the List of national variants in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? some years ago. Kubek15 write/sign 19:48, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Environment related contribs Extra 999 (Contact me + contribs) 03:22, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to everyone who - whatever their opinion - contributed to the discussion about Wikipedia and SOPA. Thank you for being a part of the discussion. Presented by the Wikimedia Foundation.
  The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
I just noticed that you've been creating the little Wikipedia Education Program graphics for the Canadian classes, and I wanted to say thanks. They look great! Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 18:06, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
At least one editor in the Wikipedia Education Program identified you specifically as being a helpful editor! Thanks for being so welcoming to a newbie! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 20:30, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for coming to visit the WMF office today! It's always so great to see you! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 21:16, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
  A Tesla Roadster for you!
Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! Gg53000 (talk) 20:22, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
  A helping hand (or eight)
For helping me access the sources I needed in order to improve the article Velodona, I award you this Velodona togata. You should probably put it in water or something. Also, no one has any idea what it eats. I'm sure it'll be fine. And hey, at least we know (thanks to you getting me the sources) that it can't ink you... Sven Manguard Wha? 22:34, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
  The Diligent Librarian Barnstar
For exemplary performance at the Resource Exchange, tirelessly delivering the reliable sources on which this encyclopedia depends, please accept this award. :) Shyamal (talk) 15:31, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
  The Diligent Librarian Barnstar
For going where no one else would go while at Resource Exchange, providing key reliable sources for Bengal famine of 1943, please accept this award.  Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 00:27, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
  The Bronze Maple Leaf Award
This maple leaf is awarded to OhanaUnited for writing 3 new articles, expanding 13, and making dozens of other quality improvements during The 10,000 Challenge of WikiProject Canada. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 15:38, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
  The Bronze Maple Leaf Award
This maple leaf is awarded to OhanaUnited for more than thirty article expansions, clean-ups and updates, making quality improvements during the second year of The 10,000 Challenge of WikiProject Canada. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 20:04, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
I, Durova, am pleased to thank OhanaUnited for outstanding content contributions with this triple crown. DurovaCharge! 19:21, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

It gives me great pleasure to award these imperial triple crown jewels to OhanaUnited in thanks for substantial contributions to Wikipedia's sports, environment and Canadian coverage. Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 10:23, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

I am pleased to present this Imperial Napoleonic triple crown to OhanaUnited for outstanding contributions to Wikipedia. Well done. Freikorp (talk) 06:56, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
A sincere thank you from Wikiproject Good ArticlesEdit

On behalf of Wikiproject Good Articles, I would like to express our gratitude to you for your contributions to the Sweeps process, for which you completed 59 reviews. Completion of this monstrous task has proven to be a significant accomplishment not only for our project, but for Wikipedia. As a token of our sincere appreciation, please accept this ribbon. Lara 01:05, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Articles/Templates I createdEdit

Images I uploadedEdit

Edit countEdit

Edit Date Article When
#1 July 18, 2006 Maple Story (minor edit) --
#1,000 May 2, 2007 Energy conservation (providing assessment for WikiProject Environment) 288 days after edit #1
#2,000 June 14, 2007 Ringo Lam (providing assessment for WP:Biography|WikiProject Biography) 43 days after edit #1000
#3,000 July 18, 2007 Long Win Bus (fixing red link) 34 days after edit #2000
#4,000 September 9, 2007 University of Toronto Scarborough
(providing reference)
53 days after edit #3000
#5,000 November 12, 2007 Order of battle of major belgian armoured sub-units, as of 10th of may 1940
(providing assessment for WP:Military History)
64 days after edit #4000
#6,000 December 18, 2007 Portal:Featured portals‎
(performing maintenance work)
36 days after edit #5000
#7,000 February 10, 2007 Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Other
(performing maintenance work)
54 days after edit #6000
#8,000 March 30, 2008 Image:Supertriosupreme.jpg
(adding fair-use rationale)
49 days after edit #7000
#9,000 May 21, 2008 Portal:Featured content/Portals
(performing maintenance work)
52 days after edit #8000
#10,000 August 10, 2008 Arcuate Horseshoe Bat
(adding image to article)
81 days after edit #9000
#11,000 November 9, 2008 Kowloon Tong Station
(rewording a sentence)
91 days after edit #10,000
#12,000 April 20, 2009 Hedychium gardnerianum
(adding taxonomic authority)
162 days after edit #11,000
#13,000 July 23, 2009 Wikipedia talk:The Great Wikipedia Dramaout
(commenting on an activity's future feasibility)
94 days after edit #12,000
#14,000 April 3, 2010 Wikipedia talk:Technical terms and definitions
(commenting on a guideline)
254 days after edit #13,000
#15,000 September 19, 2010 Talk:Georgian Airways
(updating assessment for WikiProject Georgia (country))
169 days after edit #14,000
#16,000 January 25, 2011 Talk:Church of St Demetrius, Patalenitsa
(adding version number for Good Article history)
128 days after edit #15,000
#17,000 July 1, 2011 Oasis Hong Kong Airlines
(reverting vandalism)
157 days after edit #16,000
#18,000 May 12, 2012 Camrose, Alberta
(adding transportation information)
316 days after edit #17,000
#19,000 August 25, 2012 Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Education Program extension
(providing suggestion)
105 days after edit #18,000
#20,000 April 6, 2013 Universal Weather and Aviation
(formatting a list)
224 days after edit #19,000
#21,000 December 29, 2013 Wikipedia:Merchandise giveaways/Nominations
(reverting vandalism)
267 days after edit #20,000
#22,000 May 3, 2013 Sept-Îles Airport
(updating a list)
125 days after edit #21,000
#23,000 October 31, 2014 December 2013 North American ice storm
(adding content related to frost quake)
181 days after edit #22,000
#24,000 April 12, 2015 Westwood Mall Bus Terminal
(linking to another article)
163 days after edit #23,000
#25,000 December 31, 2015 Wheelchair curling at the 2014 Winter Paralympics
(adding image)
262 days after edit #24,000
#26,000 October 14, 2016 Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon
(providing comment)
288 days after edit #25,000
#27,000 August 3, 2017 Porter Airlines
(updating article)
293 days after edit #26,000
#28,000 May 21, 2018 Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost/2018-04-26/Humour
(commenting on a Signpost article)
288 days after edit #27,000

Admin actions performedEdit

Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 28054
Edits+Deleted 28805
Pages deleted 598
Revisions deleted 1
Pages restored 40
Pages protected 72
Pages unprotected 8
Protections modified 28
Users blocked 163
Users reblocked 1
Users unblocked 8
User rights modified 96
Users created 3

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Country living in (or lived in):      
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Airports I've visited but not flown from:Edit

Protect the EnvironmentEdit

Andrew was an executive of the environment club in his high school, Thornlea Secondary School. At grade 11, he assisted hosting an assembly to increase environment awareness and promote Canadian government's One-Tonne Challenge which aims to have each Canadian reduce one tonne of global warming gases emission (e.g. CO2 and methane) a year. To tell everyone the truth, it's really easy to be environmental conscious. If everyone is willing to change their lifestyle just a little, we will all have a substainable Earth. Here're a few tips that are really easy to do to help protect the environment.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (3R)
    • Reduce is the most effective method. By directly cutting down the production, we use up less raw materials, using less fossil fuel transportation, and lower the chance of buying sweat shop products.
    • Reuse is the next effective method. By giving away stuff to others (e.g. clothing, toys, TVs that are still functional, etc.) not only you are helping the environment and planet Earth, but also helping people in need.
    • Recycling is on the least effective of all 3R methods. However, it is always better than doing nothing. As technology improves, we are now able to recycle more materials. Recyclable items include paper, aluminum can, plastic bottom, glass bottle, battery, aluminum foil and foil ware, juice box (Tetra Pak), jugs, lids, milk carton, printer ink cartridges (and the list goes on...)
  • Reduce energy and water consumption
    • By turning off computers not in use, it saves a great amount of energy. If you are doing something that doesn't need the monitor, turn it off. The monitor consumes 60% of total power consumption.
    • Switch off the lights when you leave a room.
    • Use fluorescent light bulb instead of incandescent light bulb. (Fluorescent light bulb contains mercury. Remember to dispose of it as a hazardous waste.)
    • Turn off the tap if you are not using it.
    • Take a shower instead of a bath.
    • Fix a dripping tap (valve).
    • Sign up for Earth Hour
    • Use a laptop instead of a desktop. Laptops actually use less energy and they're available on the go.
    • Unplug appliances that you don't use often. They (especially the ones that can be controlled by remotes) usually go into standby mode whenever it's plugged in, even if you don't turn it on.
    • Energy from the sun can save you a lot of energy if you know how to maximize to its highest potential.
      • Open your blinds during winter and close them in summer.
    • Try opening windows or using a fan instead of your air conditioner.
    • Turn up the thermostat setting on your air conditioner by 1 degrees Celsius and turn down the thermostat setting on your furnace by 1 degrees Celsius.
  • Food
    • Try to have a vegetarian meal at least once a week. It requires 10kg of vegetables to feed a cow to gain 1kg of meat. 10kg of vegetables feed more people than 1kg of meat.
    • Buy something that is locally grown. It shortens transportation which means that it consumes less fossil fuel. You're also supporting local farmers too!
    • Reduce the use of Styrofoam.
    • Use a mug for coffee or tea instead of a disposable cup. Some places give you discount for this!
    • Bring lunch with a re-usable container.
    • Don't buy bottled water (especially in developed countries). Most bottled water are actually just tap water, if not in worse quality than your house's tap water.
  • Simple tasks to do
    • Take public transportation.
    • Lower thermostat of heater in winter, wear a coat instead.
    • Purchase products with less packaging.
    • Use both sides of the paper.
    • Rely on natural light, especially if your room has a window.
    • Beware of what you are washing on your driveway (if you have one). Many people wash their cars on their driveways and the toxic chemicals ends up stormwater sewage basin where they will not be undergoing waste treatment before flowing into the nearest major lakes and rivers.
  • And finally, if you want to show your dedication towards the protection of the environment, please put this up this userbox.
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