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June 1, 2024 - May 1, 2025
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Annika Andersen

Green Oceanside

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 245 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    19
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    0.7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    0.4
    kWh
    energy saved
  • UP TO
    5.0
    pounds hazardous waste
    eliminated from waste stream
  • UP TO
    43
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    6.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    0.2
    pounds pesticide and excess fertilizer
    prevented from entering watersheds
  • UP TO
    3,043
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1.0
    hydrozone
    created

Annika's actions

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Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waterwise Home

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 per faucet every day.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Community

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 3 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waterwise Community

Hazardous Waste Collection Drive

I will organize or participate in a volunteer community hazardous waste collection drive project.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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Eco-Friendly Community Beautification

I will organize or participate in a volunteer community beautification project using eco-friendly gardening practices from one or more of the waterwise activities shown in Waterwise Beautification.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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Identify a Local Freshwater Hope Spot using the Wyland Foundation Google Earth Portal

I will show my support for a favorite lake, river, stream, wetland or place along the coast.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Community

Take the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

I will discover the power of my community working together by completing the WNMC Pledge and pledging to save 50. gallons of water.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Beautification

Annual Irrigation Audit

I will have an irrigation professional audit my irrigation system 1x per year to save water, money, and reduce runoff.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Beautification

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent water runoff and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Beautification

Install Greywater Catchment

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Beautification

Hydrozone Your Landscape

I will "hydrozone" my yard and garden so that low water-use, moderate water-use and high water-use plants are grouped together.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Beautification

Use Native Plants When Possible

I will plant 20 square feet of native species, landscape with water-efficient plants in order to reduce general water usage, and minimize fertilizer and pesticide use.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 4 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

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Eat A Little Less Meat

I will replace 5 ounces of animal protein with plant-based protein every day.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

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Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Waterwise Home Eat A Little Less Meat
    How could you "flip" some of your favorite meals to increase vegetables, beans, and grains and reduce meat protein?

    Annika Andersen's avatar
    Annika Andersen 4/20/2021 1:25 PM
    Include savory food like mushrooms, soy sauce, and tomato paste can make any meal or grain dish more full of flavor and "umami" that you normally get from meat. 

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    Annika Andersen 4/20/2021 1:18 PM
    Let's help the Earth and save resources!

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    Annika Andersen 4/02/2021 8:17 AM
    I love helping the planet!