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June 1, 2024 - May 1, 2025
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Carrie Aquiningoc

Love of Ecosystemic Integrity


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  • 96 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    plastic straw
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Carrie's actions

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 100. gallons of water.


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 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.


Waterwise Home

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.


Waterwise Beautification

Plant a Tree

I will reduce stormwater runoff, promote better air quality, and reduce CO2 from our atmosphere by planting 5 tree(s) in my home or in my community.


Waterwise Beautification

Use Native Plants When Possible

I will plant 12 square feet of native species, landscape with water-efficient plants in order to reduce general water usage, and minimize fertilizer and pesticide use.


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    Waterwise Community Take the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
    Water is a free resource, but what are the steps needed to get water to your home? What other resources are needed to ensure you have access to water? Energy? Infrastructure? What are some of the ways smart water use helps the national economy?

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    Carrie Aquiningoc 4/09/2024 2:06 AM
    Smart water use ensures that the aquifers in my region are not over pumped. There will be water for future generations.

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    Carrie Aquiningoc 4/09/2024 1:36 AM
    I have been collecting native plant seeds for a few years. That I can recall, I've collected Western Cedar tree, Madrone, Manzanita, purple dead nettle, heals all/ heal self, fireweed, native rose, and twin flower. Tried to get Dogwood but maybe missed my window of opportunity. I've planted some but need to plant more.

    I recently found that someone had cut down the rhododendrons on a forest path and saw signs that the area may be logged within a year or so. I took cuttings and dipped them in rooting hormone a couple of weeks ago. If it works, I'll be planting those in and around the community.

    I've planted on my property, on the community lake access property and plan to eventually plant on the roadsides to block out the invasive scotch broom plants.

    My husband has helped me a lot and I have a new friend in my neighborhood who might like to join in.