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June 1, 2021 - May 1, 2022
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Meghan Combs-Tirpak

Department of Water Works

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 980 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    0.1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    0.1
    kWh
    energy saved
  • up to
    95
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    11
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    0.0
    pounds pesticide and excess fertilizer
    prevented from entering watersheds
  • up to
    1,003
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    water collection systems
    installed

Meghan's Actions

Waterwise Home

Eat A Little Less Meat

I will replace 2 ounces of animal protein with plant-based protein every day.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Community

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.

Completed
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 20. gallons of water.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Home

Use Reusable Bottles

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

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Beautification

Collect Rain Water

I will create 2 rain garden(s), bioswale(s), or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Beautification

Use Native Plants When Possible

I will plant 2 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

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Home 5-Minute Showers
    Five-minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Meghan Combs-Tirpak's avatar
    Meghan Combs-Tirpak 3/15/2022 12:09 PM
    Along with taking five-minute showers, water use can be reduced in the home by using cold water to wash hands, running the dishwasher instead of hand washing dishes, only washing full loads of laundry, and rinsing fruits and vegetables in a bowl instead of under running water.