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June 1, 2024 - May 1, 2025
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joyce craig

Team Manchester

"to serve the good people of Manchester"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 324 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    28
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    53
    pounds of trash
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1,415
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1.0
    square foot
    community beautification

joyce's 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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Community

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Community

Litter Removal

I will organize or participate in a volunteer litter clean up to keep trash from entering our storm drains and waterways.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

I will save up to 15 gallons (56 L) of water a day by installing a low-flow showerhead.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Home

Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater

I will avoid wasting water while waiting for the shower or sink to heat up.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Home

Install a Toilet Tank Bank

I will reduce the amount of water flushed and save up to 11 gallons (41 L) of water each day by installing a toilet tank bank.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Waterwise Home

Conserve Toilet Water

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

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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 11
DAILY 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 500. gallons of water.

COMPLETED
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

Use Native Plants When Possible

I will plant 30 square feet of native species, landscape with water-efficient plants in order to reduce general water usage, and minimize fertilizer and pesticide use.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

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    joyce craig 4/26/2022 6:18 AM
    The City of Manchester is currently ranked #5 in the water challenge for our population category

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    joyce craig 4/05/2022 11:24 AM
    Welcome to all new team members and thank you for helping to make our community more water-wise!

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    joyce craig 3/25/2022 6:35 AM
    In two years, Manchester exceeded our goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 50%. Today, the City has realized a 58.4% reduction in CO2 emissions -this is a huge win because we know that C02 is making our oceans more acidic