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May 1, 2020 - June 1, 2021
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Rachel Garner

The Valley School

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 248 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    0
    kWh
    energy saved
  • up to
    3
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    243
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Rachel's Actions

Waterwise Home

Eat A Little Less Meat

I will replace 10 ounces of animal protein with plant-based protein every day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

Conserve Toilet Water

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

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

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Waterwise Beautification

Share Your Project On Social Media

I will share an image or video of my project on social media and tag @wylandfoundation along with a caption highlighting the benefits of eco-friendly gardening.

Uncompleted
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

Use Native Plants When Possible

I will plant 5 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

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waterwise Beautification

Collect Rain Water

I will create 4 rain garden(s), bioswale(s), or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

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 1000. gallons of water.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Rachel Garner's avatar
    Rachel Garner 4/08/2021 12:27 PM
    One step at a time. One person at a time.
  • 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?

    Rachel Garner's avatar
    Rachel Garner 4/07/2021 8:20 AM
    Mushrooms instead of meat
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Community Say No to Plastic Straws
    How do you think climate change will affect your region’s water supply? Think about the effects of weather, storms, salinity, and sea level rise, among other changes. How can you find out more about climate change’s impact to your region's water?

    Rachel Garner's avatar
    Rachel Garner 4/07/2021 8:19 AM
    It will lower water supply

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    Rachel Garner 4/07/2021 8:18 AM
    Excellent! Team is starting to work on getting donations for planting water-wise plants and rain barrel system installation

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    Rachel Garner 4/02/2021 8:06 AM
    Excellent! Team assembled & starting action plans!