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June 1, 2024 - May 1, 2025
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Nicholas McCallum

KCAL CBS-Wyland Foundation

"Promoting and protecting the quality of our shared water resources one small act at a time."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 415 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    4.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    0.1
    kWh
    energy saved
  • UP TO
    0.1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    12
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    9.0
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    727
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Nicholas's actions

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Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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Eat A Little Less Meat

I will replace 6 ounces of animal protein with plant-based protein every day.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

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 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.

COMPLETED 9
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

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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

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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 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • 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?

    Nicholas McCallum's avatar
    Nicholas McCallum 3/26/2024 4:59 PM
    Climate change will have an extremely negative impact on Southern California's water resources. As time goes on we will experience an increased occurrence and intensity of hazards such as drought, wildfire, groundwater depletion, and by extension, pollution. Sea level rise will negatively impact our shared infrastructure and threaten our existing groundwater aquifers with increasing levels of salinity, rendering them unsuitable for use.

    You can find out more about climate change's impact on our regional water resources by checking out the California Department of Water Resources' website.