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June 1, 2021 - May 1, 2022
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Anabel Moreno

Team Manchester

"My mission is to WIN THE WATER CHALLENGE (or at least get top 3 .-. )"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 410 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    square feet
    community beautification
  • up to
    138
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    0
    kWh
    energy saved
  • up to
    30
    pounds hazardous waste
    eliminated from waste stream
  • up to
    9
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    14
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2
    storm drain locations
    stenciled
  • up to
    61
    pounds of trash
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    2,685
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    water collection systems
    installed

Anabel's Actions

Waterwise Home

Eat A Little Less Meat

I will replace 28 ounces of animal protein with plant-based protein every day.

COMPLETED 5
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 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Beautification

Collect Rain Water

I will create 1 rain garden(s), bioswale(s), or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time 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.

Completed
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 1 tree(s) in my home or in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 7
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 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 500. gallons of water.

Completed
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

Hazardous Waste Collection Drive

I will organize or participate in a volunteer community hazardous waste collection drive project.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Community

Storm Drain Stenciling Project

I will organize or participate in a volunteer community storm drain stenciling campaign.

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

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  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Beautification Share Your Project On Social Media
    How can you use your social media footprint to make an impact on the environment? Who do you admire currently and what are they doing on social media to show how they are making our environment better?

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    Anabel Moreno 4/30/2021 9:07 AM
    We can make sure to constantly remind people how important it is to fight for a sustainable future. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Community Identify a Local Freshwater Hope Spot using the Wyland Foundation Google Earth Portal
    What lakes, rivers, streams, or coastlines have inspired you? How have they changed over the years? What can be done to ensure they remain healthy and vital for the future?

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    Anabel Moreno 4/28/2021 1:58 PM
    I grew up on the banks of the Columbia River and I identify strongly with it --it's a part of who I am. McNary Dam has protected watershed that we always learned about during earth day. The salmon ladders and the fisheries are pretty rad too, we should continue to invest in protecting Columbia River salmon from extinction
  • Reflection Question
    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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    Anabel Moreno 4/28/2021 1:56 PM
    Okay so first of all, water isn't a free resource. Nothing is free in life. Plus if it was free, I wouldn't get angry calls from people complaining about the increase in their water bill... 
  • 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?

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    Anabel Moreno 4/28/2021 1:54 PM
    One thing I really like to do is use squash in my gluten free (lentil-based) lasagna instead of beef --its nutritious and delicious!
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Home Conserve Toilet Water
    What would a sustainable water future in your region look like? What needs to change?

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    Anabel Moreno 4/28/2021 1:53 PM
    A sustainable water future starts with a sustainability mindset --we gotta start thinking like Hannafords and do zero food waster everywhere!
  • 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?

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    Anabel Moreno 4/28/2021 1:51 PM
    The City of Manchester's water source is drought resistant, so we're really lucky, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't worry. Over time, I think climate change will have a negative effect on the plant life around Lake Massabessic, affecting erosion and the entire ecosystem altogether --that's bad!

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    Anabel Moreno 4/28/2021 1:35 PM
    Great work team! Let's get back into the top 3 by tomorrow :)