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May 1, 2020 - May 1, 2021
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Debi Overholt

DRIP Dolls

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,105 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    kWh
    energy saved
  • up to
    42
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    204
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    159
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    8,330
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Debi's 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 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

Eat A Little Less Meat

I will replace 20 ounces of animal protein with plant-based protein every day.

COMPLETED 17
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Home

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Home

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 8 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 27
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

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

COMPLETED 27
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 1000. gallons of water.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Debi Overholt's avatar
    Debi Overholt 4/30/2021 5:49 AM
    Last day for the Wyland Mayor's Challenge!  It has been fun sharing tips and ideas with our customers.

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    Debi Overholt 4/28/2021 6:10 AM
    Grand Junction is stuck in third place.  We need a boost, Team!

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    Debi Overholt 4/20/2021 5:59 AM
    Hey Team!  It is go time.  Less than two weeks in the Mayor's Challenge and we are still in third place.  We need help!

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    Debi Overholt 4/19/2021 5:59 AM
    Oh No!  Grand Junction has slipped to #3 in the Mayor's Challenge!  Look like we need to "up" our game.
  • 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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    Debi Overholt 4/19/2021 5:57 AM
    I purchased a cookbook specifically for meatless recipes.
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Home Fix Leaky Faucets
    Fixing leaky faucets is one of the tasks that we can easily put off until later. Good job on completing this action! How will you use the momentum from completing this action to increase your water efficiency in other ways?

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    Debi Overholt 4/18/2021 9:22 AM
    Easy fix to save water.  Bathroom needed a new washer. 
  • 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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    Debi Overholt 4/18/2021 9:20 AM
    It’s easier than I thought to say no to straws. Starbuck’s new lid works fine. Can’t wait until they start reusable cups. 
  • 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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    Debi Overholt 4/17/2021 6:14 AM
    Second year participating. Love the message. 
  • 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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    Debi Overholt 4/17/2021 6:13 AM
    Our community thrives on outdoor recreation. We need to have healthy water ways for our future. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Beautification Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants
    Did you know that our quality of life on earth is tied to a thin layer of topsoil? Natural mulch from plant debris plays a critical role in conserving moisture, preventing erosion, storing groundwater, and helping return nutrients to the soil.

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    Debi Overholt 4/17/2021 6:12 AM
    We got rain this week so the mulch helped hold the moisture. Less need to water!