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June 1, 2021 - May 1, 2022
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Lauren Smith

Team Manchester

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 393 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    0
    pounds pesticide and excess fertilizer
    prevented from entering watersheds
  • up to
    30
    pounds of trash
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    77
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Lauren's 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 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.

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 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

Storm Drain Stenciling Project

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waterwise Home

5-Minute Showers

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

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Waterwise Beautification

Use Permeable Pavers

I will reduce polluted runoff and support groundwater recharge where possible by replacing 15 square feet of concrete with permeable surfaces.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waterwise Beautification

Hydrozone Your Landscape

I will "hydrozone" my yard and garden so that low water-use, moderate water-use and high water-use plants are grouped together.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waterwise Beautification

Install Greywater Catchment

I will install a greywater catchment system in my home.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Beautification Use Native Plants When Possible
    What sort of native plants could you use for beautiful gardens, lawns, and living spaces that are more waterwise?

    Lauren Smith's avatar
    Lauren Smith 4/30/2021 12:40 PM
    I'd love to use wildflowers and shrubbery native to New Hampshire
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Beautification Use Permeable Pavers
    How does overpaving contribute to stormwater pollution and degraded water quality?

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    Lauren Smith 4/30/2021 12:40 PM
    it makes the water run off into uncontrolled areas
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Beautification Install Greywater Catchment
    Greywater systems can reuse 50–80% of a household’s water use, but do you know its best uses?

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    Lauren Smith 4/30/2021 12:39 PM
    I don't! I'm interested in learning more about this
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Home Insulate Water Pipes and Water Heater
    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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    Lauren Smith 4/30/2021 12:39 PM
    In working with the Water Works Department, I've learned how climate change will affect our region

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    Lauren Smith 4/30/2021 12:38 PM
    It's going really well!!!!
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Community Storm Drain Stenciling Project
    What is a storm drain? What is untreated water? How does it affect our health? How do oil, soap, gum, food wrappers, cigarette butts, and chip bags find their way into our lakes, rivers, streams, and coasts?

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    Lauren Smith 4/30/2021 12:37 PM
    Untreated water is bad for our health and we need to make our water cleaner for everyone
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Beautification Hydrozone Your Landscape
    A smart hydrozoning plan can reduce landscape water use by 20% to 70% and even reduce the need for chemicals. How might you reorganize or group the plants in your landscape or project?

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    Lauren Smith 4/30/2021 12:37 PM
    We're redoing our backyard, so I will make sure when we're replanting the garden, to utilize smarter landscaping techniques
  • 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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    Lauren Smith 4/30/2021 7:12 AM
    I love the Merrimack River in Manchester!
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Home 5-Minute Showers
    Five-minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

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    Lauren Smith 4/28/2021 1:47 PM
    I have continued to take short showers this month -- it took awhile to get used to, but I know it's helpful
  • Reflection Question
    Waterwise Community Litter Removal
    How do you feel about your community when you see lots of litter? How does litter find its way downstream?

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    Lauren Smith 4/28/2021 1:47 PM
    We hosted a citywide cleanup across Manchester. No one likes seeing litter, and I was glad to see people coming together to clean up the city