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May 1, 2020 - June 1, 2021
Bessie Stears's avatar

Bessie Stears

Environmental BC

"To improve the quality of life that is all around us whether it's our neighbor or a butterfly...all life matters..."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 35 This Week
  • 935 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    60
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    42
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    424
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Bessie's 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 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waterwise Home

Use Reusable Bottles

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 22
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 Beautification

Use Native Plants When Possible

I will plant 1 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 1 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 0
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.

Uncompleted
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 23
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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    Bessie Stears 4/01/2021 4:16 AM
    I mulched around all the pine trees we planted last weekend. Really adds character and it is beneficial. 

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    Bessie Stears 3/29/2021 8:30 AM
    My fiancé and I purchased 30 Norway spruce trees Saturday March 27th and planted them all in our yard. Our bodies are still recovering from the plantings but it sure was great getting our hands in the soil again after a long winter.