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Megan Barnes

Kitsap Conservation District

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 402 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    2
    bags of litter
    collected
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    10
    donations
    made
  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    305
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    150
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    7
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    7
    pounds
    waste composted

Megan's Actions

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to landfills per day by composting my food, which reduces my climate footprint ultimately helping salmon and orcas.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Depave my Yard

Start to replace some impermeable surface in your yard, courtyard, or common space with native plants, to reduce stormwater impacts to the watershed and salmon and orca habitat downstream.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education

Learn about my watershed

I will spend 15 minutesIdentifying what sub-basin I live in and learning about my watershed's water quality, fish habitat problems, and options for volunteering.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 60 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh Puget Sound food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 documentary(ies) about food sovereignty: the right of local peoples to control their own food systems including markets, ecological resources, food cultures and production methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Pick up Trash

I will pick up and properly dispose of litter on a daily walk through my neighborhood, since stormwater will otherwise carry it to the Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Recycle Everything I Can

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by my local haulers or drop stations in my community.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream, and downstream in Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean, by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Ecochallenge.org or another organization supporting Puget Sound health.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Remove invasive weeds

Recruit 2+ friends/family/neighbors and together remove invasive vegetation from our home/apartment building/neighborhood that is in a watershed upstream of downstream salmon and orcas.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 10 minutes researching environmental justice concerns that effect people and the connection to downstream fish and wildlife, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education

Help educate young people

Identify, lead and host simple environmental education activities, that help the Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean, for 3 young people I know.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education

Switch to Natural Yard Care Practices

I will spend 30 to research, write-up, and deliver 1 page about why my family, landlord, apartment manager, or school should switch to natural/organic yard care practices, and deliver to that person.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard to improve our regional ecosystem.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Start or Tend a Garden

I will tend to a garden each day, or work on starting one to keep my food local, minimize my climate carbon footprint and therefore reduce my impact to the Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends to minimize my downstream impact in my watershed.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

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    Megan Barnes 11/04/2020 10:00 AM
    I grew up with well water/ have never enjoyed drinking bottled water due to the taste. I can't go anywhere without my reusable water jug. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

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    Megan Barnes 11/04/2020 9:55 AM
    Composting has been a part of my lifestyle for the last five years (all thanks to Connor). We have included my parents into the composting process which has been interesting as the helper rats we have around have been able to provide and strategically place the plastic stickers that were left on the compost, right on top of the pile. -_-
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Start or Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Megan Barnes 11/04/2020 9:50 AM
    There are many significant experiences that have altered my perspective.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Could plants reproduce and flourish without the labor of pollinators?

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    Megan Barnes 11/04/2020 9:48 AM
    They are fundamental for establishing and maintaining the ecosystem and habitats that animals rely on and are vital for facilitating the reproduction of flowering plants which would not flourish without them