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Shannon Bly

Whidbey Island Conservation District

Points Total

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  • 370 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3.0
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    2.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Shannon's Actions

Education

Join the Orca Forum to learn from local researchers

Learn about orca research taking place in the Puget Sound in this workshop put on by Whidbey Island CD in partnership with Northwest Straits Foundation and County Marine Resource Committees. Wednesday, Oct. 14 5:30-7pm

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Join An Outdoor Project

I will join an outdoor restoration project in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Education

Share my connection with Orcas through art

I will make a piece of art that connects my life to the life of Orcas and Salmon, and share it on social media.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education

Contact my elected officials

I will contact my local elected officials and explain why I care about Salmon/Orcas and how investment in habitat restoration and acquisition is needed for their survival.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education

Support local schools with Orca resources

Share with my child(s) teacher or my neighborhood school pre-prepared curriculum resources about the plight of our Orcas and the healthy watersheds they depend on, for remote learning

Completed
One-Time Action

Education

Educate my family or friends

Spend 30 minutes educating my family/friends about Southern Resident Orca Whales and their endangered food supply.

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

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases further reducing plastics that may enter Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to landfills by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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  • Reflection Question
    Nature Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

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    Shannon Bly 10/19/2020 7:26 AM
    I think the area I fell most drawn to is pollinator habitat, because not only is it important to the food supply, but it is something that everyone, no matter what their living situation, can connect to and interact with in their living spaces. Connection to nature and feeling like we're a part of the environment, rather than seeing the environment as part of human civilizations, is the most meaningful step to addressing the problems we face.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

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    Shannon Bly 10/19/2020 7:23 AM
    If it's a small amount of items, I can carry them out in my arms. I also keep a reusable bag -in-a-bag in my purse. When I go to Bellingham, where there is a plastic bag ban, I m often faced with this problem and end up carrying my items or buying a paper bag.

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    Shannon Bly 10/05/2020 9:20 AM
    Today is the start of our Ecochallenge! So excited to get started. Please share any challenges or successes here with our team and we can help each other complete our actions. Have fun!

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    Shannon Bly 9/23/2020 1:23 PM
    Hi  everyone! I'm excited to have you on the WICD team - post your own hello here!