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Soila Chadwick

Team Orca

"We are trying to keep our comuntity safe and clean!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 700 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    150
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    150
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    400
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Soila's 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

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers to minimize my water footprint, as in many watersheds, a drop for me is one less for salmon, which then warms streams or impairs salmon streamflows.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean waterways. I will keep 5 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 5 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 30
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 30
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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    Soila Chadwick 11/03/2020 2:48 PM
    You have to make sure that you are not using an unnessisary amount of plastic bottles. Also, you could make plastic water bottles into a plant habitat, and if you look it up, there are tons of other things you can do to keep them out of the ocean.
  • Reflection Question
    Water 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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    Soila Chadwick 10/26/2020 3:01 PM
    Next, you can use shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bars, instead of wasting plastic for the containers.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Soila Chadwick 10/20/2020 11:24 AM
    I could not use plastic toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, and more. You could make sure to consider upcycling before you throw things out. 

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      Soila Chadwick 10/20/2020 12:41 PM
      same thing with my siblings, they have TONS of boxes, scrap string, and even more that they use for crafts.

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      Stacie Fejtek Smith 10/20/2020 12:00 PM
      Right now with the kids out of school EVERYTHING becomes arts and crafts supplies. Many of the crafts end up in our "museum". When we need to clean out the museum we reuse some parts and recycle the rest. 
  • 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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    Soila Chadwick 10/20/2020 11:21 AM
    I really like marine biology, so I would say that I esspecially focus on what I can help save in the ocean when I do these kinds of challenges. I like to do the nature and waste actions because I know that if you prevent waste in the ocean, you can help save the ocean from being a big trash bomb. :(

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    Soila Chadwick 9/22/2020 6:15 PM
    I am Soila and I am 11 years old as well. I LOVE the ocean, and I visited the Boston Aquarium and did my first Ecochallenge. I am so exited to save the orcas  like Eva.