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Margie Eberling

The Salish Sea School's Guardians of the Sea

"Learn, share, help. "

Points Total

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1,015
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    8
    trees
    planted

Margie's Actions

Food

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 30 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

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 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Plant Trees

I will plant 8 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard to combat climate change and reduce stormwater impacts to Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 2 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

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend 20 minutes learning about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting orca and environmental health, and how I can help.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Learn about boat noise impacts

I will spend 20 minutes learning about how boat noice impacts Orcas and then I will change my boating habits to reduce my impact.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean since the Puget Sound is connected to all!

COMPLETED 24
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Fix all car leaks

I will maintain my car/vehicle by fixing all car leaks and avoid leakage draining to the Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

I will be Whale Wise as a Marine Boater or Paddler

I will spend 10 minutes learning about local marine laws pertaining to orcas, responsible boat maintenance techniques, and will follow the Be Whale Wise guidelines.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education

Educate my family or friends

Spend 10 minutes educating my family/friends about Southern Resident Orca Whales and their endangered food supply.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education

Learn about my watershed

I will spend 10 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

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 15 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard to improve our regional ecosystem.

Completed
One-Time Action

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    Margie Eberling 11/05/2020 4:36 AM
    Last day. It has been a pleasure, team. I’m glad to have learned more about not only orcas, but also nature conservation in general. Best wishes to all of you!

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    Margie Eberling 11/04/2020 4:50 AM
    A Plastic Ocean was dismaying, eye-opening. A lot of work to be done at all levels. 

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    Margie Eberling 11/02/2020 4:38 AM
    Going to watch A Plastic Ocean documentary this evening. 

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    Margie Eberling 10/31/2020 5:00 AM
    Being outdoors in nature is the main way I’m able to tolerate the social isolation due to CoVid. It’s a mental health boost, not to mention a healthy dose of sunshine’s vitamin D for the immune system! 

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    Margie Eberling 10/30/2020 5:04 AM
    2 trees down on our property and 2 next door from Zeta winds, not even much rain. Today will require clean up of the debris. Should be a sunny beautiful day to be outside!

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    Margie Eberling 10/29/2020 5:31 AM
    We are in the path of Zeta this morning. Far enough north to expect tolerable rain and wind, but some concern for our tall pine trees. 🤞 Nature is powerful!

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    Margie Eberling 10/27/2020 4:59 AM
    I’m looking at changing to a simple bar soap in the shower...fewer additives and more biodegradable than the body wash. 

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    Margie Eberling 10/26/2020 3:04 PM
    I was reading about the impact of detergents on marine life.  I've been trusting enough to think powdered Tide laundry detergent, my old standby, would be eco-conscious by now.  Apparently not.  It is 2020, right? All.these.years. Sigh.  I'll be making a change tomorrow.  

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    Margie Eberling 10/25/2020 6:29 AM
    Just watched a TED talk by Sylvia Earle.  Left me as an individual feeling kind of hopeless about the ocean's status.  The orca dilemma is one picture of the far-reaching decline in marine life across our globe. In the last 50 years, human influence has exacted quite a toll, Can we reverse or at least halt the damage? it is going to take mindset change and large-scale actions worldwide.  

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    Margie Eberling 10/24/2020 11:36 AM
    Acorns are raining down from the oak trees! Squirrels are very busy. :) Happy weekend all!