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Stacie Fejtek Smith

NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region

"One Life and One Earth. Be KIND to ALL. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 959 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    18
    bags of litter
    collected
  • up to
    54
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    54
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    44
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    2
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    75
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    20
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    5
    pounds
    waste composted

Stacie'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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

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

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

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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and stop using fertilizers so my footprint in my ecosystem doesn't harm the Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean downstream.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 3 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 2.47 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere AND avoid sending exhaust particles and tire pollution into stormwater that impacts Orca and salmon health.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Learn how and take steps to certify my yard or common outdoor area as a backyard wildlife habitat to improve our Puget Sound or other regional ecosystem.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Get Expert Advice

Contact my Conservation District (or other local technical service provider) to come explain my home's landscape conditions and potential for restoration projects.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Plant Trees

I will plant 20 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

Advocate For More Food Packaging Options

I will advocate for alternatives to single use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Join a Local CSA

I will sign up for a local CSA (community-supported agriculture) to help keep remaining farmland in farmland, in Puget Sound or Pacific Ocean watersheds, and reduce the trend towards paved over environments.

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

Food

Meet My Local Farmers

I will visit my nearest Puget Sound farm to learn about locally produced food and the quality of life of all involved in producing it to make better choices for Puget Sound when I shop.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend 30 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

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 16
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Stacie Fejtek Smith 11/02/2020 11:15 AM
    We planted our first batch of sprouted acorns in preparation for the first rain. It takes 8+ weeks for the acorns to sprout and you have to hibernate them in your fridge if you collect them early. We have learned a lot through this process and are working towards getting certified by Sacramento Tree Foundation for future greening of our watershed. https://www.sactree.com/event/142

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    Stacie Fejtek Smith 10/28/2020 10:15 PM
    On my walk today through the neighborhood I came across a drip system spraying the road enough my kids ran through it like a sprinkler. I could have walked on by, but instead I knocked on my neighbors door (masked up and socially distanced) and let her know about the problem. She had no idea and it could have taken her days to realize what was going on. It felt good to save water from running down the drain and also hopefully some money on their water bill. My kids we happy we saved water for the fishes, but disappointed there wasn't a sprinkler to run through any more. 

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    Stacie Fejtek Smith 10/26/2020 11:03 AM
    Started my winter garden. I removed all my pumpkins and leftover plants that were spent and turned the soil. 

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    Stacie Fejtek Smith 10/22/2020 10:42 AM
    I had heard the term "food sovereignty" before, but now I understand how important it is and can make a different in our watersheds and for animals up and down the food chain. Check out the TED talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGkWI7c74oo for some quick learning. 

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    Stacie Fejtek Smith 10/21/2020 1:01 PM
    Joined a CSA that uses local farms, but serves almost all of California. Farm Fresh to You and friends who join here's a discount code: CZLB8972. We used to use this CSA service in Los Angeles and I am looking forward to supporting Central Valley farms. 

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    Stacie Fejtek Smith 10/19/2020 3:44 PM
    The family and I have visited several local farms this harvest season. We have picked apples and pumpkins this fall and helped support our local growers.

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    Stacie Fejtek Smith 10/19/2020 3:39 PM
    Selected my plants for my winter garden with the hopes that it will take little to no additional watering besides rain. 

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    Stacie Fejtek Smith 10/14/2020 3:59 PM
    Planning my native garden! Calscape has a plant finder by zip code. https://calscape.org/ 334 native plants to choose from!

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      Elizabeth Keller 10/14/2020 5:47 PM
      This is a cool site! (Sadly, I do not have a yard/land where I could do a bunch of planting, but I am bookmarking this for the future!)

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    Stacie Fejtek Smith 10/12/2020 10:50 AM
    Found my local RCD today https://eldoradorcd.org/ so I can fid out more about native and watershed friendly gardening

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    Stacie Fejtek Smith 10/10/2020 10:04 PM