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Emily Hirsch

Whatcom Conservation District

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 600 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    11
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    26
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    200
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    2.0
    bags of litter
    collected
  • up to
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    2,025
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning

Emily's Actions

Food

Locally-Sourced Meals

I will source 1 meal(s) per day from local Puget Sound producers.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 30 minute(s) each day to connect with the shared ecosystem in which I live and rely on. (This can be anything from going on a walk or hike, to noticing the leaves changing color, to reading a book with nature themes.)

COMPLETED 27
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 8 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 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

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

COMPLETED 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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 27
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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  • Emily Hirsch's avatar
    Emily Hirsch 11/05/2020 12:36 PM
    Don't forget to check in each day.  Mucho points just for that.
  • 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.

    Emily Hirsch's avatar
    Emily Hirsch 10/19/2020 8:25 AM
    Yes, being in touch with nature is one of the greatest pleasures in life. 

    • Ryan O'Connor's avatar
      Ryan O'Connor 10/29/2020 9:37 AM
      I am constantly blown away by the natural world, whether it be in my backyard, in the mountains, on the coast, or even travelling abroad. I find myself in a state of amazement when I take the time to go out and experience nature. I find it humbling and also invigorating, and when I see my kids enjoying it too, that is priceless.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and touch?

    Emily Hirsch's avatar
    Emily Hirsch 10/19/2020 8:24 AM
    I hear geese flying overhead right now, I feel the wet leaves soaking the cuffs of my pants, I feel the cool air and hear the leaves blowing from the trees.