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Justin Kirby

The Salish Sea School's Guardians of the Sea

"To be an Earth hero!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 65 This Week
  • 510 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    bags of litter
    collected
  • up to
    1
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    630
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Justin's Actions

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 90 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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty

I will watch 1 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

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

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

Transportation

Properly dispose of boat waste

I will learn where pumpout facilities are in the Puget Sound areas I go boating, and use those pumpout facilities instead of dumping into the Puget Sound or Pacific Ocean beyond.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Justin Kirby 10/27/2020 6:23 PM
    Our tiny 3 cylinder car got over 40 miles to the gallon on my trip to Seattle today. Yes is uses fossil fuel, but it uses a heck of a lot less than 95% of the cars on the road!

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    Justin Kirby 10/26/2020 4:35 PM
    I went to the Skagit Gleaner today (an organization that tries to keep food out of the land fill) and found many nice things (apples, bread, potatoes, baked potato soup, etc.) for me and my family to eat. I am proud to be part of an organization that helps people in need and the environment. 

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    Justin Kirby 10/25/2020 9:21 PM
    We have had some pretty strong wind storms and they are building some new houses on our street, so there was plenty of garbage to pick up. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and touch?

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    Justin Kirby 10/19/2020 7:49 PM
    The leaves were everywhere today. It was a little hard to see the trail. There were also many trees down from a storm a few days ago. Fall is a fantastic time to ride, we have the entire forest to ourselves. 

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    Justin Kirby 10/17/2020 6:18 PM
    It was a good day! The kids went to a Salish Sea School event where they counted forage fish. My wife and I had a great walk along the water while they were learning. Plus the sun even came out for a few minutes.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Watch a Documentary about Food Sovereignty
    In what ways does your community practice food sovereignty and what would happen if you could not access those foods?

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    Justin Kirby 10/14/2020 7:12 PM
    We have a organization called the Skagit Valley Gleaners that gets food that is excessed, not selling well, was never picked up from restaurants, or has flaws (dented cans, crushed cardboard boxes, etc.). This is a vital source of food for struggling families. With out it, there would be more people in Skagit county that would not get enough food to feed their families. Plus, all this perfectly good food would go into the land fill.  

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    Justin Kirby 10/14/2020 7:04 PM
    Harbor Seals have increased their consumption of Salmon from 1 million in 1970 to 7.8 million in 2020. That is hurting the Orca Whale population since it is taking fish from them.