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Justin Kirby

The Salish Sea School's Guardians of the Sea

"To be an Earth hero!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 720 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    3
    bags of litter
    collected
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    810
    minutes
    spent outdoors

Justin's Actions

Education

Learn about my watershed

I will spend 30 minutesIdentifying what sub-basin I live in and learning about my watershed's water quality, fish habitat problems, and options for volunteering.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go by Bike

I will commute by bike 6 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 4.75 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere AND avoid sending exhaust particles and tire pollution into stormwater that impacts Orca and salmon health.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Education

Donate to Environmental Education organizations

I will research and donate to an organization providing environmental education to underserved audiences in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 9
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

Uncompleted
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 3
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 11/05/2020 9:04 PM
    What a great program. Hopefully you will do it again next year. 

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    Justin Kirby 11/04/2020 6:19 PM
    Today flew by, but I was able to get out for a quick walk. Plus, we went to a view point where the wind was howling!
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Properly dispose of boat waste
    What do you imagine happens to your boat waste, if not disposed of properly? Does the ocean have an infinite capacity to reabsorb and process fecal bacteria?

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    Justin Kirby 11/02/2020 4:42 PM
    I have a kayak, so the challenge is with invasive species, not waste. You have to clean your kayak so that you do not transport invasive species from one lake to another. After we are done kayaking, we take a sponge and wipe down our kayaks. Then we air dry them on our cars. 

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    Justin Kirby 11/02/2020 4:33 PM
    Rode my bike to get a few things for dinner rather than taking the car.  Saved gas and got some exercise!

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    Justin Kirby 11/01/2020 8:57 PM
    I got outside today for a nice walk, but it did not meet my 90 minute goal :-(. 

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    Justin Kirby 10/30/2020 8:00 PM
    I picked up garbage yesterday on a beach in Anacortes, WA. I was expecting to get a full bag, but was surprised by how little was there. There must be a lot of earth warriors picking up trash.  

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    Justin Kirby 10/28/2020 9:54 PM
    Great day to garden outside!

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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.