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Camila Matamala-Ost

Pierce Conservation District

"Doing my best to make the world greener and more full of native plants!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 513 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8.0
    pounds
    waste composted
  • up to
    100
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    40
    minutes
    spent learning

Camila's Actions

Education

Educate my family or friends

Spend 30 minutes educating my family/friends about Southern Resident Orca Whales and their endangered food supply.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education

How does my local government support Orcas?

I will spend 30 learning about how my government is supporting watershed and orca health and encourage them to do more.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education

Donate to Environmental Education organizations

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

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Advocate for Green Spaces

I will call or write 1 public officials per day to advocate for more green spaces around my community and shared watershed.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 60 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard to improve our regional ecosystem.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Do Nature Activities

I will engage in nature-based activities alone, or with my friends or family, for 20 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 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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 4
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Community

Support Environmental Initiatives lead by People of Color

Racial inequity is both a sustainability and justice problem. I will support and seek out conservation organizations lead by people of color in my community, as their efforts address environmental justice, Puget Soundand/or Pacific Ocean health.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Camila Matamala-Ost 10/14/2020 12:50 PM
    So -- as of yesterday you can have up to 10 daily actions! So, feel free to add more if you wanted to but weren't able to!
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and touch?

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    Camila Matamala-Ost 10/14/2020 12:01 PM
    I noticed that the maple trees are changing color and that they are so bright and cheerful. I also noticed the crisp fall air. It is refreshing and so different from the summertime breezes. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Support Local Pollinators
    Why is it important to take care of pollinators? Could plants reproduce and flourish without the labor of pollinators?

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    Camila Matamala-Ost 10/09/2020 5:35 PM
    Cause they make our plants happy and help them reproduce! Plants can't live without pollinators. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

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    Camila Matamala-Ost 10/09/2020 5:31 PM
    I'm not new to composting. I use my city's composting service. I like to think of my kitchen scraps going towards making strangers gardens more fertile :)

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    Camila Matamala-Ost 10/06/2020 3:09 PM
    Hey ya'll, you get points for posting in your feed and answering reflection questions. 5 pts for a pot and 15 pts for answering a question. The reflection questions are actually pretty interesting! 
    Let's keep up the good work so we can BEAT King Conservation District.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Meet My Local Farmers
    When you know who produces your food, you are connecting personally to your complex regional food system. What are the advantages of knowing who produces your food and where it comes from? Do you think this might enable someone to advocate for a better quality of life for those who produce their food, both near and far?

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    Camila Matamala-Ost 10/06/2020 2:57 PM
    Well, for one it helps you to understand the cost of local food. It can be a lot more expensive that the grocery store. Getting to know my farmers has helped me understand how expensive it is to farm and makes me feel like the higher cost is worth it. It's also more motivating for me personally to buy food from someone that I know and trust. 
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Advocate for Green Spaces
    What does nature provide for you?

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    Camila Matamala-Ost 10/06/2020 2:55 PM
    Nature provides me with so many things! A sense of peace and calm, oxygen, clean water, beauty, opportunities to connect with others, mental stimulation, food, medicine. The list could go on and on.
  • Reflection Question
    Food Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Camila Matamala-Ost 10/06/2020 2:53 PM
    Yes they do actually. I made a choice a few years ago to stop eating canned tuna and it follows the guidance. I have replaced my tuna consumption with wild caught canned pink salmon and it is pretty tasty. I am also trying to get into sardines...which is a work in progress.
    I am surprised that it is advised to to eat only 2 cans of tuna per week for women of childbearing age! If anyone is curious here are the fish advisories: https://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Food/Fish/MercuryAdvisories

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    Camila Matamala-Ost 10/05/2020 2:14 PM
    It's the first day of the Ecochallenge! Who is excited to get started?