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Erin Meyer

Seattle Aquarium

"Seek new knowledge and take action in new ways to support a healthy ocean"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 578 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    4.0
    bags of litter
    collected
  • up to
    240
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    2.0
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    360
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    849
    minutes
    spent learning

Erin's Actions

Food

Learn More about Food Deserts

I will spend 69 minutes learning about food deserts and find out how I can advocate for healthy and fresh Puget Sound food in my region.

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

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 60 minutes learning how Washington’s Indigenous Communities are working to support Orca health, and what I can do to support them.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 60 minutes researching environmental justice concerns that effect people and the connection to downstream fish and wildlife, their causes, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

Mulch the Base of Trees and Plants

I will prevent harmful storm-water runoff to the Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean and increase absorbency by mulching the base of plants and trees at my home or work.

Completed
One-Time Action

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers to minimize my water footprint, as in many watersheds, a drop for me is one less for salmon, which then warms streams or impairs salmon streamflows.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Leave No Trace

I will practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace when doing nature activities alone or with family and friends to minimize my downstream impact in my watershed.

COMPLETED 12
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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend 60 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

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  • Erin Meyer's avatar
    Erin Meyer 11/03/2020 10:50 AM
    The EcoChallenge is still on! Don't forget to check-in today. We all could use a moment of reflection, rainy day or no, so get outside for a walk, bring a bag and pick up trash, and remember that we can all play a part in improving the health of the Salish Sea.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Do Nature Activities
    What did you observe while spending time outside -- through sight, sound, smell and touch?

    Erin Meyer's avatar
    Erin Meyer 10/22/2020 10:33 AM
    During this morning's walk I smelled the crisp scent of fall
  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Five minute showers are an impressive step toward reducing your water footprint. What is the next step you can take?

    Erin Meyer's avatar
    Erin Meyer 10/22/2020 10:32 AM
    In addition to shorter showers, I have started showering every other day... and doing baths for kiddos every other day.