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Lyonell Towler

LaVassar Science Period 2,3,4,5,6

"the orca's need our help so its the best thing to help them"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 832 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    101
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    162
    bags of litter
    collected
  • up to
    120
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    100
    donations
    made
  • up to
    17,800
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    120
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    72
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    72
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    10
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • up to
    500
    trees
    planted
  • up to
    120
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    12
    pounds
    waste composted

Lyonell's Actions

Community

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 2400 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

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 10 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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Skip the Straw

Plastic bags and small plastic pieces like straws are most likely to get swept into our Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean waterways. I will keep 6 plastic straw(s) out of the landfill per day by refusing straws or using my own glass/metal straw.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Plant Trees

I will plant 500 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard to combat climate change and reduce stormwater impacts to Puget Sound and/or Pacific Ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Raise Money For a Nonprofit

I will raise money to support Ecochallenge.org or another organization supporting Puget Sound health.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Support Native Communities

I will use the resource links provided and spend 2400 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

Depave my Yard

Start to replace some impermeable surface in your yard, courtyard, or common space with native plants, to reduce stormwater impacts to the watershed and salmon and orca habitat downstream.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 120 hour(s) in my community to help watershed health that leads to the Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Express My Support

I will write or call my elected officials to express my support for environmental action that impacts orca and/or salmon habitat in both policy and practice.

Completed
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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Depave my Community

I will look for areas of excess pavement in my community that can be converted into greenspace that helps downstream salmon and orcas, and bring my community together to start planning a depave project.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Remove invasive weeds

Recruit 2+ friends/family/neighbors and together remove invasive vegetation from our home/apartment building/neighborhood that is in a watershed upstream of downstream salmon and orcas.

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Pick up after my pets

I will pick up pet waste on every walk and once a week in my yard, since stormwater otherwise carries it to the Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Support Pollution Reduction

I will spend 1000 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

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate, so long term, it stays out of the Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases further reducing plastics that may enter Puget Sound and/or the Pacific Ocean.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 10 disposable cup(s) to landfills by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Waste Recycle Everything I Can
    What have you learned about what is accepted by local haulers for recycling, what you can drop off or ship to certain places, and what is not recyclable in your area? What is the most difficult part of recycling for you?

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    Lyonell Towler 11/03/2020 10:15 AM
    we dont want trash on he grownd
  • Reflection Question
    Community Support Native Communities
    Indigenous speaker and activist Winona LaDuke says that, “most indigenous ceremonies, if you look to their essence, are about the restoration of balance — they are a reaffirmation of our relationship to creation. That is our intent: to restore, and then to retain balance and honor our part in creation.” Why is balance important to sustainability?

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    Lyonell Towler 10/29/2020 2:12 PM
    well i allready surported them
  • Reflection Question
    Community Raise Money For a Nonprofit
    How do/can Ecochallenge.org programs help you develop a stronger sense of community?

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    Lyonell Towler 10/29/2020 1:28 PM
    by working together we can go faster
  • Reflection Question
    Community Support Environmental Initiatives lead by People of Color
    How does existing pollution, handling of pollution, urban planning, environmental health responses, and opportunities for equitable leadership exacerbate the inequities and disparities in our communities? How can we help alleviate that to promote a healthy community for all?

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    Lyonell Towler 10/29/2020 1:28 PM
    by doing kind things like helping 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Reduce Single-Use Disposables
    Bringing your own bags and containers to the grocery store, and even to restaurants for leftovers, are a couple of ways to reduce your waste. What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Lyonell Towler 10/29/2020 1:25 PM
    i use reuseabul stuff and no single use items
  • Reflection Question
    Community Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns
    Who is most affected by environmental degration and/or environmental irresponsiblity in your community? How are they affected?

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    Lyonell Towler 10/29/2020 1:24 PM
    they act younger so they are truoblesum
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Skip the Straw
    How could you incorporate other "R's" -- reduce, reuse, refuse, repair, repurpose, etc. -- into your lifestyle?

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    Lyonell Towler 10/29/2020 10:26 AM
    i dont like useing 1 use straws cause there hurting the anamils
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reusable one, but it's just hard to make the switch. What stands in your way of making this a habit? By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Lyonell Towler 10/29/2020 9:59 AM
    i was useing a reuseabul mug befor orca recoveryday
  • 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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    Lyonell Towler 10/23/2020 11:22 AM
    compost and wait till its all dirt then use it for gardening
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Support Pollution Reduction
    What environmental factors affect human health in your region, and how do they affect it?

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    Lyonell Towler 10/23/2020 11:21 AM
    we can pick trash so we have less of it