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To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?

    Transportation Go by Bike
    How do your transportation choices affect your engagement in your community? Does your experience differ while walking, riding transit, biking, or driving?

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    Chris Porter 11/17/2020 2:10 PM
    Everyday when I bike around King county, I learn  or see something that I did not see before: Birds, bee nests, a house that is in a state of disrepair and abandoned.  Waterways that had escaped me before and nesting grounds for birds.  Projects being worked on to restore habitats by removing noxious and invasive weeds. Walking around the neighborhood and seeing yards that are pollinator friendly or have a big lawn and have the potential of being so much more. 
    Transportation Contact my elected officials
    How can you spread your affinity for boating and paddling, whilst supporting the natural resource you rely on for that enjoyment? What are laws for, if not to protect those without a voting voice?

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    Chris Porter 11/17/2020 2:07 PM
    There are a few areas around Seattle that allow access to water for paddling, canoeing, and kayaking. Promoting those sites as access points to connect with nature and the environment. 
    Food Start or Tend a Garden
    Have you ever had a significant experience in nature that altered your perspective or focus? If so, please describe it.

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    Chris Porter 11/17/2020 2:05 PM
    While scuba diving, it occurred to me how vulnerable the ocean is.  How what we do above the water so greatly impact life in the sea, waterways, and rivers. The dying orcas that would allow smaller fish to hide and live place them at risk, as the coral dies and changes the Ph of the water and the composition of life. 
    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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    Chris Porter 11/08/2020 1:38 PM
    I have not used the Seafood app to better source the seafood my family eats.  Having this app will allow me to be a better steward of sustainable seafood.  I love trout, shrimp, halibut, cod, rockfish, and salmon. 
    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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    Chris Porter 11/08/2020 1:28 PM
    Local Farmer's markets, grocery stores committed to having local grown produce in the stores, and grocery stores giving produce to food banks before it expires.  
    Food Organize a Course
    How can you use's programs to help mobilize your community to take action toward a sustainable future?

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    Chris Porter 11/08/2020 1:24 PM
    We have a local farmer's market, but there is no effort to get markets to give back to environments by supporting pollinator gardens across the city or in a neighborhood. 
    Food Locally-Sourced Meals
    If you were to only eat what is in season locally, what would be the hardest food item for you to give up?

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    Chris Porter 11/08/2020 1:12 PM
    Summer fruits would be hard to give up.  There is such a diversity of fruits, and we live in a time with expanded markets bring increased local and international fruits that have historically not been in local markets. 

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    Liz Clark 11/06/2020 11:48 AM
    Great job, Team KCD! Looking forward to next year's Orca Recovery Day EcoChallenge already!

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    Liz Clark 11/04/2020 10:15 AM
    The home stretch! Only one more day!
    Community Participate in a Cover Crop Planting at Hillside Gardens Parking Plots
    How did this experience connect you to the community and benefit Orca Recovery?

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    Connie Huang 10/30/2020 11:45 AM
    I found that engaging with my community not only motivated others to act against climate change and our rising oceans but also motivated myself to more strongly incorporate sustainability and actual CHANGE into my everyday actions.