April 1 - April 30, 2019

Katie Meckes

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 51 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    64
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Waste

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Historically, marginalized and low-income communities live closer to landfills, contributing to a multitude of health problems. I will find out how I can limit single-use items and do my best to limit the waste I generate.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Conserve Toilet Water

I will save up to 12 gallons (45 L) of water a day by flushing only when necessary.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

Water

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When they ingest plastic, marine life has a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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DAILY CHALLENGE

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