April 1 - April 30, 2020

Shannon Sawt

#UNLITTER

"Let's #UNLITTER the world!"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 302 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    25
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    7
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Shannon's Actions

Oceans

Learn about Our Oceans

I will spend at least 15 minutes learning about how our oceans support life on Earth by producing oxygen, regulating climate, and providing habitat, food, and jobs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

Completed
One-Time Action

Oceans

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When marine wildlife ingest plastic, they have a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 4 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Water-Friendly Beauty Products

Avoid beauty products with micro beads or harsh chemicals that will feed into the ground and your water supply.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Dishwasher Efficiency

I will scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher and only run the dishwasher when it’s full.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Fresh Water

Eco-friendly Gardening

I will plant native species, landscape with water-efficient plants, and use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Shannon Sawt 4/02/2020 12:54 PM
    Hi everyone! Happy day 2. Let's get this done!!
  • Reflection Question
    Oceans 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?

    Shannon Sawt 4/02/2020 12:53 PM
    I think my diet choices do fall within these guidelines and can also ask the business where they get their fish from. 
  • Reflection Question
    Oceans Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

    Shannon Sawt 4/02/2020 12:53 PM
    I usually use coffee cups and straws. I have been avoiding straws for some time now, and will get in a better habit of bringing my Starbucks cup to Starbucks
  • Reflection Question
    Oceans Learn about Our Oceans
    What is one way in which oceans support your life on Earth? What is one way you can help take care of ocean health with your actions?

    Shannon Sawt 4/02/2020 12:52 PM
    Oceans regulate our climate. In order to take care of our ocean's health, I will avoid single use plastics and make sure that none of my trash ends up on the beach or in our waterways

  • Shannon Sawt 4/01/2020 10:55 AM
    Heya!!!! Let’s get those points in everyone!! Let’s show those teams who is boss
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Water-Friendly Beauty Products
    Beyond what does or doesn't come out of the tap at home, how do your choices affect freshwater locally and globally?

    Shannon Sawt 4/01/2020 10:53 AM
    The ecosystem is a trickle down effect, so small actions that everyone does will affect the ecosystem greatly over time. 
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Dishwasher Efficiency
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

    Shannon Sawt 3/29/2020 11:01 AM
    Simple tasks such as washing one's car in the carwashing machines at the gas stations is helpful in using less water. There, the water is recycled. 
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Eco-friendly Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

    Shannon Sawt 3/29/2020 11:00 AM
    In my area there is Lake Okeechobee which is constantly polluted with fertilizer from commercial farms and then creates large deposits of algae in our waterways!
  • Reflection Question
    Fresh Water Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    Using the links provided, investigate the bottling practices of water corporations. There have been many cases where the water rights of the local people have been violated or even completely disregarded when a corporation decides to bottle water from a particular water source. How can you advocate for those who have been harmed - both humans and wildlife - by this bottling process?

    Shannon Sawt 3/29/2020 10:56 AM
    I have been completing this challenge for the last 2 years. I grew up only drinking spring water, and I now filter my own water with a Britta. I have seen the water being taken out of springs near Gainesville, Florida by Nestle. I have seen the water bottles pile on the beaches and thrown around walking trails!

  • Shannon Sawt 3/29/2020 10:54 AM
    Hey everyone! 3 days until the competition starts! Lets all invite one friend to join our team! 
    Use this link! https://earthday.ecochallenge.org/participants/join?referral_code=943704d0-08fa-472b-936d-95d93c227fb1&team_invitation=true