Margaret Wetter

Sustainable Ballard

Points Total

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  • 176 Total

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Challenges

Water

Learn About My Watershed

I will find local resources for learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

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Food

Reduce Animal Products

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

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Ecological Principles

Reduce My Footprint

I will calculate my ecological footprint and talk with my family or roommates about way we can reduce our negative enviromental impact.

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A Call to Sustainability

Watch a Documentary

I will watch a movie about a sustainability issue I would like to know more about.

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One-Time Challenge

A Call to Sustainability

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

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Ecological Principles

Support Pollution Reduction

I will learn about water and air quality issues in my area, how they are impacting human and environmental health, and how I can help.

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  • Margaret Wetter 11/17/2018 1:26 PM
    Today I calculated my water footprint.  (You may notice under "Suggested Group Activity" on p 68 that the web address is missing ... I went to www.watercalculator.org).  My footprint is 1,601 gallons / day.  Not bad, I guess -- the U.S. average is 2,220.  Note that this calculator takes into account your direct water use PLUS your virtual water use -- the amount of water it takes to produce your food, clothes, gas, etc.

  • Margaret Wetter 10/30/2018 12:03 PM
    One of my challenges this week was to explore a new nature walk in my community.  Even though I have lived in north Seattle for 30+ years, I have never walked the short loop trail in the Llandover Woods Green Space.  It's lovely!  It's set in a beautiful wooded hillside, and today the trail was covered with multi-colored leaves.  The main thing I enjoyed was the quiet.  Except for the occasional airplane noise, the only sounds I heard were the birds and the wind in the trees.