Skip to main content
Emmanuel Larsen's avatar

Emmanuel Larsen

WVC Geographers

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 51 Total

Emmanuel's Actions

Action Track: Building Resilience

Learn About Local Environmental Justice Concerns

I will spend 60 minutes researching environmental justice and environmental racism concerns in my region, who is affected by them, and local initiatives to address these concerns.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Nature

Support Local Pollinators

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local native pollinators and plant some in my yard or local community garden.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Compost Food Waste

I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill each day by composting my food or learning how to.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Collect Rain Water

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water Collect Rain Water
    Trace the water that flows down the drain from your house to the largest body of water nearby. What is the route it takes?

    Emmanuel Larsen's avatar
    Emmanuel Larsen 5/05/2021 2:16 PM
    The rainwater that flows down from my house must mostly go through subterranean channels, since there are no large rivers between my location on the Waterville Plateau and the Colombia River. Its also possible that some of it is sequestered in underground reservoirs. 
  • 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?

    Emmanuel Larsen's avatar
    Emmanuel Larsen 5/05/2021 2:14 PM
    I haven't really thrown food away for quite some time, but composting makes use of some organic matter that people don't usually eat. While it takes a couple years for compost to fully be broken down, it can be useful as fertilizer quite soon, especially if enough high carbon plant material is added. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles are needed for health and safety in certain places, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. What are the barriers to you using reusable bottles and tap water instead of bottled water? How could you make this a permanent habit?

    Emmanuel Larsen's avatar
    Emmanuel Larsen 5/05/2021 1:54 PM
    The primary barrier is the fact that many events provide plastic water bottles, so its a lot easier to just use them instead of bringing along a reusable water bottle. Therefore, I'd say you just need to think a little more about that kind of thing.