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Michael F.

Community Team

"Zero waste: progress - not perfection."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 30 TODAY
  • 30 THIS WEEK
  • 1,760 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    57
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    366
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1.0
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    1.0
    conversation
    with a person
  • UP TO
    4.0
    educational videos
    watched
  • UP TO
    2,396
    minutes
    spent learning

Michael's actions

Industry

Influence Change

Encourage business to eliminate single use plastic.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Volunteering.

I will volunteer with a nonprofit organization that recycles plastic.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Talk With a Local Grocer

Improved Fisheries

I will ask my local seafood market or grocery store if their seafood is sustainable and share the Seafood Watch resources so they can stock sustainable options.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Buildings

Upgrade My Windows

Insulation

I will upgrade the windows or weatherstripping in my home or office to reduce air leaks and save on energy costs.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Fund Family Planning

Family Planning and Education

I will donate to supply a community with reproductive health supplies.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Contact Fossil Fuel Companies

Methane Leak Management

I will contact the fossil fuel companies that supply energy in my community and ask how they manage and reduce methane leakage.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Support Nutrient Management

Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Electricity

Solar Water Consultation

Solar Hot Water

I will contact a local installer/distributor to see if a solar water heater makes sense for my house.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Reduce Single-Use Disposables

Bioplastics; Reduced Plastics

I will avoid buying and using 3 single-use plastics and instead replace them with durable options.

COMPLETED 45
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings

Explore Other Buildings Solutions

All Buildings Solutions

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching other Drawdown Buildings Solutions.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Health and Education

Watch Drawdown's Climate Solutions 101 Series

Family Planning and Education

I will watch Drawdown’s Climate Solutions 101 and share what I learned with others.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Smart Seafood Choices

Ocean Farming

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

Cook With Seaweed

Seaweed Farming

I will use seaweed in a new recipe.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Research Peatlands

Peatland Protection and Rewetting

I will spend 30 minutes researching the environmental benefits of peatlands and what is being done around the world to conserve and restore them.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Learn More about Silvopasture

Silvopasture

I will spend at least 30 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Learn about Temperate Forests

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the environmental services provided by and the environmental issues affecting temperate forests.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meals each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 47
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling; Recycled Metals; Recycled Plastics

Contamination prevents what is recyclable from being recycled. I will research and recycle all materials that are accepted by local haulers or drop stations in my community, including electronics and metals.

COMPLETED 45
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Find a Local Climate-Friendly Supermarket

Refrigerant Management

I will explore the interactive map in the links below to find a supermarket that does not use HFC refrigerants near my home.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Industry

Practice the 5 Rs

Recycling

I will practice the "5 Rs" — refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — to reduce my waste more than I can with just recycling alone.

COMPLETED 45
DAILY ACTIONS

Industry

Plastics Audit

Reduced Plastics

I will complete a plastics audit to see where plastics show up in my life and determine how I can reduce the use of single-use plastics.

COMPLETED 45
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

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    Michael F. 2/06/2024 9:22 PM
    Why don't more people care about our environment?🤬

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    Michael F. 2/05/2024 10:53 PM
    Came across this today.👍🏽♻️🌍

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    Michael F. 2/02/2024 10:41 PM
    Zero waste weekend ahead !👍🏽♻️🌍

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    Michael F. 2/01/2024 10:55 AM
    What motivates us to do and be better?

    “We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change and the last generation who can do something about it.”
    Barack Obama

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    Michael F. 1/31/2024 6:06 PM
    Completed my third shift picking up plastic from subscribers. We collected a van full of material thereby keeping it out of the trash.👍🏽♻️🌍

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    Michael F. 1/29/2024 10:28 PM
    Driving my 3rd shift of plastic recycling pick up tomorrow.👍🏽♻️🌍

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    Michael F. 1/28/2024 11:45 PM
    Volunteered for 5+ hours today on behalf of my ZW nonprofit group. Very successful event.👍🏽♻️🌍

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    Michael F. 1/27/2024 6:48 PM
    Let's do this! Make a difference tomorrow.👍🏽♻️🌍

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    Michael F. 1/27/2024 6:44 PM
    I brought home napkins for composting and plastic sauce cups for recycling from a local restaurant today. Unfortunately, upon cleaning and inspection I noticed the plastic cups and lids were #7 plastic. I’m going to speak with the restaurant manager to see if they will switch to stainless steel cups.👍🏽♻️🌍

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    Michael F. 1/26/2024 8:06 PM
    Happy Zero Waste Friday!👍🏽🌍♻️