Michael F.

PlanetCon

"Learn every day and do as much as possible to reduce impact on our planet. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 70 This Week
  • 5,299 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    178
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    people
    helped
  • up to
    270
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Michael's Actions

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 153
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

I will enjoy 1 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 148
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during Drawdown Ecochallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 152
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Use

Local Perennial Biomass

Perennial Biomass Production

I will spend at least 60 minutes finding out if anyone is working on perennial biomass projects in my region and how I can get involved.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Biomass

Biomass Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of biomass.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Share Bioplastic Disposal Tips

Bioplastics

I will spend at least 30 minutes researching how to properly dispose of bioplastics in my city and share this information with 3 friends, family and/or colleagues.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Recycle Everything I Can

Recycling

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, making sure to not contaminate recyclables with non-recyclables.

COMPLETED 149
DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Power

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Reduce Plastic From My Day

I will avoid using any single use plastic on this day.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

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 Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 2

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation.

COMPLETED 150
DAILY ACTIONS

Buildings and Cities

Tour a Green Roof

Green and Cool Roofs

I will set up a visit or a virtual tour of a green roof in my city, and ask about the codes and process for installing a green roof.

Completed
One-Time Action

Women and Girls

Give a Microloan

Sustainable Intensification for Smallholders

I will give 2 microloan(s) to women who need help starting a business.

Completed
One-Time Action

Buildings and Cities

Research Retrofitting Incentives

Building Retrofitting

I will spend at least 60 minutes finding out if my city, region, state, or country offers incentives for retrofitting existing buildings.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

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

Materials

Support pollinators

Take an action to support our planet's pollinators. Learn about bees and butterflies. Make your yard more attractive to pollinators by planting native plants or reducing chemicals. Sign up for the Backyard Habitats Certification program. Share what you've learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More about Micro Wind

Micro Wind Turbines

I will spend at least 60 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of micro wind.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Use

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Materials

Fix Leaky Faucets

Low-Flow Fixtures

I will fix faucets or report leaky faucets to facilities that have been wasting up to 9 gallons (34 L) of water a day or 270 (1,020 L) gallons of water a month per faucet.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed


  • Michael F. 9/27/2020 8:05 PM
    Over 5,200 points!!!!!!๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒ

  • Michael F. 9/25/2020 12:05 PM
    โ€œThis is going to be the New Deal, the Great Society, the moon shot, the civil-rights movement of our generation.โ€ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • Michael F. 9/24/2020 6:25 PM
    โ€œEver since we arrived on this planet as a species, weโ€™ve cut them down, dug them up, burnt them and poisoned them. Today weโ€™re doing so on a greater scale than ever.โ€ David Attenborough


  • Michael F. 9/23/2020 8:32 PM
    โ€œIโ€™m the Dude, so thatโ€™s what you call me. That or, uh His Dudeness, or uh Duder, or El Duderino, if youโ€™re not into the whole brevity thing.โ€ The Dude

  • Michael F. 9/22/2020 12:43 PM
    โ€œThe Earth is what we all have in common.โ€ Wendell Berry

  • Michael F. 9/21/2020 2:21 PM
    Over 5,000 points!!!!!๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒ

  • Michael F. 9/16/2020 5:44 PM
    "When I was 16 years old, I went scuba diving in Greece and saw more plastic bags than fish. I wondered why we couldn't just clean it up. That rather simple question stuck in my head." Boyan Slat

  • Michael F. 9/15/2020 9:46 PM
    โ€œThe climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.โ€ Greta Thunberg

  • Michael F. 9/13/2020 8:38 PM
    One point away from 4,800 points with this five point post.ย  I clearly use posts to add to my total.๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Michael F. 9/12/2020 2:47 PM
    3rd James Neighborhood Recycling plastic collection event planned for Oct. 24 in SE Portland. More information to follow!๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒ