Michael Freud

PlanetCon

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

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 70 This Week
  • 2,749 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    3
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    450
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    67
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    2
    people
    helped
  • up to
    270
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Michael's 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 68
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food

Reduce Animal Products

Plant-Rich Diets

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

COMPLETED 67
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Tour a Green Roof

Green and Cool Roofs

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

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 66
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

Food

Smaller Portions

Reduced Food Waste

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

COMPLETED 69
DAILY ACTIONS

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 65
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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

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

Feed


  • Michael Freud 6/29/2020 1:01 PM
    Who is going to participate in the PlasticPlastic Free EcoChallenge?!?!👍🌍

  • Michael Freud 6/12/2020 9:38 AM
    Happy Friday everyone! Yesterday I had two separate community members ask me moderately complex recycling questions.  Even in these extremely challenging times our friends and neighbors are working hard to become more eco-friendly.👍🌍

  • Michael Freud 5/31/2020 7:21 PM
    Still going strong!!!!!🌍👍

  • Michael Freud 5/23/2020 11:54 AM
    This post officially puts me over 1,500 pts!👍🌍

  • Michael Freud 5/22/2020 2:33 PM
    Let's go!  In 11th place.  Less than 200 points to go before we crack the top 10.👍🌍

  • Michael Freud 5/18/2020 7:51 PM
    14th place!!!!!!!!!!!!!🌍👍

  • Michael Freud 5/14/2020 6:56 PM
    Moved up into 17th place.  Let's go Team PlanetCon!🌍👍

  • Michael Freud 5/13/2020 9:50 PM
    6,998 points with THIS post - go Team PlanetCon!🌍👍

  • Michael Freud 5/11/2020 7:37 PM
    Saw this story on the evening news just now.  It is good to see eco-friendly content going more mainstream.🌍👍

    https://www.koin.com/news/environment/website-aims-to-save-the-ocean-with-trivia-questions/

    • Roberta Sommer 5/12/2020 9:57 PM
      Awesome, I went right to the Free The Ocean site, answered the trivia question, and voilà!  A piece of plastic will be removed.  If I answer everyday, 365 pieces of plastic will be removed in a year's time.  This is a fun thing to do with kiddos because they can see their name on the website entries listing.   Thanks for sharing!

  • Michael Freud 5/09/2020 7:46 PM
    Happy Mother's Day to all of you PlanetCon moms!🌍👍