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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Toby Salzman

SEEDS

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 279 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    5.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent learning

Toby's Actions

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

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

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Explore Other Food Solutions

All Food Solutions

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching other Drawdown Food Solutions.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Learn More about Silvopasture

#9 Silvopasture

I will spend at least 45 minutes watching videos and/or reading about the environmental benefits of silvopasture.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 45 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Electricity Generation

Learn More About Geothermal Energy

#18 Geothermal

I will spend at least 45 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of geothermal energy and consider investing in this technology.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Generation Learn More About Geothermal Energy
    Geothermal energy is reliable, abundant, and efficient. Project Drawdown states that public investment will play a crucial role in its expansion. In what ways (i.e. with money, time, advocacy) can you invest in geothermal energy?

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    Toby Salzman 4/24/2019 4:51 AM
    I can't see this as an effective retrofit for me or others like me. It would need to be done at a community level or greater. Given the way other alternative energies are treated in our society, I believe it would take a committed leader at some level with a great deal of charisma and a willingness to take a risk with their political capital. Afraid I'm not too optimistic for near-term changes
  • Reflection Question
    Transport Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
    Reducing (or eliminating) exhaust emissions and improving public health are two benefits of green vehicles. What other motivators inspire you to consider switching to a more fuel-efficient vehicle?

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    Toby Salzman 4/23/2019 11:03 AM
    the entire cycle of energy production and associated waste seems to be like too much effort and cost for too little gain
    I just wish it was easier to understand relative benefits and costs, conveniences and inconveniences to be able to feel like it's possible to make a truly informed choice
  • Reflection Question
    Food Learn More about Silvopasture
    Had you heard of the term "silvopasture" before now? After learning more about it, what do you think is the biggest advantage of silvopasture?

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    Toby Salzman 4/22/2019 8:18 AM
    Interesting link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgfF8UrfAsc
    seems so obvious....