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Meg Aleria

Emerson Manila Sustainability Team

"Be a catalyst for collaborative efforts to preserve, protect and promote the natural wealth embedded inevery island of our archipelago."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,837 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    340
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • UP TO
    340
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    1
    energy audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    1
    Carbon Footprint
    Calculated
  • UP TO
    355
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    waste audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    1
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    16
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    32
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    5
    trees
    planted
  • UP TO
    980
    minutes
    spent learning

Meg's actions

Action Track: Community

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE NEWS ON SUSTAINABILITY AT EMERSON

I will sign up to the Sustainability Aficionados distribution list to receive global news on sustainability at Emerson, including world news and Greening OF, BY, and WITH news.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

ATTEND THE ECOCHALLENGE CONSERVATION WEBINAR

On Wed 24th April, I will attend the Earth Month Ecochallenge Webinar on Conservation to learn about what individuals, companies and other organizations can do to promote biodiversity and nature protection.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

TAKE PICTURES AND SHARE ON LINKEDIN

I will take at least one photograph that is connected with this year's theme of Nature Conservation & Biodiversity (for example an urban park, bee hives, birds and other animals...) and I will post it on LinkedIn with the hashtags #EarthMonthEcochallenge #EarthMonthAtEmerson.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Use Public Transit

Public transportation reduces pollution, improves community, and creates safe streets. I will use public transit 1 miles per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate + Air

Declutter My Home Without the Landfill

Each day, I will learn about responsible ways to dispose of items and de-clutter, clean, donate, repurpose or recycle unneeded items in my home to make sure that what I get rid of doesn't go into the landfill.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Plant Trees

Trees capture carbon and produce oxygen that is essential to life on earth. I will support this important piece of nature by organizing or joining a community group to plant 1 native trees in my community, public parks, office location, campus or backyard.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Carry My Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me this month, to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill. I will post on the feed my reflections, conversations, and actions I will take moving forward.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Go Plastic-Free

Millions of tons of plastic is produced each year worldwide. Each day, I will conduct a plastics audit of what I buy and use throughout the challenge (kitchen, bathroom, personal care products, etc.), to see how single-use plastic shows up in my life. I will find plastic-free alternatives to these products and advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, product manufacturers, at work, or on campus.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Reduce Pollutants in Cleaning

Understanding cleaning product ingredients and their effect on water and biodiversity is helpful to our consumer choices. I will spend 30 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 30 minutes learning about sustainable seafood choices, commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean, and share what I learned on the feed.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Calculate My Carbon Impact

Carbon emissions can show up in many surprising ways in our life. I will calculate the carbon emissions associated with my household and consider how lifestyle changes could reduce the carbon footprint and impacts on the environment.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Online Energy Audit

Energy use and waste is often invisible. I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 30 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Save the Bees

Bees are vital to ecosystems. To help save the bees, I will learn which local flowers provide nectar and plant them in my backyard or in a pot on my balcony.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Endangered Species

Wildlife and biodiversity play an important role on our planet and are being threatened each year. I will spend 30 minutes each day learning about the current status of local or global wildlife and how I can align my actions to support their livelihood.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Seek Alternative Gifts and Souvenirs

When traveling, I will seek souvenirs that support local communities and do not cause harm to the environment or wildlife.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 60 minutes learning about the beauty and body products I use to see if they are refillable or recyclable. If not, I will reach out to the manufacturer to advocate for those options.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 60 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood, office, or campus (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Personal Waste Audit

The waste we create daily can go unnoticed. I will track the waste I create in a day and post a photo log on the feed to see how much I create and where I can make different choices to reduce my waste going forward.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 16 hours in my community.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will organize or participate in a trash pickup at a local river, beach, or natural body of water.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Choose Renewable Energy

Renewable energy options are becoming more widespread and accessible. Not only are they good for the planet, they can help save money as well. I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will contact them to advocate for this option in the future.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Stay on the Ground

Carbon emissions from air travel is harmful to planetary and human health. Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Consume only Needs vs Wants

The more stuff we consume, the more greenhouse gasses we put into the atmosphere. I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach this month and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

JOIN OR CREATE A GREEN TEAM AT EMERSON

I will continue to contribute to Emerson's environmental sustainability goals beyond April by learning more about the Global Green Teams Network, joining a team near me, or maybe even creating a new team.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

Reflection, encouragement, and relationship building are all important aspects of getting a new habit to stick.
Share thoughts, encourage others, and reinforce positive new habits on the Feed.

To get started, share “your why.” Why did you join the challenge and choose the actions you did?


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    Meg Aleria 4/29/2024 7:58 PM
    Let's close Earth month with a bang! Thank you to all the teams who supported!

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    Meg Aleria 4/28/2024 4:11 PM

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    Meg Aleria 4/27/2024 6:42 PM
    It's Sunday, let's stop and smell the roses!
    Did you know that roses are not only symbols of love and beauty but also valuable contributors to the ecosystem. Their ability to attract pollinators, purify the air, and stabilize soil makes them an essential part of our nature.




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    Meg Aleria 4/26/2024 1:19 PM
    Water is fundamental to human life. Without clean water, people suffer from waterborne diseases, malnutrition, and dehydration. Advocating for clean water is not only about meeting immediate needs but also about creating a sustainable and thriving future for all. 🌊💧


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    Meg Aleria 4/26/2024 4:19 AM
    Today, Emerson Manila partnered with Waves for Water Philippines to provide water filters to families in Brgy. Labian, Tanay Rizal PH.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

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    Meg Aleria 4/26/2024 4:16 AM
    Volunteering not only benefits the community but also enriches the lives of those who participate. It strengthens community bonds, encourages civic engagement, and creates a better future for all.

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    Meg Aleria 4/24/2024 4:31 PM
    Joined the Earth Month Ecochallenge Conservation + Action webinar last night and learned so much! Thanks to the panelists!

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    Meg Aleria 4/23/2024 4:49 PM
    Green spaces, such as parks, nature reserves, and forested areas, act as natural coolants. These spaces play a vital role in the bustling cities of Metro Manila. They absorb heat, provide shade, and reduce the harmful effects of urban heat! (in photo: Gazebo and garden beside a museum in our neighborhood)


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    Meg Aleria 4/22/2024 5:07 PM
    10 things we can do everyday to help Mother EARTH!

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    Meg Aleria 4/21/2024 3:38 PM
    Happy Earth Day!!! The Earth is what we all have in common.