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Arriane Aranas

Emerson Manila Analytical Specialists

"To inspire and empower individuals and communities to take meaningful action towards environmental conservation and sustainability."

POINTS TOTAL

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participant impact

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    1
    Carbon Footprint
    Calculated
  • UP TO
    37
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1
    waste audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    33
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1
    water footprint
    calculated
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    2
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
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    1
    community event
    hosted or attended
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    3
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    1
    tree
    planted
  • UP TO
    235
    minutes
    spent learning

Arriane's actions

Land + Forests

Advocate for Forest Protection

Using my voice can help create a more sustainable and just world. I will contact 1 local, regional, or national decision makers to advocate for public policy that protects forests and improves their ability to sequester carbon and nourish biodiversity.

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Action Track: Community

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 2 native trees in my community, public parks, office location, campus or backyard.

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Action Track: Community

Share My "Why"

I will record a video to share why I am taking action this Earth Month, a sustainable swap I've made, and/or a local conservation effort in my area.

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Action Track: Community

Pick Up the Phone

I will gather a group of friends, family, neighbors or colleagues to make 2 phone calls to public officials or companies to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Endangered Species

Wildlife and biodiversity play an important role on our planet and are being threatened each year. I will spend 10 minutes each day learning about the current status of local or global wildlife and how I can align my actions to support their livelihood.

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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.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Understand My Water Footprint

Each of us has a water footprint, directly linked to our daily activities as well as the water required in the production of things we use each day. Understanding our water use is important for a healthy planet. I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste, then share what I learned on the feed.

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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.

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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.

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Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 15 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood, office, or campus (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 10 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.

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Land + Forests

Regenerative Agriculture and Me

Regenerative agriculture focuses on farming and ranching in a way that supports life and restores the soil. I will spend 10 minutes learning about regenerative agriculture and find out if any nearby farms practice regenerative agriculture.

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Land + Forests

Choose Eco-Friendly Wood and Paper

Trees provide food and habitat for local wildlife species, shade our streets and homes, and help keep our air and water clean by capturing pollutants. Buying products that help protect forests makes a difference. I will only purchase wood, furniture, and paper products from ecologically certified sources such as Forest Stewardship Council.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Low Water Gardening

Grass lawns are water-intensive and on average require about 30 percent of a household’s water consumption. Native plants are water-efficient and help maintain the balance and diversity of local ecosystems. I will plant native species with water-efficient plants to conserve water and improve the habitat, then post a photo on the feed to share.

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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.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 10 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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Land + Forests

Zero Waste Day

The impacts of our waste are far reaching. I will create zero waste for an entire day and share my reflections and learnings on the feed.

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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 10 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Cooking Oil Disposal

Pouring cooking oil down the drain can cause damage to waterways and ecosystems. I will learn how to properly dispose of cooking oil to help support healthy ecosystems.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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Climate + Air

Sustainability Lunch and Learn

Learning in a social setting can inspire connection and change. I will work with a friend or colleague to plan and host a lunch and learn at work, school, in my neighborhood or other location to learn more about an environmental topic important to me. After the lunch and learn, I will share more about it on the feed.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When marine wildlife ingest plastic, they have a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 2 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Itr's estimated over a billion water bottles are thrown away each year. Even if they were recycled, that still uses energy and resources from the earth. I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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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?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Beauty and Personal Products
    What new insights did you gain about the skincare products you use? Did you reach out to advocate for refillable or recyclable packaging?

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    Arriane Aranas 4/30/2024 8:16 AM
    Skincare products play a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin. Let's be aware of the ingredients used in every product we use and let us support brands that says no to animal cruelty. I was able to send an email/message to a local brand and suggested/encouraged them to develop recyclable packaging for their products since they claim that their products are made with good intentions and they are one with the planet.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Explore My Area
    Where did you go for your walk or hike in nature? What were the benefits of doing so?

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    Arriane Aranas 4/30/2024 7:59 AM
    My husband and I was able to go for a morning walk in the neighborhood. Walking promotes more bonding for us. It also offers a wide range of benefits for both physical and mental health.
    Physical heatlh: improves cardiovascular health, enhances strength and flexibility and boosts immune function.
    Mental health: reduces stress and anxiety and boosts/improves mood.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Arriane Aranas 4/30/2024 7:46 AM
    Mental health - Improve mood and enhancing well-being
    Physical health - Promotes strength, and flexibility. Spending time outdoors exposes us to fresh air and sunlight, boosting vitamin D levels
    Spiritual health - Foster a sense of connection with the Earth and a feeling of stewardship towards environment. Many cultures and spiritual traditions consider trees a symbol of growth, renewal and life, contributing a sense of purpose.

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    Arriane Aranas 4/30/2024 7:01 AM
    Last day of the ecochallenge!
    I'm filled with gratitude for the opportunity to be part of this journey towards a more sustainable future. Let's carry the lessons learned and the habits formed into our daily lives, making every day an opportunity to contribute to a healthier planet. Together, we can make a difference!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Low Water Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

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    Arriane Aranas 4/30/2024 1:36 AM
    Flooding is a serious concern that can have devastating impacts on communities. Addressing flooding concerns like community engagement, flood early warning systems and floodplain management can help reduce this risk.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Pick Up the Phone
    What do all of us have in common, regardless of politics, race, religion, occupation, or place we live? How can finding common ground help us as a society and as a species?

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    Arriane Aranas 4/29/2024 2:11 PM
    We all experience emotions and have basic needs for survival.
    By focusing on what unites us rather than what divides us, we can collaborate more effectively to address challenges such as climate change, poverty, inequality, and conflict. Embracing diversity and seeking common ground can lead to greater social cohesion, resilience, and collective progress as a society and as a species.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Advocate for Forest Protection
    Higher standards of living are very often dependent on moving our environmental costs elsewhere. What are some specific ways in which the environmental impacts of your own lifestyle might be shifted elsewhere?

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    Arriane Aranas 4/29/2024 2:08 PM
    Through the production and disposal of the products I consume. If I rely heavily on imported foods, the environmental impacts of transportation, such as greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, may be shifted elsewhere.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community ATTEND THE ECOCHALLENGE CONSERVATION WEBINAR
    What did you learn in the webinar? Did anything surprise you?

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    Arriane Aranas 4/29/2024 2:05 PM
    The experts showed the percentages of each species that are threatened with extinction. Additionally, us humans, are the cause of species endangerment due to pollution, overexploitation, etc.


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    Arriane Aranas 4/29/2024 12:33 PM
    When grocery shopping, choose locally sourced and seasonal produce. This reduces the environmental impact associated with transportation and supports local farmers. Additionally, buying seasonal produce often means fresher and tastier food.

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    Arriane Aranas 4/28/2024 5:00 AM
    Planting native trees is better than planting exotic trees. Native trees (such as Narra, Molave, etc) promotes growth and biodiversity of the area, and more effective in preventing soil erosion Exotic trees (such as mahogany, acacia, etc) might introduce invasive insects and diseases, and supresses or prevents the growth of native trees around them.