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Christine Arias

Emerson Manila Sustainability Team

"Cultivating a sustainable future through mindful practices."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 395 THIS WEEK
  • 1,242 TOTAL

participant impact

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    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    235
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    69
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    26
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    17
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill

Christine's actions

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

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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.

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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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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 15 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 15 minutes learning about sustainable seafood choices, commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean, and share what I learned on the feed.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Biodiversity and Me

I will spend at least 15 minutes each day researching what biodiversity is, how biodiversity positively impacts our world, and how the loss of biodiversity harms it. I will share what I learn on the feed.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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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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 15 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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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

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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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 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

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

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Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hours in my community.

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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.

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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.

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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 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

Borrow Before I Buy

Why buy something I will only use once or a few times if someone nearby has it for me to borrow, and why not share something I have that someone may only need a few times a year? To reduce my consumption and waste, I will create or support the sharing economy with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors.

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Land + Forests

Keep My Community Clean

At times it may not feel like it's up to us to keep our community clean and healthy, but we all have a role to play. Each day I am outside, I will pick up any litter I see.

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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

Freshwater + Oceans

Join a Cleanup Effort

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

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Action Track: Community

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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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?


  • Christine Arias's avatar
    Christine Arias 4/20/2024 11:31 PM
    Three weeks of being mindful ♻️

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    Christine Arias 4/19/2024 7:18 PM
    "Buy less, choose well, make it last." - Vivienne Westwood

    • Mary Hanks's avatar
      Mary Hanks 4/19/2024 7:53 PM
      I quoted your quote and credited you in my feed. I hope that was okay. These really are wise words.

    • Augusto Luis Labos's avatar
      Augusto Luis Labos 4/19/2024 7:35 PM
      True

    • Mary Hanks's avatar
      Mary Hanks 4/19/2024 7:31 PM
      This seems like a very practical shopping philosophy. The principles are simple, though they require a lot of effort. However, it pays off in the end when you've saved money AND used fewer natural resources because you bought fewer and longer-lasting items.

    • Czarhina Ng's avatar
      Czarhina Ng 4/19/2024 7:23 PM
      Short but loaded! 👍
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Regenerative Agriculture and Me
    What did you learn about the practice and benefits of regenerative agriculture? How can you support healthy farming practices for people and the planet?

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    Christine Arias 4/19/2024 5:37 AM
    The methods of regenerative agriculture are meant to restore soil and ecosystem health, address inequity, and leave our land, waters, and climate in better shape for the future. I will support local farmers by buying locally grown produce.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Choose Eco-Friendly Wood and Paper
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

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    Christine Arias 4/19/2024 5:16 AM
    Forests bring a unique calmness. In nature, you find peace. The rustling leaves, flowing water and cool breeze are cherished sensations often yearned.

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    Christine Arias 4/19/2024 5:07 AM
    Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. - Gary Snyder


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    Christine Arias 4/17/2024 8:34 PM
    I carpooled with my officemate today, and it was so enjoyable sharing the ride that I didn't even notice the traffic 😊
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Christine Arias 4/17/2024 1:14 AM
    In my country, below are the safest fish that we can eat up to two to three servings per week. Each serving weighs 180 grams or six ounces.
    - Samaral
    - Dilis
    - Hito (catfish)
    - Galunggong (mackerel)
    - Salmon
    - Sardines
    - Tilapia
    - Low in mercury are shrimp, squid, and crab.
    - Bangus (milkfish) are safe but their mercury levels are a bit higher than the rest in this group.

    As a general rule, the smaller fish, preferably those less than 12 inches long, are safer. These young fish have lived in the sea for a shorter period, thus limiting the amount of methylmercury they have absorbed in their bodies.

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Invest in Nature
    What did you learn about how investing can support the environment and create a more sustainable world?

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    Christine Arias 4/17/2024 1:06 AM
    Investing in nature means putting money and effort into things like planting trees, protecting wildlife, and using renewable energy to keep the environment healthy. Creating a sustainable world involves using nature's solutions, like forests and clean water, to solve problems like climate change and pollution, so we can live better lives now and in the future.

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    Christine Arias 4/17/2024 1:03 AM
    "The forest makes your heart gentle. You become one with it. No place for greed or anger there." - Pa Pachak

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    Christine Arias 4/16/2024 1:26 AM
    Today's temperature in my area is 95 degrees Fahrenheit, but it feels like 108 degrees Fahrenheit. I reminisced about how it wasn't as hot during my childhood. Public schools canceled classes due to some classrooms lacking air conditioning. My heart goes out to the workers enduring the sun's heat to serve others. This serves as a stark reminder that climate change is real. Urgent action is imperative for the sake of our children's future.