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Bhavish Arunkumar

Emerson MEA - Central Region (Abu Dhabi)

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  • 841 TOTAL

participant impact

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    1
    Carbon Footprint
    Calculated
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    28
    pieces of litter
    picked up
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    23
    single-use bags
    not sent to the landfill
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    1
    water footprint
    calculated
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    1
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    405
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    351
    minutes
    spent learning

Bhavish's actions

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.

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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 30 minutes learning about regenerative agriculture and find out if any nearby farms practice regenerative agriculture.

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Land + Forests

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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Learn About Water Justice in My Area

I will spend at least 30 minutes a day using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

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DAILY ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 30 minutes learning more about the importance of freshwater + ocean conservation, and how I can reduce my water use. I will share what I learn with people in person, on social media, and on the feed.

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Land + Forests

30 for 30 in Nature

Studies have shown that when we spend consistent time in nature, our health improves, our creativity increases, and our connection to the planet gets stronger. Each day of the Ecochallenge, I will spend 30 minutes outside (in a large or small patch of nature), then share my observations, reflections, and learnings on the feed.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Learn about Native Species

The world is full of unique species. I will spend 30 minutes each day learning what the native plants and wildlife are in my region.

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Use Reusable Bags

Plastic bags can be mistaken for food by many wild animals and can end up in habitats that harm wildlife. I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

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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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    Bhavish Arunkumar 4/30/2024 9:40 AM
    It is the last day. Had a great time completing actions and contributing to the Earth Month.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel? What results did you see? Please consider posting a photo of your cleanup!

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    Bhavish Arunkumar 4/27/2024 11:22 PM
    Today me and my family attended a beach cleanup in Al Bahya beach. When I was cleaning/picking up trash with my family and others, I was very happy and there was a sense of relief knowing if all of us did not pick up all the trash that was found, it would have definitely entered the ocean and harm the marine animals. We picked up many types of trash and some of them were shocking:

    . Cigarette buds
    . Plastic bottles/ lids and covers
    . Ropes
    . A car tyre
    . A few cans


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    Bhavish Arunkumar 4/25/2024 10:25 AM
    There are many benefits of native plants such as:

    . Low maintenance - Once established, native plants generally require little maintenance.
    . Beauty - Many native plants offer a beautiful showy flowers.
    . Helping the Climate - Using native plants can combat climate change.
    . Conserving water - Because native plants are already adapted to the local environment, they require far less water.
  • 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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    Bhavish Arunkumar 4/24/2024 10:31 AM
    I learnt many practices like:
    . No tilling
    . Compost food waste
    . Reducing pesticides

    There were even many benefits on Regenerative Agriculture like improving soil health, less soil erosion and carbon sequestration.

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    Bhavish Arunkumar 4/20/2024 9:43 AM
    Just went for a cycle and it was really fun. My sister was trying to race me in her scooter.

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    Bhavish Arunkumar 4/18/2024 9:32 AM
    Just went for a walk with my family, me and my dad picked about 31 pieces of litter together. My mom helped me find some litter and my sister was riding her scooter. It was a nice walk, talking to my family.

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      Arunkumar Ayyalusamy 4/18/2024 11:03 AM
      Each one of them were plastic. Imagine if they all reached the ocean and kind of damage they might cause. Every simple action means a lot.

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    Bhavish Arunkumar 4/17/2024 8:35 PM
    “The future is in our hands. Let’s come together, raise our voices, and demand the sustainable and just world we deserve.”
    — Helena Gualinga

    I really liked this quote, sharing for inspiration.

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    Bhavish Arunkumar 4/17/2024 8:31 PM
    When learning about native plants, I learnt that plants native to the certain country traps more carbon than plants not native to the country.

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    Bhavish Arunkumar 4/16/2024 1:16 AM
    “Being green is more than just buying ‘eco’. It is an unshakable commitment to a sustainable lifestyle.”

    Jennifer Nini
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Understand My Water Footprint
    What did you learn about your water footprint and what are you going to do to reduce and be aware of the water you use?

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    Bhavish Arunkumar 4/15/2024 8:52 PM
    I learnt that in the indoor water use I shower more than a US average and tips to reduce that was:
    1. Use a bucket when showering.
    2. Spend time in the shower.
    3. Install a low-flow shower head.
    Also I saw that all the indoor use was more than the US average.