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michael barkan

Emerson Cold Chain

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    300
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michael's Actions

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

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Education & Livelihood

Take Action During Earth Week

I will participate in Earth Week by attending at least one of the global Emerson Earth Day Live Panel discussions during Earth Week on 19th and 20th April, listening to the special Planet in Focus podcast episode, or completing an EcoChallenge action.

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Education & Livelihood

Engage with Emerson’s Sustainability Content

I will engage with the content available on the Emerson Environmental Sustainability Hub by doing one of the following: watch a webinar recording, read a blogpost, read one of the newsletters.

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Education & Livelihood

Take Emerson’s Sustainability Training

I will complete the first module of the Emerson Environmental Sustainability training program available on the Global Learning Center.

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Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

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Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

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Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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Economy & Communities

Online Energy Audit

SDG #7 Energy

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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Climate & Ecosystems

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 30 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

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Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

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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    michael barkan 4/29/2022 8:48 AM
    Eco challenge was a great success! I have been training for a half-marathon, and used it as a great excuse to go running / recovery walking in new places when the spring rain wasn't too bad. These walks have helped me reconnect with the nature in my local community, I have watched the greenery erupt over the past month here in Atlanta.

    It has also helped me better place the importance of sustainability on a local level. By making Emerson's operations more sustainable, we each take personal accountability in making our own communities more enjoyable places to live. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

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    michael barkan 4/29/2022 8:44 AM
    I went through my various investment accounts - 401K & personal brokerage to analyze the environmental impact. The majority of my personal investments are targeted specifically at green energy businesses, so the impact there is minimal, but my 401K is loaded into a limited set of funds. Some of these funds are highly diversified which reduces personal risk, but significantly increases potential environmental impact of my investment. I have started some preliminary research into the efficacy of ESG ratings, to better guide investment decisions moving forward!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Take Emerson’s Sustainability Training
    What did you think of the training? What new concepts did you learn?

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    michael barkan 4/29/2022 8:40 AM
    A great introductory module! With a lot of the focus on the planet / energy, it can be easy to overlook the other critical elements of sustainability. We cannot make wholistic progress without focusing on all 3 pillars
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place? Was there a new place in your region that was exciting to learn about and visit?

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    michael barkan 4/08/2022 12:10 PM
    Today I explore Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

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    michael barkan 4/07/2022 8:46 AM
    Today I will program my thermostat to more effectively cool my apartment through the highly variable Georgia spring days!