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Marion Francis Baylon

Emerson Manila Sustainability Team

"Small actions, big impact"

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    community event
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    energy audit
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    hours
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    90
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    spent learning
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    30
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    31
    plastic bottles
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    plastic straws
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    pounds of CO2
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    single-use bags
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    water footprint
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Marion Francis's actions

Action Track: Community

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 60 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hours in my community.

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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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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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

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.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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

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.

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Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 30 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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).

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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

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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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 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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

COMPLETED 6
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Dishwasher Efficiency

Hand washing dishes can use more energy and hot water than a dishwasher. To save water, I will use a dishwasher and scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading them into the dishwasher.

COMPLETED 12
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 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 12
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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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

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.

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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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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?


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    Marion Francis Baylon 4/15/2024 5:22 AM
    Probably my favorite photo from today's Coastal Clean-Up Activity! Who would think that I will be having this much fun picking up trash, overexposed under the sun, in a 41degC Manila weather? Of course it wouldn't be an unforgettable and fruitful experience without my Green Team teammates and the 60+ volunteers from Emerson Manila! #Let'sGo #EarthMonthEcoChallenge

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    Marion Francis Baylon 4/09/2024 8:09 AM
    Got my water tumbler ready for today's trip!

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    Marion Francis Baylon 4/08/2024 8:19 AM
    Hey team, dont forget to register to this webinar on Apr 24. The head honcho Mike T will be part of the panel!

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZxTqACJQQPqOO40eJdIdSw#/registration

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    Marion Francis Baylon 4/06/2024 7:23 AM
    Went to the market today with tote bags and ecobags prepped!

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    Marion Francis Baylon 4/05/2024 9:00 AM
    Another extremely hot day in the books. If you dont recognize the recent El Nino wave as a symptom of a disturbed ecosystem then idk what to tell you... #NetZero #EarthMonthEcochallenge

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    Marion Francis Baylon 4/04/2024 7:07 AM
    Can't believe I have been doing these check-ins for 4 days now!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Endangered Species
    What endangered species did you learn about and what did you learn?

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    Marion Francis Baylon 4/03/2024 8:37 AM
    I learned that Net Corals can be endangered as well. We often associate endangered species to eagles, tamaraws or any awesome looking creatures. Sometimes we tend to forget that biodiversity also includes coral reefs, plants and other flora. Its good to also pay attention and understand these little things that may go extinct since they can easily be taken for granted.

    • Czarhina Ng's avatar
      Czarhina Ng 4/05/2024 5:38 AM
      Thanks for sharing and putting forward the importance of caring for corals, Marion!
  • 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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    Marion Francis Baylon 4/03/2024 8:20 AM
    Walked around here in Laguna, and I came to realize that on top of the fresh air and the actual health benefits in walking in an unsullied environment, reflecting on how I affect in good/bad ways to what is happening to our nature has been very beneficial.

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    Marion Francis Baylon 4/03/2024 8:12 AM
    Walked around the neighborhood here in Laguna, loving the peace and quiet the city could only imagine. I should do this more often. #EarthMonthEcoChallenge
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Dishwasher Efficiency
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Marion Francis Baylon 4/02/2024 8:10 AM
    In our household at least, we plan to check the health of all valves faucets and pipes, to make sure that the piping system is well maintained and without leaks.