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Stefanie Nadine Bertuch

Greening of EU DACH

"If nobody threw their rubbish into the environment any more, we would be a good step further... Throw your trash separately into the bins!"

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  • 226 THIS WEEK
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Stefanie Nadine's actions

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Care for an orchard meadow

There is an old spreading orchard on the edge of our village. During the winter and spring storms, the trees suffered a lot and some branches broke off. Together with friends and the children, we took care of the trees and trimmed them back a bit. We used the branches to make a pile for insects and small animals. Hopefully the trees will produce fruit for us, the animals and continue to do good for the carbon footprint and the small animals and insects will benefit from the woodpile.

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Land + Forests

Improve my lawn mower

I'm going to get a wind vane blade for my lawn mower. That way I can chop the clippings so finely that they just stay on the lawn. This improves the soil without having to use lawn fertiliser. It also takes the strain off my back as I don't always have to carry and empty the heavy grass clippings baskets. I'm doing something good for the environment as well as myself.

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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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Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 16 hours in my community.

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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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Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 60 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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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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Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 60 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

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

Climate + Air

Avoid unnecessary posts and usage of social networks

The use of social media causes CO² emissions that are hardly taken into account. That's why I only use it when it's really necessary. According to a Co² calculator, the CO² emissions per minute are as follows: TikTok causes the most emissions with 2.63 grams of carbon dioxide per minute used, followed by Reddit (2.45 grams of CO2) and Pinterest (1.3 grams of CO2). In contrast, the use of YouTube only causes 0.46 grams of CO2 per minute, but since YouTube usually contains longer videos, the cumulative emissions could be higher overall. This does not take into account the hard drives in the servers that have to be operated to store the generated data. For me, this means that there is huge potential for saving CO². I'd rather spend the time I save outside in the fresh air with my family!

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Biotope area in the garden

We let 50 square metres of our garden grow wild, with nettles, blackberry bushes and wild flowers, so that animals, bees, insects, butterflies and reptiles can find a home in it

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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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Grow Local

I will research and plant a garden filled with native fruits, vegetables, and flowers to nurture local wildlife and ecosystems. I will find nearby nurseries that offer plants native to my area.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Learn about Native Species

The world is full of unique species. I will spend 20 minutes each day learning what the native plants and wildlife are in my region.

COMPLETED 19
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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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Participant Feed

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    Stefanie Nadine Bertuch 4/18/2024 11:51 PM
    There is an old spreading orchard on the edge of our village. During the winter and spring storms, the trees suffered a lot and some branches broke off. Together with friends and the children, we took care of the trees and trimmed them back a bit. We used the branches to make a pile for insects and small animals. Hopefully the trees will produce fruit for us, the animals and continue to do good for the carbon footprint and the small animals and insects will benefit from the woodpile.

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    Stefanie Nadine Bertuch 4/18/2024 11:39 PM
    On days like today, when it's raining a lot and awfully windy, you can see how much dirt people just throw outside. Even here in the country. The wind drives it out of the bushes and grass. There were pieces of gummy bear wrappers, cigarette wrappers and very old bags. All faded and torn.
    I learnt from this: it's not clean because it looks like it is. Even in the undergrowth, in the bushes and in the tall grass there is always rubbish

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    Stefanie Nadine Bertuch 4/18/2024 5:47 AM

    I have recently seen this picture. The headline says: "Why should I care about species extinction?"

    • Bettina Winz's avatar
      Bettina Winz 4/19/2024 12:09 AM
      Das trifft es auf den Punkt.
      Wenn das jetzt auch noch alle begreifen würden wären wir einen Schritt weiter.

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      Blaise Love 4/18/2024 5:52 AM
      This illustration is so powerful. It's sad that we aren't as motivated to make a change until we begin to see how the consequences of our actions affect us directly.

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      LITTY PHILIP 4/18/2024 5:50 AM
      Good one
  • 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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    Stefanie Nadine Bertuch 4/17/2024 10:49 PM
    We eat less fish than recommended. This is because most family members simply don't like the flavour. 1-2 times a week, that never works. Maybe once a month.
    When we do, we make sure that the fish comes from the region, as there are trout farmers here or from sustainable fishing without trawls. These destroy the seabed and the ecosystems on it are destroyed. In addition, such nets become deadly traps for marine mammals. They become entangled, can no longer surface and suffocate. Other animals such as turtles lose limbs because they get caught in them and vegetate before they die.

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    Stefanie Nadine Bertuch 4/17/2024 10:44 PM
    This year we have lots of pheasants in the fields again. That's good, because they like to eat the pesky potato beetles. However, you have to be careful that they don't run excitedly in front of your car. Especially when they have their chicks and the hens are out and about with their baby chicks. It will soon be that time again, because you can often hear an excited "Göögöck" when the gentlemen of the pheasant world get alarmed

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    Stefanie Nadine Bertuch 4/17/2024 10:36 PM
    The cover of "Dark Taxa" from the Beats and Bones podcast. I recommend it for German-speaking people.

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    Stefanie Nadine Bertuch 4/17/2024 10:33 PM
    I have a podcast that I like to listen to: "Beats and Bones" from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.
    This morning on my way to work I listened to "Dark Taxa" and learnt a lot about insects. Did you know that there are insects that are responsible for the development and opening of flowers on plants? I didn't - that was a huge surprise for me. Without these microscopic crawlers, our bees, bumblebees and other pollinators would be out of a job....
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Stefanie Nadine Bertuch 4/15/2024 12:41 AM
    The weekend brought wonderful weather. Together with the family, neighbours and children, we took care of the little creek that flows by our neighbourhood and cleaned up the mess left behind by autumn and winter, storms and careless people. Now spring and summer can come.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

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    Stefanie Nadine Bertuch 4/15/2024 12:40 AM
    We have a very good village community and provide regular support. Life in the village without a community is difficult. Everyone knows each other, and you often recognise when others need help. Many hands are needed, especially at the time of sowing or harvesting. Be it on the machines, sorting or simply keeping an eye on the children.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Sustainability Lunch and Learn
    Who did you engage in your lunch and learn? What resources did you use? How did it go and what did you learn?

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    Stefanie Nadine Bertuch 4/12/2024 1:23 AM
    We sat together in out tiny village last night and talked about the changing conditions and the very changeable weather.
    What changes this has brought about and how it affects the cultivation of crops, which is very widespread here.
    This spring has not been a good one so far. Several fields that have already been sown have had to be destroyed and sown again because the crop has rotted in the fields due to the heavy rain.
    It remains to be seen how cultivation will change in the coming years. One of our farmers gives up - that is a very sad thing!