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Vijay Bharath

Emerson FCEC India

"Nothing is impossible"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 920 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    3,600
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1
    Carbon Footprint
    Calculated
  • UP TO
    85
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    85
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    52
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1
    hour
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    1
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    7
    trees
    planted
  • UP TO
    20
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    54
    minutes
    spent learning

Vijay's actions

Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 1 hours in my community.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Cooking Oil Disposal

Pouring cooking oil down the drain can cause damage to waterways and ecosystems. I will learn how to properly dispose of cooking oil to help support healthy ecosystems.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

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 30
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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 5 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood, office, or campus (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
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

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Plastic in Clothing and Water

Synthetic clothing can contain plastic and shed harmful microplastics into our water. I will use a microplastics catcher in my laundry, or install a microplastics filter for my washing machine.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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

COMPLETED
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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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).

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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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    Vijay Bharath 4/29/2024 8:52 PM
    "Fresh air is as good for the mind as for the body. Nature always seems trying to talk to us as if she had some great secret to tell. And so she has."



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    Vijay Bharath 4/29/2024 8:51 PM
    "Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself."

  • Vijay Bharath's avatar
    Vijay Bharath 4/28/2024 8:57 PM
    Nature doesn't need people.
    Peoples need nature.





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    Vijay Bharath 4/25/2024 10:54 PM


    "Beauty of Kerala"

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    Vijay Bharath 4/25/2024 10:31 PM


    Happy National Kids and Pets Day 💕
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community ATTEND THE ECOCHALLENGE CONSERVATION WEBINAR
    What did you learn in the webinar? Did anything surprise you?

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    Vijay Bharath 4/25/2024 3:30 AM
    On Wed 24th April, I will attend the Earth Month Eco challenge Webinar on Conservation to learn about what individuals, companies and other organizations can do to promote biodiversity and nature protection.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Cooking Oil Disposal
    Did anything about this action surprise you? Do you use more or less oil than you thought?

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    Vijay Bharath 4/25/2024 3:29 AM
    Pouring cooking oil down the drain can cause damage to waterways and ecosystems. I will learn how to properly dispose of cooking oil to help support healthy ecosystems.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Carry My Trash
    This is no small task! What was eye-opening to you throughout this action? How will you change your actions going forward to reduce the waste you produce?

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    Vijay Bharath 4/25/2024 3:27 AM
    Use a reusable bottle/cup for beverages on-the-go.
    Use reusable grocery bags, and not just for groceries.
    Purchase wisely and recycle.
    Compost it! .
    Avoid single-use food and drink containers and utensils.
    Buy secondhand items and donate used goods.

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Vijay Bharath 4/25/2024 2:13 AM
    When we pick up litter in our communities, we set an example for others, including our children. Our actions underscore the impact that individuals can have on preserving our environment
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Say No to Plastic Straws
    What single-use items (e.g. straws, coffee cups, vegetable bags, plastic bags) do you regularly use? What could be substituted instead?

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    Vijay Bharath 4/25/2024 2:07 AM
    Stainless steel straws...instead of plastic straws.
    Bamboo utensils...instead of plastic forks and knives.
    A bento box lunchbox…instead of paper bags and plastic baggies. Beeswax food wrap...instead of plastic wrap and sandwich bags.

    • Augusto Luis Labos's avatar
      Augusto Luis Labos 4/25/2024 2:09 AM
      Absolutely, considering the full life cycle of products is crucial for making sustainable choices. While stainless steel straws, bamboo utensils, bento box lunchboxes, and beeswax food wraps offer eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastics, it's important to assess their environmental impact from production to disposal. Stainless steel straws, for instance, may require energy-intensive processes for production and recycling, but they typically last longer than plastic ones, reducing overall waste. Bamboo utensils are biodegradable, but their production and transportation may still have carbon footprints. Bento boxes can be reused countless times, cutting down on the need for disposable packaging, and beeswax wraps offer a reusable alternative to plastic wraps. So, while these alternatives are positive steps, it's essential to weigh their environmental impacts holistically <3