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Tony Böttcher

Greening of EU DACH

"Ich möchte zusammen mit Team Emerson DACH zeigen, dass Entwicklung und Digitalisierung von jeglicher Art von Unternehmen auch mit grünem Daumenabdruck möglich ist."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,660 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    33
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    0.7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1.0
    waste audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    65
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    47
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    52
    single-use bags
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    2.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    1.0
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    3.0
    trees
    planted
  • UP TO
    56
    minutes
    spent learning

Tony's actions

Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hours in my community.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 15 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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

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

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.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Choose Renewable Energy

Renewable energy options are becoming more widespread and accessible. Not only are they good for the planet, they can help save money as well. I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will contact them to advocate for this option in the future.

UNCOMPLETED
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

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.

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

Personal Waste Audit

The waste we create daily can go unnoticed. I will track the waste I create in a day and post a photo log on the feed to see how much I create and where I can make different choices to reduce my waste going forward.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 15 minutes learning about sustainable seafood choices, commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean, and share what I learned on the feed.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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

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

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
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 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Reduce Animal Products

One kilogram of beef and cheese emits 71kg and 24kg of greenhouse gasses, while 1kg of rice, grains, and legumes emits between 2-4kg. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts emit less than 1kg per 1kg. I will reduce my climate impact by enjoying 1 meatless meals and/or 1 vegan meals each day this week.

COMPLETED 15
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 29
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 21
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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 17
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).

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?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Choose Eco-Friendly Wood and Paper
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

    Tony Böttcher's avatar
    Tony Böttcher 4/30/2024 8:03 AM
    Forests offer a place of peace, relaxation and some wonderful pictures of nature that are worth exploring and finding. You might also catch a glimpse of a deer or other forest animals.

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Plastic in Clothing and Water
    How did you try to catch the release of microplastics in your laundry? What did you learn in the process?

    Tony Böttcher's avatar
    Tony Böttcher 4/30/2024 8:01 AM
    I already use sustainable detergent and have ordered a filter for microplastics for the washing machine. I didn't even know such a thing existed until the eco challenge. thanks for that
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Invest in Nature
    What did you learn about how investing can support the environment and create a more sustainable world?

    Tony Böttcher's avatar
    Tony Böttcher 4/30/2024 7:59 AM
    You can invest in groups, companies or funds that deal with sustainability and improve it little by little. Because many people can participate, even small amounts make a difference in achieving the goals of this group and thus creating a sustainable environment.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

    Tony Böttcher's avatar
    Tony Böttcher 4/30/2024 7:56 AM
    Volunteering with friends or colleagues can definitely be fun and shows other people what good you can do. This may encourage them to do voluntary work and that creates a nice chain reaction.

  • Tony Böttcher's avatar
    Tony Böttcher 4/30/2024 2:26 AM
    Its the last day of Eco Challenge - come on team - stay together and lets make the world better
  • 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!

    Tony Böttcher's avatar
    Tony Böttcher 4/29/2024 6:59 AM
    It's a great feeling to see progress as a community. The picture becomes more and more beautiful and there is no shortage of fun when you work together. I already posted the photo of our cleaned gym - no double post ;)
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Save the Bees
    What did you plant for bees in your area? Please consider uploading a photo!

    Tony Böttcher's avatar
    Tony Böttcher 4/29/2024 6:57 AM
    We didn't have to plant anything new, but rather trimmed our existing cherry and apple trees so that they could continue to grow healthily and be pollinated by bees.

    • Renè Scholz's avatar
      Renè Scholz 4/29/2024 11:17 AM
      Auch das beschneiden bzw. einkürzen von Obstbäumen muß gelernt sein. Respekt...
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Zero Waste Day
    What was hard about having a Zero Waste Day? What did you learn about yourself and your habits?

    Tony Böttcher's avatar
    Tony Böttcher 4/29/2024 6:25 AM
    In the current situation, it is incredibly difficult to spontaneously eat things that you currently feel like eating. Many goodies are always in outer packaging, which creates a chain of waste. In order to really realize a zero-waste day, you need a lot of preparation and pre-cooking for the following day so that you can get through the day.

  • Tony Böttcher's avatar
    Tony Böttcher 4/29/2024 6:11 AM
    Habt eine schön 2 geteilte Woche liebe Kollegen :) und genießt den Tag der Arbeit.

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    Tony Böttcher 4/28/2024 3:17 AM
    Our work at the local sports club is coming to an end. It's fun to work as a group and see the progress at the end.

    Here is the thoroughly cleaned hall from the inside including new LED lighting