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Laura Chemler

Emerson Twin Cities - Eden Prairie

"I'm the Global Sustainability Industry Manager for MSOL, and one of your Sustainability Champions for RTC along with Juan Izar Tenorio. My mission is that when people think Emerson, they think Sustainability in addition to Safety and Innovation. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 877 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    45
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    765
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    460
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    765
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    190
    minutes
    spent learning

Laura's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

Know Your Produce

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will visit ewg.org to learn about and use their Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen produce lists.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Attended Alternative Commuting Webinar

Emerson Twin Cities is hosting a local webinar to explain how to cut your transportation footprint; specifically with your commuting choices. Attend on Tuesday Apr 26, and complete this action! See the posters in your area for how to attend.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 2 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Learn About & Practice Sustainable Fashion

SDG #12 Consumption & Production

Each day, I will spend 10 minutes learning about sustainable fashion so that I can engage in this practice.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Earth week clean-up--Emerson Green Team

Emerson Twin Cities will recruit Green Team and other employees to spend time outdoors safely removing trash and debris from our Emerson properties.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Share Your Eco Habits

SDG #11 Communities

Through my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection, I will share with others an environmentally friendly habit I have cultivated.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

For an upcoming vacation, I will plan a staycation in my region.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Calculate Your Water Footprint

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Support Local Pollinators

SDG #15 Life On Land

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 90 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Join A Climate Action Orginization

SDG #13 Climate

I will learn about local, national and international climate action organizations that I could join and connect with one or more.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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    Laura Chemler 4/28/2022 8:56 AM
    If anyone is looking to have a Home Energy Audit done, here's where you can learn more and sign up! https://www.mncee.org/home-energy-squad?about 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

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    Laura Chemler 4/27/2022 11:13 AM
    The virtual water usage really surprised me - especially the impact of pet food. We have low flow toilets and low flow shower heads, but not low flow sinks so that's an opportunity for improvement in our home. Same goes for how many dishes I do by hand and then I put them in the dishwasher - there's an opportunity there to reduce how much redundant water I'm using. Luckily my sustainability habits around my diet and recycling help balance out my water footprint, making it lower than the national average. 

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    Laura Chemler 4/22/2022 1:20 PM
    Together 33 Emerson Twin Cities' employees collected over 30 bags of garbage and 5 bags of recycling for Earth Week!

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    Laura Chemler 4/20/2022 9:31 AM
    Eden Prairie is going to have another trash cleanup day on Thursday! The weather looks nice, but still dress appropriately and meet at noon by the employee entrance. Chris is leading the event again. 

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    Laura Chemler 4/19/2022 1:50 PM
    Everyone that listened to the Leaders Panel this morning, you've completed one of your one-time Actions! Our own Twin Cities' Juan Izar Tenorio will be one of the panelists during tomorrow's Pioneers Panel!!
    https://emerson.sharepoint.com/sites/OneEmerson-Sustainability/_layouts/15/Event.aspx?ListGuid=ef840817-30a6-425f-9661-eaffea0744ff&ItemId=18 

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    Laura Chemler 4/19/2022 1:46 PM
    Thanks, Chris, for organizing a great event at Emerson Twin Cities - Eden Prairie! I'm impressed (and shocked) with how much garbage we picked up on our Earth Week Garbage Pickup Day.

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      Laura Chemler 4/20/2022 7:22 AM
      If there's interest and someone willing to lead the events, then I think yes! I'll make sure the Education subteam of the Green Team knows that there's a lot of interest here, and what the best way to organize: either as a full Green Team or let each facility run as frequently as they want. 

    • Alexandra Cattelin's avatar
      Alexandra Cattelin 4/20/2022 6:07 AM
      Laura, is this something we could do on a regular basis? 

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    Laura Chemler 4/14/2022 8:57 AM
    If you're making a donation to EcoChallenge, remember to check if your company has a donation match program!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

    Laura Chemler's avatar
    Laura Chemler 4/14/2022 8:46 AM
    I've always valued taking walks outside, but making it a daily goal made me realize how frequently other things (like work) would come up and be prioritized as more important. Now I'm ensuring my outside time still happens every day, even if it's not as long as I would like. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

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    Laura Chemler 4/14/2022 8:44 AM
    I'm realizing how much water is wasted waiting for the shower to heat up, or for hot water to come to the sinks. The plumbing in my home isn't very efficient, but I'm learning there are different ways to ensure hot water is more readily available during peak times of use. This means I don't have to redo my house plumbing to make it more efficient! 

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    Laura Chemler 3/31/2022 2:34 PM
    Check out the points page! The more difficult the action (indicated at the bottom of each action) the more points you get! You also get points for saying you already do an action. Remember, this EcoChallenge is all about changing behaviour and trying new things! Claim those points for things you're already doing and get even more points for trying something new!