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Jewel Cook

Emerson Cold Chain

"I am looking forward to this challenge so I can be more conscious about my impact on the environment and my community. Additionally, I am excited to learn more about the sustainable development goals."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,449 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    90
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    600
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    615
    minutes
    spent learning

Jewel's 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

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 20 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 20 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
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

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 10 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

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

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Work-Life Balance

SDG #8 Work & Economy

During the workday, I will schedule time for daily rest during work days to practice work-life balance.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 15 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Reduce Single-Use Plastics

SDG #14 & 15

Throughout the day, I will note the single-use plastics I use and consider the reusable options available to me.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 15 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

Throughout the day I will track my purchases and then research the companies making these goods.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

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

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  • Jewel Cook's avatar
    Jewel Cook 4/30/2022 6:04 PM
    I have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge and am excited to continue on with some of the practices to live a more sustainable life! :)
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women and girl's equitable participation or representation in your community? Do you experience these barriers?

    Jewel Cook's avatar
    Jewel Cook 4/27/2022 10:24 AM
    There are many barriers that women and girl's face in our communities and workplace. The one that I found the most interesting in my research was menstrual periods and pain. Starting from elementary sex ed. boys and girls are separated creating a stigma surrounding the periods and pain associated with it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Online Energy Audit
    What most interested or surprised you about your energy audit?

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    Jewel Cook 4/26/2022 5:07 AM
    Living in an apartment it is difficult to have a full grasp on my energy use. I think it would be immensely beneficial if apartment buildings were more transparent about their overall energy use and how tenants can reduce consumption.

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      Pam McCormick 4/26/2022 5:22 AM
      I agree. With the current rental market, as I was trying to find a new place to live at an affordable price I felt conflicted about choosing based on environmental impact vs personal spend. I also hesitated to ask when touring, because it’s such a lessor’s market and didn’t want to disqualify myself by asking certain questions. Makes me pause and ponder what my true priorities are and if others are going through similar situations.
  • 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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    Jewel Cook 4/26/2022 5:04 AM
    The biggest way I am going to reduce my water use is by continuing to eat vegetarian. I have cut out meat for this month and that is one of the largest ways my water is being reduced now and it would be very beneficial to keep it that way!
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks
    What are the climate and disaster risks in your region?

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    Jewel Cook 4/22/2022 7:33 AM
    The largest risk is dangerous heat days, they are expected to increase by more than 50 days by 2050. Atlanta is the 19th fastest warming city in the US. 
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Induction Cooking
    Would you consider using an induction cooking surface? If you have used one before, what do you like about induction cooking?

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    Jewel Cook 4/22/2022 7:25 AM
    In one of the cooking magazines I receive there was an article on induction booking and it was fascinating to learn more about the energy savings. I would absolutely consider an induction cooking surface when I purchase a house. It is difficult when living in an apartment to make these decision. 

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    Jewel Cook 4/22/2022 7:23 AM
    Happy Earth Day everyone! :) 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Track My Purchases
    How have you reduced your purchasing habits and what would you like to do next to reduce your consumption habits?

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    Jewel Cook 4/22/2022 7:21 AM
    This check in has made me very conscious of what I have been spending my money on this past couple of weeks. It has caused me to think much more about what I purchase and if I actually need an item or not!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Take Emerson’s Sustainability Training
    What did you think of the training? What new concepts did you learn?

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    Jewel Cook 4/20/2022 8:49 AM
    I really enjoyed this sustainability training! I think it was very informative overall and really helped in solidifying my understanding of the sustainability basics! 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Jewel Cook 4/20/2022 8:48 AM
    Recycling is an action I currently do that reduces my carbon footprint. In a couple months I will be completely getting rid of my car and only using public transit which will have the greatest overall reduction!