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B Cooper

Global Emerson LCS Team

Points Total

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  • 701 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    1,025
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1,025
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    875
    minutes
    spent learning

B's Actions

Basic Needs & Security

Practice A Sharing Economy

SDG #1 No Poverty

Each day, I will engage in a sharing economy among my family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Communicate Constructively

SDG #16 Peace & Justice

I will use the communication methods I read about to practice effective, compassionate, and nonviolent communication with someone I interact with regularly (i.e., my roommate, parents, co-worker, partner, classmates, or children).

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 22
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 23
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG #7 Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Create A Readiness Plan

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will develop a readiness plan for my household in the event of an emergency.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Uncompleted
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

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

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

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 29
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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  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    B Cooper 4/28/2022 12:01 PM
    I like to use my daily commute to decompress, reflect on the day, gather my thoughts, and ponder any observations. It helps me close the chapter at work complete any thoughts from the day before coming home and engaging with my family.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Practice A Sharing Economy
    What benefits does the sharing economy offer to you and others? If you are a little shy to try, what could be a first step for you?

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    B Cooper 4/28/2022 7:36 AM
    Going through the house and finding things we no longer use that could be of use to others and donating them. This de-clutters our house, puts items to good use, and eliminates the need for someone to purchase a new item. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Communicate Constructively
    What is easy for you to do when having a constructive conversation and what is challenging? What tips do you have for having a constructive conversation?

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    B Cooper 4/26/2022 12:12 PM
    Seeing things from another's point of view is a huge start. This is a skill I've built over time, but seeking to improve should never end as you meet others with different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. 
    What might the other person be looking to get out of a conversation or interaction? If you trust their motives, how are you helping them get what they want (just as you want them to help you get what you want)? This is where I've found the most constructive interactions are mutually beneficial ones.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Create A Readiness Plan
    What was it like to create a readiness plan? Did you find other resources you could share?

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    B Cooper 4/22/2022 12:30 PM
    Creating a readiness plan for severe weather created a lot of peace-of-mind. We were able to think of things we probably wouldn't have in the moment. We also found it quite easy to find things we could store in our basement permanently that would come in handy during a tornado warning (especially with our toddler) in the middle of the night.
  • 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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    B Cooper 4/22/2022 12:26 PM
    I had no idea how much your "virtual water consumption" far outweighs what is used in your household. From the products we purchase to the foods we eat, it seems like I can make a much bigger impact on my water usage by tweaking my meals instead of my showers.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    B Cooper 4/22/2022 12:20 PM
    It's important to keep a connection to the world around you. When staying inside and on screens, you're viewing a pre-digested version of the world through the filtered, tailored, and biased lens of others. Trust your own lens and get an unfiltered view of the world from time-to-time, it will help you draw your own conclusions.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Reduce Single-Use Plastics
    What plastic or single-use items do you regularly use? What did you substitute or could be substituted?

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    B Cooper 4/22/2022 12:15 PM
    When traveling I have a habit of using plastic bottles a lot while trying to stay hydrated (hotels, airports, conferences). During my 4-day trip this week, I reused the plastic bottle I got in the airport for all 4 days, refilling at water stations. Refilled it probably 15 times, easy and simple.

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    B Cooper 3/24/2022 7:19 AM
    Our team is already growing, way to spread the word! Keep in mind as you sign up for actions that you won't start accruing points until the event starts on April 1st.