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Kendall Decker

Emerson Boulder

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 105 THIS WEEK
  • 182 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    375
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    7.0
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    144
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Kendall's actions

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Leave No Trace

I will respect and protect biotic communities by practicing the seven principles of Leave No Trace whenever I am outside.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Action Track: Community

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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Climate + Air

🖥️ E-Waste Recycling Drive 🖥️

April 15th Monday – April 26th Friday Donation bins in Cafeteria Patio This popular event is back and this time for 2 weeks! Donate your old electronics.

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Climate + Air

🥑 Meatless Specials Week on the Café Menu 🥑

April 22nd Monday – April 26th Friday Support the café meatless specials for the week to support meals with smaller environmental footprints!

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Action Track: Community

💡 Greening by Emerson Lunch & Learn Event 💡

"We really are making the World more Sustainable – A Greening By Emerson Update" Hear directly from Seth Harris, Director of Sustainability – Outside Sales, about how Emerson supports and enables our customers’ decarbonization and environmental sustainability efforts. Many awards-winning projects will be presented and discussed.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 60 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 60 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood, office, or campus (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

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Land + Forests

30 for 30 in Nature

Studies have shown that when we spend consistent time in nature, our health improves, our creativity increases, and our connection to the planet gets stronger. Each day of the Ecochallenge, I will spend 30 minutes outside (in a large or small patch of nature), then share my observations, reflections, and learnings on the feed.

COMPLETED 3
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.

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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 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

👟 Athletic Shoe Donation Drive 👟

April 8th Monday – April 12th Friday Donation bins in Cafeteria Drop off your gently used and cleaned athletic shoes to benefit One World Running which will redistribute them to people in need! Your pair of sneakers generates 30 pounds of CO2 emissions, keeping a 100-watt light bulb on for a week. Prolonging its life means reducing its environmental impact and help people elsewhere. What seems worn out to you might be of use to another person.

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Freshwater + Oceans

🌊 The Watershed Center Lunch & Learn Event 🌊

We’re all in this together: Building wildfire-ready watersheds How do we prepare our communities, rivers, and forests for wildfire? How do we prepare them for a warmer and drier climate? What does resilience look like? What can you do to help? Join us for this talk to hear a story of hope, resilience, and collaboration and to discuss the answers to these complex questions.

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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.

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Climate + Air

Climathon Boulder 2024

Share your idea to help Emerson make the world healthier and more sustainable. Come back daily with your ideas to rack up points. **TOP FIVE PARTICIPANTS WIN A PRIZE** Click on 'learn more' to access the collaboration board

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
    Climate + Air Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Kendall Decker 4/16/2024 6:01 PM
    Was looking at flying to Idaho for a fourth of July climbing trip, but it made more sense environmentally and financially to stay local. Now I have a campsite booked at Staunton for a long weekend of local hiking and climbing!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests 30 for 30 in Nature
    What have you noticed about how it feels to spend consistent time outside?

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    Kendall Decker 4/08/2024 1:55 PM
    Walked for 45min at lunch to see the solar eclipse. Very cool to be a part of a rare event while being surrounded by mountains and prairie dogs!