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Mary Gillette

Emerson - TESCOM - Elk River

"Use it up...wear it out....make it do....OR do without."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 268 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    78
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    31
    minutes
    spent learning

Mary's Actions

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Create & Share A Love Letter, Poem, Song or Picture

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will express my love and gratitude for our planet by writing a love letter, poem, song or taking a picture. I will share it with others on my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 15 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 10 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 8 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 7 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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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    Mary Gillette 4/29/2022 12:45 PM
    I am looking for more ways that Emerson can improve the way it re-cycles the by products of its manufacturing.  I see a lot of items going into the dumpster, that can be re-cycled.  I am checking with other businesses in the area to see how they recycle their single use plastic (bags, trays, plastic wrap, etc.).  I view this waste as a priority because Tescom has a lot of it.  One measurable way to determine the volume of this waste is to record the cubic tons of waste that is collected from this location on a weekly basis.  When you look at the percentage of poly inside a dumpster load, you can get a rough calculation of the volume.  If we can divert as much as possible of this plastic from the landfill, that would be a fantastic step in the right direction.  A search on the internet shows many re-cycling locations for plastics.   

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    Mary Gillette 4/25/2022 6:04 AM
    This weekend I shared the Eco challenge with 4 new people.  One of the persons lives in Germany and was visiting Spain this weekend.  They were observing how people react to Earth Week in those countries and said there is a remarkable difference in how Germany views global warming ( and is being proactive to address it) compared with USA.  We have much educating to do here, which is a good challenge for me.

    I also walked through 40 acres of our farm to observe and appreciate nature.  It is a miracle to see how nature can heal, when people do not dump excessive chemicals into the soil and water sources.  I am more determined than ever to continue best practices for earth friendly food production.

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    Mary Gillette 4/20/2022 5:45 AM
    I am looking forward to the road clean up activities in Elk River tomorrow and have invited 5 co workers to join in!  I hope we will have some so planned "measurement tools" to be able to document the impact of this good work!  Maybe the Elk River Chamber of Comm. would like to hear what Elk River businesses (like Tescom) are doing, so they can feature some of our efforts on their web site.  Since we are all in this together...Let's work to help keep our community clean!  Go Tescom/Emerson team!!!  

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    Mary Gillette 4/19/2022 6:25 AM
    When we ask other people what they are doing during earth month helps raise awareness.  By inviting them to participate, everyone is becomes more aware.
    Cleaning up road ditches, reminding others to recycle items in the work place, and modeling recycling habits for the next generation are all ways that I am making a difference. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement
    Who is affected by water insecurity in your region? How are they affected? How are you impacted by water insecurity?

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    Mary Gillette 4/19/2022 6:18 AM
    Waater insecurity- Everyone is affected... but many people do not realize how they are affected by it.  Currently, people in Minnesota are paying higher costs for food due to the drought we are experiencing and the loss of food crops and animal feed.  Crop planting decisions are being made now as planting season approaches.  

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    Mary Gillette 4/14/2022 12:42 PM
    Stewardship of the land is at the core of who I am.  I believe that we have not inherited the land from our fathers but that we are borrowing it from our children and grandchildren.  this means I must leave the land in better condition than when it was when it was entrusted to my care.  As a conservation farmer, I am very in tune with our soil and water and farm our land with great care.  I am always eager to share my experience with sustainable growing with others and volunteer teaching young families about best practices for growing their own food and/or supporting growers that use sustainable practices.  I also teach environmental education classes for a variety of public school classes.