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Jessica Mae Gobenciong

Emerson Manila Eco-novators

"To make a difference through simple sustainability actions to make a positive impact in my community and live towards a more sustainable lifestyle."

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,166 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    460
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    46
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    1.0
    waste audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    1.0
    water footprint
    calculated
  • UP TO
    0.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    20
    minutes
    spent learning

Jessica Mae's actions

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Grow Local

I will research and plant a garden filled with native fruits, vegetables, and flowers to nurture local wildlife and ecosystems. I will find nearby nurseries that offer plants native to my area.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 10 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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Land + Forests

Personal Waste Audit

The waste we create daily can go unnoticed. I will track the waste I create in a day and post a photo log on the feed to see how much I create and where I can make different choices to reduce my waste going forward.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 5 minutes learning about sustainable seafood choices, commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean, and share what I learned on the feed.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Learn About Water Justice in My Area

I will spend at least 5 minutes a day using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Reduce Pollutants in Cleaning

Understanding cleaning product ingredients and their effect on water and biodiversity is helpful to our consumer choices. I will spend 15 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Learn about Native Species

The world is full of unique species. I will spend 15 minutes each day learning what the native plants and wildlife are in my region.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Carry My Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me this month, to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill. I will post on the feed my reflections, conversations, and actions I will take moving forward.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

TAKE PICTURES AND SHARE ON LINKEDIN

I will take at least one photograph that is connected with this year's theme of Nature Conservation & Biodiversity (for example an urban park, bee hives, birds and other animals...) and I will post it on LinkedIn with the hashtags #EarthMonthEcochallenge #EarthMonthAtEmerson.

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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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Plastic in Clothing and Water

Synthetic clothing can contain plastic and shed harmful microplastics into our water. I will use a microplastics catcher in my laundry, or install a microplastics filter for my washing machine.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 20 minutes learning more about the importance of freshwater + ocean conservation, and how I can reduce my water use. I will share what I learn with people in person, on social media, and on the feed.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Keep My Community Clean

At times it may not feel like it's up to us to keep our community clean and healthy, but we all have a role to play. Each day I am outside, I will pick up any litter I see.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Understand My Water Footprint

Each of us has a water footprint, directly linked to our daily activities as well as the water required in the production of things we use each day. Understanding our water use is important for a healthy planet. I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste, then share what I learned on the feed.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 5 minutes learning about the beauty and body products I use to see if they are refillable or recyclable. If not, I will reach out to the manufacturer to advocate for those options.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Participant Feed

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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?


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    Jessica Mae Gobenciong 4/28/2024 11:24 PM
    Day 29 of the eco challenge! Let's go!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Understand My Water Footprint
    What did you learn about your water footprint and what are you going to do to reduce and be aware of the water you use?

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    Jessica Mae Gobenciong 4/26/2024 2:32 AM
    Majority of my water footprint comes from my household especially now that we are in a blended work arrangement. My highest consumption comes from the bathroom so as much as possible, aside from lowering my shower time to 10-15mins., I try to only consume 2 pales of water per shower.

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    Jessica Mae Gobenciong 4/25/2024 6:25 PM
    Happy Last Friday of the eco challenge! Day 26 #LetsGo

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    Jessica Mae Gobenciong 4/23/2024 1:54 AM
    Day 23 of the eco challenge! #LetsGo

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    Jessica Mae Gobenciong 4/22/2024 5:20 AM
    Went grocery shopping today with my eco bags and treated myself and my brother with coffee using our reusable cups

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    Jessica Mae Gobenciong 4/17/2024 9:26 PM
    Carpooled going to the office today for Day 18 of the eco challenge :)

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    Jessica Mae Gobenciong 4/16/2024 1:05 AM
    Day 16 of the Eco Challenge. Let's Go!
  • 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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    Jessica Mae Gobenciong 4/14/2024 10:32 PM
    We were supposed to go on a beach vacation that will entail air travel but due to the hot temp weather in the Philippines and conflicts in schedule, we postponed the trip. To avoid more air travel in the future, local land travel or exploring other activities within my area could be an alternative solution.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Carry My Trash
    This is no small task! What was eye-opening to you throughout this action? How will you change your actions going forward to reduce the waste you produce?

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    Jessica Mae Gobenciong 4/14/2024 10:24 PM
    As much as possible, as a family, we limit the use of single use products and segregate our trash. Looking at our waste, majority are biodegradables.

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    Jessica Mae Gobenciong 4/14/2024 8:30 AM
    Day 14 of the eco-challenge! Let's go!