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April 1 - April 30, 2021
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Emma Howe

Deloitte Boston Office

"To empower my peers to make climate conscious decisions this Earth Month and beyond."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 461 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    21
    miles
    traveled by bike
  • up to
    13
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    300
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    8
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    2
    trees
    planted

Emma's Actions

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Local Food Systems

Plant-Rich Diets

I will source 25 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Land Sinks

Explore My Area

Sometimes protecting nature requires feeling connected to nature. I will invest 60 minutes in exploring and appreciating a natural area in my region, whether a forest, wetland, coastal area, or somewhere else.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Plant Trees

Temperate Forest Restoration

I will plant 5 tree(s) in my community, public parks, or backyard.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Support a Community Garden

Multiple Solutions

I will support a community garden by volunteering, donating, or advocating for a new or existing one.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Buy Bamboo

Bamboo Production

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Land Sinks

Forest-Friendly Foods 1

Tropical Forest Restoration

I will spend at least 15 minutes researching the impact of my diet to see how it contributes to deforestation.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health and Education

Help Students Overcome Health Barriers

Health and Education

I will donate 3 Femme Kit(s) to help people who menstruate overcome health and sanitation barriers to being able to attend school.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Conduct Virtual Meetings

Telepresence

I will encourage my office to hold meetings virtually whenever possible instead of requiring travel.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Support Indigenous Peoples' Land Management

Indigenous Peoples' Forest Tenure

I will donate to Native American Rights Fund, which protects tribal natural resources and environmental rights and promotes Native American Human Rights.

Completed
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Advocate For More Packaging Options

Multiple Industry Solutions

I will advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, markets, at work, or on campus.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Action Track: Accelerating Solutions

Choose Renewable Energy or Purchase Renewable Energy Credits

Onshore Wind Turbines, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will purchase Renewable Energy Credits to match my usage.

Completed
One-Time Action

Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 45 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

COMPLETED 7
DAILY ACTIONS

Transportation

Go by Bike

Bicycle Infrastructure

I will commute by bike 2 mile(s) each day and avoid sending up to 0.0 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Emma Howe's avatar
    Emma Howe 4/12/2021 7:21 AM
    Happy Monday Boston Green Team Ecochallenge participants, 
     
    We are now going strong in this year's Earth Month Ecochallenge! As a whole, Deloitte has 608 people signed up with 34,000 pts and 2256 individual actions completed, which is simply incredible. 

    Remember to check the “impact tab” on the Ecochallenge website to see our team’s individual impact or the impact of all Deloitte teams. Sharing those numbers can really help see the direct impact we are making. 
        
    As we're nearing the midpoint for the challenge, I wanted to share a few tips for how to keep engaged + motivated: 
     
    1. Forget to log your actions? You are able to click on the previous days and add the you actions you have completed!
     
    2. Did you forget to even do any actions? Set a reminder on your phone or outlook calendar to notify you. You can set a reminder to log your action items or to set some time aside to complete a few.
     
    3. Out of sight, out of mind! Add the Eco-challenge to your home screen on your phone! Follow this link to learn how:
    https://ecochallenge.org/media/documents/EC-AddToHome-Tutorial.pdf

    Keep up the hard work and inspiring others to take action as well :)

    Best,
    Emma
     

  • Emma Howe's avatar
    Emma Howe 3/30/2021 6:33 AM
    Hi Boston office team members! I'm so excited to be your Ecochallenge captain this Earth Month alongside Hannah Goldberg. Hannah and I encourage you all to take action on 80 of the most substantive solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change. Each action you take will give you points, and the more points you rack up, the better chance you'll have to win a prize. A prize you say? Yes, you heard me right! The Boston Green Team will be sponsoring prizes for the top 3 winners, first prize will be a $200 gift card to Patagonia, second will be a $100 gift card to REI, and third will be a $50 gift card to Package Free Shop.