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Juan Izar Tenorio

Emerson Twin Cities - Shakopee

"My mission is to be an active part of our efforts to balance people's material needs with local and planet-wide ecological integrity, and to inspire and enable organizations and individuals to do the same."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 687 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.9
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    11
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    4.0
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    434
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    368
    minutes
    spent learning

Juan's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Emerson Alternative Commuting Webinar

I will attend the alternative commuting webinar hosted by the Emerson Twin Cities' cycling club on April 26th

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

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

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 20 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Make Zero-Waste Meals

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will cook 1 meal(s) with zero waste each day.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Learn About The Economy & Communities SDGs

SDG #7, 9 & 12

I will spend 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 30 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 20 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 25 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will save up to 6 gallons (23 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers. Tip: Use a timer to practice or count to 60 a few times.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 30 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Carry My Trash

SDG #12 Consumption & Production

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me each day to raise my awareness of how much waste I produce.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Join A Climate Action Orginization

SDG #13 Climate

I will learn about local, national and international climate action organizations that I could join and connect with one or more.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

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  • 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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    Juan Izar Tenorio 4/15/2022 4:07 PM
    I try to be very conscious of my individual water use, but it was very eye opening to see the incredible difference in scale between direct water use and what the calculator calls "virtual", which is the indirect water use linked to our consumption of goods and services. To me this just emphasizes the importance of driving system change throughout our societies, because our environmental footprint as a whole can only be as good as allowed by the systems that provide all the services we use through our daily lives. That is what motivates my involvement and passion for Sustainability beyond what I can affect in my own personal life.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Juan Izar Tenorio 4/06/2022 11:33 AM
    From the footprint calculator, it seems my biggest reductions of emissions in the last few years have come from reducing meat consumption (especially beef), opting for high-quality, long-lasting devices, clothes, etc. that I keep for longer, and getting very efficient appliances like an induction stove and a heat-pump clothes drier.

    My current biggest source of emissions is transportation, which I will reduce by getting an electric car as soon as I am able to have a place to charge it at home or at work. Flying less is a little more challenging because it's my only option to see family periodically. Hopefully high-speed trains become a reality in the future!
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Carry My Trash
    What one thing will you do right away to reduce your waste? What is the second thing you will do?

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    Juan Izar Tenorio 4/05/2022 2:36 PM
    Buying in bulk, using cloth produce bags and opting for compostable options has greatly helped me reduce my waste
  • 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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    Juan Izar Tenorio 4/04/2022 7:48 AM
    I try to make it a morning practice after waking up to start the day off well. Mindfulness helps see hidden biases and choose actions more carefully. There could have a sizeable effect on how the world conducts their activities and their effects on the environment and others if people in position of influence practiced mindfulness.

  • Juan Izar Tenorio's avatar
    Juan Izar Tenorio 4/01/2022 7:42 AM
    I hope everyone is enthusiastic about the first day of this Earth Month Ecochallenge and are ready to try some new actions this month. As global emissions continue to tick up and other objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda are at risk , I am motivated to keep doing the best I can and I hope you all are too.

    Don't forget to look at the Resources link on the top to learn more about how to engage with the platform if you are unsure where to start, or just want to make full use of everything available. Here's the link: https://earthmonth.ecochallenge.org/about/resources?layout=dashboard

    If you are in Emerson Twin Cities, there is a post with some quick resources on Rosewire too.

    Good luck to everyone with your actions!

    • Laura Chemler's avatar
      Laura Chemler 4/01/2022 12:03 PM
      FYI, the team rankings are determined by the average points per team member. You don't have to be the largest team to have a high team ranking! Checking in every day gets you 25 points per day! I'm excited to see which Twin Cities' facility wins the competition at the end of the month. Shakopee may be the largest team, but Chanhassen is currently winning! 

  • Juan Izar Tenorio's avatar
    Juan Izar Tenorio 3/29/2022 8:26 AM
    Good to see some progress so far, but we seem to have mostly Green Team members so far. There should be an RTC-employee e-mail going out soon from leadership, but please spread the word with your immediate teams to increase participation and engagement if you are able to