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Saravana Kumar K

Emerson FCEC India

"Protecting Ecosystem, Promoting Humanity"

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  • 330 THIS WEEK
  • 900 TOTAL

participant impact

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    Carbon Footprint
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    community event
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    energy audit
    conducted
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    306
    gallons of water
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    hour
    volunteered
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    27
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    not traveled by car
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    27
    miles
    traveled by foot
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    107
    minutes
    spent learning
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    433
    minutes
    spent outdoors
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    6.1
    pounds
    food waste prevented
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    12
    pounds
    waste composted
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    289
    pounds of CO2
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    public officials or leaders
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    waste audit
    conducted

Saravana Kumar 's 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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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 25 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 10 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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Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 8 hours in my community.

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Action Track: Community

Pick Up the Phone

I will gather a group of friends, family, neighbors or colleagues to make 8 phone calls to public officials or companies to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

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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

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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Save the Bees

Bees are vital to ecosystems. To help save the bees, I will learn which local flowers provide nectar and plant them in my backyard or in a pot on my balcony.

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Land + Forests

Regenerative Agriculture and Me

Regenerative agriculture focuses on farming and ranching in a way that supports life and restores the soil. I will spend 1 minutes learning about regenerative agriculture and find out if any nearby farms practice regenerative agriculture.

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Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 1 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

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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Climate + Air

Choose Renewable Energy

Renewable energy options are becoming more widespread and accessible. Not only are they good for the planet, they can help save money as well. I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will contact them to advocate for this option in the future.

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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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Climate + Air

Sustainability Lunch and Learn

Learning in a social setting can inspire connection and change. I will work with a friend or colleague to plan and host a lunch and learn at work, school, in my neighborhood or other location to learn more about an environmental topic important to me. After the lunch and learn, I will share more about it on the feed.

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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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Seek Alternative Gifts and Souvenirs

When traveling, I will seek souvenirs that support local communities and do not cause harm to the environment or wildlife.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Endangered Species

Wildlife and biodiversity play an important role on our planet and are being threatened each year. I will spend 1 minutes each day learning about the current status of local or global wildlife and how I can align my actions to support their livelihood.

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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 1 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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Land + Forests

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

Consume only Needs vs Wants

The more stuff we consume, the more greenhouse gasses we put into the atmosphere. I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach this month and only buy things I need.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Climate + Air

Weekly Meal Planning

One third of all food produced worldwide is wasted, and so is the energy it takes to produce and transport that food. I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need and eating what I planned each day.

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Climate + Air

Use Muscle Power

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

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Climate + Air

Online Energy Audit

Energy use and waste is often invisible. I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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Land + Forests

Compost Food Waste

Food in the landfill is one of the main sources of greenhouse gasses. I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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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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
    Freshwater + Oceans Reduce Pollutants in Cleaning
    What did you learn about ingredients in our cleaning products and how they impact water and biodiversity? Did you try making your own cleaning products? If so, how did it go?

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    Saravana Kumar K 4/11/2024 11:41 PM

    Conventional cleaning products contain chemicals like chlorine and phosphates, which can pollute water and harm biodiversity. Homemade, eco-friendly alternatives can be a solution. 🌍♻️








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  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Beauty and Personal Products
    What new insights did you gain about the skincare products you use? Did you reach out to advocate for refillable or recyclable packaging?

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    Saravana Kumar K 4/11/2024 11:39 PM
    Refillable and recyclable skincare packaging reduces environmental impact, may be cost-effective over time, and aligns with growing consumer sustainability consciousness. It’s a win-win! 🌍♻️
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

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    Saravana Kumar K 4/11/2024 8:56 PM
    Volunteering improves the community, strengthens bonds, fosters empathy, and enhances personal growth. It changes one’s perspective, fostering a deeper connection with the community.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Pick Up the Phone
    What do all of us have in common, regardless of politics, race, religion, occupation, or place we live? How can finding common ground help us as a society and as a species?

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    Saravana Kumar K 4/11/2024 8:54 PM
    We can talk about this in sport field because regardless everyone equal while playing a game.All humans share humanity, emotions, social needs, survival instincts, curiosity, and the aspiration for happiness. Finding common ground fosters unity, understanding, and societal progress.

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    Saravana Kumar K 4/11/2024 8:18 PM
    If you want the proof for beauty of the nature pls see this Pic


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    Saravana Kumar K 4/10/2024 8:19 PM
    Clean view ❌ Green view ✅


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    Saravana Kumar K 4/09/2024 8:30 PM
    The beach may bleach your sadness.🌊🙃💧


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    Saravana Kumar K 4/08/2024 8:28 PM
    The blossom in the flower is needed in your face also.

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Explore My Area
    Where did you go for your walk or hike in nature? What were the benefits of doing so?

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    Saravana Kumar K 4/08/2024 7:56 PM
    I go for walk in greens that will makes feel light and boosts my energy then vanished my mental problems.

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      NOE REGUDO 4/11/2024 8:34 AM
      I couldn't agree more! this is my favorite activity in the middle of a busy day

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      金良 马 4/08/2024 10:26 PM
      walk in the park or around the lake, smell the flowers and relax.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Regenerative Agriculture and Me
    What did you learn about the practice and benefits of regenerative agriculture? How can you support healthy farming practices for people and the planet?

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    Saravana Kumar K 4/08/2024 7:52 PM
    Regenerative agriculture is the best form of agriculture in this you can enjoy rotational and new types of products from them enhances soil health, reduces waste, and conserves CO2. Support it by buying products from regenerative farms and promoting awareness about its benefits.