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Chris Kasic

Emerson Twin Cities - Eden Prairie

"The Emerson Twin Cities Eden Prairie team represents the Eden Prairie facility located outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. We're on a mission to take steps, both big and small, to make a difference and become more sustainable, together!"

Points Total

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  • 0 This Week
  • 1,015 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    23
    sustainable seafood meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,560
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    440
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    12
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    1,560
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    200
    minutes
    spent learning

Chris's Actions

Climate & Ecosystems

Attended Alternative Commuting Webinar

Emerson Twin Cities is hosting a local webinar to explain how to cut your transportation footprint; specifically with your commuting choices. Attend on Tuesday Apr 26, and complete this action! See the posters in your area for how to attend.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Attended Alternative Commuting Webinar

Emerson Twin Cities is hosting a local webinar to explain how to cut your transportation footprint; specifically with your commuting choices. Attend on Tuesday Apr 26, and complete this action!

Completed
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Earth week clean-up--Emerson Green Team

Emerson Twin Cities will recruit Green Team and other employees to spend time outdoors safely removing trash and debris from our Emerson properties.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Earth week clean-up--Emerson Green Team

Emerson Twin Cities will recruit Green Team and other employees to spend time outdoors safely removing trash and debris from our Emerson properties.

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

Education & Livelihood

Share Your Eco Habits

SDG #11 Communities

Through my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection, I will share with others an environmentally friendly habit I have cultivated.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Read up on Ecochallenge

http://rosewire/article.asp?id=8345&task=view

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
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.

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

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 29 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

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

Basic Needs & Security

Volunteer

SDG #1 No Poverty

In my community, I will volunteer at a community shelter, food pantry or soup kitchen.

Completed
One-Time Action

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 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 60 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 23
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options

SDG #14 Life Below Water

Using Seafood Watch's list, I will enjoy sustainable seafood meal(s) each day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Plan A Staycation in Your Community

SDG #11 Communities

For an upcoming vacation, I will plan a staycation in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 30 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG #7 Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 30 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

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

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    Chris Kasic 4/27/2022 5:45 AM
    We have closed the gap in our challenge with the Shakopee team! Go EP!

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    Chris Kasic 4/27/2022 4:55 AM
    Thanks to those who attended the Alt/Sustainable Commuting seminar yesterday; you can complete the action I provided. The slides will be available on the Cycling Club website, and stay tuned to see if your commitments earn you a prize!

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    Chris Kasic 4/22/2022 8:19 AM
    We are all here on so called "Earth Day" thanks to the actions of many, including John McConnell, Morton Hilbert, Gaylord Nelson, and Denis Hayes. No doubt many others worldwide. Not your average household names or enshrined in fame, but look at what they wrought! Do likewise.

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    Chris Kasic 4/21/2022 12:43 PM
    Emerson Earth Week Cleanup in Eden Prairie was a success: 17 volunteers over two days collected 17 bags of trash. Bringin' the Eden back to Eden Prairie Minnesota! Time to log in to ecochallenge and complete those actions. We are still trailing Chanhassen and Shakopee!

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    Chris Kasic 4/19/2022 12:03 PM
    The Emerson Green Team EP and ecochallenge members took time over lunch to collect debris on the east side of the Eden Prairie campus. Collected 5 garbage bags! See Laura's email to sign up for Thursday April 21. Weather looks good. Facilities supplies us. We still have the west side to go. Join us.

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    Chris Kasic 4/15/2022 11:38 AM
    A recent news segment from ScienceFriday comments on the recent change in allowing E15 (Ethanol boosted gasoline) this summer. Although it may help manage pump prices, and help the Iowa economy, the blend is less friendly to the atmosphere, and the resulting increase in production, if fueled with non-renewable energy sources at the ethanol plant, could actually result in a net increase in CO2. https://arstechnica.com/cars/2022/04/who-cares-about-climate-change-biden-brings-back-e15-gas/. 

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    Chris Kasic 4/14/2022 1:13 PM
    Welcome to any new team members. We're currently 21st in the challenge out of 61 Emerson teams, but still behind Chan and Shakopee. Time to start reading and completing actions from our dashboard. Be sure to tune into Mike Train's webcasts next week. I've also sent a local link to the EP team with an interesting article that definitely crosses the Emerson market space. Enjoy! 

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    Chris Kasic 4/11/2022 7:47 AM
    With the weather turning better, it's time to get out of the solo-car commute. Try that cycle commute into work. Too far away? Try driving to a park and ride and biking in or putting the bike on the bus. Or even just transporting your bike and parking a mile away from work and finding the bike trail in. Or maybe it's time to investigate sharing a commute with a colleague or checking out a vanpool.

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    Chris Kasic 4/06/2022 5:45 AM
    Welcome to those who have joined us since April 1. Explore the dashboard and actions you can take to educate yourself on sustainability. For those who like competitions, you'll see the Shakopee and Chan teams have challenged us, and we need to to move our sustainability dial! I'll send a separate email to the team with additional reading that you can easily do over lunch. As always, just email me if you'd rather not receive weekly emails through April. 

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    Chris Kasic 4/04/2022 11:33 AM
    The Emerson Sustainability team in St. Louis has created a Sustainability training module: Introduction to Key Concepts and Terminology. If you're having trouble linking to it from your Ecochallenge dashboard actions, Access your Learning Center homepage directly, then search for "10951".