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Alexander König

Greening of EU Leadership Team

"Let's learn some new sustainable habits - Let's Go!"

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participant impact

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    47
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
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    48
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
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    1.0
    Carbon Footprint
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    waste audit
    conducted
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    water footprint
    calculated
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    advocacy actions
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    community event
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    1,131
    minutes
    spent learning

Alexander's 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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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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Leave No Trace

I will respect and protect biotic communities by practicing the seven principles of Leave No Trace whenever I am outside.

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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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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.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Learn About Water Justice in My Area

I will spend at least 10 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

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Reduce Animal Products

One kilogram of beef and cheese emits 71kg and 24kg of greenhouse gasses, while 1kg of rice, grains, and legumes emits between 2-4kg. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts emit less than 1kg per 1kg. I will reduce my climate impact by enjoying 1 meatless meals and/or 0 vegan meals each day this week.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Learn about Native Species

The world is full of unique species. I will spend 10 minutes each day learning what the native plants and wildlife are in my region.

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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 10 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

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 15 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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 15 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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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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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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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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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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Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 15 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

Low Water Gardening

Grass lawns are water-intensive and on average require about 30 percent of a household’s water consumption. Native plants are water-efficient and help maintain the balance and diversity of local ecosystems. I will plant native species with water-efficient plants to conserve water and improve the habitat, then post a photo on the feed to share.

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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 15 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Cooking Oil Disposal

Pouring cooking oil down the drain can cause damage to waterways and ecosystems. I will learn how to properly dispose of cooking oil to help support healthy ecosystems.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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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Action Track: Community

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 15 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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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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Action Track: Community

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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Action Track: Community

Share My "Why"

I will record a video to share why I am taking action this Earth Month, a sustainable swap I've made, and/or a local conservation effort in my area.

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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?


  • Alexander König's avatar
    Alexander König 4/30/2024 2:29 AM
    A good reminder for this final day of the EcoChallenge:

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    Alexander König 4/29/2024 11:04 PM
    What a great start into the final day of the EcoChallenge - even the weather is motivating:

  • Alexander König's avatar
    Alexander König 4/29/2024 8:23 AM
    Shame on me... I failed my coffee target today - by far! On the other hand I'm proud that I kept my good resolutions to reduce coffee consumption for all the other days of this month. I guess that way I really developed a new sustainable (and healthy) habit.

    • Julian Annison's avatar
      Julian Annison 4/30/2024 5:17 AM
      You did well
      Was it cheating if I made one, really, really, really strong coffee instead of the 3?
      ;-)


    • Roxana Tanase's avatar
      Roxana Tanase 4/29/2024 11:56 AM
      In România we have a saying “the exception proves the rule.” So keep up your positive trend, with or without ☕️ 🙂
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Choose Eco-Friendly Wood and Paper
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

    Alexander König's avatar
    Alexander König 4/28/2024 10:10 AM
    For me personally, it's always enjoyable to walk through a forest - the smell, the air, the sounds, the ground...

  • Alexander König's avatar
    Alexander König 4/28/2024 4:08 AM
    Another learning from this week’s EcoChallenge webinar:

    • Julian Annison's avatar
      Julian Annison 4/28/2024 1:09 PM
      Interesting that while I have been away on vacation, I heard quite a few different views about the existence of global warming and if we are the cause.
      Made me realise how easy it is to forget that as a group of professionals we may all have differing views on many things, but all do have similar understanding on the environmental risks we face.

    • Michel Ngamo's avatar
      Michel Ngamo 4/28/2024 9:15 AM
      Agreed

    • Edgardo V. Chiari M.'s avatar
      Edgardo V. Chiari M. 4/28/2024 5:50 AM
      Powerful words indeed!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Zero Waste Day
    What was hard about having a Zero Waste Day? What did you learn about yourself and your habits?

    Alexander König's avatar
    Alexander König 4/28/2024 4:04 AM
    Such a day helps a lot to reflect about the own consumption, and waste. E.g. I had to apply a band aid to my son, which at the end is waste. The day also made me aware about the waste water I created, it's not solid waste but still...

  • Alexander König's avatar
    Alexander König 4/27/2024 6:17 AM
    It’s the final weekend of this challenge and I try to stay without waste today!

  • Alexander König's avatar
    Alexander König 4/26/2024 5:12 AM
    Hey Julian - it's Friday and we are waiting for your joke of the day!
    I know you got one - let it out!! ;-)

  • Alexander König's avatar
    Alexander König 4/25/2024 6:10 AM
    Just an excerpt from today's sustainability & safety moment - stop food waste and prepare your food in a healthy way!



  • Alexander König's avatar
    Alexander König 4/24/2024 8:07 AM
    Some fun messages from the webinar today: