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Barbara Kruijd

Greening of EU Benelux

"Do small things with great outcome - this month I will be learning more about what small adjustments I can do in my life to help the environment "

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 70 THIS WEEK
  • 444 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    18
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    1.0
    energy audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    425
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    8.5
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • UP TO
    17
    pounds
    waste composted
  • UP TO
    18
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Barbara's actions

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.

COMPLETED 17
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

JOIN OR CREATE A GREEN TEAM AT EMERSON

I will continue to contribute to Emerson's environmental sustainability goals beyond April by learning more about the Global Green Teams Network, joining a team near me, or maybe even creating a new team.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

TAKE PICTURES AND SHARE ON LINKEDIN

I will take at least one photograph that is connected with this year's theme of Nature Conservation & Biodiversity (for example an urban park, bee hives, birds and other animals...) and I will post it on LinkedIn with the hashtags #EarthMonthEcochallenge #EarthMonthAtEmerson.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Go Plastic-Free

Millions of tons of plastic is produced each year worldwide. Each day, I will conduct a plastics audit of what I buy and use throughout the challenge (kitchen, bathroom, personal care products, etc.), to see how single-use plastic shows up in my life. I will find plastic-free alternatives to these products and advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, product manufacturers, at work, or on campus.

COMPLETED 18
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.

COMPLETED 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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
    Climate + Air Weekly Meal Planning
    How did it feel to plan out your meals and stick to them in an effort to reduce food waste?

    Barbara Kruijd's avatar
    Barbara Kruijd 4/02/2024 6:57 AM
    planning the meals is easier than sticking to them:-) but it will probably get easier at the end of this month!

    • Teodora Takacs's avatar
      Teodora Takacs 4/07/2024 3:12 AM
      Feel free to share some of the new recipes you try. Maybe I can get some inspiration :) We made this recipe last week, very good if you like salmon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srmhJkC7q8s
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Go Plastic-Free
    Where did plastic show up on your life that surprised you the most? What plastic alternative products did you discover you may switch to?

    Barbara Kruijd's avatar
    Barbara Kruijd 4/02/2024 6:52 AM
    loving my food container for bringing my lunch to the office