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Zubair Kubanoor

Emerson MEA - HQ - MSOL Dubai

"Our mission: Sustainable and fair world for all - humans, creatures, and vital ecosystems we depend on."

POINTS TOTAL

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participant impact

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    1
    energy audit
    conducted
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    252
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
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    1
    Carbon Footprint
    Calculated
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    98
    pieces of litter
    picked up
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    1
    waste audit
    conducted
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    46
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
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    33
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
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    1
    water footprint
    calculated
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    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
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    30
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    10
    trees
    planted
  • UP TO
    145
    minutes
    spent learning

Zubair's actions

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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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

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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Action Track: Community

Plant Trees

Trees capture carbon and produce oxygen that is essential to life on earth. I will support this important piece of nature by organizing or joining a community group to plant 10 native trees in my community, public parks, office location, campus or backyard.

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Action Track: Community

Join a Cleanup Effort

I will organize or participate in a trash pickup at a local river, beach, or natural body of water.

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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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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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Freshwater + Oceans

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 10 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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

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 30
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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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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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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Land + Forests

Keep My Community Clean

At times it may not feel like it's up to us to keep our community clean and healthy, but we all have a role to play. Each day I am outside, I will pick up any litter I see.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When marine wildlife ingest plastic, they have a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Itr's estimated over a billion water bottles are thrown away each year. Even if they were recycled, that still uses energy and resources from the earth. I will use a reusable bottle and stop purchasing bottled water, saving 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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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.

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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

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.

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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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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?


  • Zubair Kubanoor's avatar
    Zubair Kubanoor 4/29/2024 8:52 PM
    "Completing the 30-day eco challenge has been an enlightening journey filled with valuable lessons that will guide me in contributing towards a greener, sustainable future. Let's continue to protect our planet together! 🌍💚 #EcoChallenge #Sustainability"

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    Zubair Kubanoor 4/29/2024 7:21 AM
    Let beauty inspire you to protect and preserve our precious planet. Every small eco-friendly action makes a difference.

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    Zubair Kubanoor 4/28/2024 10:01 PM
    Planting trees is a vital way to protect our planet and ensure a sustainable future for all.

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    Zubair Kubanoor 4/27/2024 1:52 PM
    "Protecting our planet is a shared responsibility. Let's cherish and safeguard our home for future generations. Every small action makes a difference. 🌍 #ProtectOurPlanet"

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    Zubair Kubanoor 4/26/2024 4:42 AM
    Since joining the Earth Month EcoChallenge, I've really focused on small, everyday actions that collectively contribute to protecting our planet.

    • LITTY PHILIP's avatar
      LITTY PHILIP 4/28/2024 1:07 AM
      Good job Zubair, keep going!

    • Zenden  Khoza 's avatar
      Zenden Khoza 4/26/2024 5:03 AM
      Love your mindset! It's amazing how impactful those small, everyday actions can be when we all come together. By participating in the Earth Month EcoChallenge, you're not only making a difference in your own life but also inspiring others to join the movement towards a greener, more sustainable future. Keep up the fantastic work and let's continue to protect our planet one step at a time!

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    Zubair Kubanoor 4/25/2024 1:54 PM
    I'm actively participating in the Earth Month EcoChallenge 2024 by focusing on conservation efforts to protect our environment. It's a great opportunity to make a positive impact and promote sustainability for our planet.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Low Water Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

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    Zubair Kubanoor 4/25/2024 4:52 AM
    In my area in India, the primary water concerns are drought and limited access during certain times of the year. At home, I mitigate this by redirecting used water to irrigate our garden, which helps in sustaining our plants with minimal freshwater usage.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Calculate My Carbon Impact
    Where in your life do you emit the most carbon? What change are you willing to make in your daily life to reduce this output?

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    Zubair Kubanoor 4/25/2024 4:22 AM
    The majority of my personal carbon emissions came from my diet, particularly through meat consumption. To reduce this, I've limited eating meat to once a week and increased my intake of salads, fish, and eggs as sustainable alternatives.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Choose Renewable Energy
    If you are already signed up for your utility's renewable option, what other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage? If your company doesn't offer a renewable option, were they open to your request of this in the future?

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    Zubair Kubanoor 4/25/2024 4:20 AM
    I am currently installing a solar energy system for my house in India, which will cater to my average daily electricity usage of 8 kWh, further reducing my reliance on non-renewable sources. Additionally, I plan to purchase an electric bike for my travels in India, which total 3000 km, to decrease my petrol usage and enhance my sustainable living efforts.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Zubair Kubanoor 4/25/2024 4:01 AM
    I restructured my trip to perform Umra by switching from air travel to joining a tour package that travels by bus from Dubai to Makkah, thus avoiding the environmental impact of a 2100-mile round trip by air.