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Arjun Kumar

EMERSON - ESI - INDIA

"Inspiring People to take Responsibility for Earth."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 0 TODAY
  • 225 THIS WEEK
  • 868 TOTAL

participant impact

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    advocacy actions
    completed
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    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
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    4.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    2,065
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    1,770
    minutes
    spent outdoors
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    809
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    72
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
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    5.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
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    5.0
    trees
    planted

Arjun's actions

Land + Forests

Not cutting plants/trees

Saving the nature without cutting down trees.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Usage of Natural products

Not to use chemical added product in daily life

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Water Saving

Usage of water in control for the day

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Clean around you

This is to maintain a neat Environment wherever you are for that moment.

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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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hours in my community.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Endangered Species

Wildlife and biodiversity play an important role on our planet and are being threatened each year. I will spend 15 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Carry My Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me this month, to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill. I will post on the feed my reflections, conversations, and actions I will take moving forward.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Advocate for Forest Protection

Using my voice can help create a more sustainable and just world. I will contact 3 local, regional, or national decision makers to advocate for public policy that protects forests and improves their ability to sequester carbon and nourish biodiversity.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

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 5 native trees in my community, public parks, office location, campus or backyard.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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 5 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY 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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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

COMPLETED
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

Join a Cleanup Effort

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

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 60 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

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?


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    Arjun Kumar 4/11/2024 11:43 AM
    We are currently facing a global environmental crisis. Human activities are destroying and degrading ecosystems around the world, while around 1 million species are estimated to be threatened with extinction. By destroying nature, we are undermining our own life support systems since the remarkable diversity of life on Earth underpins all our societies and economies.

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    Arjun Kumar 4/10/2024 10:20 PM
    Today, large-scale food production accounts for as much as 25% greenhouse emission. So how do you eat sustainably? Choosing food from farmers that aim to conserve the natural resources and have as little impact on the land as possible. But even buying as much as you can from local farmers makes a different. Eating more whole grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts, and less red meats and processed foods does too. Grow your own fruits and vegetables. You can grow garden!

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    Arjun Kumar 4/09/2024 8:58 PM
    The science tracking the pace of biodiversity loss and the changing climate system is clear. Nature continues to give in spite of its weakening. By harnessing biodiversity-integrated climate solutions and the power of human ambition and action, we have a chance to reverse the current course we are on. Science diplomacy contributes to formalizing the outcomes and enabling the necessary policy structures to ambitiously implement biodiversity-integrated climate solutions and unprecedented actions. While not simple, this trifecta is immediately accessible and possible today.

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    Arjun Kumar 4/08/2024 11:38 PM
    When you further your own education, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources. Energy efficient light bulbs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Also flip the light switch off when you leave the room!

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    Arjun Kumar 4/07/2024 9:01 PM
    Scientists have different estimations of when they believe that Earth will no longer be habitable if humans continue down the path we’re on. However, humans, animals and ecosystems around the globe are already experiencing the negative effects of climate change.

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    Arjun Kumar 4/07/2024 10:01 AM
    Save Earth Mission: Uniting the world in the biggest movement for a sustainable future

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    Arjun Kumar 4/07/2024 9:41 AM
    The best way to save the world is to see every plant and every animal you see as the last plant and the last animal in the world!



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    Arjun Kumar 4/06/2024 11:41 AM
    Solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss won't come from any one sector: they'll come from governments, finance, business and civil society. We can achieve a nature-positive world by 2050 while providing affordable, secure and inclusive access to energy, food and water.




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    Arjun Kumar 4/05/2024 11:41 AM
    It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.


    • Suresh L's avatar
      Suresh L 4/06/2024 2:39 AM
      The forest's allure lies not just in its beauty, but in the rejuvenating essence of its ancient trees, which refreshes weary souls.

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      sai krishna 4/05/2024 8:54 PM

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    Arjun Kumar 4/04/2024 9:08 PM
    Plant trees where they need the most :

    When you Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most, you are making it possible for our reforestation partners, who have dedicated their lives to restoring the landscapes they love, to implement projects in the landscapes and communities that most need trees.