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Rahul Kumar

Emerson Innovation Centre - Pune India

"Lets come together to save the Nature. If nature is healthy, we too will remain healthy...."

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participant impact

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    1
    Carbon Footprint
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    44
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
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    1
    waste audit
    conducted
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    1
    water footprint
    calculated
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    32
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
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    community event
    hosted or attended
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    30
    advocacy actions
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  • UP TO
    671
    minutes
    spent learning

Rahul's actions

Action Track: Community

Keeping water for birds in pot saucer plate

April month is becoming warmer in Pune temperature ranging around 37 deg. C. Everything outside is getting dried up, trees, small ponds, hills. Everyday we are keeping water in pot saucer plate for birds to drink water.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Keeping water for birds in pot saucer plate

April month is becoming warmer in Pune temperature ranging around 37 deg. C. Everything outside is getting dried up, trees, small ponds, hills. Everyday we are keeping water in pot saucer plate for birds to drink water.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Keeping water for birds in pot saucer plate

April month is becoming warmer in Pune temperature ranging around 37 deg. C. Everything outside is getting dried up, trees, small ponds, hills. Everyday we are keeping water in pot saucer plate for birds to drink water.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Car & scooter wash in rain water 🙂

After winters completed, it became very hot for last 1 month. Yesterday it rained well in our area. I drive out my car & scooty from parking, kept in open area, both got cleaned with rain water.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 10 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Biodiversity and Me

I will spend at least 10 minutes each day researching what biodiversity is, how biodiversity positively impacts our world, and how the loss of biodiversity harms it. I will share what I learn on the feed.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 2 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 10 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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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.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Regenerative Agriculture and Me

Regenerative agriculture focuses on farming and ranching in a way that supports life and restores the soil. I will spend 10 minutes learning about regenerative agriculture and find out if any nearby farms practice regenerative agriculture.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

Write Letters or Emails

I will gather a group of friends, family, neighbors or colleagues and write 2 letters or emails to public officials or companies to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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

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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.

COMPLETED 30
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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

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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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 30
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.

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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

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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    Rahul Kumar 4/30/2024 3:10 AM
    Atlas reached the last day of Earth month... Will keep the habits continued for future...

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    Rahul Kumar 4/29/2024 11:09 AM
    Benefits of Native Plants:
    Low maintenance
    Beauty
    Healthy Places for People
    Helping the Climate
    Conserving Water
    Wildlife

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    Rahul Kumar 4/29/2024 10:54 AM
    Aloe Vera plants are not ready to bloom until they're at least four years old. So, if your plant is still a youngster, it might just be biding its time. But age isn't the only factor. Environmental conditions also play a crucial role.

    • Lisa Dowland's avatar
      Lisa Dowland 4/29/2024 10:55 AM
      We have always kept an aloe vera plant in our kitchen, for burns, scrapes, etc. Such a hardy plant.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Save the Bees
    What did you plant for bees in your area? Please consider uploading a photo!

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    Rahul Kumar 4/29/2024 10:52 AM
    We have planted aleovera plant. Will wait for it to bloom. Last year one of my plant bloomed after very long time.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel? What results did you see? Please consider posting a photo of your cleanup!

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    Rahul Kumar 4/29/2024 10:48 AM
    The team went for clean up...Wasn't able to join it cause of the self working in shifts...

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    Rahul Kumar 4/29/2024 10:39 AM
    Honeybees are disappearing. In the past half century, we’ve lost 60 percent of the honeybee hives. Last winter alone, colonies shrank by more than a third. This decline can be blamed on several factors: pests, diseases, shrinking suitable habitats and pesticides.

    Why should we care? Aside from their economic value, bees are vital parts of ecosystems: Without bees, food crops would wither, plants and flowers would suffer without these key pollinators and the animals that depend on these plants (including us) would be without food.


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    Rahul Kumar 4/29/2024 10:37 AM
    Bees have a reputation for doing five things really well: pollinating flowers, making honey, buzzing, and stinging. Oh, and flying: They are pretty great at that too. And while it is true that many of the world’s 20,000 or more species of bee do all these things and much more, they rarely receive the credit they deserve for their integral role in fighting climate change. You might even say that bees are unsung climate heroes, especially when it comes to their role in preserving the health of threatened ecosystems and grasslands like the Northern Great Plains. The multitude of bees and other pollinators that help keep grasslands healthy are essential partners in maintaining a stable climate.

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    Rahul Kumar 4/28/2024 1:51 AM
    Why Native Plants Matter
    Restoring native plant habitat is vital to preserving biodiversity. By creating a native plant garden, each patch of habitat becomes part of a collective effort to nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.

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    Rahul Kumar 4/28/2024 1:50 AM
    A garden full of native plants will provide a home for a wide variety of bee species. It does not need to be big to have an impact and contribute to transforming our neighborhoods and urban landscapes.

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    Rahul Kumar 4/27/2024 7:47 AM
    Love Your Laptop
    Ask for a laptop instead of a desktop—it consumes five times less electricity. If you must have a desktop, opt for an LCD screen instead of an outdated CRT screen.