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Ann Lloyd

Emerson Twin Cities - Chanhassen

"I'm passionate about living my values. I value this earth and living a life that sustains it for generations to come."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,841 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    900
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    20
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    5.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    900
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    538
    minutes
    spent learning

Ann's Actions

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 90 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Choose Clean/Renewable Energy

SDG #7 Energy

I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer to Tutor

SDG #4 Education

I will volunteer to tutor in my community at least once this month.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 90 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Volunteer

SDG #1 No Poverty

In my community, I will volunteer at a community shelter, food pantry or soup kitchen.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Know Your Produce

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will visit ewg.org to learn about and use their Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen produce lists.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 60 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Take Action During Earth Week

I will participate in Earth Week by attending at least one of the global Emerson Earth Day Live Panel discussions during Earth Week on 19th and 20th April, listening to the special Planet in Focus podcast episode, or completing an EcoChallenge action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Engage with Emerson’s Sustainability Content

I will engage with the content available on the Emerson Environmental Sustainability Hub by doing one of the following: watch a webinar recording, read a blogpost, read one of the newsletters.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Take Emerson’s Sustainability Training

I will complete the first module of the Emerson Environmental Sustainability training program available on the Global Learning Center.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Join A Climate Action Orginization

SDG #13 Climate

I will learn about local, national and international climate action organizations that I could join and connect with one or more.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn More and Talk to My Friends

SDG #17 Partnerships

During the day, I will schedule 1 conversations per day to chat with my friends about my actions and learning during Earth Month.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Education & Livelihood

Share My Positive Actions With My Community

SDG #4 Education

Each day, I will make my sustainable actions visible through a lawn sign, bumper sticker, pin, t-shirt, social media or other ways.

COMPLETED 25
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Online Energy Audit

SDG #7 Energy

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

Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 60 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 30 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

Throughout the day I will track my purchases and then research the companies making these goods.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Reduce Single-Use Plastics

SDG #14 & 15

Throughout the day, I will note the single-use plastics I use and consider the reusable options available to me.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Economy & Communities

Create A Readiness Plan

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will develop a readiness plan for my household in the event of an emergency.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Calculate Your Water Footprint

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Ann Lloyd's avatar
    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2022 6:55 PM
    The ecochallenge has been a great experience! I found so many interesting and motivating resources. Thank you Juan for making Emerson aware of this opportunity!!
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Choose Clean/Renewable Energy
    How might you be able to get others involved in advocating for the clean energy shift?

    Ann Lloyd's avatar
    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2022 6:48 PM
    Others have taught me by setting an example for me and I hope to do the same.

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2022 6:42 PM
    I chose actions where I thought I could learn the most and do things I may not have otherwise sought out.  What a great experience!
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Find out where your energy comes from
    Where does the energy in your region come from? Which energy is a renewable source?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/30/2022 10:14 AM
    Very interesting to compare the regions of the US.  Our rating for here in MN isn't great.  We do have hydro, nuc, wind, gas, but too much reliance on coal.  I entered my kWh usage for the past year and was happy to see I'm at half the average.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Join A Climate Action Orginization
    What area of climate action are you most passionate about and why?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/29/2022 6:31 AM
    Many, many years ago, when my primary job was working in accounting for Waste Management, I interviewed for a secondary role for Clean Water Action.  I remember the interviewer asking me, "What is it like to work for the largest polluter in North America?" and I remember thinking to myself, "What is it like to be so misguided in your understanding of an issue?  Do you honestly think Waste Management is generating all that trash?  No, it is you and me, so you need to wise up and understand the issues you're fighting for."  Ever since then, I have pledged to understand what the climate organizations I donate to do and stand for.

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    Ann Lloyd 4/29/2022 5:29 AM
    Loved the story on WCCO about the new product to replace plastic bubble wrap https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/6232009-3m-develops-new-paper-based-bubble-wrap/
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Create A Readiness Plan
    What was it like to create a readiness plan? Did you find other resources you could share?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/29/2022 5:22 AM
    I have always had the start of a readiness plan, but this was good to dedicate some time to documenting things better.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/28/2022 9:41 AM
    Look at the offerings in my accounts and take actions to invest funds where I find alignment.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women and girl's equitable participation or representation in your community? Do you experience these barriers?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/26/2022 7:56 AM
    The barriers in my community are much more subtle and subliminal than those in all of the linked articles I read.  The idea that riding a bicycle is seen as sexual in some way is sad but thankfully unrelatable to my experience.  But girls are still less likely to raise their hands with the answer.  Emerson, by its own admission, needs more women on the board and in executive offices.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks
    What are the climate and disaster risks in your region?

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    Ann Lloyd 4/24/2022 3:01 PM
    Tornados are the primary risk.  We're not in 500 year flood plain.