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Samruka Mahendran

Emerson FCEC India

"we are in the era to take action."

POINTS TOTAL

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participant impact

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    1.0
    energy audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    30
    pounds
    waste composted
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    1.0
    water footprint
    calculated
  • UP TO
    32
    advocacy actions
    completed
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    2.0
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    3.0
    hours
    volunteered
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    1.0
    public official or leader
    contacted
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    1.0
    tree
    planted
  • UP TO
    905
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    615
    minutes
    spent learning

Samruka's actions

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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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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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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 60 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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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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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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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 30 minutes learning about regenerative agriculture and find out if any nearby farms practice regenerative agriculture.

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Action Track: Community

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

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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 2 hours in my community.

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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
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Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 60 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

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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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 3 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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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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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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Climate + Air

Declutter My Home Without the Landfill

Each day, I will learn about responsible ways to dispose of items and de-clutter, clean, donate, repurpose or recycle unneeded items in my home to make sure that what I get rid of doesn't go into the landfill.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 20 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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Action Track: Community

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

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 30
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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 30
DAILY ACTIONS

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
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Volunteer in my Community
    How does volunteering enhance your community and/or change your relationship with it?

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    Samruka Mahendran 4/30/2024 5:11 AM
    It strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities.
  • 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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    Samruka Mahendran 4/30/2024 5:05 AM
    1) Since it is summer, made sure to use AC, for 10 mins and then switched it off. Also, while using the fan AC shouldn't be used.
    2) Once the phone is charged, off the switch.



  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Samruka Mahendran 4/30/2024 5:00 AM
    Individuals living in areas with a higher density of trees exhibited fewer signs of depression, anxiety, and stress than those with fewer trees.
    It also helps in reducing cortisol levels, muscle tension, and demands on our cardiovascular systems.
  • 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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    Samruka Mahendran 4/30/2024 4:58 AM
    Waking up to do something good to globe was good.
    Went for a beach cleanup and the below was something I want to tell you:
    1) Kindly take your own spoon and cutlery while you go to beach.
    2) Kindly avoid playing the balloon shooting game, the piece of balloons remains in the shore and end up as a poison food for marine life.
    3) Open only half the packet, the small pieces of plastic aren't easy to collect, and it ends into the sea.
    4) Please take your own water bottle and if it is a plastic bottle don't throw the caps in the beaches.
    5) Don't collect the shells instead collect the plastics. Shells serves as a protecting tool for the herpes crabs.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests 30 for 30 in Nature
    What have you noticed about how it feels to spend consistent time outside?

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    Samruka Mahendran 4/30/2024 4:48 AM
    One of the best feelings, since the time I walked wasn't consistent, I was able to observe the beauty of sky at different timing.
    Great time to refresh and spend some time without the gadgets. 🌎🍀
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

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    Samruka Mahendran 4/30/2024 4:44 AM
    I have been into composting since covid,
    since then, at home, I make the compost and use it for the plants. Have given the compost to my Neighbour, relative who are interested in this. Yes, only after noticing the amount of bio waste from kitchen we use a day is much and was think about the world's bio waste generated a day! 🤔
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Carry My Trash
    This is no small task! What was eye-opening to you throughout this action? How will you change your actions going forward to reduce the waste you produce?

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    Samruka Mahendran 4/30/2024 4:39 AM
    Okay so i carried my trash and made an Eco brick.
    I challenged myself to reduce the consumption of plastic sometimes I thought twice before getting the products at the store.
    And yes small action daily makes a big one.

  • 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?

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    Samruka Mahendran 4/30/2024 4:35 AM
    One thins which really astonished me is when the coconut water was transferred into a plastic bottle and disturbed.

    So I stop using straws, instead I consumed without straw or took my own straw.
    made sure to always take a cloth bag were ever I go.
    While getting chips and biscuits I take my own container to the store.
    Shopping locally and brought vegetables not wrapped in plastic.
    Grocery shopping had always been once in two months so that I buy all things in bulk.


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    Samruka Mahendran 4/30/2024 3:40 AM
    Look at this art and just think 😒🌎


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    Samruka Mahendran 4/30/2024 3:38 AM
    • Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Cut down on what you throw away. Follow the three "R's" to conserve natural resources and landfill space.
    • Volunteer. Volunteer for cleanups in your community. You can get involved in protecting your watershed, too.
    • Educate. When you further your own education, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources.
    • Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that eventually end up in the ocean.
    • Choose sustainable. Learn how to make smart seafood choices at www.fishwatch.gov.
    • Shop wisely. Buy less plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag.
    • Use long-lasting light bulbs. Energy efficient light bulbs reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Also flip the light switch off when you leave the room!
    • Plant a tree. Trees provide food and oxygen. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change.
    • Don't send chemicals into our waterways. Choose non-toxic chemicals in the home and office.
    • Bike more. Drive less.