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Jaz Marullo

Emerson Manila GreenARy

"“The future is green energy, sustainability, and renewable energy.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger"

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 0 THIS WEEK
  • 1,091 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    67
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    41
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    24
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    10
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    2
    community events
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    90
    minutes
    spent learning

Jaz's 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 45 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

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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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Action Track: Community

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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Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 45 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood, office, or campus (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

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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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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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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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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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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

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 30 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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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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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

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.

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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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Dishwasher Efficiency

Hand washing dishes can use more energy and hot water than a dishwasher. To save water, I will use a dishwasher and scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading them into the dishwasher.

COMPLETED 11
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 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 18
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 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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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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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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
    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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    Jaz Marullo 4/29/2024 7:31 AM
    I was surprised that even the clothes we wear contributes to the microplastic pollution, based on what I've read, 60% of our clothes contains synthetic fibres such as polyester, acrylic or nylon – which is also a form of plastic. Such an eye-opener for everyone to be cautious of what we use and as much as possible, don't buy clothes especially if we cannot dispose it properly. Moreover, making it a habit to always bring reusable plastic bags whenever we go outside for grocery and opt for glass or metal packaging.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Sustainability Lunch and Learn
    Who did you engage in your lunch and learn? What resources did you use? How did it go and what did you learn?

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    Jaz Marullo 4/24/2024 7:40 AM
    My team leader incorporated the lunch and learn during our team huddle and I got the chance to share what I learned and experienced during the coastal clean up. Most of us in the team did not expect that cigarette butts is the most common littered items in the world, most of us answered plastics.


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    Jaz Marullo 4/22/2024 8:47 AM
    Happy Earth day!!!! 🌏🍃 Let's all try to be a little kinder to our home.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Explore My Area
    Where did you go for your walk or hike in nature? What were the benefits of doing so?

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    Jaz Marullo 4/22/2024 8:41 AM
    I went for a walk today to see this mesmerizing view, just a few minutes away from our home. This brings relaxation and peace, and at the same time, I get to reflect on all the happenings lately. Sunset after shift. 🌇🫶🏼

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    Jaz Marullo 4/15/2024 6:11 AM
    Always bringing my cute tumbler with me! Another way to #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas 🌊


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    Jaz Marullo 4/14/2024 7:23 AM
    This is what therapeutic means. 🌅🍃
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Dishwasher Efficiency
    How can your region/household prepare for changing water situations in order to become more resilient?

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    Jaz Marullo 4/12/2024 6:03 AM
    By keeping the water clean and at the same time avoiding the over-consumption of water. Every drop counts! 💧
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    What did you learn about the amount of plastic we consume and what actions will you take to reduce your use of plastic?

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    Jaz Marullo 4/12/2024 5:32 AM
    Plastics we consume not just affect environment but also our health because most plastic items never fully disappear, they just break down into pieces and become those microplastics that enters our body. I know that it is difficult to fully eliminate plastic in our life as it is somehow included in our daily basis, but I want to practice awareness and try the zero-waste lifestyle, investing in sustainable and ocean friendly products. I am actually using a bamboo toothbrush, will buy shampoo bars next time instead. Reminding myself also to bring my metal straw and tumbler every time. #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas 🌎🌊

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    Jaz Marullo 4/12/2024 1:46 AM
    Chosen as one of the volunteers of Coastal clean-up on Monday, so excited! 💜 #GreenARy #EmersonManila
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Choose Eco-Friendly Wood and Paper
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

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    Jaz Marullo 4/11/2024 2:11 AM
    Food, water, helps to avoid cardiovascular disease, and helps my mental health. #Peace 🌎🍃