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Jacob McCormick

Emerson Twin Cities - Chanhassen

"Contributing to sustainability by being conscious of waste and repurposing old technology."

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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.

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Economy & Communities

Carry My Trash

SDG #12 Consumption & Production

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me each day to raise my awareness of how much waste I produce.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Jacob McCormick 4/05/2022 6:56 AM
    Recently, while at my girlfriend's house, I noticed a laptop next to the garbage, a Thinkpad R51 from 2004. I asked to take it home rather than have them throw it out. It is in really good condition, all things considered. These laptops were the epitome of self-repairable and extendable computing with many expansion bays and most everything being user-repairable. For instance, you could buy a base model R51 and it's totally feasible to replace all the parts (CPU, RAM, display) to the point that your machine would now be the top-spec model available. Nowadays replacing the CPU and RAM is impossible, beings that they are now soldered, rather than socketed. And many computers ship with display whitelists, limiting possible screen replacements to one or two panels.

    I plan to use this machine as a secondary laptop to test out some minimal Linux window managers and create an ultra-minimal Linux setup.

    Hopefully companies like Framework Laptop can bring features like this back to consumer-grade laptops.