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Gabriella Mikó-Székely

Greening of EU DAUT

""It`s surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth." David Attenborough"

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participant impact

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    energy audit
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    Carbon Footprint
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    115
    pieces of litter
    picked up
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    86
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
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    waste audit
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    90
    single-use bags
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    water footprint
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    advocacy action
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    community event
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    1,030
    minutes
    spent outdoors
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    305
    minutes
    spent learning

Gabriella's actions

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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 30 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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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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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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Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 30 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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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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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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Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 30 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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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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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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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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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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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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

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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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

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

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

Action Track: Community

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

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Use Reusable Bags

Plastic bags can be mistaken for food by many wild animals and can end up in habitats that harm wildlife. I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases, including produce bags.

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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.

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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

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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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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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 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

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?


  • Gabriella Mikó-Székely's avatar
    Gabriella Mikó-Székely 4/30/2024 1:52 AM
    Last day.... I am very grateful to the Ecochallenge because I learned a lot, it drew my attention to many things that do a lot for my environment with a little energy. I try to continue the challenge and do my best to continue to protect our environment.

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      Anitha Arumugam 4/30/2024 2:17 AM
      Nice Pic

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      Anitha Arumugam 4/30/2024 2:17 AM
      Excellent

    • Zenden  Khoza 's avatar
      Zenden Khoza 4/30/2024 1:57 AM
      Thank you for sharing your experience with the Ecochallenge! It's inspiring to hear how much you've learned and how motivated you are to continue making a positive impact on our environment. Your dedication to protecting our planet is commendable, and I'm glad to hear that the challenge has helped you become more mindful of your actions. Let's keep up the momentum and work together to create a healthier, more sustainable world for future generations!

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    Gabriella Mikó-Székely 4/21/2024 5:24 AM
    Yesterday afternoon's rainbow over Eger!🌈🌈

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    Gabriella Mikó-Székely 4/20/2024 9:02 AM
    Bee on deployment ... I love watching the little buzzing during work


  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Online Energy Audit
    Where did you do an energy audit (work, home, school, other) and what did you learn?

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    Gabriella Mikó-Székely 4/18/2024 3:30 AM
    There are online questionnaires in which you can measure the energy level of your home. I completed such a test and am waiting for the result, I can reduce our water consumption and turn off unused devices.

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    Gabriella Mikó-Székely 4/18/2024 3:06 AM
    The lily of the valley is already opening here.. its scent gives a real spring feeling


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    Gabriella Mikó-Székely 4/17/2024 1:51 AM
    For me, the most beautiful part of spring is when the plants bloom again and nature comes alive again. One of my favorite flowers.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Understand My Water Footprint
    What did you learn about your water footprint and what are you going to do to reduce and be aware of the water you use?

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    Gabriella Mikó-Székely 4/17/2024 1:48 AM
    The water footprint is a measure of humanity’s appropriation of fresh water in volumes of water consumed and/or polluted.
    The water footprint helps us understand for what purposes our limited freshwater resources are being consumed and polluted. The impact it has depends on where the water is taken from and when. If it comes from a place where water is already scarce, the consequences can be significant and require action.

    The water footprint of a person is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the commodities, goods and services consumed by that person.

    Every product produced has a water footprint and often consumers are unaware of the large volumes of water required for some common goods. Therefore educating ourselves is key to being able to make a sustainable change.

    It is estimated that an adult consumes the below amounts of water daily;

    1 gallon of water in what we drink and food we prepare.
    20 gallons in washing and domestic use.
    100`s gallons in the food we eat.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Beauty and Personal Products
    What new insights did you gain about the skincare products you use? Did you reach out to advocate for refillable or recyclable packaging?

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    Gabriella Mikó-Székely 4/15/2024 2:09 AM
    I was looking for a brand that cared about the environment, so that their packaging could be reused. In the past, I have used products that have not been tested on animals, but now it is also important that the company I buy from is environmentally friendly.
    I have found the brand and am already using their products.
  • 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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    Gabriella Mikó-Székely 4/15/2024 1:58 AM
    This is a very apt image for this topic:

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    Gabriella Mikó-Székely 4/15/2024 1:55 AM
    My favourite flower, peonies are already in bloom🌸