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Czarhina Ng

Emerson Manila Sustainability Team

"Taking small but consistent steps towards our grand vision makes our journey more enjoyable and fulfilling. "

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 610 THIS WEEK
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participant impact

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    387
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    spent learning
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    500
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    spent outdoors
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    116
    pounds of CO2
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    public officials or leaders
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    water footprint
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Czarhina's actions

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Action Track: Community

Pick Up the Phone

I will gather a group of friends, family, neighbors or colleagues to make 2 phone calls to public officials or companies to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

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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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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

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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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

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

Advocate for Forest Protection

Using my voice can help create a more sustainable and just world. I will contact 1 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

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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will look for sustainable palm oil products with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSP) label. I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation and opt for ones that help sustain healthy communities and forests.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Low Water Gardening

Grass lawns are water-intensive and on average require about 30 percent of a household’s water consumption. Native plants are water-efficient and help maintain the balance and diversity of local ecosystems. I will plant native species with water-efficient plants to conserve water and improve the habitat, then post a photo on the feed to share.

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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 30 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

Leave No Trace

I will respect and protect biotic communities by practicing the seven principles of Leave No Trace whenever I am outside.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Climate + Air

Stay on the Ground

Carbon emissions from air travel is harmful to planetary and human health. Instead of traveling by plane, I will find an alternative way to accomplish the goals of an upcoming trip (i.e. telepresence, vacation locally).

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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.

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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

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 8 hours in my community.

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Freshwater + Oceans

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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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?


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    Czarhina Ng 4/20/2024 9:24 AM
    Enjoying the scenic view and short stroll we had in the east, a couple of weeks ago.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community Pick Up the Phone
    What do all of us have in common, regardless of politics, race, religion, occupation, or place we live? How can finding common ground help us as a society and as a species?

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    Czarhina Ng 4/19/2024 8:08 PM
    We all have someone or something that we want to protect and keep safe - family, pets, loved ones, plants. Having the hope and drive to do something for them, to ensure a livable and safe environment for them is perhaps enough to motivate each of us to combat climate change.

    • Shelley Pinckney's avatar
      Shelley Pinckney 4/19/2024 8:43 PM
      It would be nice to have every person realize they can help save our planet especially since, like you said, we all have someone or something what we want to protect and keep safe.

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    Czarhina Ng 4/19/2024 7:18 PM
    Marion, do we need another cheer for Friday? Let's Go! 🤭💚📣

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    Czarhina Ng 4/18/2024 11:23 PM
    Excited for next week's outreach in Tanay, Rizal. 💧🤗⛺

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    Czarhina Ng 4/17/2024 8:42 PM
    Happy to welcome our new member, Meg Aleria. Let's do this for mother earth. Let's Go! 💪🌏🌱
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Smart Seafood Choices
    Many states and countries have advisories on eating fish. Find out what is advised for your region. Do you think your diet choices fall within these guidelines? What steps do you need to take to make sure that they do?

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    Czarhina Ng 4/17/2024 1:13 AM
    After reading about seafood choices options, I made it a point to opt for buying them in a nearby wet market. This will help patronize local fishers that practice sustainable fishing methods.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Zero Waste Day
    What was hard about having a Zero Waste Day? What did you learn about yourself and your habits?

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    Czarhina Ng 4/17/2024 1:08 AM
    It takes a lot of conscious effort having a Zero Waste Day. But our recent immersion in a coastal cleanup activity played a huge role in reshaping how I see waste generation from a different lens. It can be a small piece of food wrapper or a piece of plastic utensil that can bring us again to the pitfall of "enjoying convenience". Breaking bad and unsustainable habits is undeniably challenging, but we have to start somewhere and be steadfast.

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    Czarhina Ng 4/16/2024 11:00 PM
    Had fun creating the "Of Course" trend video, Emerson Manila Green Team version. Love to be working with these amazing bunch of people who all understood the assignment and snatched the main character vibe. 👍😎💚

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    Czarhina Ng 4/16/2024 10:22 PM
    Read about Great Recycling Myth today and learned something new. While we advocate for items made out of recycled materials, the best first option we should have in mind is to minimize our purchases. There can be items that go to MRF facilities but still won't have a second life due to some parts that are not suitable for recycling. In the end, they still go to our landfills or get incinerated. Let's practice mindful purchasing and consider borrowing before we buy to nip the waste problem right in the bud. Let's Go!

    Image below taken from Sensoneo website:

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    Czarhina Ng 4/15/2024 5:48 PM
    Sharing this nice photo of the Manila Green Team enjoying the coastal cleanup yesterday.