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Eric Nilsson

Greening of EU DACH

"Mission 2024 - let's surpass 2023 !"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 45 TODAY
  • 294 THIS WEEK
  • 1,350 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    4.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    1.0
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    5.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    69
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • UP TO
    69
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • UP TO
    425
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    2,309
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    68
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    3.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
  • UP TO
    5.0
    trees
    planted

Eric's actions

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 120 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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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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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

10k steps a day - keep the doctor away

Get a pedometer or one of those amazing fitness/smart watches, to measure how much you are doing and to encourage you to reach your goal. Most people do 4-5 thousand steps a day anyway, just walking around doing chores, going to work, shopping etc. So it won’t take long. Don’t power walk at first, go at your own comfortable speed. Build-up slowly. Build up to 10 thousand steps. Maybe add a thousand steps every couple of days till you’re really strong. If you have a really busy day, just try and incorporate extra steps by using the stairs instead of the lift, parking the car further from the supermarket doors, getting off the bus a stop early, etc. etc. Fit Flops By the time you are walking 10k steps a day you will have walked 3-5 miles a day, burnt fat, lost weight, improved your mood and strengthened your heart.

COMPLETED 18
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

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 18
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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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 60 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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 18
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

Use Muscle Power

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Advocate for Forest Protection

Using my voice can help create a more sustainable and just world. I will contact 4 local, regional, or national decision makers to advocate for public policy that protects forests and improves their ability to sequester carbon and nourish biodiversity.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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 4 hours in my community.

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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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

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.

UNCOMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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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    Eric Nilsson 4/18/2024 1:11 PM
    So thats it for today, very close 😅
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Save the Bees
    What did you plant for bees in your area? Please consider uploading a photo!

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    Eric Nilsson 4/18/2024 12:42 AM
    we will plant 4 more lavenders

    • Renè Scholz's avatar
      Renè Scholz 4/19/2024 6:54 AM
      Ist nicht nur für die Bienen gut...sieht gut aus und riecht auch super...

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    Eric Nilsson 4/17/2024 12:09 PM
    A small round at the evening and the Steps are safe :)

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    Eric Nilsson 4/16/2024 12:24 PM
    It was very rainy today, but What Said Knut? Its just rain ;)

    • Renè Scholz's avatar
      Renè Scholz 4/17/2024 9:52 AM
      weiter immer weiter....Eric egal wie auch das Wetter ist...stark

    • Knut Riegel's avatar
      Knut Riegel 4/16/2024 9:51 PM
      SO TRUE, Eric 😜! Acc the motto: there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing ⛈️☔️☔️🌈😂
      BTW: you have temporarily overtaken #1 in our DACH Team with the most points! Keep up your great performance!

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    Eric Nilsson 4/15/2024 1:40 PM
    Halftime Today :) So Lets Go!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Eric Nilsson 4/15/2024 12:23 AM
    At the weekend, together with many other parents, we planted lots of trees around the new playschool site.
    The next generation of young children will be able to enjoy the result.
  • 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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    Eric Nilsson 4/15/2024 12:16 AM
    We took it into our own hands and installed a small solar system at the weekend.
    We use our own electricity during the day.
    We will soon expand the system and install a storage system to be even more independent.

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    Eric Nilsson 4/14/2024 11:50 AM
    Today i need to Go an extra Round in the evening

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    Eric Nilsson 4/13/2024 11:51 AM
    New day new Steps to complete

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    Eric Nilsson 4/12/2024 2:55 PM
    So today it was really close ;)