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Tracy Tuason-Obong

Emerson - SYSS Sustainability Team

"Let's be our own heroes. We do not need super powers to save the BIG BLUE. We just need to care more for the environment and the future. Remember the 5 R's of Sustainability. Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 706 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    8.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    0.0
    sustainable seafood meals
    consumed
  • up to
    3.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    180
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    61
    minutes
    spent learning

Tracy's Actions

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.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 30 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Volunteer In My Community

SDG #11 Communities

I will volunteer hour(s) in my community.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options

SDG #14 Life Below Water

Using Seafood Watch's list, I will enjoy 1 sustainable seafood meal(s) each day.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Create & Share A Love Letter, Poem, Song or Picture

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will express my love and gratitude for our planet by writing a love letter, poem, song or taking a picture. I will share it with others on my social media channels, in person, or as an Earth Month Ecochallenge feed reflection.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Explore My Area

SDG #14 & 15

Each day, I will spend 30 minutes exploring a new area around my neighborhood (e.g., park, water body, nearby trail, community garden, green space, etc.).

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Basic Needs & Security

Practice A Sharing Economy

SDG #1 No Poverty

Each day, I will engage in a sharing economy among my family, friends, and neighbors.

COMPLETED 9
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate & Ecosystems

Join A Climate Action Orginization

SDG #13 Climate

I will learn about local, national and international climate action organizations that I could join and connect with one or more.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Support Local Pollinators

SDG #15 Life On Land

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 30 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 30 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 20 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Uncompleted
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 20 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Reduce Animal Product Consumption

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will enjoy 1 meatless meal(s) and/or 1 vegan meal(s) each day this week.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Basic Needs & Security

Get Involved in the Water Justice Movement

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 20 minutes learning about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer In My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Tracy Tuason-Obong's avatar
    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/30/2022 6:39 AM
    We support small businesses within our area instead of buying from the big stores.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Join A Climate Action Orginization
    What area of climate action are you most passionate about and why?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/30/2022 6:36 AM
    I'm passionate about sharing economy and as a family we advocate for our own community by supporting local businesses and local creatives through our own small business. This way, we have an avenue in helping the well-being of our community through service and arts.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/30/2022 6:30 AM
    We do home composting of our food scraps or kitchen waste. Left over food, that are not spoiled are given to our pets, we bring our reusables to the store to avoid single use plastic. We buy secondhand items or buy from shops from ethical companies. We donate some of our home items and clothes that are still good to use.

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/30/2022 6:18 AM
    As #earthmonthecochallenge is coming to a close, I've learned more than just plastic pollution and GHG emissions. Learning about UN Sustainable Development Goals helped me better understand how I can help support these goals as an individual and as an employee.

    By asking questions from our company's leaders and by using my voice to spread awareness helped me understand what our company is doing to address these goals.

    Emerson's programs in different parts of the globe geared towards Environmental Sustainability makes me proud to be one of its employees.

    #em2022story
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Gender Diversity
    Why is equity for gender diverse individuals important for a just and sustainable society?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2022 2:55 PM
    Gender equity is important because it emphasizes importance on the individual's skills and capacity and not on his/her/their gender. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options
    What was the tastiest sustainable seafood meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2022 2:11 PM
    Grilled milkfish is what we recently had and it was tasty! I thought of trying out a Mediterranean style of grilling milkfish by stuffing it with lemon, dill, onions, adding a bit of salt and pepper to task and a drizzle of olive oil. It was a feast! 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2022 2:07 PM
    One of the tastiest meatless dish I've ever had was a meatless soba ramen and tofu stir fry.
    For Soba Ramen, you just need Soba noodles, fired garlic, fried onions, kombu-dashi stock, pakchoi greens, and stir fried shiitake mushrooms. adding soft-boiled egg is optional.

    For tofu stir fry, all you need is a fried tofu, a bit of oil and garlic, then add water spinach. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2022 9:30 AM
    Pollution is what's linking these SDG's sand we can help by living a low impact life. By making sustainable practices a habit, we will help lower GHG emissions and lessen our impact in the environment. Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot are good habits to incorporate in our lifestyle. Being conscious consumers, we should refuse single-use plastics and bring our own reusable containers instead, eat produce that are local and seasonal to reduce GHG emissions and conserve water, grow our own food even just in containers, practice a culture of reuse by buying secondhand to reduce the strain in the supply chain and production of new products. Choose ethically made products also helps in reducing our impact in the environment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2022 9:18 AM
    With the proliferation of produce imported from other countries, we are at risk of consuming highly-contaminated produce which pose risk in our health. This list is helpful in choosing seasonal and locally grown produce that do not need too much use of pesticides in order to make them pest-resistant and have longer shelf life. Homegrown is preferable if at all possible. Growing edibles in containers in our own small spaces is now possible and something that we should explore. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2022 9:07 AM
    Poverty links all the SDG's together. In order to alleviate poor countries from poverty, we must start locally by helping spread awareness, participate in policy making and decision-making when it comes to environmental matters, equality and education.
    Education, participation and awareness play a huge role in making vital changes for the well-being of the people and the environment.