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Oana Onet

Greening of EU France

"“If the environment is happy, people will laugh and your grief will go away.”― Srinivas Mishra “The Earth is what we all have in common.”—Wendell Berry"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 35 TODAY
  • 170 THIS WEEK
  • 646 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1.0
    Carbon Footprint
    Calculated
  • UP TO
    63
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    1,050
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    30
    single-use bags
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1.0
    waste audit
    conducted

Oana's actions

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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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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Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 240 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

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 15
DAILY ACTIONS

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Cooking Oil Disposal

Pouring cooking oil down the drain can cause damage to waterways and ecosystems. I will learn how to properly dispose of cooking oil to help support healthy ecosystems.

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 15
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.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 60 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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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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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?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Personal Waste Audit
    What are the results of your waste audit and what did you learn? How can you reduce your waste going forward?

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    Oana Onet 4/17/2024 7:54 AM
    Well... it doesn't look promising :D it's just for one day and still i have in the fridge vegetables in plastics, raspberries in plastic, milk, fruit juice in plastic... I have the impression it's not an easy task to reduce all this waste, specially when in the supermarkets almost everything is in plastic or some kind of protection. Time will tell, as a consumer I can try to reduce but I think the food industries need to find also an alternative containers or protections for the food.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Borrow Before I Buy
    How did you participate in the sharing economy? (Consider posting a photo!) What are the benefits of a sharing economy? How could a sharing economy change the dynamics you have with friends, family and/or neighbors?

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    Oana Onet 4/17/2024 6:34 AM
    It has been in 2 ways, first I borrowed from a friend un "Cocotte minute", as I don have it and really I am using it like once per year even less, so it was great to do it and not but one! and this week I borrowed to a friend my luggage, like this she was able not to buy one, as she doesn't need it that often. I think we can really find ways to reduce our consumption and to share things between us, is just an exercise of reflection on How to!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Use Reusable Bags
    How difficult was this challenge for you? What made it easy or difficult?

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    Oana Onet 4/10/2024 1:29 AM
    Actually it's not an obvious challenge, we are so used to receive bags, or single use bags that we don't even realize how much we consume ! Now, each time I go to the groceries shops I calculate bags consuming not money spending haha :D

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    Oana Onet 4/09/2024 6:31 AM
    This weekend we did a hike of 15 km around a mountain lake (Nantua), and for a distance of more than 3 km in a forest, we found and fought a lot of caterpillars that were hanging from the trees, we have never seen something like this before. I admit i found it grouse and scary in a way :)) so i was wondering why on earth are so many, specially they were destroying the leaves! When i got back home i started to search and understand the purpose of caterpillars beside the sweet butterflies :) here is a peace of information! We need them on our Earth even if they are disgusting ! Don't hesitate to do your research : Caterpillars play a significant role in ecosystems as they are an essential part of the food chain, serving as a food source for various animals. Additionally, some caterpillar species contribute to pollination and help maintain biodiversity.

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    Oana Onet 4/09/2024 6:14 AM
    Hi all, something very interesting specially for the ones who have children, Lyon Nature organizes until June a workshop to discover bees, specially in the park : Tete d'Or, if you are interested consult this link for details: http://www.nature.lyon.fr/nature/sections/fr/espace_enseignants/fiches_animations/anim_abeilledomestiq/

    Resume:
    Initier à la reconnaissance entomologique et botanique : acquérir des connaissances simples en entomologie - apprendre à utiliser le matériel du naturaliste (boîtes loupes, filets voir épuisettes) - sensibiliser au respect du monde animal et végétal (insectes et fleurs de prairies) - acquérir quelques mots de vocabulaire spécifique - développer le sens de l’observation - apprendre à manipuler avec soin
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Explore My Area
    Where did you go for your walk or hike in nature? What were the benefits of doing so?

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    Oana Onet 4/07/2024 11:15 AM
    This time during the weekend i was discovering surroundings between the 2 rivers in the city i live. It was great to see the boats around (peniches), to see the nature blooming on the hills and also to see the level of water now in spring that is quite considering high level. Nature is always a good idea, no matter on what form, We are blessed to be able to see all these beautiful nature life around.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Cooking Oil Disposal
    Did anything about this action surprise you? Do you use more or less oil than you thought?

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    Oana Onet 4/05/2024 4:53 AM
    Actually, i use less oil than i imagined, specially for health reasons. It's interesting to see where it goes all this oils residues , for us is so natural or normal to throw it away without thinking, it's a very interesting lesson!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests 30 for 30 in Nature
    What have you noticed about how it feels to spend consistent time outside?

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    Oana Onet 4/05/2024 4:52 AM
    I have already seen all the good and the benefits that comes with the fact of being outside. I appreciate time in nature that's why during the weekends I am doing walks or hikes. But i want to expand this habit during the week also, at least for the walks. It eases the mind, the body, the stress, helps you live in the present and be conscious of the nature around: trees, flowers, birds, specially now in spring time :)
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Calculate My Carbon Impact
    Where in your life do you emit the most carbon? What change are you willing to make in your daily life to reduce this output?

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    Oana Onet 4/02/2024 3:01 AM
    After i did the test, i found out i have an impact of 8 tones/year , information that astonished me.. As actions I suppose to use less the plane , try to restore furniture and keep the domestic appliances usable for longer period of time ! Not obvious the plane part ! or to become a vegetarian . I guess i will reduce the meat meals as maybe twice per week!