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Martin Pross

Greening of EU DACH

"do something to make life better for our children"

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 155 THIS WEEK
  • 430 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    70
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    52
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    34
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill

Martin's actions

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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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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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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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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Climate + Air

Consume only Needs vs Wants

The more stuff we consume, the more greenhouse gasses we put into the atmosphere. I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach this month and only buy things I need.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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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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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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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 5 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Biodiversity and Me

I will spend at least 5 minutes each day researching what biodiversity is, how biodiversity positively impacts our world, and how the loss of biodiversity harms it. I will share what I learn 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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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 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

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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

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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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

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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Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 5 hours in my community.

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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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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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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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    Martin Pross 4/09/2024 11:46 PM
    Effects of climate change or just April? From over 25°C down to 10°C, from pleasant, calm weather to gusts of wind up to 100km/h.

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    Martin Pross 4/09/2024 3:06 AM
    A busy bee on our rosemary bush :-)

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    Martin Pross 4/07/2024 10:31 PM
    The raised bed is planted and other young plants are also potted. :-)

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    Martin Pross 4/05/2024 2:26 AM
    I'm currently in the process of sprucing up our garden. And of course we collect the rainwater in a bin.

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    Martin Pross 4/04/2024 10:43 AM
    I will finally install my second balcony PV properly :-) -
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Leave No Trace
    Educator Stephanie Kaza advises her students to focus on what they care about most when addressing the enormity of ecological problems. Is there a specific area you feel particularly called to work on?

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    Martin Pross 4/02/2024 1:30 AM
    It is difficult to care about just one.
    Use all options (as one) to curb global warming.
    Use all resources sparingly.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community 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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    Martin Pross 4/01/2024 3:22 PM
    We often borrow equipment from the neighborhood. especially when it comes to more expensive or larger machines or tools that are only used a few times a year - such as a larger impact drill or hammer drill.

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    Martin Pross 4/01/2024 3:13 PM
    I took care of our garden and plants.

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      Knut Riegel 4/01/2024 11:10 PM
      Thanks for sharing, Martin. The positive thing is that you can see the success immeadiately then :)

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    Martin Pross 3/24/2024 12:06 PM
    Experience nature in the late evening... :-)

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    Martin Pross 3/21/2024 6:54 AM
    Happy to live where I am - in the green between vineyards...