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Priyadarshini Ramaswamy

Emerson FCEC India

"On the journey to provide a pollution free and an organic environment to the future generation"

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Priyadarshini's actions

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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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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Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 20 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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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 35 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 30 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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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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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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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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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

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 2 native trees in my community, public parks, office location, campus or backyard.

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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

Weekly Meal Planning

One third of all food produced worldwide is wasted, and so is the energy it takes to produce and transport that food. I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need and eating what I planned each day.

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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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Climate + Air

Low Carbon Diet

Carbon is emitted into the atmosphere in a variety of ways, including through the foods we eat and food we waste. I will learn about low carbon foods and replace higher carbon foods with them in my diet.

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Climate + Air

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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Endangered Species

Wildlife and biodiversity play an important role on our planet and are being threatened each year. I will spend 60 minutes each day learning about the current status of local or global wildlife and how I can align my actions to support their livelihood.

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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

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.

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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

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

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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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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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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    Priyadarshini Ramaswamy 4/11/2024 2:31 AM
    In summer, Try planting plants.
    Flowers provide resources for pollinators, like bees. We rely on these insects for agricultural production. About 35% of the world’s crops depend on pollinators to reproduce. You can also build a bee house to provide a safe place for them to rest. Along with helping the environment, flowers increase your curb appeal.

    Gardening is also an activity that’s good for your health. Consider planting some vegetables and fruits to save you a trip to the grocery store.


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    Priyadarshini Ramaswamy 4/09/2024 12:23 AM
    Did you know!! About 71% of the earth is water. The oceans hold approximately 96.5% of this water and the ice caps hold about 2%. The remaining water exists in rivers, ponds, glaciers, ice caps, lakes, as water vapor and our taps, among other water bodies. Only 1% of the earth’s water is safe for human consumption.

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    Priyadarshini Ramaswamy 4/08/2024 3:30 AM
    Today used reusable bag to avoid single use bags
  • 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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    Priyadarshini Ramaswamy 4/08/2024 3:27 AM
    Planted Parijatham flower plant to increase the pollination rate
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Action Track: Community ATTEND THE ECOCHALLENGE CONSERVATION WEBINAR
    What did you learn in the webinar? Did anything surprise you?

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    Priyadarshini Ramaswamy 4/08/2024 2:39 AM
    Environmental conservation is becoming an effective mass movement, it is futile to expect positive growth especially in the age of digital media which holds the potential to bring a revolution to save our planet from destruction.
    The following pointers elucidate this crucial need to save the environment from further degradation:

    • To reduce air, water and land pollution
    • To facilitate the conservation of natural resources for our future generations
    • To ensure the protection of biodiversity
    • To implement sustainable development
    • To restore the ecological balance
    • To save our planet from harmful repercussions of global warming
  • 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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    Priyadarshini Ramaswamy 4/08/2024 2:35 AM
    Sharing economy has many benefits to the individual as well as the society like resource efficiency, cost savings, community building, reduced environmental impact, Flexibility and accessibility. The sharing economy can lead to increased collaboration among friends/family and Mutual support for each other.
  • 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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    Priyadarshini Ramaswamy 4/08/2024 2:32 AM
    When addressing on the ecological problems we can focus on reducing the usage of plastics to reduced plastic pollution. Deforestation can be reduced by planting more trees.

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    Priyadarshini Ramaswamy 4/08/2024 2:25 AM
    Did you know! The typical passenger vehicle spits out an estimated 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.

    Less driving means fewer emissions going into the atmosphere. Here are some ways you can decrease your transportation footprint:

    • Walk or ride a bicycle whenever possible.
    • When running errands, try to hit all of your stops in one trip.
    • Take public transportation.
    • Consider using ride-sharing services.

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      Arghya Sen 4/08/2024 2:31 AM
      4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually! that's huge!
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Sustainability Lunch and Learn
    Who did you engage in your lunch and learn? What resources did you use? How did it go and what did you learn?

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    Priyadarshini Ramaswamy 4/08/2024 2:23 AM
    Engaged my friends for the lunch. Used only plant based foods in the menu. It went good
  • 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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    Priyadarshini Ramaswamy 4/08/2024 12:03 AM
    Well-balanced meals that include a variety of fish can contribute to heart health and children's proper growth and development.However, some fish and shellfish (e.g., clams, oysters) may contain chemicals or illness-causing microorganisms like bacteria and viruses that could pose health risks to people. So Government issues advisories to protect people from potential health risks of eating contaminated fish caught in local waters.Nearly all fish contain traces of mercury, no matter what body of water they come from. The risk from consuming mercury by eating fish may include harm to an unborn baby or a young child's developing nervous system if the mercury levels are high enough. Choose a variety of fish that are lower in mercury