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Knut Riegel

Greening of EU DACH

"Ways To Make a Positive Impact on the World"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 45 TODAY
  • 225 THIS WEEK
  • 1,264 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    3.0
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • UP TO
    1.0
    Carbon Footprint
    Calculated
  • UP TO
    1.0
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    1.0
    hour
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    77
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    675
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    160
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    19
    pounds
    waste composted
  • UP TO
    0.7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    1.0
    public official or leader
    contacted
  • UP TO
    1.0
    tree
    planted
  • UP TO
    1.0
    waste audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    1.0
    water footprint
    calculated

Knut's actions

Land + Forests

Carry My Trash

I will carry all of my unrecyclable, non-compostable trash with me this month, to raise my awareness of how much I send to the landfill. I will post on the feed my reflections, conversations, and actions I will take moving forward.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

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.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will look for sustainable palm oil products with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSP) label. I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation and opt for ones that help sustain healthy communities and forests.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Compost Food Waste

Food in the landfill is one of the main sources of greenhouse gasses. I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY 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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Advocate for Forest Protection

Using my voice can help create a more sustainable and just world. I will contact 2 local, regional, or national decision makers to advocate for public policy that protects forests and improves their ability to sequester carbon and nourish biodiversity.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 20 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Regenerative Agriculture and Me

Regenerative agriculture focuses on farming and ranching in a way that supports life and restores the soil. I will spend minutes learning about regenerative agriculture and find out if any nearby farms practice regenerative agriculture.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Endangered Species

Wildlife and biodiversity play an important role on our planet and are being threatened each year. I will spend 2 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 3 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.

COMPLETED
ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 10 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

COMPLETED
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.

COMPLETED
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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 1 hours in my community.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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.

COMPLETED
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).

COMPLETED
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?


  • Knut Riegel's avatar
    Knut Riegel 4/18/2024 10:24 PM
    A wonderful good morning - the weather is improving, clouds are disappearing. Happy friday

    • Eric Nilsson's avatar
      Eric Nilsson 4/19/2024 12:13 AM
      Happy Friday my dear :)

    • Michael Goertz's avatar
      Michael Goertz 4/18/2024 11:27 PM
      Don't know where you are, but one hour later it is unfortunately another picture here. However, enjoy the day! ;-)

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    Knut Riegel 4/17/2024 9:36 PM
    Good morning Team DACH-
    Do you know the feeling?
    It's almost midnight, you go to bed and look at your watch again. You have the feeling that you haven't moved enough today.
    Yesterday, I spent the whole day at an end customer's facility and moved more than I thought I would. 15 km without running

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      Knut Riegel 4/17/2024 9:37 PM
      Good morning Team DACH-
      Do you know the feeling?
      It's almost midnight, you go to bed and look at your watch again. You have the feeling that you haven't moved enough today.
      Yesterday, I spent the whole day at an end customer's facility and moved more than I thought I would. 15 km without running

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    Knut Riegel 4/16/2024 9:46 PM
    Although the weather is not quite ideal, I have already spent extra time outside
    First a coffee and then the working day begins 😎😊

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    Knut Riegel 4/15/2024 10:24 PM
    More than halfway through, I've developed a routine and it's fun too

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    Knut Riegel 4/14/2024 9:47 PM
    Half time! Personal assessment: I find it easy to spend extra time in nature, the habit of proactively addressing sustainability issues and also repeatedly addressing others about them is becoming routine and fun

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      Steffi Marris 4/17/2024 9:44 PM
      It is a beautiful picture. I love the time when the canola is flourish

    • Ariane Niejahr's avatar
      Ariane Niejahr 4/17/2024 6:22 AM
      I wish this was an image looking outside my office window... This just has already an relaxing effect on me just looking at the picture :)

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    Knut Riegel 4/13/2024 11:49 PM
    Today, a family hike to a nearby viewpoint is on the agenda. Vegetables, fruit and drinks are provided. Let's see what Mother Nature has in store for us! What are you doing today on Sunday?

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    Knut Riegel 4/12/2024 10:39 PM
    A beautiful sunny day begins. Have you ever thought about starting such a day with a sporting activity before breakfast? 😜

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    Knut Riegel 4/11/2024 9:48 PM

    Hey All - A very good morning to you. 7 AM in the morning, the sun is just rising. Let's spend some extra time outside in nature later or tonight. LetsGo Emerson!

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    Knut Riegel 4/10/2024 10:59 PM
    Good Morning Team DACH - For now we have reached 11th day of the game and have significantly improved ourselves.
    Lets make the difference, lets spend additional time outside, lets inspire others, lets do something positives for our earth. LetsGo!

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    Knut Riegel 4/09/2024 10:49 PM
    Good Morning- Lets make the difference Today!!