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ARUNSUNDAR S

Emerson-EcoWarriors(FCV)-Chennai-India

"Conserving Every eco system caring for every creature"

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 377 THIS WEEK
  • 810 TOTAL

participant impact

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    11
    advocacy actions
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    1.0
    Carbon Footprint
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    1.0
    community event
    hosted or attended
  • UP TO
    1.0
    energy audit
    conducted
  • UP TO
    40
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    58
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • UP TO
    297
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    235
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    175
    pieces of litter
    picked up
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    1.2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • UP TO
    5.0
    trees
    planted

ARUNSUNDAR's actions

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Reduce Animal Products

One kilogram of beef and cheese emits 71kg and 24kg of greenhouse gasses, while 1kg of rice, grains, and legumes emits between 2-4kg. Fruits, vegetables, and nuts emit less than 1kg per 1kg. I will reduce my climate impact by enjoying 2 meatless meals and/or 3 vegan meals each day this week.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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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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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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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

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

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 11
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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate + Air

Declutter My Home Without the Landfill

Each day, I will learn about responsible ways to dispose of items and de-clutter, clean, donate, repurpose or recycle unneeded items in my home to make sure that what I get rid of doesn't go into the landfill.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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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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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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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

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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 5 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 8 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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 5 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 5 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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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

Climate + Air

Choose Renewable Energy

Renewable energy options are becoming more widespread and accessible. Not only are they good for the planet, they can help save money as well. I will sign up for my utility company's clean/renewable energy option. If my utility does not offer one, I will contact them to advocate for this option in the future.

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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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

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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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?


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    ARUNSUNDAR S 4/11/2024 8:39 PM
    Although the environment can continue to survive in its natural state, human intervention has caused extensive destruction in many ecosystems. It is very important for us to protect our environment, so that we can continue to live on this planet - in a healthy and safe atmosphere

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    ARUNSUNDAR S 4/10/2024 8:48 PM



    Eight Ways to Reduce Waste
    1. Use a reusable bottle/cup for beverages on-the-go. ...
    2. Use reusable grocery bags, and not just for groceries. ...
    3. Purchase wisely and recycle. ...
    4. Compost it! ...
    5. Avoid single-use food and drink containers and utensils. ...
    6. Buy secondhand items and donate used goods.

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    ARUNSUNDAR S 4/10/2024 8:36 PM


    What you can do
    • Commute smart by walking or riding to work or the shops instead of driving. ...
    • Choose a fuel-efficient vehicle next time you are replacing your car. ...
    • Save energy, by turning off the television and make sure you flick the light switch when you leave the room. ...
    • Buy energy -efficient appliances.

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    ARUNSUNDAR S 4/10/2024 2:10 AM
    How to reduce food waste at home
    1. Plan your meals.
    2. Know how to store your food.
    3. Undertsand 'use by' vs 'best before' dates.
    4. Use what you have.
    5. Avoid serving too much.
    6. Know your moulds.
    7. Share extra food with others.
    8. Repurpose waste where possible.

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    ARUNSUNDAR S 4/09/2024 9:23 PM
    What Are 10 Ways to Reduce Air Pollution?
    • Use of public transport:
    • Buy Energy Efficient Vehicles Like Electric:
    • Consider “Going Green”:
    • Avoid Plastic Bags:
    • Make use of Solar Energy:
    • Always Use Recyclable Products:
    • Quit Smoking:
    • Educate Your Companions:

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    ARUNSUNDAR S 4/09/2024 9:09 PM
    Reduce the number of trips you take in your car. Reduce or eliminate fireplace and wood stove use. Avoid burning leaves, trash, and other materials. Avoid using gas-powered lawn and garden equipment.

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    ARUNSUNDAR S 4/09/2024 8:48 PM
    What you can do about air pollution
    1. Drive your car less. ...
    2. Keep your car in good repair. ...
    3. Turn off your engine. ...
    4. Don't burn your garbage. ...
    5. Limit backyards fire in the city. ...
    6. Plant and care for trees. ...
    7. Switch to electric or hand-powered lawn equipment. ...
    8. Use less energy.

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    ARUNSUNDAR S 4/09/2024 8:45 PM
    Coming from my experiences with rain and making me happy, it's the calm serenity that it brings. You see, when it rains, there are likely going to be less people outside than when it's not. With that, there is less pressure to hide away urges to do things like dance or sing because nobody is looking

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    ARUNSUNDAR S 4/09/2024 8:39 PM
    Some of the safety concerns that may be linked to cosmetics and personal care products include:
    • Eye infections.
    • Spreading bacteria on the skin.
    • Irritation and scratches on the eye.
    • Fire hazards, in the case of aerosol products such as hairspray.
    • Allergic reactions or sensitivity to ingredients.

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    ARUNSUNDAR S 4/09/2024 1:35 AM
    Earth Month Ecochallenge, running from April 1st to April 30th, is a 30-day program focused on environmental and social engagement. During this month, you're invited to select actions that resonate with your values, committing to them for 30 days to foster and reinforce positive habits.