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Siva Sankar

Emerson FCEC India

"Nobody can save Earth; Earth will change its plates and find peace"

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 242 THIS WEEK
  • 852 TOTAL

participant impact

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    17
    advocacy actions
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    1.0
    Carbon Footprint
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    1.0
    community event
    hosted or attended
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    energy audit
    conducted
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    1,880
    minutes
    spent learning
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    60
    minutes
    spent outdoors
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    111
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
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    2.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
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    5.0
    trees
    planted
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    1.0
    waste audit
    conducted

Siva's actions

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 60 minutes learning about regenerative agriculture and find out if any nearby farms practice regenerative agriculture.

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Land + Forests

Advocate for Forest Protection

Using my voice can help create a more sustainable and just world. I will contact 3 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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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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 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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

Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 120 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

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

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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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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Learn About Water Justice in My Area

I will spend at least 30 minutes a day using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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 10 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

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 15 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

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 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Go Plastic-Free

Millions of tons of plastic is produced each year worldwide. Each day, I will conduct a plastics audit of what I buy and use throughout the challenge (kitchen, bathroom, personal care products, etc.), to see how single-use plastic shows up in my life. I will find plastic-free alternatives to these products and advocate for alternatives to single-use packaging at local grocery stores, product manufacturers, at work, or on campus.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY 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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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.

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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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    Siva Sankar 4/11/2024 9:06 PM
    The UK, Norway, France, and New Zealand are some of the countries that have legally committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. Hope for the best!

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    Siva Sankar 4/11/2024 4:26 AM
    Strict laws to protect nature by different countries:
    1. Kenya's plastic bag ban is considered one of the most extreme of its kind.
    2. The European Union has committed to banning pesticides that are dangerous to bees.
    3. Bolivia granted the planet its own rights.
    4. Norway cracked down on deforestation in its own country and in others.
    5. Sweden created a tax break for repairs to encourage citizens to reuse old items.
    6. Palau created a no-fishing zone the size of Spain.
    7. France recently took a big step to reduce food waste from supermarkets.
    8. The US Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act aims to prevent hazardous chemicals from causing a public health disaster.
    9. China implemented the world's largest cap-and-trade policy in 2017.

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    Siva Sankar 4/09/2024 9:10 PM
    Fish species that move rapidly toward the poles due to global warming decline in abundance.
    Read the Full article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/03/240318142350.htm

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    Siva Sankar 4/08/2024 11:25 PM
    Photosynthesis, nature's vital process,
    Turning sunlight into energy galore.
    Life's breath, from green to much, much more.

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    Siva Sankar 4/08/2024 2:08 AM
    The World's carbon emissions could start to fall for the first time in 2024.

    https://www.rfi.fr/en/environment/20240101-world-s-carbon-emissions-could-start-to-fall-for-first-time-in-2024-environment

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    Siva Sankar 4/07/2024 9:52 PM
    Trees play a crucial role in the water cycle and climate regulation. Protecting and restoring forests is a powerful nature-based solution for addressing both water scarcity and climate change.
    Water at a distance and trees without leaves in one frame. Harvest Water from the clouds. Save Trees, thus saving the earth.

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    Siva Sankar 4/07/2024 2:01 AM
    Protecting Earth isn't just a duty; it's our legacy for future generations. Let's unite in stewardship to ensure its preservation for all.

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    Siva Sankar 4/07/2024 1:58 AM
    A visit to nursery. Make the world more greener

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    Siva Sankar 4/05/2024 11:31 PM
    Nature is the biggest remedy to heal our soul. Let the nature be healed.

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    Siva Sankar 4/05/2024 2:35 AM
    It's going great with a lot of great initiatives and ideas!