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Arghya Sen

Emerson- EEEC Pune and Nashik Site

"Our biggest challenge in this new century is to take an idea that seems abstract - sustainable development - and turn it into a reality for all the world's people Kofi Annan"

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Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    energy audits
    conducted
  • up to
    165
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    165
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    510
    minutes
    spent learning

Arghya's Actions

Economy & Communities

Online Energy Audit

SDG #7 Energy

I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 5 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

Completed
One-Time Action

Economy & Communities

Mend Clothing

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will mend a piece of clothing for myself, family or friends.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Ecological & Xeriscape Gardening

SDG #14 & 15

I will do one or more of the following actions in my yard, or volunteer in my community: plant indigenous plants, landscape with water-efficient plants, add mulching, replace a lawn, and/or use eco-friendly fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Support Local Pollinators

SDG #15 Life On Land

At least 30% of crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on pollinators to produce fruit. I will spend 5 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About Invasive Species

SDG #14 & 15

I will spend 5 minutes learning about invasive species and ways to reduce their impacts.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Join A Climate Action Orginization

SDG #13 Climate

I will learn about local, national and international climate action organizations that I could join and connect with one or more.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs

SDG #13, 14 & 15

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About The Health & Equity SDGs

SDG #3, 5, 10 & 16

I will spend 5 minutes learning about these SDGs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 5 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Learn About Participation and Representation

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend at least 5 minutes learning more about the barriers to women and girl's equal participation and representation around the world.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 5 minutes learning about gender diversity.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 5 minute(s) per day typically spent inside (computer time, watching television, etc.) with quality time outside exercising, enjoying the sunrise/sunset, gardening, journaling, or practicing gratitude for nature.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Communicate Constructively

SDG #16 Peace & Justice

I will use the communication methods I read about to practice effective, compassionate, and nonviolent communication with someone I interact with regularly (i.e., my roommate, parents, co-worker, partner, classmates, or children).

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 10 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Cleaning Product Ingredients

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes each day studying the toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products around my home.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Track My Purchases

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

Throughout the day I will track my purchases and then research the companies making these goods.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 10 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 10 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Calculate Your Water Footprint

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will calculate my water footprint and look for a few ways I can reduce consumption or waste.

Completed
One-Time Action

Basic Needs & Security

Know Your Produce

SDG #2 Zero Hunger

I will visit ewg.org to learn about and use their Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen produce lists.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Take Action During Earth Week

I will participate in Earth Week by attending at least one of the global Emerson Earth Day Live Panel discussions during Earth Week on 19th and 20th April, listening to the special Planet in Focus podcast episode, or completing an EcoChallenge action.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Engage with Emerson’s Sustainability Content

I will engage with the content available on the Emerson Environmental Sustainability Hub by doing one of the following: watch a webinar recording, read a blogpost, read one of the newsletters.

Completed
One-Time Action

Education & Livelihood

Take Emerson’s Sustainability Training

I will complete the first module of the Emerson Environmental Sustainability training program available on the Global Learning Center.

Completed
One-Time Action

Climate & Ecosystems

Calculate Your Carbon Impact

SDG #13 Climate

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

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    Arghya Sen 4/29/2022 12:59 AM
    The government would deliver eco- biodegradable and electronic toilets, scientific disposal of garbage, adequate number of dustbins and solar lights, etc. at various spots in Kullu-Manali
    Chief Secretary said that for preserving the pristine beauty of the area's scientific disposal of garbage, an adequate number of dust bins and solar lights would be set up at Manikaran. He said that State Government was embarking upon the eco-tourism activities in the Banjar area in a big way adding that the inspection huts in Shoja, Forest Rest Houses in Jibhi, and Banjar were being refurnished without disturbing the traditional structure of the same. He said that the trek route to Lambri was to be improved.

    Shri S. Roy, Chief Secretary said that Government was taking adequate measures to protect the environment en-route Rohtang Pass and tourists are regulated beyond Manali. 




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    Arghya Sen 4/28/2022 1:47 AM
    What are the major problems for the development of the Sundarban region?
    Many people were affected due to the shortage of water supply and the destruction of agricultural land. Great damage was caused to the property and crops due to the cyclones. - Pollution – Due to the heavy disposal of solid waste from the nearby cities, the Ganges river does not carry fresh water to the Sundarbans.
    The National animal of India – the Royal Bengal Tiger are great swimmers and they have developed this skill because of their habitat. The mangroves have made them prone to swimming and they can hunt in the water too.

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    Arghya Sen 4/27/2022 4:55 AM
    WHY THE GANGES IS SO IMPORTANT?
    The River Ganges is more than 2,500km long and has the most populated river basin in the world.

    Hundreds of millions of people and a huge range of wildlife rely on the Ganges. But pollution, dams, and the removal of too much water (mostly for agriculture) have affected the flow and health of this vital river.

    One of the river’s most at-risk animals is the Ganges river dolphin. There used to be tens of thousands of them, but now only around 1,200-1,800 are left in the river. The biggest threats to them include fishing (they’re targeted for their oily blubber), as well as toxic pollution, dams, and barrages in the river.

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    Arghya Sen 4/20/2022 10:08 PM

    Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation



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    Arghya Sen 4/20/2022 1:39 AM
    Everyone can help to make sure that we meet the Global Goals. Use these ten targets to create action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans.

    TARGET 14.1
    REDUCE MARINE POLLUTION

    By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.

    TARGET 14.2
    PROTECT AND RESTORE ECOSYSTEMS

    By 2025, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and taking action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans.

    TARGET 14.3
    REDUCE OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

    Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels.

    TARGET 14.4
    SUSTAINABLE FISHING

    By 2025, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics.

    TARGET 14.5
    CONSERVE COASTAL AND MARINE AREAS

    By 2025, conserve at least 10 percent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information.

    TARGET 14.6
    END SUBSIDIES CONTRIBUTING TO OVERFISHING

    By 2025, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies that contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation.

    TARGET 14.7
    INCREASE THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS FROM SUSTAINABLE USE OF MARINE RESOURCES

    By 2030, increase the economic benefits to small island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism.

    TARGET 14.8
    INCREASE SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE, RESEARCH, AND TECHNOLOGY FOR OCEAN HEALTH

    Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular, small island developing States and least developed countries.

    TARGET 14.9
    SUPPORT SMALL SCALE FISHERS

    Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets.

    TARGET 14. A
    IMPLEMENT AND ENFORCE INTERNATIONAL SEA LAW

    Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of “The future we want”.

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    Arghya Sen 4/17/2022 10:33 PM
    How did SDG come into existence? - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. The objective was to produce a set of universal goals that meet the urgent environmental, political, and economic challenges facing our world.

    The SDGs replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which started a global effort in 2000 to tackle the indignity of poverty. The MDGs established measurable, universally-agreed objectives for tackling extreme poverty and hunger, preventing deadly diseases, and expanding primary education to all children, among other development priorities.

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    Arghya Sen 4/17/2022 10:32 PM
    India Ranking in SDG - Marking an upgrade in its performance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India improved its score to 66 on NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index in 2020-21, reported the latest edition of the Economic Survey released on Monday. This was up from 60 in 2019-20 and 57 in 2018-19. The SDG index is a measure of the progress achieved by states and union territories (UTs) on parameters like health, education, gender, economic growth, institutions, climate change, and the environment.  

    While Kerala and Chandigarh emerged as the top state and UT in 2021-22, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Assam were the worst-performing states. The survey shows that the number of front runners (scoring 65-99) increased to 22 states and UTs in 2020-21 from 10 in 2019-20. The SDG scores range between 0 and 100 with a higher score indicating that a state is closer to achieving the targets.  


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    Arghya Sen 4/17/2022 9:36 PM
    Why is SDG 11 important?
    SDG 11 aims to renew and plan cities and other human settlements in a way that offers opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation, and green public spaces, while reducing resource use and environmental impact.

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    Arghya Sen 4/15/2022 3:33 AM
     
     SDG Index

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    Arghya Sen 4/15/2022 3:32 AM
    The Sustainable Development Goals