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Arghya Sen

EEEC-Pune-Nashik

"Here comes that part of the year where we re-establish our sense of connection to our planet and spread the word. :-) Heal the Environment, Love the Planet (H.E.L.P)"

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    plastic bottles
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Arghya's 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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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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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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Pick Up the Phone

I will gather a group of friends, family, neighbors or colleagues to make 1 phone calls to public officials or companies to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

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

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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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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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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 1 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Freshwater + Oceans

Say No to Plastic Straws

An estimated 71% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastics in their stomachs. When marine wildlife ingest plastic, they have a 50% mortality rate. By asking for no straw when placing a drink order, I will keep 1 plastic straw(s) of out of the ocean each day.

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Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 60 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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Climate + Air

Use Public Transit

Public transportation reduces pollution, improves community, and creates safe streets. I will use public transit 10 miles per day and avoid sending up to (___) lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

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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Freshwater + Oceans

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 10 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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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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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

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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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 10 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

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 10 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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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

Fitness Activities

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Being physically active can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Spend some time daily on your fitness activities!

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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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Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 60 hours in my community.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Climate + Air

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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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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    Arghya Sen 4/12/2024 12:42 AM
    Green cleaning essentially means that you're using cleaning products that contain ingredients that are safe for the environment while also being safer for those who use them. This means using cleaners, products or substances that: Contain no artificial fragrances.

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    Arghya Sen 4/11/2024 12:34 AM
    does the Automation Industry help the environment in any manner? I think yes, what do you say?
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Choose Eco-Friendly Wood and Paper
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

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    Arghya Sen 4/10/2024 12:05 AM
    Carbon sequestration is the process of storing carbon in a carbon pool. It plays a crucial role in mitigating climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. There are two main types of carbon sequestration: biologic (also called biosequestration) and geologic. Biologic carbon sequestration is a naturally occurring process as part of the carbon cycle. Humans can enhance it through deliberate actions and use of technology. Carbon dioxide (CO
    2) is naturally captured from the atmosphere through biological, chemical, and physical processes.

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    Arghya Sen 4/10/2024 12:01 AM
    I forgot to take along my reusable cloth bag for grocery shopping! India has lots of improvement and we are yet to see a lot of improvement. You say how is that related? None of the shops I visited offered any plastic bag and that made me so happy and no worries to shopping as there are so many ecofriendly options available nearby.

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      Arriane Aranas 4/10/2024 12:18 AM
      That's great! I hope all of the countries incorporate ecofriendly options and avoid plastic bags.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Arghya Sen 4/09/2024 12:40 AM
    • Mental Health: Spending time among trees reduces stress, enhances mood, and improves memory and focus.
    • Physical Health: Trees promote physical activity, lower blood pressure, and positively impact cognitive function.
    • Spiritual Connection: Their presence fosters a sense of connection to something greater, nurturing spiritual well-being.


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    Arghya Sen 4/09/2024 12:38 AM
    Impact of oil on the environment:
    1. Oil Spills: Accidental oil spills from wells, pipelines, ships, and transportation can devastate ecosystems, harming habitats, marine life, and the fishing industry.
    2. Disruption of Ecosystems: Oil disrupts food sources for marine life, affecting their availability and quality, leading to long-term consequences.
    3. Water Pollution: Spilt oil can contaminate rivers, streams, and groundwater, posing a threat to plants, animals, and their habitats.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans
    What did you learn about freshwater and oceans you did not already know? In sharing this information with people in your life, which conversation was impactful to you?

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    Arghya Sen 4/08/2024 2:35 AM
    1. Preserve Natural Habitats: Safeguard critical areas like wetlands and riparian zones.
    2. Efficient Water Use: Promote conservation and sustainable water management.
    3. Reduce Pollution: Minimize runoff and prevent contamination.


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    Arghya Sen 4/08/2024 2:30 AM
    I wish every partner here a hearty congratulations for passing a week of this challenge and continuing to make an impact. I already feel much happier to serve the big purpose :)
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Zero Waste Day
    What was hard about having a Zero Waste Day? What did you learn about yourself and your habits?

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    Arghya Sen 4/06/2024 11:48 PM
    I have been practicing this for quite some years now since I first joined this challenge. More than me, the people around me become sceptical. I hope few more people understand the zero wastage responsibility.

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    Arghya Sen 4/06/2024 11:40 PM
    Panama canal went dry? How do you think that happened and how could we improve the situation? It's in a critical state and we can't deny that, can you?