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Tudor Sevciuc

Greening of EU Cluj

" "Eco Challenge Month promotes sustainable actions for environmental conservation.""

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 242 THIS WEEK
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participant impact

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    advocacy actions
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    community events
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    hours
    volunteered
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    85
    miles
    not traveled by car
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    85
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • UP TO
    805
    minutes
    spent learning
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    1,040
    minutes
    spent outdoors
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    287
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
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    2.0
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
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    trees
    planted

Tudor's actions

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

Use Muscle Power

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips, and I will only use muscle-powered transportation for all other trips.

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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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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

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

Action Track: Community

Pick Up the Phone

I will gather a group of friends, family, neighbors or colleagues to make 3 phone calls to public officials or companies to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

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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 15 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

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

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

Land + Forests

Advocate for Forest Protection

Using my voice can help create a more sustainable and just world. I will contact 1 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

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 12
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

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

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

Reduce Pollutants in Cleaning

Understanding cleaning product ingredients and their effect on water and biodiversity is helpful to our consumer choices. I will spend 20 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

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

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hours in my community.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

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

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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?


  • Tudor Sevciuc's avatar
    Tudor Sevciuc 4/12/2024 3:49 AM
    I think we all need to practice this habit.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Low Water Gardening
    What are the most prominent water concerns in your area? Examples include drought, flooding, pollution, access, security, and privatization.

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    Tudor Sevciuc 4/12/2024 3:43 AM
    In Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the most prominent water concerns may include:
    1. Water Pollution: Pollution of water sources, including rivers and streams, can be a significant issue due to industrial discharge, agricultural runoff, and inadequate wastewater treatment. This pollution can affect both the environment and public health.
    2. Access to Clean Water: While access to clean water is generally good in urban areas like Cluj-Napoca, there may still be concerns about the quality and reliability of water sources, especially in rural or underserved communities.
    3. Water Security: Ensuring the security and sustainability of water sources is essential for Cluj-Napoca's future. This includes managing water resources effectively, reducing pollution, and adapting to climate change impacts on water availability.
    Addressing these water concerns requires a combination of government policies, investment in infrastructure and technology, community engagement, and sustainable water management practices.

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    Tudor Sevciuc 4/11/2024 6:20 AM
    I will also challenge myself to run 30 days in a row with at lease 8km/day.

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    Tudor Sevciuc 4/09/2024 4:27 AM

    Today is about replacing usual transport with a walk.

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Climate + Air Stay on the Ground
    What was your process like for restructuring your trip? How can you avoid more air travel in the future?

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    Tudor Sevciuc 4/08/2024 7:39 AM
    We can avoid air travel by replacing it with trains, buses, or carpooling for shorter distances. For longer distances, we can consider virtual meetings, combining trips, or choosing more fuel-efficient airlines. It involves careful planning and consideration of environmental impact when making travel decisions.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Reduce Pollutants in Cleaning
    What did you learn about ingredients in our cleaning products and how they impact water and biodiversity? Did you try making your own cleaning products? If so, how did it go?

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    Tudor Sevciuc 4/08/2024 7:36 AM
    Many conventional cleaning products contain harmful ingredients like phosphates, chlorine, and synthetic fragrances, which can negatively impact water quality and biodiversity when they enter ecosystems. Making your own cleaning products using natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils can be an effective and eco-friendly alternative. I haven't personally made cleaning products, but it's a simple and sustainable way to reduce environmental impact.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Invest in Nature
    What did you learn about how investing can support the environment and create a more sustainable world?

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    Tudor Sevciuc 4/08/2024 7:35 AM

    Investing in environmentally sustainable companies and technologies can help support the environment by allocating capital towards solutions like renewable energy, clean technology, and conservation efforts. This promotes innovation, reduces carbon emissions, and fosters a more sustainable world for future generations.

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    Tudor Sevciuc 4/08/2024 7:34 AM
    I'm happy that I convinced also my friends to spend time in the nature, and at the same time, we collected some plastic waste in the area.


    • Iulia Stoenica's avatar
      Iulia Stoenica 4/08/2024 10:46 PM
      Don't forget about Somes Clean up event we are organizing on April 26 around Emerson campus!

    • Andreea Fratila's avatar
      Andreea Fratila 4/08/2024 9:31 PM
      If everyone would do that, we would have much cleaner green areas and forrests. Great work!

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    Tudor Sevciuc 4/07/2024 12:26 AM
    Walking instead of driving offers multiple benefits across health, environment, finances, and community engagement:
    Health Benefits
    • Boosts Cardiovascular Health: Walking regularly can lower the risk of heart disease and improve blood pressure.
    • Enhances Mental Well-being: It reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety while boosting mood.
    • Aids in Weight Management: Helps in burning calories and managing weight.
    • Strengthens Immune System: Regular walking can help fend off diseases.
    Environmental Benefits
    • Lowers Pollution: Walking produces no emissions, reducing air pollution and your carbon footprint.
    • Reduces Traffic Congestion: Fewer cars on the road mean less congestion and pollution.
    Economic Benefits
    • Saves Money: Cuts costs on fuel, parking, and vehicle maintenance.
    • Lowers Healthcare Costs: Healthier lifestyle choices can reduce medical expenses over time.
    Social Benefits
    • Fosters Community Connections: Walking can increase social interactions and strengthen community bonds.
    • Improves Local Economies: Pedestrians are more likely to support local businesses.
    Walking is a simple, accessible activity that not only improves personal health but also contributes to a healthier planet, economy, and community.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Carry My Trash
    This is no small task! What was eye-opening to you throughout this action? How will you change your actions going forward to reduce the waste you produce?

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    Tudor Sevciuc 4/06/2024 6:01 AM
    Throughout this action, what struck me most was the sheer amount of waste generated in everyday activities. It was eye-opening to realize the significant impact even seemingly small actions can have on the environment.
    To reduce the waste I produce going forward, I plan to be more mindful of my consumption habits. This includes opting for reusable products whenever possible, such as water bottles, bags, and containers. I'll also strive to minimize single-use items by choosing products with minimal packaging and seeking out eco-friendly alternatives.
    Additionally, I'll focus on reducing food waste by planning meals more efficiently and composting organic waste. By making these changes, I aim to lessen my environmental footprint and contribute to a healthier planet.