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Jillian Taylor

Emerson Houston

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Jillian's Actions

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 30 minutes researching which plants support local pollinators and plant some in my area.

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Health & Equity

Learn About Gender Diversity

SDG #5 Gender

I will spend 30 minutes learning about gender diversity.

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Health & Equity

Support Indigenous & First Nations Communities

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 45 learning about the past and present indigenous communities in my regions and what I can do to be supportive.

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Education & Livelihood

Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs

SDG #4, 8, 11 & 17

I will spend 30 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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Basic Needs & Security

Learn About the Basic Needs & Security SDGs

SDG #1, 2 & 6

I will spend 45 minutes learning about these SDGs.

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Education & Livelihood

Research Impact Investing

SDG #8 Work & Economy

Using the links provided below, I will research impact investing or my current investment portfolio to determine if they align with my values.

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Economy & Communities

Find out where your energy comes from

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 15 minutes learning about where my energy comes from.

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Economy & Communities

Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will spend 20 minutes learning about the climate and natural disaster risks in my area.

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Economy & Communities

Create A Readiness Plan

SDG #9 Industry & Infrastructure

I will develop a readiness plan for my household in the event of an emergency.

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Economy & Communities

Induction Cooking

SDG #7 Energy

I will spend 15 minutes learning about induction cooking and consider if I could add this to my food prep methods.

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Health & Equity

Learn About Equitable Food Access

SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

I will spend 30 minutes learning about equitable food access and how I can advocate for healthy and fresh food in my region.

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Basic Needs & Security

Get To Know Your Watershed

SDG #6 Water & Sanitation

I will spend 30 minutes learning about my watershed and the particular water issues my region faces.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 20 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes learning about how and where to dispose of medications and chemicals properly.

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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.

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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.

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  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Create A Readiness Plan
    What was it like to create a readiness plan? Did you find other resources you could share?

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    Jillian Taylor 4/26/2022 9:45 AM
    The readiness plan was easier to create than I thought since we had previously discussed many of the parts of the plan ahead of time. I utilized the hurricane preparedness list for food/drink amounts that should be located in the home in case of loss of power.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Learn About The Education & Livelihood SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

    Jillian Taylor's avatar
    Jillian Taylor 4/19/2022 9:59 AM
    These SDGs link together both economy and social reforms to form a model that would allow growth for both. 
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Understand Your Climate And Natural Disaster Risks
    What are the climate and disaster risks in your region?

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    Jillian Taylor 4/16/2022 2:51 PM
    Natural disasters from heat/dryness (fires), hurricanes, and flooding are possible in my region. This is different from where I grew up where tornadoes and wind events and ice events would be more common.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Research Impact Investing
    After learning more about investing, how can you increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts?

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    Jillian Taylor 4/13/2022 8:03 AM
    I have looked into my investments and am trying to better understand where the investments are being spent now. I can increase positive impacts and decrease negative impacts by moving money away from companies who do not hold the same values (if I find any in my portfolio) and moving money towards companies who hold similar values with the environment/social/economic responsibility.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Find out where your energy comes from
    Where does the energy in your region come from? Which energy is a renewable source?

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    Jillian Taylor 4/10/2022 6:40 AM
    We currently use wind energy from Texas and then if needed the rest of the United States.

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      Jillian Taylor 4/12/2022 9:52 AM
      Many times, the companies state on their website that if they can't source locally they work with other parts of the country to gather the energy needed from other wind farms or solar farms.

    • Lara Tellis's avatar
      Lara Tellis 4/12/2022 7:18 AM
      I didn't even know you could use wind from the rest of the US. I thought Texas had a separate grid. I need to do some more research.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Get To Know Your Watershed
    What watershed do you live in presently? What is something interesting or unique about your watershed?

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    Jillian Taylor 4/08/2022 5:08 AM
    I'm part of the San Jacinto River Basin - White Oak Bayou subsection watershed. It is interesting to look at the health of the bayou. This led me to look into the drinking water for my area and seeing what legal limits vs recommended amounts are in the water. It is surprising to see that there are no legal limits on some of the contaminants found in our drinking water. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

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    Jillian Taylor 4/07/2022 9:57 AM
    I was surprised to find cabbage, asparagus, and sweet corn on the clean 15 list. I wash my vegetables because it's best practice to clean them. I was not as surprised with the dirty dozen list. 
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Take Emerson’s Sustainability Training
    What did you think of the training? What new concepts did you learn?

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    Jillian Taylor 4/05/2022 8:16 AM
    I found it interesting how the Sustainable Development Goals have changed over time since the 80s to include society and the economy. I also was unaware how many terms in sustainability were so similar to each other.

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    Jillian Taylor 4/04/2022 4:32 AM
    Mindfulness was a little more challenging this morning, as I had a cat companion who decided it was time for her to get some attention.

    • Lara Tellis's avatar
      Lara Tellis 4/04/2022 2:18 PM
      I don't know that my cat will be a fan of mindfulness either!
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

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    Jillian Taylor 4/03/2022 11:33 AM
    It’s difficult to slow down enough to practice mindfulness, but I want to try and work on the ability.