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Lara Tellis

Emerson Houston

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 360 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    90
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    90
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    5.0
    minutes
    spent learning

Lara's Actions

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.

Uncompleted
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

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

Health & Equity

Practice Mindfulness

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will spend 15 minutes each day practicing mindfulness.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Health & Equity

Spend Time Outside

SDG #3 Health & Well-Being

I will replace 15 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 2
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 0
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.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Lara Tellis's avatar
    Lara Tellis 4/30/2022 12:07 PM
    Volunteered to help at the start line for the Texas MS 150 today. It gave me a chance to spend some time outside before it got too hot.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals
    Do you have any tips for others on finding locations that accept products for safe disposal?

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    Lara Tellis 4/27/2022 1:20 PM
    It seems like most pharmacies (including CVS and Walgreens) will accept unused medications. I have a bunch that I no longer take, which I am planning to take back to CVS.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

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    Lara Tellis 4/27/2022 12:49 PM
    I know I feel pretty separated from nature when I am inside and on screens. It's almost like I live on a different planet, not Earth. I am also somewhat sheltered from the effects of climate change, such as excessive heat, when I stay inside with the air conditioning.

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    Lara Tellis 4/22/2022 8:27 AM
    Watched the global Earth Day webinars. I learned about treasure hunts. Would like to do one for our site. @Tim Stahl, what do you think?
  • 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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    Lara Tellis 4/06/2022 6:11 AM
    This helped me learn some terms. I'm glad that companies nowadays aren't focusing solely on profits. People and the environment are more important.

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    Lara Tellis 4/06/2022 6:10 AM
    Took the first module of Emerson's sustainability training.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Lara Tellis 4/05/2022 6:50 AM
    I plan to buy a hybrid vehicle this year. My Toyota Corolla is pretty fuel-efficient, but a hybrid would be even more so.

    This past winter, I kept the thermostat at 68 degrees during the day and 65 at night. I find 68 a little chilly, but I wanted to conserve energy. This summer I am going to keep the thermostat at 75 when I am home during the day and 78 when I am away. I will wear shorts and a t-shirt at home and use the ceiling fans to stay cool.

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      Jillian Taylor 4/05/2022 8:20 AM
      Both of these ideas are really good ways of improving your carbon footprint! Good thinking!

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    Lara Tellis 4/04/2022 1:40 PM
    Found out I produce 24 tons of carbon a year. It seems to be better than average, but I'm going to take some actions to reduce it further.

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    Lara Tellis 3/28/2022 6:18 AM
    Emerson is now #1 of all organizations!

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    Lara Tellis 3/23/2022 7:09 AM
    Emerson Electric Co. is ranked #2 out of all the organizations! 🎉