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Tracy Tuason-Obong

Emerson Manila SYSS Green Team

"Putting my advocacies to work is a tall order. But with the right platform, connections and education, we can work our way through our sustainable goals."

POINTS TOTAL

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participant impact

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    29
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • UP TO
    1.0
    advocacy action
    completed
  • UP TO
    3.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    1,875
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • UP TO
    735
    minutes
    spent learning

Tracy's actions

Climate + Air

Consume only Needs vs Wants

The more stuff we consume, the more greenhouse gasses we put into the atmosphere. I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach this month and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 30
DAILY 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Forest-Friendly Foods

I will look for sustainable palm oil products with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSP) label. I will replace or remove the palm oil, coffee, and cocoa products in my current diet that are known to contribute to deforestation and opt for ones that help sustain healthy communities and forests.

COMPLETED 29
DAILY ACTIONS

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hours in my community.

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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 28
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 30 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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 29
DAILY ACTIONS

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 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

COMPLETED 29
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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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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?

  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Explore My Area
    Where did you go for your walk or hike in nature? What were the benefits of doing so?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/30/2024 6:28 AM
    Our area is located at the foothills of Sierra Madre. Ending the last day of Earth Month, we went to Victoria Valley Antipolo for an impromptu trip to where the Bombax ceiba trees grow to collect seeds as a part of our community's conservation efforts.



    #PhilipineNativeTrees
    #conservation
    #Earthmonth
    #Ecochallenge
    #LetsGo
    #Emerson
    Ecochallenge.org

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2024 2:27 AM
    In last week's webinar focused on Conservation and Action, speakers Brooke Tully talked about the Diffusion of Innovation Theory which applies to the way ideas are spread using "The (Audience) Wave" as an example and how we are still at the "Early Majority" phase.

    By making environmentally conscious choices more mainstream, we can let people know that making mindful choices is possible. We can let people know how we started and how it is going as we hope to inspire even just 1 person.

    Let's make these 2 days count and carry on the sustainable habits we've developed beyond Earth Month.

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/26/2024 8:18 AM
    Going outdoors is almost impossible lately but when you do, you wouldn't believe how beautiful the sky is and the creatures that come out when the sun is down. Bats, insects and this ....


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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/24/2024 6:03 PM
    Today, I got my hands dirty and transplanted about 6 Bombax ceiba seedlings into smaller pots. When they're ready, our group of native plant advocates will be planting these in their natural habitat.



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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/22/2024 5:00 AM
    What did I do to celebrate Earth Day? I walk/ran for an hour around our neighborhood and appreciate the terrains, flora and fauna in our area.

    I must being my binoculars next time to see the birds upclose

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/22/2024 5:00 AM
    What did I do to celebrate Earth Day? I walk/ran for an hour around our neighborhood and appreciate the terrains, flora and fauna in our area.

    I must being my binoculars next time to see the birds upclose

  • Tracy Tuason-Obong's avatar
    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/22/2024 5:00 AM
    What did I do to celebrate Earth Day? I walk/ran for an hour around our neighborhood and appreciate the terrains, flora and fauna in our area.

    I must being my binoculars next time to see the birds upclose

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/22/2024 4:55 AM
    Yesterday, it took me half a day to declutter all of the toys that are no longer played with by my growing kids. We are more than happy to give these to their cousins who will surely enjoy pretend plays with these preloved toys



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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/17/2024 3:41 AM
    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to present my Pecha Kucha to my PWS Lifecycle Proposal Teammates with theme "Green Screen" wherein I talked about how much primary forest is left the Philippines and how everyone can help with the conservation by planting natives trees in their own backyard.

    I also made sure to let them know the differences of native, endemic and exotic species.

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/13/2024 6:11 PM
    One of #Emerson's 9 Sustainable Choices is #GreenYourDiet. While I occasionally consume meat, I try to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in season. Here are 3 ways I have prepared my overnight oats using nuts, seeds and tropical fruits.

    *The banana peels are soaked in water overnight then the tea will be used to add more nutrients to my fruiting plants 🌱🌱🌱

    #LetsGo Team Erick De Castro, Eduard Daryll Tan

    #EarthMonthEcochallenge
    #GreenYourDiet
    #Emerson
    #9SustainableChoices
    #RespectNature