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Shijumon Viswambharan

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"Unity in action to create a global impact on the mother Earth."

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Shijumon's actions

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Practice Minimalism

Even as an unintended consequence, living with less is certainly good for the planet.

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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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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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Climate + Air

Calculate My Carbon Impact

Carbon emissions can show up in many surprising ways in our life. 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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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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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Grow Local

I will research and plant a garden filled with native fruits, vegetables, and flowers to nurture local wildlife and ecosystems. I will find nearby nurseries that offer plants native to my area.

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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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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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Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 5 minutes learning about sustainable seafood choices, commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean, and share what I learned on the feed.

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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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Write Letters or Emails

I will gather a group of friends, family, neighbors or colleagues and write 1 letters or emails to public officials or companies to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

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Land + Forests

Regenerative Agriculture and Me

Regenerative agriculture focuses on farming and ranching in a way that supports life and restores the soil. I will spend 10 minutes learning about regenerative agriculture and find out if any nearby farms practice regenerative agriculture.

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Land + Forests

Compost Food Waste

Food in the landfill is one of the main sources of greenhouse gasses. I will avoid sending up to .69 lbs (.31 kg) of food waste to the landfill per day by composting my food.

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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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Climate + Air

Low Carbon Diet

Carbon is emitted into the atmosphere in a variety of ways, including through the foods we eat and food we waste. I will learn about low carbon foods and replace higher carbon foods with them in my diet.

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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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    Shijumon Viswambharan 4/11/2024 8:36 PM
    Facts on Atlantic Cod Fish & its vulnerability to extinction:
    The Atlantic cod has been fished heavily for a thousand years. Northern European fishers following cod populations across the North Atlantic were the first Europeans to visit North America. For centuries, this species supported massive fisheries and drove the coastal economy of North America. Dried, salted Atlantic cod were also an important food source during the early colonization of the Caribbean Sea. This species was an important driver of New World civilization.
    Unfortunately, as fishing methods became more and more advanced, Atlantic cod populations decreased further and further, and in the late 1990s, the fishery collapsed. Even though individuals of this species produce an incredible number of eggs, the fishery was just too effective for the species to replace the numbers that were removed and eaten by humans. During the collapse, the fishery has been reduced dramatically (though not completely), but the species has struggled to rebound. Growth in numbers of other North Atlantic fishes and invertebrates may be partly to blame. Scientists agree that North Atlantic food webs have fundamentally changed as a result of the Atlantic cod collapse, and the species is currently considered vulnerable to extinction.

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    Shijumon Viswambharan 4/11/2024 9:40 AM
    It takes 2000 gallons of water to grow the cotton for and manufacture one pair of jeans. (Not included in that number is the water you’ll use to wash your jeans throughout your time owning them.)

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    Shijumon Viswambharan 4/11/2024 9:39 AM
    The water footprint of one disposable diaper is 144 gallons. A reuseable cloth diaper’s footprint is just four gallons. (Though the cotton required for one of these diapers is 198 gallons, the simple fact that it will be reused up to 50 times brings that number down.)

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    Shijumon Viswambharan 4/09/2024 10:08 AM

    Fun Facts About Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

    Atlantic bluefin tuna are the largest tuna species. The western Atlantic stock reaches a maximum length of 13 (4 m) feet and weight of 2,000 pounds (907 kg),1 while the eastern Atlantic stock reaches a maximum length of 15 feet (4.6 m).
    Atlantic bluefin tuna can live for 35 years, possibly longer.
    Female Atlantic bluefin tuna produce up to 10 million eggs a year. Eggs hatch 2 days after being fertilized.
    Atlantic bluefin tuna are top predators, feeding on fish such as herring and mackerel as adults.
    Atlantic bluefin tuna are characteristically torpedo-shaped with short pectoral fins and a dark red dorsal fin.

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    Shijumon Viswambharan 4/07/2024 1:18 PM
    Repurpose, reuse or donate
    If you were to simply throw out a bunch of items, that would actually add to your carbon footprint: so instead, see how you can repurpose and reuse everything you own.

    What you want to get rid of: donate. Be it clothing, shoes, books, pots and pans, pieces of furniture: there is a charity out there that will be glad to receive a donation.

    What you must get rid of, recycle.




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    Shijumon Viswambharan 4/07/2024 1:16 PM
    The modern lifestyle is harmful to so many things: our mental health, our physical health, our environment, our future.

    Minimalism, as an answer to these harms, may seem difficult to embrace. After all, it demands a hefty toll: giving up so much of what we have become accustomed to.

    However, living a minimalist life can significantly reduce your carbon footprint: thus, making a play for a healthier, cleaner, and a life with better prospects.


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    Shijumon Viswambharan 4/07/2024 1:03 PM
    Reducing emissions from the food sector requires changes at all stages, from producers to consumers.

    Where appropriate, shifting food systems towards plant-rich diets – with more plant protein (such as beans, chickpeas, lentils, nuts, and grains), a reduced amount of animal-based foods (meat and dairy) and less saturated fats (butter, milk, cheese, meat, coconut oil and palm oil) – can lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to current dietary patterns in most industrialized countries.

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    Shijumon Viswambharan 4/07/2024 12:08 PM
    Less water going down the drain means more water available in the lakes, rivers and streams that we use for recreation and wildlife uses to survive. Using water more efficiently helps maintain supplies at safe levels, protecting human health and the environment.

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    Shijumon Viswambharan 4/06/2024 11:34 AM
    By Investing in more decentralized and diverse food systems infrastructure.
    We should build the infrastructure that creates additional market and operational capacity for regenerative growers.