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Robert Wurbs

Greening of EU DACH

"Empowering a more environmentally responsible planet is ingrained in our company Purpose: We drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter and more sustainable."

POINTS TOTAL

  • 35 TODAY
  • 200 THIS WEEK
  • 691 TOTAL

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    community event
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    energy audit
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    hours
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    30
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    spent learning
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    1,165
    minutes
    spent outdoors
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    128
    pieces of litter
    picked up
  • UP TO
    30
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
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    19
    pounds
    waste composted
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    0.7
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Robert's 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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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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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 2 disposable plastic bottle(s) a day.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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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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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Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 180 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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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.

COMPLETED 19
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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Land + Forests

Personal Waste Audit

The waste we create daily can go unnoticed. I will track the waste I create in a day and post a photo log on the feed to see how much I create and where I can make different choices to reduce my waste going forward.

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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 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Land + Forests

Keep My Community Clean

At times it may not feel like it's up to us to keep our community clean and healthy, but we all have a role to play. Each day I am outside, I will pick up any litter I see.

COMPLETED 19
DAILY ACTIONS

Climate + Air

Online Energy Audit

Energy use and waste is often invisible. I will complete an online energy audit of my home, office, or dorm room and identify my next steps for saving energy.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 3 hours in my community.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Save the Bees

Bees are vital to ecosystems. To help save the bees, I will learn which local flowers provide nectar and plant them in my backyard or in a pot on my balcony.

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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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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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    Robert Wurbs 4/16/2024 12:27 AM
    We are always trying to explore new areas in our area. Last time we discovered an entrance to an old silver mine. We also reported that the entrance door was open due to security reasons. I also took a quick photo (without entering of course) to check the inside.

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    Robert Wurbs 4/15/2024 7:51 AM
    When we transferred our compost heap to the new composter we discovered that some bumblebees chose the ground below the compost for their hive. Upon noticing we did carry back some cut weed back to the entry to have again some protection for the bumblebees.

    • Alexander König's avatar
      Alexander König 4/15/2024 10:46 AM
      That is a very nice move of yours, great that you noticed and even greater that you care about these beautiful insects!

    • Maria Couvoussis's avatar
      Maria Couvoussis 4/15/2024 8:17 AM
      we had bumblebees in one of our compost bins last year, they make some noise! Once we realised we stopped using it, left them alone and they moved on of their own accord.

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      Dhayalavel Gnanavel 4/15/2024 8:16 AM
      Great job Robert, really appreciate your efforts to protect the bees.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Join a Cleanup Effort
    How does working with others to clean up your community make you feel? What results did you see? Please consider posting a photo of your cleanup!

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    Robert Wurbs 4/13/2024 8:44 AM
    It was a great event with lots of fun and relatively little effort to keep our city a little cleaner.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Save the Bees
    What did you plant for bees in your area? Please consider uploading a photo!

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    Robert Wurbs 4/07/2024 11:45 PM
    We removed wild field grass on our garden slope to enable wild flowers to grow and to feed the bees.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Compost Food Waste
    New to composting? Be sure to check out the action resource links to learn tips and more about it. As you transition from throwing food away to composting, what do you notice about how much you are tossing? How will you use your compost once it is ready?

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    Robert Wurbs 4/04/2024 11:57 PM
    After years of having a ground compost heap, we decided to switch to a composter, which should make the process of maintaining the composting process a bit easier.
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Keep My Community Clean
    How does the act of picking up litter connect you more to your community?

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    Robert Wurbs 4/01/2024 11:45 PM
    When walking with the dog there is (unfortunately) often the opportunity to pick up some waste, be it from someone who does not care about our environment or distributed via wind.