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yanmei zhao

Emerson Beijing Let's Go Green

"Let's go green"

POINTS TOTAL

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  • 194 THIS WEEK
  • 594 TOTAL

participant impact

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    advocacy actions
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    1.0
    community event
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    30
    hours
    volunteered
  • UP TO
    75
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    206
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    spent outdoors
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    25
    pieces of litter
    picked up
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    0.2
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
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    36
    public officials or leaders
    contacted
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    tree
    planted
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    water footprint
    calculated

yanmei's actions

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Plastic in Clothing and Water

Synthetic clothing can contain plastic and shed harmful microplastics into our water. I will use a microplastics catcher in my laundry, or install a microplastics filter for my washing machine.

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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

Endangered Species

Wildlife and biodiversity play an important role on our planet and are being threatened each year. I will spend 1 minutes each day learning about the current status of local or global wildlife and how I can align my actions to support their livelihood.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Pick Up the Phone

I will gather a group of friends, family, neighbors or colleagues to make 1 phone calls to public officials or companies to advocate for planet-friendly policies.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 1 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Beauty and Personal Products

Beauty and personal products can create a lot of waste. I will spend 1 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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

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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ONE-TIME ACTION

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 1 minutes learning about regenerative agriculture and find out if any nearby farms practice regenerative agriculture.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Explore My Area

When we explore natural spaces around us, our connections with them change. I will spend 1 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

Advocate for Forest Protection

Using my voice can help create a more sustainable and just world. I will contact 1 local, regional, or national decision makers to advocate for public policy that protects forests and improves their ability to sequester carbon and nourish biodiversity.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Choose Eco-Friendly Wood and Paper

Trees provide food and habitat for local wildlife species, shade our streets and homes, and help keep our air and water clean by capturing pollutants. Buying products that help protect forests makes a difference. I will only purchase wood, furniture, and paper products from ecologically certified sources such as Forest Stewardship Council.

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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 11
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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ONE-TIME ACTION

Land + Forests

Share My "Why"

I will record a video to share why I am taking action this Earth Month, a sustainable swap I've made, and/or a local conservation effort in my area.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Freshwater + Oceans

Learn About Water Justice in My Area

I will spend at least 1 minutes a day using the resources provided to learn about water justice and find out how I can get involved in local initiatives.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

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.

COMPLETED 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

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 11
DAILY ACTIONS

Action Track: Community

Plant Trees

Trees capture carbon and produce oxygen that is essential to life on earth. I will support this important piece of nature by organizing or joining a community group to plant 1 native trees in my community, public parks, office location, campus or backyard.

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Action Track: Community

Sustainability Lunch and Learn

Learning in a social setting can inspire connection and change. I will work with a friend or colleague to plan and host a lunch and learn at work, school, in my neighborhood or other location to learn more about an environmental topic important to me. After the lunch and learn, I will share more about it on the feed.

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ONE-TIME ACTION

Action Track: Community

Borrow Before I Buy

Why buy something I will only use once or a few times if someone nearby has it for me to borrow, and why not share something I have that someone may only need a few times a year? To reduce my consumption and waste, I will create or support the sharing economy with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors.

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Action Track: Community

Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 1 hours in my community.

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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 Regenerative Agriculture and Me
    What did you learn about the practice and benefits of regenerative agriculture? How can you support healthy farming practices for people and the planet?

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    yanmei zhao 4/11/2024 2:03 AM
    再生农业的重要性1、再生农业与环境保护的关系粮食生产过程中的温室气体排放量占总排放量的30%,是全球气候变暖的一个重要原因。而再生农业可以减少温室气体的排放,保护地球的气候系统。同时,再生农业也能够保护土壤和水资源,防止土壤的退化和水资源的污染,为后代提供健康的生活环境。2、再生农业与粮食安全的关系全球粮
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Endangered Species
    What endangered species did you learn about and what did you learn?

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    yanmei zhao 4/11/2024 2:00 AM
    大熊猫 大熊猫,被誉为“中国国宝”,是全球著名的濒危物种。它们生活在海拔1000-3000米的山区,以竹子为主食。由于人类活动导致的栖息地破坏、食物短缺和气候变化,大熊猫的数量不断减少。
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Learn About Water Justice in My Area
    Who is affected by polluted water or a lack of access to water in your region? How are they affected?

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    yanmei zhao 4/10/2024 10:06 PM
    极端天气事件:北京地区的洪水往往是由长时间的暴雨、强烈的降雨、台风等极端天气事件引起的。这些极端天气情况可能超出了城市排水系统的承受能力,导致洪水发生。此外,以下因素也可能对北京地区的洪灾起到一定影响:

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    yanmei zhao 4/10/2024 1:56 AM
    光盘行动,食物采购适量,不要过剩,避免浪费,减少垃圾
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Choose Eco-Friendly Wood and Paper
    Beyond carbon sequestration, what other benefits do forests offer you personally?

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    yanmei zhao 4/09/2024 11:12 PM
    森林可以带来治愈感,在大森林里回归大自然的感觉,让身心愉悦
  • 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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    yanmei zhao 4/09/2024 11:11 PM
    我会去有花有树的公园散步,这样可以呼吸到更新鲜的空气
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Pick Up the Phone
    What do all of us have in common, regardless of politics, race, religion, occupation, or place we live? How can finding common ground help us as a society and as a species?

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    yanmei zhao 4/09/2024 11:10 PM
    吃,穿,住,用,行是所有人需要的共同点,减少对大自然的污染,可以让生态环境更好,有助于人类生存
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Plastic in Clothing and Water
    How did you try to catch the release of microplastics in your laundry? What did you learn in the process?

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    yanmei zhao 4/09/2024 11:09 PM
    尽量购买适量的衣物,减少不必要的浪费,购物袋要用可重复使用的,避免购买塑料袋,减少塑料袋的使用
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Freshwater + Oceans Understand My Water Footprint
    What did you learn about your water footprint and what are you going to do to reduce and be aware of the water you use?

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    yanmei zhao 4/09/2024 11:07 PM
    减少日常用水的浪费,不用时及时关闭水,避免不必要的浪费
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Land + Forests Zero Waste Day
    What was hard about having a Zero Waste Day? What did you learn about yourself and your habits?

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    yanmei zhao 4/09/2024 11:06 PM
    零浪费困难在于购买时的控制力,减少多余物品的采购,包括衣物、食品等