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Claudia Zimmermann

Greening of EU DACH

"There is no Planet B"

POINTS TOTAL

  • 50 TODAY
  • 230 THIS WEEK
  • 879 TOTAL

participant impact

  • UP TO
    1,500
    minutes
    spent learning
  • UP TO
    1.0
    water footprint
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Claudia's actions

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

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Freshwater + Oceans

Smart Seafood Choices

We need to support healthy seafood populations. I will spend 45 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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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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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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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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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.

COMPLETED 13
DAILY ACTIONS

Biodiversity + Wildlife

Learn about Native Species

The world is full of unique species. I will spend 20 minutes each day learning what the native plants and wildlife are in my region.

COMPLETED 18
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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Invest in Nature

A healthy world needs both our daily actions and support from larger systems. I will spend 45 minutes learning about how I can use my investments and savings to advance environmental sustainability.

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Biodiversity + Wildlife

Biodiversity and Me

I will spend at least 60 minutes each day researching what biodiversity is, how biodiversity positively impacts our world, and how the loss of biodiversity harms it. I will share what I learn on the feed.

COMPLETED 14
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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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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 13
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Freshwater + Oceans

Reduce Pollutants in Cleaning

Understanding cleaning product ingredients and their effect on water and biodiversity is helpful to our consumer choices. I will spend 60 minutes learning about how cleaning products affect our water and try making my own cleaning products to reduce pollutants.

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Freshwater + Oceans

Cooking Oil Disposal

Pouring cooking oil down the drain can cause damage to waterways and ecosystems. I will learn how to properly dispose of cooking oil to help support healthy ecosystems.

COMPLETED 12
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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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Action Track: Community

Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans

I will spend 60 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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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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    Claudia Zimmermann 4/19/2024 11:27 AM
    The water of this lake is so clear. Why can't we keep our oceans clean?

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    Claudia Zimmermann 4/19/2024 11:25 AM
    Young trees have already leaves.

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    Claudia Zimmermann 4/19/2024 11:24 AM
    In this forest you find a lot of dead wood which is important for some animals and mushrooms.

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    Claudia Zimmermann 4/19/2024 11:21 AM
    A heart from Mother Nature - Can we give ours to her, too?
  • REFLECTION QUESTION
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Biodiversity and Me
    What did you learn about biodiversity and how are you connected to it through everyday actions?

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    Claudia Zimmermann 4/19/2024 8:47 AM
    I have learned how crucial it is and how species are dependent on each other, humans included.
    We can take action every day by omitting palm oil and meat. Don't it wild fish. Live low Emission. Buy organic and don't throw away food. Make your garden or balcony an oasis for life,

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    Claudia Zimmermann 4/17/2024 4:58 AM
    There is a lot you can do personally to protect peatlands and support their important role in climate protection. Here are some steps you can take:

    Raise awareness: Educate yourself about peatlands and their importance to the ecosystem and climate change mitigation. Share this knowledge with others to raise awareness.

    Avoid peat products: Peat extraction is a major cause of peatland destruction. Avoid buying products that contain peat, such as potting soil or garden compost.

    Support peatland projects: Get involved in local or national peatland restoration projects. This can be done through donations, volunteer work or membership in nature conservation organizations.

    Responsible tourism: If you visit peatlands, stick to the paths and avoid entering sensitive areas. Be careful not to disturb any plants or animals.

    Climate-friendly lifestyle: Reduce your carbon footprint as climate change is threatening peatland habitats. Drive less, reduce energy consumption and support renewable energy.

    Every small contribution counts, and if many people work together, we can protect peatlands and preserve their important role in climate protection. 🌿🌎


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    Claudia Zimmermann 4/17/2024 4:54 AM
    Peatlands play a crucial role in climate protection. Here are some reasons why they are so important:

    Carbon storage: peatlands can store twice as much carbon as all the world's forests combined. The mud or peat that forms in peatlands is an airtight reservoir that preserves animals, plants and other organic materials for thousands of years without releasing CO2.

    Dry peatlands and CO2 emissions: Since the 1950s, peatlands have been drained on a large scale. As a result, all the biomass in the peatland rots and releases carbon into the atmosphere. Around 53 million tons of carbon are released every year, which corresponds to around 7.5 percent of total CO2 emissions in Germany.

    Rewetting peatlands: In order to achieve the Paris climate targets, it is necessary to rewet peatlands. The government is planning to renaturalize moors in order to emphasize their important role in climate protection.

    Overall, peatlands are islands of life for rare animal and plant species and at the same time efficient climate protectors. Their preservation is of great importance for our ecosystem and global climate protection.


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    Claudia Zimmermann 4/17/2024 4:34 AM
    Spend 3 hours in nature today. Feel very energized.


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    Claudia Zimmermann 4/16/2024 8:29 AM
    Although weather was awful today, I took a walk. I saw this tree trunk. Fungis take over now the decomposition and provide food for many species.

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    Claudia Zimmermann 4/15/2024 8:47 AM
    Was the whole morning in the forests, the green was amazing. The leaves are still young but nice to look at. The birds were singing, storks and ducks flew over me, bumblebees drank the dandelion flowers. Felt very energized after this walk.