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Emerson MEA - Central Region (Abu Dhabi) 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?

  • Mohsin Md's avatar
    Mohsin Md 5/01/2024 2:12 AM
    Let's all stand together and help each other in making earth cleaner and nice for us humans and other animals.
    Small steps like using personal bottles will count in too. Thank you!

  • Rohit Vadgama's avatar
    Rohit Vadgama 4/30/2024 1:03 PM
    FAN vs Air condition:
    Regular Fan only consumes a fraction of electricity as compared to an Air conditioning System.
    Use it over AC whenever the temperature is tolerable or can be maintained by a regular fan.
    Air conditions are responsible for 10% of overall Global Warming gas emissions.
    I necessary Use AC with temperature Setpoint of 25 deg. cel to minimize the energy consumption in cooling.

    Action Track: Community Raise Awareness for the Conservation of Freshwater and Oceans
    What did you learn about freshwater and oceans you did not already know? In sharing this information with people in your life, which conversation was impactful to you?

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    Rohit Vadgama 4/30/2024 12:49 PM
    Every year, 1.7 million tonnes of Plastic ends up in the oceans which is .5% of overall Plastic waste.
    It proposes a Great threat to ocean Biodiversity and its main source of Plastic entering into the Food Chain.
    It's not just a short-term problem; in the long run, it poses a great threat to the entire plant ecosystem.
    Land + Forests Explore My Area
    Where did you go for your walk or hike in nature? What were the benefits of doing so?

    Emaan Chaudhry's avatar
    Emaan Chaudhry 4/30/2024 11:09 AM
    I went for a walk in my neighborhood, exploring the nearby streets and green spaces. While I found some trees providing a semblance of nature, I also noticed the prevalence of car pollution, which underscored the importance of seeking cleaner modes of transportation like walking and cycling.

    Despite the presence of pollution, the walk offered numerous benefits. It allowed me to connect with nature, even in an urban environment, providing moments of tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle. Additionally, it served as a reminder of the importance of advocating for cleaner air and sustainable transportation options to improve the health and well-being of both people and the planet.
    Land + Forests Personal Waste Audit
    What are the results of your waste audit and what did you learn? How can you reduce your waste going forward?

    Emaan Chaudhry's avatar
    Emaan Chaudhry 4/30/2024 11:07 AM
    After conducting a waste audit, I discovered that a significant portion of my waste comes from single-use plastics, packaging, and food waste. This highlighted the need for me to focus on reducing these sources of waste going forward.

    To reduce my waste, I plan to:

    1. Minimize single-use plastics: I'll opt for reusable alternatives such as water bottles, coffee cups, and shopping bags.
    2. Choose package-free options: I'll shop in bulk and at zero-waste stores to reduce packaging waste.
    3. Reduce food waste: I'll plan meals more efficiently, compost food scraps, and donate excess food to minimize waste.
    4. Recycle and compost: I'll ensure that items that can be recycled or composted are disposed of properly to divert them from landfills.

    By implementing these changes, I aim to significantly reduce my waste output and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.
    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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    Emaan Chaudhry 4/30/2024 11:06 AM
    Having a Zero Waste Day presented some challenges, particularly in breaking ingrained habits where I realized how much single-use packaging and disposable items have become integrated into my daily routines. It was difficult to resist the convenience of packaged goods and to find alternatives that produced minimal waste.

    However, this experience also taught me a lot about myself and my habits. I discovered that with a bit of mindfulness and planning, I could significantly reduce my waste output. It showed me the importance of being proactive in seeking out sustainable alternatives and being conscious of the environmental impact of my choices. I tried to always sort my waste in recyclable bins to minimize impact
    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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    Emaan Chaudhry 4/30/2024 11:03 AM
    Regenerative agriculture offers holistic benefits for both people and the planet by prioritizing soil health, biodiversity, and carbon sequestration. To support healthy farming practices, I'll prioritize locally grown produce from regenerative farms, advocate for sustainable farming policies, and educate others about its benefits. Together, we can create a more resilient food system and environment for future generations.
    Biodiversity + Wildlife Beauty and Personal Products
    What new insights did you gain about the skincare products you use? Did you reach out to advocate for refillable or recyclable packaging?

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    Emaan Chaudhry 4/30/2024 11:00 AM
    Through research and exploration, I gained new insights into the skincare products I use, particularly those found on Sephora. I discovered the importance of understanding ingredient lists and choosing products with minimal packaging to reduce waste. Additionally, I learned about the environmental impact of certain ingredients and the benefits of opting for cruelty-free and sustainably sourced options. These insights have influenced my purchasing decisions, guiding me towards more eco-friendly and ethical skincare choices.
    Action Track: Community Sustainability Lunch and Learn
    Who did you engage in your lunch and learn? What resources did you use? How did it go and what did you learn?

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    Emaan Chaudhry 4/30/2024 10:59 AM
    During my lunch and learn, I encouraged my friends to consider meal prep as a sustainable alternative. Utilizing online resources like articles and videos, we discussed the benefits of meal prep, including reducing food waste and minimizing single-use packaging. The discussion was enlightening, and we all left with a renewed commitment to incorporate meal prep into our routines for a greener lifestyle.
    Action Track: Community Plant Trees
    How is planting trees good for your mental, physical, and spiritual health?

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    Emaan Chaudhry 4/30/2024 10:57 AM
    Planting my own desert rose has been a deeply personal and rewarding experience, especially in a hot and dry country. Seeing its vibrant blooms amidst the urban landscape brings a refreshing pop of color and serves as a reminder of nature's resilience. Mentally, it brings me joy and a sense of accomplishment, while physically, it encourages me to spend more time outdoors, connecting with the earth. Spiritually, nurturing this plant fosters a profound sense of connection to the natural world, grounding me in a busy urban environment and providing moments of tranquility and beauty.