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  • JENNIFER ALVARO's avatar
    JENNIFER ALVARO 5/09/2022 9:30 AM
    I support local farmers by buying direct from them, eggs tomatoes, zuccini squashes, local Water springs and local thrift stores for re-purposed clothing!
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Volunteer In My Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Tracy Tuason-Obong's avatar
    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/30/2022 6:39 AM
    We support small businesses within our area instead of buying from the big stores.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Join A Climate Action Orginization
    What area of climate action are you most passionate about and why?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/30/2022 6:36 AM
    I'm passionate about sharing economy and as a family we advocate for our own community by supporting local businesses and local creatives through our own small business. This way, we have an avenue in helping the well-being of our community through service and arts.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Calculate Your Carbon Impact
    What is one way you will reduce your carbon foorprint? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your carbon footprint?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/30/2022 6:30 AM
    We do home composting of our food scraps or kitchen waste. Left over food, that are not spoiled are given to our pets, we bring our reusables to the store to avoid single use plastic. We buy secondhand items or buy from shops from ethical companies. We donate some of our home items and clothes that are still good to use.

  • Tracy Tuason-Obong's avatar
    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/30/2022 6:18 AM
    As #earthmonthecochallenge is coming to a close, I've learned more than just plastic pollution and GHG emissions. Learning about UN Sustainable Development Goals helped me better understand how I can help support these goals as an individual and as an employee.

    By asking questions from our company's leaders and by using my voice to spread awareness helped me understand what our company is doing to address these goals.

    Emerson's programs in different parts of the globe geared towards Environmental Sustainability makes me proud to be one of its employees.

  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Learn About Gender Diversity
    Why is equity for gender diverse individuals important for a just and sustainable society?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2022 2:55 PM
    Gender equity is important because it emphasizes importance on the individual's skills and capacity and not on his/her/their gender. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Know Your Sustainable Seafood Options
    What was the tastiest sustainable seafood meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2022 2:11 PM
    Grilled milkfish is what we recently had and it was tasty! I thought of trying out a Mediterranean style of grilling milkfish by stuffing it with lemon, dill, onions, adding a bit of salt and pepper to task and a drizzle of olive oil. It was a feast! 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Reduce Animal Product Consumption
    What was the tastiest meatless or vegan meal you ever had or had recently? Did you make it? Can you share a recipe?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2022 2:07 PM
    One of the tastiest meatless dish I've ever had was a meatless soba ramen and tofu stir fry.
    For Soba Ramen, you just need Soba noodles, fired garlic, fried onions, kombu-dashi stock, pakchoi greens, and stir fried shiitake mushrooms. adding soft-boiled egg is optional.

    For tofu stir fry, all you need is a fried tofu, a bit of oil and garlic, then add water spinach. 
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Learn About The Climate & Ecosystems SDGs
    What was a linking factor across this group of SDGs?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2022 9:30 AM
    Pollution is what's linking these SDG's sand we can help by living a low impact life. By making sustainable practices a habit, we will help lower GHG emissions and lessen our impact in the environment. Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot are good habits to incorporate in our lifestyle. Being conscious consumers, we should refuse single-use plastics and bring our own reusable containers instead, eat produce that are local and seasonal to reduce GHG emissions and conserve water, grow our own food even just in containers, practice a culture of reuse by buying secondhand to reduce the strain in the supply chain and production of new products. Choose ethically made products also helps in reducing our impact in the environment. 
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Know Your Produce
    What surprised you about the two produce lists? How will you use these lists for your grocery shopping? Have you used these lists before?

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    Tracy Tuason-Obong 4/29/2022 9:18 AM
    With the proliferation of produce imported from other countries, we are at risk of consuming highly-contaminated produce which pose risk in our health. This list is helpful in choosing seasonal and locally grown produce that do not need too much use of pesticides in order to make them pest-resistant and have longer shelf life. Homegrown is preferable if at all possible. Growing edibles in containers in our own small spaces is now possible and something that we should explore.