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  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Work-Life Balance
    How does practicing a work-life balance create a more sustainable life for you? How might it contribute to sustainability more broadly?

    Lisa Baumann's avatar
    Lisa Baumann 4/29/2022 11:24 AM
    Creating and actually practicing a work life balance is important also for your mental health and help reduce the burn out feeling that can be created by trying to "squeeze" it all in.

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    Laura Chemler 4/28/2022 8:56 AM
    If anyone is looking to have a Home Energy Audit done, here's where you can learn more and sign up! https://www.mncee.org/home-energy-squad?about 

  • Mischa Hartke's avatar
    Mischa Hartke 4/28/2022 7:24 AM
    "We are all - across the globe - in the same watershed".  Provocative thought (fact) and how we can't only think of water as a local issue alone.  In AZ, where I grew up, water scarcity is often more visible (yet maybe ignored largely), but I think it is far less visible here in MN, as we don't see quality as a scarcity issue?  If low quality - then really scarce availability for our drinking, and possibly other needs.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Calculate Your Water Footprint
    What is one way you will reduce your water use? What is a practice you already have that helps you reduce your water use?

    Laura Chemler's avatar
    Laura Chemler 4/27/2022 11:13 AM
    The virtual water usage really surprised me - especially the impact of pet food. We have low flow toilets and low flow shower heads, but not low flow sinks so that's an opportunity for improvement in our home. Same goes for how many dishes I do by hand and then I put them in the dishwasher - there's an opportunity there to reduce how much redundant water I'm using. Luckily my sustainability habits around my diet and recycling help balance out my water footprint, making it lower than the national average. 

  • Chris Kasic's avatar
    Chris Kasic 4/27/2022 5:45 AM
    We have closed the gap in our challenge with the Shakopee team! Go EP!

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    Chris Kasic 4/27/2022 4:55 AM
    Thanks to those who attended the Alt/Sustainable Commuting seminar yesterday; you can complete the action I provided. The slides will be available on the Cycling Club website, and stay tuned to see if your commitments earn you a prize!

  • Laura Chemler's avatar
    Laura Chemler 4/22/2022 1:20 PM
    Together 33 Emerson Twin Cities' employees collected over 30 bags of garbage and 5 bags of recycling for Earth Week!

  • Chris Kasic's avatar
    Chris Kasic 4/22/2022 8:19 AM
    We are all here on so called "Earth Day" thanks to the actions of many, including John McConnell, Morton Hilbert, Gaylord Nelson, and Denis Hayes. No doubt many others worldwide. Not your average household names or enshrined in fame, but look at what they wrought! Do likewise.

  • Alexandra Cattelin's avatar
    Alexandra Cattelin 4/22/2022 5:58 AM
    Happy Earth Day everyone! At the EP facility yesterday, we had our second ground cleaning over lunch. We all had a great time and the weather was beautiful! 

  • Chris Kasic's avatar
    Chris Kasic 4/21/2022 12:43 PM
    Emerson Earth Week Cleanup in Eden Prairie was a success: 17 volunteers over two days collected 17 bags of trash. Bringin' the Eden back to Eden Prairie Minnesota! Time to log in to ecochallenge and complete those actions. We are still trailing Chanhassen and Shakopee!