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Vera Bewley

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Vera's Actions

Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks

For the love of nature

Post a photo of something from nature that you love and want to protect.

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DAILY ACTIONS

Health and Education

Women are at the front of Farmer's Protests in India

Read the article below and reflect on the event with your advisory and independently.

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Health and Education

Research Barriers to Participation and Representation

Health and Education

I will spend at least 10 minutes learning more about the barriers to women's equal participation and representation around the world.

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One-Time Action

Health and Education

Why have the accomplishments of African Civilizations been obscured?

Harvard professor and filmmaker Henry Louis Gates Jr. is interviewed by Audie Cornish about his series Africa’s Great Civilizations.

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Health and Education

Jaysa Miller and Youth Voices for the Planet

Climate Change and pollution disproportionately affect Black Americans and communities of color. Young people like Jaysa Miller have had enough. Miller is working to unveil and hold developers, policymakers, and factory owners accountable for the risk they put communities in. Learn about her work by watching the video below!

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Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

We are all connected: Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. Of course, she was not the first African woman to deserve a Nobel Peace Prize but racism, colonialism, and sexism have long played into this award. Read about Maathai, a biologist and activist, and reflect on what Americans can learn about her work and apply to our own hemisphere.

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Action Track: Healing & Renewal

BLM/BHM

The Black Lives Matter Movement drafted 13 Guiding Principles. These principles were created in order to heal and sustain our communities. Read through the Guiding Principles. Choose at least one to reflect upon.

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Electricity

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Use the link below to calculate your own Carbon Footprint.

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Industry

Time's Kid of the Year: Water Quality Tester Engineer

Gitanjali Rao is the first “Time’s Kid of the Year”. She is being recognized for inventing a device that detects lead in drinking water.

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Action Track: Healing & Renewal

Climate Change Action

Watch the film and respond to the reflection question :)

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Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Eliminating food waste during Thanksgiving (or other big meals!)

Watch the video and respond to the reflection questions below :).

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Land Sinks

Learning to Fly

Our surroundings, the environment--natural and manmade---have a huge impact on our life story. Watch the video together and then share a memory of your home, your neighborhood, or another special place that has helped you become who you are today.

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Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Voting Rights

After you listen to the StoryCorp episode about voting rights, reflect on what it means to vote. Check in with the adults in your life-are they planning on voting? Why or why not?

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Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Native Land and Practices Acknowledgement

Native Land Acknowledgement means to learn about, talk about, and show respect for the Native inhabitants of an area of land. We do this for many reasons: to correct history, protect and preserve the culture and identity of native peoples, acknowledge the role of European colonization in the loss of native lives and lands. For this activity, read about the Lenape. The tribe indigenous to Brooklyn, Queens , and Manhattan. Who are they, what was NYC like before colonization? How can we honor the Lenape today? (links below)

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Health and Education

Sir David Attenborough: The Voice of Planet Earth Speaks on Climate Change

After you watch the video with your advisory, answer the reflection question below. For additional points, respond to a teammate's post!

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Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Climate Change and Wildfires: How is climate change affecting you? Our hometown? And what can we do now?

First, the article about the CA wildfires and climate change. Climate Change In Your Hometown The featured article discusses the connection between climate change and California wildfires. Another Times article, from 2018, lets you track how the number of days when temperatures hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) or higher changes in your hometown over your lifetime. As you look at the graph created based on your hometown and the year you were born, what do you notice? (If you want, try entering the birth year of your parents or grandparents as well.) Then, scroll to see the climate predictions for your hometown when you are 80 years old. Continue to scroll to learn more about these predictions, and then see how your hometown compares to other parts of the country and the world using the interactive globe.

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Health and Education

Become a certified Climate Ambassador!

The Climate Museum in NYC is working with local teens to form a Climate Volunteer Coalition! The first step is to educate yourself on the main talking points around climate change. Next, share your knowledge! To help you do this, the Climate Museum has produced a pocket-sized "Climate Ambassador" card. Read the instructions, print the card, cut/fold, and start talking to the people! If you don't have a printer--make your own! https://climatemuseum.org/ambassador **With parent permission** You can also sign up on the Climate Museum website for more info. You can even post a reflection that the Museum will publish on their website for all to see!

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Transportation

Go for a Daily Walk

Walkable Cities

I will take a walk for 20 minutes each day and take note of the infrastructure that makes walking more or less enjoyable, accessible, and possible.

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Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community

Sustainable BUGS

The goal of this action to create a more sustainable school experience for our students and staff :)

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  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Carbon Footprint Calculator
    What can you do to either lower your carbon footprint OR "offset your carbon footprint. When you "offset" you basically pay it forward---you do something kind for the environment or another person to balance out your carbon use if you can't reduce it.

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    Vera Bewley 1/06/2021 6:03 AM
     I will facetime or walk to people instead of driving/flying to them. I will also try to encourage my family and friends to lower their carbon footprint. 
  • Reflection Question
    Industry Time's Kid of the Year: Water Quality Tester Engineer
    If you suddenly had the ability to invent a device that helps humanity, what would it do? (draw a pic and upload it you can!)

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    Vera Bewley 12/09/2020 6:01 AM
    I would invent solar powered/plant based phones. I say this because some products that are used to make a phone are not good for the environment. Some people might be wondering "Well solar doesn't work at night so why should we make it solar powered." Unless you are working at a job that requires a long day then I think that instead of being on your phones then people should spend time with loved ones.   

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      Vera Bewley 12/09/2020 6:04 AM
      Also for the plant based idea I would get environmentally friendly materals too make a plant based phone 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal Climate Change Action
    What's one thing you can do in your daily life to slow down and appreciate our world--the people and the planet? How can you concentrate on doing more "good" instead of competing for "the best"? How has competing to be the best contributed to human impact on the environment?

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    Vera Bewley 12/02/2020 6:10 AM
    I could take a walk outside everyday and when I get back home I will write down what I saw and why that thing is import to the earth or not important. I can tell people that were destroying the earth on posters, social media and family and friends. I think that sense we have been competing all these years it has had a terrible impact on the environment I think instead of competing we should be saving. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Eliminating food waste during Thanksgiving (or other big meals!)
    What is one method of food waste reduction (or food saving!) Priya and Dominique talk about in the video What is one thing you can do this Thanksgiving weekend to cut down on food waste (and other types of waste!)

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    Vera Bewley 11/26/2020 8:55 AM
    A method for food saving on thanksgiving could be only making the things you will eat. I will save all the food that we make so that we can have it the next night!
  • Reflection Question
    Land Sinks Learning to Fly
    Watch the video together and then share a memory of your home, your neighborhood, or another special place that has helped you become who you are today.

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    Vera Bewley 10/28/2020 5:55 AM
    I think that my dance studio has really helped me become who I am because there was this time where all the people who danced there came up on a stage and you got to see who won and this is what the director said "Ms. Vera Bewley come up on the front!" And that was one of the happiest moments of my life. 
    These were the directors when they were younger 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Voting Rights
    What does it mean to be able to vote? Should the voting age be lowered to 16?

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    Vera Bewley 10/21/2020 5:48 AM
    I think if you vote then you are saying what you want to be said and heard. If you don't vote then your opinion on certain things will never be heard. I personally unsure if we should lower the age. I think this because some 16-17 year olds aren't as responsible as some 16-17 year old people. I just feel like 18 year olds are pretty responsible and the will not put something that doesn't matter on the ballot I think they will take it seriously.       
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Native Land and Practices Acknowledgement
    Write a native land acknowledgement. I stand on ___________ land. The _________________ took care of the land by _______________. I promise to preserve the story and culture of the Lenape by ___________.

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    Vera Bewley 10/14/2020 6:12 AM
    I stand on Lenape land. The Lenape people took care of the land by growing things and caring deeply. I promise to preserve the story and culture of the Lenape by telling family members and friends and I will start caring even more about our planet plants. 
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Go for a Daily Walk
    What have you noticed on your daily walks? What have you enjoyed? What infrastructure changes could make your walks more enjoyable or possible?

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    Vera Bewley 10/08/2020 5:42 AM
    I have noticed that I have been more happy and more productive. I love going on walks and I love it even more when I go on walks with my Parents. I would want to go on more walks per week because lately I have been going 3 - 4 days a week but I want to start going  5-6 days a week 
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Become a certified Climate Ambassador!
    Show us your ambassador card on your House Feed for extra points :) AND/OR give us one main talking point in climate change

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    Vera Bewley 10/08/2020 5:34 AM
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Sir David Attenborough: The Voice of Planet Earth Speaks on Climate Change
    What question would you ask Sir David Attenborough? Post a picture of your favorite outdoor spot in NY

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    Vera Bewley 10/07/2020 6:06 AM
    I would ask Sir David Attenborough how we can help in a regular day