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Noah Brent

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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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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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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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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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Action Track: Social Justice

Songwriting

I used my creativity and self expression to write a song about the current times. OR I researched and shared a song about the current times.

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  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing & Renewal BLM/BHM
    How can this guiding principle show up in our school community on a regular basis?

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    Noah Brent 2/24/2021 5:49 AM
    2. Empathy: we can all show more empathy to others who are in different situations, whether they're black, gay, trans, or of any ethnicity we should all be considerate of each other. 
  • 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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    Noah Brent 1/06/2021 6:01 AM
    I think I can probably balance out my carbon footprint and pick up trash if I see it to try to preserve the environment around me.
  • 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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    Noah Brent 12/09/2020 5:57 AM
    I would make a device that absorbs carbon out of the air to create a cleaner environment 

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      Alana Bortoluzzi 12/09/2020 6:03 AM
      Some scientists have started inventing this!

      https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/switzerland-giant-new-machine-sucking-carbon-directly-air


  • 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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    Noah Brent 12/02/2020 5:53 AM
    I can daily go on walks to appreciate how close the park is to my house, and I can make sure that nothing bad happens to the trees all around me to ensure that they aren't cut down, and humans have this insane need to be the best and it causes us to go over the top and go to far with our actions.
  • 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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    Noah Brent 10/28/2020 6:00 AM
    The right to vote is one of the most important things an American citizen can do. Because the people control the country, they don't actually run it but they are in charge of who does. It is very much in the people's control. By voting you show that you care about your country, it shows that you believe that you have the power. So go out and vote! Your vote has power.
  • 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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    Noah Brent 10/28/2020 5:50 AM
    I feel that New York City has really helped me be the person I am today because it has taught me about survival and coming back from things like NYC did after 9/11 and just like this entire world will come back from the pandemic. It will be hard and sometimes I dought it too but we will.
  • 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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    Noah Brent 10/14/2020 5:55 AM
    I am standing on land of the _Lenape______ people. The __Lenape___________ protected the land by ___not willingly giving up their land completly.__________. I will protect the history and culture of the _Lenape__________________ by _______educading as many people as I can about the Lenape__suffering and courage.__________. 
  • 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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    Noah Brent 10/07/2020 6:02 AM
    I would ask David Attenborough one question I would ask him how does he keep going when the world is polluted and destroyed and it looks like it will never get any better how does he still have so much hope and faith in the world?

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      Jay Sontag 10/08/2020 6:37 AM
      I feel this. It's easy to get exhausted from learning about all the terrible things happening in the environment and what's happening to our beautiful planet. Make sure to take care of yourself as you learn, and balance everything with what you can do so you feel less helpless! 
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use Climate Change and Wildfires: How is climate change affecting you? Our hometown? And what can we do now?
    Reflect on the graph and map using these questions: What do you notice about your graph and the map? What do you wonder about the data? How does the climate in your hometown compare to that in other parts of the country and the world? What is your reaction to this information? Does it make you upset and worried? Does it make you want to create change? Or do you not feel particularly concerned about these changes? Select another action campaign that will bring awareness to climate change!

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    Noah Brent 9/30/2020 6:06 AM
    It is very clear that every year the number of days that the temperature is 90 degrees F or higher showing that climate change gets worse and worse.I also noticed that this is true for most of the world but not all.