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Stella DiGangi

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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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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: 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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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
    Health and Education Why have the accomplishments of African Civilizations been obscured?
    Why have the accomplishments of African Civilizations been obscured? How can we sustain these accomplishments and their impact?

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    Stella DiGangi 2/03/2021 5:56 AM
    the accomplishments of the african civilizations has been obscured by roumers, or just misinterpretations that Africa has and still is just a desert with people who are poor. that is not true. we can sustain their accomplishments by teaching as many people about what they have done. 
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    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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    Stella DiGangi 1/06/2021 5:47 AM
    compost, try to buy less wasteful products, and but more food from our farmer´s market.
  • 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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    Stella DiGangi 12/09/2020 5:53 AM
    I would like to invent something that could help resolve hate and disrespect. it would be able to help people rethink some of the bad things that they have done. it would also help people cool down a bit in arguments, so instead of wars, we might have debates or just a grudge between two contrarys. I do not really know how to do this, but i know that people would like to have peace.
  • 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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    Stella DiGangi 12/02/2020 5:48 AM
       My family really needs to start composting and I love gardening, so I guess I can help out with community gardens and maybe help out with the garden in front of my house.  
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    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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    Stella DiGangi 11/25/2020 6:07 AM
    my family can probably get most of the food for our Thanksgiving meal at a local farmers' market. (also, my dad saves veggie stems, seeds, and just scraps, to make into veggie stock!)
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    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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    Stella DiGangi 10/28/2020 5:50 AM
    I think that living in NY city has definitely changed me, but going to Chicago every summer has helped me become more close to my family, and it makes me want to be with my family much more. pretty much all of my family on my Mom's side live in Chicago.
  • 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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    Stella DiGangi 10/21/2020 5:48 AM
    it means that you can decide who you want to vote for, and what type of laws you want. I think that you should be able to vote at that age, as long as people don't just vote maybe what their parents are voting or just randomly. they should be careful and research who they want to vote for.
  • 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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    Stella DiGangi 10/14/2020 6:11 AM
    I stand on Lenape land. The Lenape takes care of the land by honoring it and making sure they are sustainable with resources. I promise to preserve the story and culture of the Lenape by making sure everyone knows why we need to call it indigenous people day, instead of naming it after Columbus.  
  • 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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    Stella DiGangi 10/07/2020 6:07 AM
    I would ask him what our next steps should be for saving the planet.
    - Stella
  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks For the love of nature
    Describe your photo and why you chose it!

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    Stella DiGangi 9/30/2020 6:01 AM
    I chose a platypus because they are becoming extinct. platypuses are the only mammals alive that lay eggs. they have little spikes on their leg, that are filled with poison. they live in Australia.