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Namu Jung

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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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    Namu Jung 6/09/2021 5:56 AM
    every time I go into the BUGS school building we have a sustainability lesson outside and we plant things and help in the garden. I do that 2 times a week.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Women are at the front of Farmer's Protests in India
    What is the link between women and agriculture? What vital roles do women traditionally play in the farm-to-table cycle in India?

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    Namu Jung 3/17/2021 5:45 AM
    On link is that women do a lot of things that people think that men do. In the article it said, "In addition to protesting, women have taken on the entire responsibility of managing their farms and households back in Punjab. These women are also ensuring there is a continuous supply of rations, blankets and other essentials needed at the protest sites." This shows that women do a lot more work than you think and stye are important to the farms in India.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Jaysa Miller and Youth Voices for the Planet
    How did Jaysa leverage her power as a young person to make sustainable change? How can we come together as a community to put pressure on developers, policymakers, and factory owners to make better decisions so that Black Americans don't have to continuously deal with the consequences of environmental racism AND advocate for change? People deserve to just exist and not have to fight for existence.

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    Namu Jung 3/10/2021 5:44 AM
    Jaysa uses her power as a kid to speak from her heart and not care what anyone else thinks. She knows that things aren't right and she fought for her right and soon she got what she wanted.
  • Reflection Question
    Health and Education Research Barriers to Participation and Representation
    What are some of the barriers that exist to women's equal participation and/or representation in your community?

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    Namu Jung 3/03/2021 5:55 AM
    A lot of people exclude women and overlook them even though they are doing just as much as men.
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    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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    Namu Jung 2/24/2021 5:42 AM
    We can show all people as equal and we should respect all people the same.  We should work together and not discriminate against  anyone.
  • Reflection Question
    Food, Agriculture, and Land Use We are all connected: Wangari Maathai
    What did you learn about Maathai's work? How is her work connected to contemporary African diaspora and climate change? What is one connection between events in Africa and decisions made across the world in American?

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    Namu Jung 2/24/2021 5:37 AM
    I have learned that Wangari is trying to connect and make the world better by planting trees, which can help the economy, the planet and the people.
  • 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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    Namu Jung 2/03/2021 5:54 AM
    The accomplishments of African Civilizations been obscured because people in other countries didn't really acknowledge that their riches and their culture has been all from Africa. Slavery has also made africans look bad and it effected their economy. Slaves where forced to work like animals in the worst conditions and without much pay. the africans culture got pushed down.

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    Namu Jung 1/13/2021 6:03 AM
    Carbon is so important to life, a lot of people think carbon is bad, but without carbon we would be stardust
  • 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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    Namu Jung 1/06/2021 5:41 AM
    I can lower my carbon footprint by being more mindful of how I travel and biking and walking to places more instead of driving or taking the bus. I can also start to inform OTHER people about their carbon footprint and get THEM to reduce their carbon footprint as well.
  • 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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    Namu Jung 12/09/2020 6:00 AM
    I would invent a machine that could heal anything because then with that machine we might be able to heal the earth.