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Avery Solomon

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""However difficult my life my seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at." -Stephen Hawking "

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Avery's 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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DAILY ACTIONS

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

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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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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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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Electricity

Learn More about Wave and Tidal Energy

Ocean Power

I will spend at least 25 minutes learning more about the energy generation potential of wave and tidal energy.

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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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DAILY ACTIONS

Electricity

Choose LED Bulbs

LED Lighting

I will replace 3 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

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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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Food, Agriculture, and Land Use

Learn More about Regenerative Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture, Regenerative Annual Cropping

I will spend at least 30 minutes learning about the need for more regenerative agriculture.

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  • 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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    Avery Solomon 12/02/2020 10:19 AM
    I go outside every day, and every week I go to the park to just sit down and read for at least 5 minutes. Sometimes I sketch the surrounding trees to appreciate their strong and majestic beauty. 
  • 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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    Avery Solomon 11/16/2020 6:04 AM
    Here is my climate ambassador card. (I also made one for my little brother.)
  • 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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    Avery Solomon 10/28/2020 5:47 AM
    My family used to have a house on the North Fork. My family and I drove 2-3 hours almost every weekend to go visit that house for the weekend. We had a garden where we would plant vegetables and fruits every season, and we would share our harvest with our neighbors. We would explore the places around our house. We would have an adventure every day. 
    I consider myself a city girl, but that house introduced me to gardening, exploring, and so many more things that I probably would never have tried. 

  • 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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    Avery Solomon 10/21/2020 5:51 AM
    What it means to be able to vote is that you get to prove that you are an American and you have the same rights as any other American in this country. It means that you have your freedom. I do not think that the voting age should be lowered to 16. This is because young teenagers are not mature or ready enough to make that decision yet. 
  • 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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    Avery Solomon 10/16/2020 10:33 AM
    I stand on Lenape land. The Lenape took care of the land by honoring it and taking care of it. I propose to preserve to story and culture of the Lenape by celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day. 
  • 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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    Avery Solomon 10/07/2020 6:01 AM
    I would as Sir David Attenborough, what inspires you the most on our beautiful planet? 

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      Avery Solomon 10/07/2020 6:02 AM
      My favorite place in NY is all of NY, because this is one of the most wonderful places in the world, and it would be a crime to discriminate against any place in it. 
  • Reflection Question
    Coastal, Ocean, and Engineered Sinks For the love of nature
    Describe your photo and why you chose it!

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    Avery Solomon 9/30/2020 6:28 AM
    This pour endangered is estimated at fewer than 10,000. The red panda is a mammal species native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It continues to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression.

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    Avery Solomon 9/30/2020 6:25 AM
    This is a red panda, it is an adorable and beautiful creature that we need to protect. 
  • Reflection Question
    Electricity Choose LED Bulbs
    Changing lightbulbs is an excellent first step toward energy efficiency! What's next for you?

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    Avery Solomon 9/23/2020 5:53 AM
    I will shut off the lights when I leave any room, making sure that I don't waste energy. 
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Sustainable BUGS
    What is one action you want to see happen this year to help sustain the BUGS community? It can be something that sustains the people in our community or the environment. *remember: to "sustain" means to keep going. In this case how to we keep going this year in a healthy and happy way?

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    Avery Solomon 9/23/2020 5:45 AM
    When we go back to school in person, I want to see people being safe and following the prepared rules so that we can all go back to school, and keep everyone healthy