April 3 - April 24, 2019

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  • Tessa Rothwell 4/24/2019 6:46 PM
    Last post of Drawdown 2019!  When I was in seventh grade, I became involved with Girls' Inc. of Ulster and Dutchess Counties.  For the challenge, "Connect with a Local Non-Profit," I was interested in becoming connected with the organization as a whole, so I signed up for their newsletter.  :)   
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  • Kenneth Rothwell 4/24/2019 4:54 PM
    This 22 day challenge actually went by faster than I thought it would. I was able to cover a lot of interesting topics and gain many insights I might not have otherwise had.

  • Tessa Rothwell 4/24/2019 2:58 PM
    This is an inspirational TED talk that I watched which goes along with Women and Girls: Research Barriers to Participation and Representation...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pdqKetNpsM
  • Reflection Question
    Women and Girls 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?

    Tessa Rothwell 4/24/2019 2:17 PM
    It seems that in my community, we are somewhat progressive in that there are a lot of local businesses owned by women.  Personally, I have never been barred from participating in anything so far in my community just for being a girl.  I enjoyed when, a couple years ago, some girls auditioned for "Mr. Red Hook," breaking that barrier.  It's also great to see women involved in STEM...at the high school, there are girls on the robotics team, for example.  I haven't really seen any barriers.  On a global scale, we are very lucky.  I made two friends this past summer at the Girl's Leadership Worldwide conference through the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill.  These two girls were from Pakistan, and they were interested in speaking out against arranged marriages in their communities.  It horrified me, and really put things into perspective.  It's a small world, so it should be communities like ours that are helping these communities in need.  :)  

  • Tessa Rothwell 4/24/2019 1:31 PM
    It's the last day of Drawdown!  What will you be doing to continue this upward trend of environmentally conscious actions?  I am excited for what comes next.  I will be explaining the Drawdown food initiatives to senior citizens at the Red Hook Community Center's Senior Expo Ascienzo Family Foundation exhibit this Saturday!  I will also continue recycling and being that I don't like steak, I definitely think I'll be eating a lot of meat-free meals!  In college and in life, I will become an advocate for women and girls...in college, I will be studying international relations, social justice, and women's studies.  Here's to a safe, happy, and healthy future!  (By the way, this is probably not my last post :)  
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  • Maggie Rothwell 4/24/2019 12:23 PM
    On this last day of the Drawdown EchoChallenge, I am happy to have participated.  It didn’t have the community connection I had thought it would, but I feel like I’ve made some changes that I will be able to continue and expand upon both personally and environmentally.  

  • Alexandra Brenner 4/23/2019 7:57 PM
    Hope people saved that Easter basket fill for next year!

  • Kenneth Rothwell 4/23/2019 5:28 PM
    Just opted to go paperless with a creditor. Too bad we can't force all junk mail to do too!
  • Reflection Question
    Materials Go Paperless
    What do you want to prioritize over material 'stuff' in your own life?

    Kenneth Rothwell 4/23/2019 5:27 PM
    The one thing that is most important to me ... Family

  • Kenneth Rothwell 4/23/2019 5:12 PM
    I find that when I'm out and about that I"m more conscious about my surroundings, such as picking up litter as I"m out for a walk.