April 24 - October 1, 2020

The Short Circuits

FTC Robotics Team

We advocate for education and STEM access for all, by spreading knowledge about science, engineering and robotics; working with developing communities to make sure that education is a priority; and taking the opportunity to recognize ourselves as citizens of the world so as to inspire future generations.

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 140 This Week
  • 26,655 Total

Team Impact

  • up to
    7
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    2,911
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    1
    donations
    made
  • up to
    16,524
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    268
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    1,270
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    1,718
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    945
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    5
    trees
    planted

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • September 25 at 11:15 AM
    My family consumes a lot of palm oil, which actually contributes to deforestation. I never knew that purchasing an ingredient like that could fund the destruction of our planet! While it may be hard to stop buying products containing palm oil entirely, we could start finding alternatives one-by-one. For example, we could start by using a...
  • September 24 at 3:13 PM
    My robotics team has tried to create a system in which all of our team members join online for a virtual meeting at least once a week to communicate with each other and stay organized. The main reason for this is due to the coronavirus, however, it also reduces the amount of harmful chemicals we release into the air from having to drive to our...
  • September 24 at 3:10 PM
    There are many other benefits to biochar other than sequestering carbon. Due to the fact that biochar is very porous, it provides a great space for beneficial microbes to multiply. This can feed earthworms and increase the earthworm population in your soil. Adding biochar to your soil can decrease the need for fertilizers, which are defiitely...
  • September 24 at 6:34 AM
    Agrechar, or biochar, is very useful in not only sequestering carbon, but also helping plants grow more efficiently and potentially stopping global warming. In the video I watched and the article I read, they both mentioned how biochar is made to store the carbon inside of it for hundreds of thousands of years, so it won't release into the...
  • September 12 at 7:48 AM
    My vision of a sustainable community involves a lot of renewable energy. Renewable energy is the most efficient form of energy, as it creates lesser toxic waste while fulfilling the purpose of non-renewable energy. In order for this vision to become a reality, we humans need to start working harder. While renewable energy sources already exist,...
  • September 2 at 8:29 AM
    I have not done anything significant in the past to support women-owned businesses, however, after researching about women-owned busiensses near me, from now on, I will try to buy from women-owned businesses. I will also encourages my friends and family to do so too. 

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