I will help to get the word out. I will lead them in Sing for the Climate and upload photos and videos to the FutureFlash! Project on facebook and twitter. And during lunch I will project facebook and twitter posts from the Peoples Climate March in New York City.
It will be a video that explains my point of view of where we went wrong and what is wrong and how it could be in the future; both good and bad, but only if we change.
To me, compassion is "to suffer with" meaning to understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it. Feeling compassion is “putting on other‟s shoe” or ‟live‟ the other‟s life. I am a graduate in Psychology from University of Dhaka, working in Bangladesh Navy as psychologist. I learned compassion from my family. I lost my father in 1971 war and was reared by mother and grandmother. I started practicing “compassion” since 1996 as an active member of a university student organization. We mostly work for underclass people. I do my part as follows: (1) Free counseling to poor people. (2) Free career counseling to young students. (3) Awareness building (education, health etc) for slum dwellers. (4) Sponsoring few poor students. (5) Dispensing surplus ration to the needy people. It doesn't cost much to practice compassion – just need an empathetic heart inside. I personally believe in humanity. Serving others is serving God. Practicing compassion is not a new concept to me. "He prayeth best, who loveth best"
Do you remember a moment in which someone, without any obligations, had a gesture of kindness or compassion to you? Who did it felt? You can infer where this is going, the point is grabbing a piece of paper and write something kind to someone else and give it to him, and you can do it in two ways: Leaving the piece of paper somewhere in the street (for example, bus stop, public phones, on a mailbox…) or give it directly to someone you know is having a tough moment and will benefit of being the receptor or a compassionate act (it could be a face-to-face deliver or you can do it in a more subtle way (for example, leaving it in his/her bag, door, notebook…) On the paper, you can write anything you want, recognizing that just as you, it’s probable that the person who reads it had experienced recent discomfort, maybe in that exact moment he or she is experiencing pain… and that just as you, that person wants to be free from suffering. You can write a poem, a phrase, maybe just a “have a nice day”, whatever you think might help that person…
To share Dr. Goodall's message of hope, connection, and peace.
The first idea was a selfie-contest. The students had to shoot selfies with an aspect of "against racism". Die Idee war zunächst ein Selfie-Wettbewerb. Die Schüler sollten Selfies schießen vor dem Hintergrund "Gegen Rassismus".
Every year our Roots & Shoots groups learns to fold Origami Peace Cranes, as well as the story of "Sadako and the Thousand Cranes" and how it connects to the international child's peace project. We also have explored this story through the song by Fred Small called "Cranes Over Hiroshima". We share what we have learned with other groups and the public every chance we get throughout the year.
On January 20, we participated in the annual Forest Grove community Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. We flew our Giant Peace Doves in the march through the town, including a new Dove made for us by students of Pacific University. Under a beautiful but cloudy sky (but very cold!) we marched through town and we ended up at Pacific University, where we were inspired by speakers and a celebration of MLK's life. Two of our R&S members were part of a panel discussion about how MLK's teachings can play a part in our lives today. Other members taught Pacific Students and community members how to fold the Origami Peace Cranes and the meaning of the Sadako peace story. About 200 people participated from the community (and least 15 Roots & Shoots members plus family). It was a wonderful way to spend a day celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Every 20 handmade beads we make will provide access to clean water for one person. How? This school year, our handmade beads have been part of providing 16,173 people clean water in Tanzania because the Bezos Family Foundation through Students Rebuild matches beads with funding for 41 water projects that serve schools and communities. Since 20 beads = clean water for 1 person, the overall goal was to receive at least 323,460 beads. The symbol of beads for the Water Challenge because they've been used in the African culture for thousands of years. Our group made 389 paper beads that will provide clean water for nearly 20 people in Africa. We feel very proud of being part of making a difference.
2 friends are working hard doing Environmental Education in the neighborhood and teaching to other kids how to change the way we relate to nature.