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Thursday Afternoon Exercise

This is a brainstorming. Write lists, write phrases, write sentences or paragraphs -- but just try to get as much out as possible. As this conference continues, it is important to begin thinking about how this connection with schools in other countries is going to add to your exploration of environmental subjects.

This exercise is intended to have you pick one or two topics related to the environment and ecology that we live in that interest you most deeply; Why? Then answer any or all of these questions:

  • What interests you most about the topic(s) you've chosen?
  • What types of things would you be interested in doing with the topic -- research, writing, art, community action, public awareness projects, etc.?
  • Why do you want to partner with another school? What will you gain from this partnership? Who will be the leaders of this partnership -- you?
  • How will this partnership help you understand your topic?
  • How will this fit into your school program?
  • What are the first steps?

Here are the topics:

  • Food -- source, processed vs. local, impact on Global warming. Use the hashtag #globalwarming
  • Water quality and supply -- drinking water or environmental water. Use the hashtag #water
  • Recycling -- its impact, practices, etc.. Use the hashtag #recycling
  • Raising money to help others. hashtag: #fundraising
  • Energy efficiency and conservation -- small things from lightbulb choices to appliances. #energy
    • Oil dependence -- alternatives to fossil fuels, what is gained or lost, trade-offs. hashtag #oil
  • Population growth -- impact, future, urbanization. #population
  • Victories -- Things that you have done, or that others have done, that have had an impact. How did you/they do it? Tell the story in a way that others can learn and emulate. #victories

You will have about 15 minutes to do this. Then we'll ask you to comment on others' posts. And then we'll discuss.

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Share a mini-biography

THURSDAY MORNING: A simple exercise to start:

Write a short biography of yourself. In your piece put the hashtag: #conferencebio

Some ideas as to what to include, (any, some or all):

  • Vital statistics, where you live, your age, about your family; what school you go to or work at;  things you've done or jobs you've had; things you are interested in. or you grade in school, your interests and, if your an adult, where you went to college, what job you are doing, whether you're married and have children.
  • Tell us why you came to this conference -- what you hope to do as a result.
  • Tell us a story about something that no one knows about you.
  • Include a photo if you have one handy.
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Welcome!

This site is designed to bring together youths from schools throughout the world. Sponsored by the non-profit Green Across The World, (GATW, formerly known as Green Across The Pacific) the aim is to help youths connect, share information about their culture, issues and lives as well as have them work on projects together, particularly those focused on the environment. 

This site currently can be viewed in English, Spanish and French.  Young Writers Project, which manages this site, is happy to add languages as needed. Much of the site is private and requires an account, but some content will be made public as the project progresses. 

If you wish more information about the program, contact Peter Lynch at GATW. If you wish some technical assistance, please contact Geoffrey Gevalt at YWP.

My Introduction

Greetings to everyone (Kuzu zangpo)

I am Ugyen Lhamo, a chemisty teacher from sherubling central school, Bhutan. I am currently teaching chemistry to 10th, 11th and 12th graders.  I have recently joined this forum and read all the beautiful messages from the students and teachers.

Eversince, I heard about this program, I was very excited and developed keen interest in becoming a part of this program.  Though I am new to this forum, I am deeply fascinated by the noble initiatives of "Green Across World" in connecting the students and teachers from different regions. I am indeed  very grateful to my colleagues, Ms. Tshering Pelden and Mr.Karma Phuntsho for inviting me to this program and further encouraging me to strengthen the relationship with the partner schools.  

I look forward to connect with all of you and discuss on the cultural and alarming environmental issues.

 

Best Wishes from Bhutan

Ugyen Lhamo

 

 

Group: 

Hi i'm Matt.

My name is Matt and i’m pretty average. I live in the town bristol with my mom and two pets. A small dog named Candy and a cat named Casey. My hobbies include most nerdy things, like playing video games, reading, and surfing the internet. I also enjoy some sports like hockey and soccer. My life goal is to be involved with the gaming industry. I don’t care whether it’s being a tester, professional player, or a creator of the games themselves. I'm pretty average.

 

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Hi I'm Bobby

My name is Bobby I love the outdoors. I live with my mom my dad and one sister on a big mountain  in Starksboro Vermont I have 27 rabbits 12 chickens 3 dogs and a mini horse. One of my favorite things to do is raise rabbits. When I raise rabbits i feed them breed them and take them to rabbit shows. Every week our rabbits eat a whole 50lb bag of grain. My sister and I love to raise rabbits because they all have there own personality. Some of other my favorite things are to hunt, fish climb trees and I make Maple Sugar. I want to be a professional welder when I get older. This is why I love the outdoors.

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Hi, I'm Gillian

     Hi, friends! My name is Gillian Brunola and I am 15 years old and currently live in Bristol, Vermont. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and just moved to Vermont about 10 months ago. I live with my mother, father, and 17-year-old brother. I also have 2 dogs named Maggie and Bloo, and 3 cats named Luna, Oscar, and Scout. I adore music very much and enjoy all different types of genres. I personally play cello and electric guitar. Growing up in Atlanta, there was a huge underground music scene. Underground music is a style of artist that is typically signed under an independent label or no label at all. I go with my friends, but would also like to meet new people there. I love filming everything and creating movies. I want to go to university and major in film and become a movie director when I'm older. My favorite genre of movies is psychological thrillers and horror. Thank you for taking the time to read this and learn more about me.

 

P.S.: The first photo is of me, then my cat Scout, and then my dog Bloo

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hi im David

 My name is David Gebo and im a out door person.I was named after my dad. I live in Bristol Vermont with my mom and my dad. I have 3 older siblings. I like riding atvs, dirtbikes i ride them on a trail in the woods that me and my dad do maintenance work on in the summer. I also like deer hunting and fishing. I like those things because they're all outside activities. I'm good at fixing small engines. When i'm older i hope to go to tech school to be a mechanic  The picture I chose is of my ATV’s. I am a outdoor type of kid and i want to know what its like in Bhutan.     

 

 

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hi im David

 My name is David Gebo and im a out door person.I was named after my dad. I live in Bristol Vermont with my mom and my dad. I have 3 older siblings. I like riding atvs, dirtbikes i ride them on a trail in the woods that me and my dad do maintenance work on in the summer. I also like deer hunting and fishing. I like those things because they're all outside activities. I'm good at fixing small engines. When i'm older i hope to go to tech school to be a mechanic  The picture I chose is of my ATV’s. I am a outdoor type of kid and i want to know what its like in Bhutan.     

 

 

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