Hello everybody! Last cycle I chose to do an inquiry question where I asked how personality is formed. This new cycle, I’m deciding to try and do an action project! After taking the values quiz, I discovered that my three most important and least important values are…
- Equality – I believe that everyone should have the same opportunities and rights.
- Helping – I believe it is important to take care of others and help them meet their needs.
- Innovation – I believe it is important to find new and creative ways of doing things.
- Tradition – I believe we should respect an established way of how things have been done.
- Responsibility -I believe it is important for people to voluntarily do what is expected of them.
- Power – I respect and value people who have the ability to influence others.
I would say these values do make sense for what I believe in. Equality is one of the biggest values that I would personally give myself. I think it is extremely important that everybody has equal opportunities and that we don’t treat others with disrespect just because of race, nationality, sexuality or gender. I also think helping makes sense for one of my values. I would say I am a compassionate and caring person and I believe that we should respect the golden rule and treat others how we want to be treated. My last value was innovation. I found this one to be the most surprising. However, once thinking about it I do personally see myself as a creative, hands on person and I do believe that it’s important to express your own personal creativity to others.
After viewing the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development goals, I have decided to focus on the Climate Action goal. This may not seem like the most obvious choice based on my top values. However, I have an action plan based on this global goal that will help fuel my helping and especially innovation values.
There are many global goals to chose from, I decided to chose the climate action goal because I believe that in order for us to thrive as a community, we have to be supporting the environment around us as well. I absolutely love going outdoors and would hate to one day see a world full of pollution where that is not possible. Even if my action project makes a small initial impact, I hope it will inspire others to do the same. For my action project I am planning to make reusable, recyclable bags (fabric or paper) and then donate the bags to a local store that is currently using plastic bags. I would like to try and make most of them but would love donations as well. I would plan to make around 6 bags a week which, by the end of the school year, would amount to about 102 bags made and hopefully some additional donated. On the bags I would also like to design them with some facts on the environment and ways we can help it to inspire others to make little changes towards helping the environment. I think my action plan will help keep plastic bags out of parks and oceans and will hopefully re-enforce how even small changes like using a re-usable bag can help prevent pollution and climate change.
Throughout my posts I plan to discuss the necessary materials I need , the place to donate the bags, what the design of my bags will be, an update on how and when I will make them and finally when I will donate the bags.
Thank you so much for reading my first action post:)