Tagged With "environments"

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Re: HERE COMES THE SUN **doondoodoo**

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Super cool Paige! I like the simplicity mixed with the utility of the phone charger and the cooker. Have you considered using solar power for methods other than cooking, like drying clothes, or heating water in a water tank?
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Re: HERE COMES THE SUN **doondoodoo**

well I already dry my clothes n an outdoors clothesline for most of the year, so having a separate indoor dryer for clothes hasn't really occurred to me. My neighbours are experimenting with heating water in large black outdoor tanks, but it's quite an investment so I'm going to see how their situation turns out before considering installing some in my own home. Thanks for your input!
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Re: HERE COMES THE SUN **doondoodoo**

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
wow! i loved reading this and having pictures to go along with instructions to build such things has inspired me to go onto one of the links you posted and try. i think i will start with the phone charger! have you looked into the popularity and success rate of solar roof panels in other places? with more sunny climate? i love looking at and reading about the designers that build energy sufficient homes because they often have such a modern take throughout. good luck!
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Re: HERE COMES THE SUN **doondoodoo**

Melissa Lee (Mentor) ·
Paige, I like where you are going with this!
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Re: The Missing Link?

After reading your post, I have a way better understanding on how these complex batteries work. I thought it's really cool that a 1 kilowatt-hour cell can last for 6,666 hours.
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Re: The Missing Link?

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This made me think about loss aversion and prospect theory I just made a post about it please check it out!
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Re: Research

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Cool research Moira! Have you talked to Bryce about this? I think he did a project a couple of years ago on the GPGP, and he might have some more information for you. (or not, but it's worth a try) Maybe consider doing a post on ways that people can reduce the amount of plastic they use, because it does go quite a bit farther than just recycling. Here's a cool website with lots of tips that you might find a bit interesting: http://myplasticfreelife.com/plasticfreeguide/
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Re: Research

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Sounds good! Thanks Paige: )
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Re: Research

Emily Schaffer (LFAS) ·
Wow. Thank you for educating us about this. I knew that plastic pollution was a major issue but I had no clue how exactally it was effecting the enviroment. Is your project goal to create awarness? I am exited to learn more.
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Re: Research

Anika Zak (Alumni) ·
Looking up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, there are some pretty disturbing images. It is difficult to disagree with the fact that your topic is fairly depressing, howbeit I encourage you to keep a positive overtone as often as you can. I'm looking forward to hearing about what individulas and society can implement to cease the growth of the patch
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Re: Research

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
Wow, Im glad I read this. Great update on research, i like the way you posted it in point form. That made it a quick and easy read! I aslo thought that the solution titled "clean up" was a nice add and maybe next time post more little things that people can do in there everyday life to help. Slowy but surley.
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Re: Research

Josie Schmidt (LFAS) ·
Wow I knew there was garbage in the ocean I had no idea excatly how much and how it was affecting the animals. Are you planning to educate people about this problem to help decrease the amount of accumulation in the ocean. I feel like the problem of garbage in our oceans is a big issue that isnt really addressed in social media or the news. If you are planing to educate people i think it would be really effective to use social media. I am excited for updates on your research.
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Re: Research

Hi Moira I'm very excited to work with you on this issue
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) ·
its so annoy if we start thinking of how people don't consider the well being of nature.yet their lives rely on it .how do you think we can change their perspective ? and how can we restore the nature back to what it was in the past years so as to avoid the futures tragedy?
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
Pollution and environment destruction awareness are everywhere. Throughout my years in school, I have been exposed to several documentaries and lessons surrounding nature and pollution yet, I still see some of my classmates littering and not recycling or composting. I always try to get their attention and tell them that what they did was wrong. There are littering fines here up to $1000 but I see pollution and garbage everyday. I feel guilty because I know that I could have re-used something...
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
I think people has this metality that they are not gonna live forever,they then wonder how they are to cater for the future.It all ignorant,greed and hopelessness that drive people to environmental pollution
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
That is an amazing thought. I have never thought of that or considered that.
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
Let me tell you Maya maximum of people in Kenya cut trees for the seek of earning their living .you know Kenya is one of a developing countries and so there are poor and rich people over there and then it is so hard to stop them from cutting the trees because even other leaders are supporting them.for the government to make sure that the trees are conserved ,they should ensure the people in charge are not corrupt in any way or the other.I also wonder do this people think for our future...
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
I think humans live to destroy the nature for their own benefits this because they don't see the future of tomorrow they just think about today,and its very touching when you see people destroying the environment why? don't we use the available resources and care for the rest for the next generation ,i think to have more we should first care for the small we have,conserve the environment conserve our life.
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Re: Topic of Interest - Leadership

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
I think both environment and genes are of influence to the person to develop leadership skills.
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Re: Topic of Interest - Leadership

Former Member ·
Leaders have the ability to manage and make decisions that will benefit the most people in the group. I recently took part of a leadership training course. Now I considered myself a "leader" before the course and I went there to only further develop what I already had. Leaders don't just have the ability to be manage but they also have the ability and drive to achieve a goal. Leaders can also be control freaks where they don't trust another's judgement and would suit them best if it was...
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Re: Topic of Interest - Leadership

Former Member ·
This reminds me of the phrase that people use to describe someone as being "a natural born leader. When you are questioning whether people have a natural instinct for showing leadership or whether this skill is taught, I think that you could also take into consideration that a person may take from both of these circumstances and become a good leader. I think that an interesting experiment would be to see how a person that demonstrates good leadership skills reacts in different situations.
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Re: Definition of Anger - updated

Former Member ·
wow!!!! that is very pleasing .....that is completely the right definition.congratulations !!!!
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Re: Definition of Anger - updated

Thank you!!
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Re: Definition of Anger - updated

wow ! that correct caused by adrenaline hormone.
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Re: Definition of Anger - updated

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
wooooow!keep up the good job,it caused an adrenaline hormone...
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Re: Definition of Anger - updated

Thanks guys!
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Re: Beauty of Simple Things

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
I think that is true and that is what most Kenyans are doing.
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Re: Burn - Week 3

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
I've also noticed people complaining about the poor condition of the environment such as litter on the ground but refuse to pick up someone else's garbage because it's not theirs. I can see why they wouldn't want to pick it up but to complain about without doing anything to help or improve the problem is ridiculous.
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Re: The First Burn

Wow - I was actually going to use Moses' exact same comment as my burn! I love your take on it - ' Although I'm not a fan of the general term 'disability' due to it's implications, I do find that it is relevant in certain situations,' is such a good way of putting it!
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Re: Andhra Azevedo (Mentor)

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Hey Andhra, cool to see that you're helping out with Butterfly Effect!
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Re: Andhra Azevedo (Mentor)

Thrilled to have you as a mentor, Andhra.
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Re: Andhra Azevedo (Mentor)

Noella Luka (Mentor) ·
Hi Andhra great to have you onboard. Thought you might be interested in a documentary I was part of not too long ago. It highlights how communities in Kenya are adopting to climate change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...amp;feature=youtu.be
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Re: Andhra Azevedo (Mentor)

Former Member ·
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Re: Andhra Azevedo (Mentor)

Andhra Azevedo (Mentor) ·
Thanks for the welcome! Noella, thanks for passing along the Youtube link, that looks like an amazing project.
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Re: Inquirery question and plan

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
Exited for your end project! how are you going to present it? so many cool, artistic ways to do so.
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Re: Inquirery question and plan

I think this is a great question. It is a very important topic that I think needs more attention, and it's great that you are seeing what people can do to start fixing it. Good luck!
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Re: Inquirery question and plan

Mr. Mburu (Admin) ·
Thanks Moira. You have engaged in a gigantic and and complex undertaking which will really spin the nationals of the bordering countries. Liase thoroughly with your mentor to know where to start the incision. This has a very major impact and really borders on the ideals of pa-moja.
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Re: Inquirery question and plan

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Hey. Hey Moira. You should come to our meetings Friday lunch in Ms. Knittel's room. We need your help. Would you be spreading awareness through social media? It's probably be the easiest way to organize rallies or special events for the cleanup of the Pacific Gyre. The only things being that the particles of plastic on the oldest layer of the Pacific Gyre are impossible to clean up due to their small size, and therefore we can never truly be rid of the gargantuan garbage patches in the...
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Re: Inquirery question and plan

I really like your topic and the way you have made your question to help and raise awareness for ocean conservation. Being able to take action and hopefully make a change will be good. I don't know you but if you need help with anything, or spreading the word around or at my school let me know.
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Re: Inquirery question and plan

Former Member ·
I like the idea of ocean conservation, I'm wondering what we could do in our own area to prevent debris from getting out into the oceans. I would be interested in knowing how long the debris has been there. For 100s of years people have been dumping waste into the oceans in all areas of the world, how much of it has accumulated in the gyres? Have you seen these videos ( all are Ted Talks): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qvf_zesN9Y A bit of a pesimistic view but fabulous images and a great...
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Re: Inquirery question and plan

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Paige: Thanks! And yeah I was thinking of doing something along thos lines I just need to solidify it a bit more. And I would love to come to the meetings! I'll be there next Friday!
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Re: Inquirery question and plan

Moira O'Keeffe (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Thank you all for th suggestions and advice! It has been a big help: )
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Re: C2RR#6: "How Are Our Memories Affected by Different Aspects of Our Environment?"

Hi Nazaha! My question is, are there any negative effects on our memories once they are recovered after amnesia? Good Luck!
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Re: C2RR#6: "How Are Our Memories Affected by Different Aspects of Our Environment?"

Hey Nazaha! This is super interesting! Our memories make up who we are, so it's really cool to look at how they can be affected! Here's a link I think might help you, http://www.human-memory.net/disorders_traumatic.html It talks about loss of memory due to trauma, which might be an interesting able for you to look at. Hopefully it helps!
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Re: Research round 5 (Cycle 2) Why are some people extroverts and others introverts? - Conclusion

Emily Schaffer (LFAS) ·
Hey Jessica, Amazing research! For someone like me who does not understand genetics this was extremely clear and informative. Looking at your past research I see you focused a lot on parenting and how that can play a role in weather someone is an introvert or extrovert. I was wondering if you had looked at it the other way around. How being a n introvert v. an extrovert effects their own parenting style. For example are introvert more likely to be authoritative parents? (or are extroverts?)...
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Re: Research round 5 (Cycle 2) Why are some people extroverts and others introverts? - Conclusion

Hey Jessica! I have to say, I really enjoyed reading this round of research. It was extremely informative and clear; I learned so much from this post! I found it incredibly interesting to learn that our genes - the most fundamental parts of us - can influence our personalities, our behaviors, and our potentials to become introverts or extroverts. I eagerly await your next topic; I know it'll be some quality research! Good luck!
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Re: Research round 5 (Cycle 2) Why are some people extroverts and others introverts? - Conclusion

Hey Jessica, This is some really good research you have, and interesting to read. I do agree with you, as your research supports, nurture and nature both play a key role in the development of ones personality. And I truly believe that overtime your personality can change quite a bit. It all depends on what positions you are put in that usually force a change in how you react. Great research!
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Re: Project Plan: What are Canada's greatest political challenge(s)?

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
This is really a cool topic. You are really doing good work over there. Every nation has its own challenges and problems that affects its development. However, challenges are really important because they enable a country to move forward and provide new problems which when solved creates development. Good luck.
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Re: Project Plan: What are Canada's greatest political challenge(s)?

I am exited to hear about this topic, as it seems very engaging, and close to home. I am especially interested in the military affairs, as i do not know a ton about the Canadian military. This topic has a lot of different possibilities, and i hope that you make the most of such an intriguing idea. Seth
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