Every Spring as the snowbanks recede, months worth of concealed debris become revealed. I am always inspired when I see fellow citizens compelled to stop on their journey to school, work or wherever and pick up that piece of trash. I choose to believe this act is an illustration of our species ability to think about our collective responsibilty as stewards of our environment. Even though I was not responsible for putting the trash there, I feel responsible to do my part to minimize our impact on the environment by picking it up. I am proud that the state of Vermont chooses to promote Green Up Day and raise awareness about our responsibility as citizens to care for our environment in one basic and simple way.
Warmup Challenge #2
Share something which gives you hope.
Hi there! I'm Young Stanley!
As the Baaahron of Engagement, my challenges are all about sharing your great work with your community! I also host the Calendar of Events. You can earn game points by attending listed events and letting us know how it went!
There are some big, scary things happening in the world. But, they're less frightening when you believe they can be overcome, and taking action is one of the quickest ways to start generating hope. Vermontivate's whole purpose is to inspire and promote positive solutions. By sharing stories, ideas, and tools that give each of us hope, we can make it easier to create a world we'd all like to live in.
- Spend a minute or two thinking about good in the world. (Need help? Check out the Resources)
- Share a photo, video, or story (yours or someone else's) which gives you hope.
Really don't think you can come up with something to share?
Don't despair! We know that it can be hard to be hopeful sometimes. Instead you could complete this Alternative by sharing a story that *would* give you hope. When you've submitted it, you'll be able to see the inspiring things that other players have shared.
Some "Good" things:
- Acts of kindness
- Stories of courage
- Pictures of hope
- A picture of strangers helping each other
- A song about working together
- The Ice Bucket Challenge
Need More Help?
Watch this TED talk from Maya Penn!