Give Day- join our kids in creating a day where we give to others!
Our online Innovators Hub has led us through various challenges.....from how to save the planet, how to build an eco-friendly city to how to create a money-free world. This has led us to the idea of a 'Give Day'....a day of giving to others without needing or wanting to receive in return. Our brainstorming around 'how this day will look' will continue as we bring our Give Day to life in August 2020. We would love for your learning space, family or community to join us and share how do you…
Week 7: How to know what we need vs want. How to give sustainably.
Developing ideas and researching how to create an eco-friendly city led us to brainstorming about money-free and sustainable Indigenous societies. Last week in our Innovative Hub workshop we came up with the idea of having a 'Give Day' at Alithia…. in order to give to others we need to understand what they need. Today we talked about what 'we' need, what our family and local community need. How do we know what we need versus what we want? How to give sustainably and for the benefit of…
A day of GIVING! GIVE DAY ideas for Term 3.
Our Innovators Hub challenge of 'How to create a money-free city/ country' led us to some brainstorming. Today we came up with an idea of a GIVE DAY. A day where we bring in items that we are happy to give to others, without expecting anything in return. We talked about what we could give (how to know what the world needs), how it makes us feel to give to others. We can also give to others without material items, Ayana gave the gift of song (singing) today!
Week 6 Brainstorming: How to know what the world needs?
What does our world need? How do we listen to and respect different opinions, cultures and societies? From our previous challenges we think our world needs to respect our environment, we need to give more, we need to listen to Indigenous cultures, we need to help people. What do you think our world needs? How can we support these needs? We brainstormed the idea of a 'GIVE DAY' in our workshop today. A day where we bring items we no longer use or need and give them to others without exchange.
Week 5 Innovators Hub Challenges- Eco-friendly City
Our workshop today led us to two new challenges..... 1.How to develop an eco-friendly city/ country based on Indigenous knowledge and advice. 2. How to develop a money-free country / world based on how Indigenous communities operated. One of our students mentioned in our workshop how to burn the bush in a way that takes care of it (via Indigenous knowledge and advice) We look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas around our new challenges!
Toy Swap! Learning skills of respect, empathy and conflict resolution.
One of our new challenges in the Innovators Hub is: How to develop a money-free country / world (based on how Indigenous communities operated). This reminds us of the skills we have developed at Alithia of respect, empathy and conflict resolution...especially during out Toy Swaps! We often buy things that overtime we no longer need or desire. Gifting onto other people is something we can do to build community and create our own sense of personal abundance.
Money-Free World Ideas
How to develop a money-free country / world? Using the internet to connect to our community in new ways can have amazing results! In our local area there are groups where you can share items that you are wanting to give away/ share and also items that you may be looking for WITHOUT monetary exchange. This Bellingen group on social media is one example of this idea which is based off a system which has been implemented in Sonoma, California.
Money Systems and Eco-Friendly City Brainstorm (week 5)
Take a look at our Week 5 Innovators Hub brainstorm session. These incredible ideas (which were inspired by online research of eco-friendly cities and knowledge of fire burning from two of our families) have led us to our two new challenges. How to develop a money-free country / world based on how indigenous communities operated. How to develop an eco-friendly city/ country based on indigenous knowledge and advice. We would love to see and hear your ideas, your own brainstorming or research.
Week 5 Innovators Hub Challenges
Our workshop today led us to two new challenges..... 1. How to develop a money-free country / world based on how Indigenous communities operated. 2. How to develop an eco-friendly city/ country based on Indigenous knowledge and advice. There were some positive ideas, including how to protect our land through safe burning as our Indigenous people did, and we set the tone for some interesting research and conversations going into the future.
Eco-friendly city brainstorming
If you created an eco-friendly city/ country/ town/ planet....what would it look like? How would it work? Could you draw a picture of it, write up guidelines, create it online, make it with building materials, write a story about it? Maybe you can share how your home or city currently supports your local environment? We would love to see your ideas!!
My Eco-friendly Country: Spirit
Today we brainstormed what Ayana's Eco-friendly country 'looks like' in our Innovators Hub workshop. Ayana had lots of creative ideas to ensure the people and animals who live in the country 'Spirit' are happy, peaceful and respectful. How do we create more positive Eco-friendly countries?
At home composting
How to make the perfect 'Eco-friendly' city? In my Eco-friendly city everyone would have access to healthy composting for their food scraps. I have been using plastic tumblers at my home for a while, this weekend I finally built a bigger wooden composting system. I am excited to try it out.....I would love to know how your compost works at home, or how we could compost effectively?
Week 3 Brainstorming Session
We brainstormed ideas today expanding on our current challenges "How to save the planet and How to build the perfect eco-friendly city". The ideas that we were excited about are: How to build an eco-friendly Minecraft city, how to capture the environment with my camera, how to make a solar panel farm, how to use aquaponics, how to measure plant growth. If you are inspired by any of these ideas we would love for you to explore them (or add to our list)!
Our Alithia eco-friendly houses....
We have built some innovative houses in the bush at Alithia. We created guidelines to ensure that we were all respectful of each other and the environment. We made sure that we removed any rubbish from the bush, we didn't harm any trees or animals, we cleared the creek of debris and branches that were stopping its natural flow. Inspired by Ayana's post about creating laws for her eco-friendly country…. How do we create an Alithia village/ city? How do we expand our guidelines/ laws?