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The Good Gym: Running to Help Your Local Community

GoodGym is a running club that helps people improve ties to their local community by helping out community projects with manual tasks. Goals and Values What were your activity’s community goals? Help out local community projects. Help people become more engaged with existing projects in their neighbourhoods. What do individual participants get out of the activity? Participants improve their physical wellbeing, meet like-minded people, and get to know their local community better. What You Need

Posted in Community Impact, health

DIY Water Quality Workshop

In this workshop, we wanted to give students a hands-on, visceral sense of water quality, using audio output as a more accessible way of comparing the water they’d sampled from different locations near to their home.  We also wanted to see if this sort of activity would generate water quality data that is useful for community water monitoring projects. What do individual participants get out of the activity? We hoped that they were able to

Posted in Citizen Monitoring, Electronics, Sensors

Trash Olympics

 The Trash Olympics project engages young people in the design and implementation of neighborhood games involving garbage cleanup.   (learning guide by Leo Burd) Goals and Values What were your activity’s community goals?  Reflect about and raise awareness (of kids and adults) to garbage-related issues that affect their neighborhood Do something to improve the existing situation Provide kids with a voice (note: this is a project that has been conceived/idealized by young people themselves based

Posted in Community Impact, Media-Making, Youth Designed