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5 Ideas To Make a Meaningful Impact In Your Community

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A lot of us have a community belong to, but many walk by them everyday moving onwards with life. To make a difference in the world one needs to only start with the people around them, their community. So I decided to come up with the following ideas to help you better serve the people around you.  Volunteering: Now, to keep this concise, volunteering, in this case, means helping any local place with your time. For example, serving food at a soup kitchen, or picking up trash. Volunteering is such an amazing thing to do for your community because it brings so much personal satisfaction to both the volunteer and the community. It’s something that illuminates the faces of strangers and helps form everlasting bonds with others. Volunteering is giving time to help someone with something. Some of the benefits of volunteering include improving your resume, personal satisfaction, building relationships, and networks. The thing about volunteering is that it is really easy to get started. Just f

Ideas To Increase Voter Turnout

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So we all know that voting is essential in any democracy to enact meaningful change in our system. Yet how many of us go out to vote. With the digital age, voting has become easier yet voter turnouts remain the same. I believe the following solutions can mitigate the problem.  The first idea is quite radical, make election days a mandatory work holiday . That way everyone can stop blaming work for keeping them from voting. We’ve created work holidays for days that are far less important. Voting allows us to create a government that will last for years to come. For something that important, losing a day of work is no big deal. This naturally comes with problems as people may decide just to stay home and spend time with their family. This can be countered by allowing workplaces to gather at a certain time on this day then go and vote together. In return for a free day off employees spending an hour, voting is no big deal.  Now there is a less extreme version of this where instead of giv

Alternative Ideas to Defunding The Police

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          Nowadays when I look at social media all I see are strong opinions and ideas, and to be honest it scares me. The reason why it scares me is because when an idea gets traction, all other possible solutions to the problems we face are barely ever shown or discussed. So I wanted to present some of my ideas about the motion to defund the police in the city of Toronto.            Being raised in Toronto, I've learned to accept the good with the bad like any city. Even as a child I had run-ins with the authorities which made me feel unsafe or uncomfortable. I have also seen the good that having a strong police system brings. Right now you must be thinking what good could the Toronto police possibly be doing. Well, I wanted to share with you the Youth in Policing initiative. It's an initiative run by the Toronto police service to help bring cops closer to the communities they protect. This initiative is a program that employs students from grades 9-12 in a be a cop for a day

Ugh.... Why are you wasting food

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Food waste is a major problem in our society. Before we start, take a moment to think of all the times you threw something in the garbage just because you were full or didn’t like it. I know I’m guilty of it. The average human wastes a lot of food. Whatever the reason maybe it’s time to change for the better. For some reason, I feel like we can feed everyone in the world just with the food we’ve all wasted. But it’s not just us, major corporations and businesses waste way more food than the average human. What do you think happens to the food that doesn't get ordered at a restaurant? You may think it gets reused but In reality, it doesn’t and ends up in the garbage. Also the scraps from meal preparation are also an issue.  What’s the solution, composting! Composting is a basic gardening technique where food scraps are added to soil with plenty of worms. The worms digest these scraps and give us nutrients rich soil that can be used for farming and gardening. This stuff is way better

Soy Milk From A Cow?

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           So this is an idea that is very close to my heart because of Rotary. Rotary is an international service organization that has been making meaningful changes for several decades now. Everything from building schools to eradicating polio. (A link to them is here) . So the reason why this organization is close to me is that I’ve been a part of my local rotary chapter at different levels for the past 8 years and after giving so many great experiences for me to remember, they deserve a shout out. The mechanical cow is an idea that Rotary helped create and I wanted to share it with you all today.        So what is it, It's a machine that takes soybeans and water to produce soy milk. How does it work? Well, it takes soaked soybeans and puts them in a pressure cooker, and when steam is inserted into the system it pours out protein-rich soy milk and okara. This okara is the insoluble stuff but it can be used for bread among other things. Now, this system can be either run by elec

Politicians for people

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          This is a lighter piece from my last one and before I start I just wanna thanks for the support I’ve gotten for this blog. So let us start with a great idea, this one is not revolutionary but is quite good. So the hypothetical here is if I became elected official (eg. district counselor) of a neighborhood how would I go about making change. We’ll before I start just to put it out there I do have dislike for politics only because it is so hard to make a meaningful difference. I hope this idea can help all politicians at least start thinking in the right direction and use innovation to make more of an impact.  Let us get started, so I'm a newly elected official, first I start by going to all the high schools and gather students to help volunteer for me. This intern helps them complete mandatory volunteer hours and gets them a good experience for jobs. I’ll feed them and give them the recognition of course. So these volunteers will have a fairly simple job where they stand

Non-lethal Weapons and Peaceful protesting

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With all that's going on in the world, I wanted to first start by saying that it saddens my heart to see police brutality occur in the United States. I watched the video and my heart ached to see that man pinned down by 3 cops for over 7 minutes. To my eyes, it seemed unnecessary and the definition of excessive use of force. I got my security guard license recently and in the course, we learned how to properly apprehend someone, to the best of my knowledge what happened that day was way off the charts. Now this being an idea blog I wanted to share some ideas with you to stop this tragedy from occurring again. The first being non-lethal weapons, Just how many times does an innocent need to be shot dead for us to commit to making this change. Technology has advanced so far that both the safety of the officer and the person in question can be safeguarded. I wanted to talk about guns that are not equipped with bullets but instead taser bullets. This technology exists and is relativel