COVID-19 Care Tips

BECOME A CITIZEN SCIENTIST

Citizen Science is one of the coolest new terms and actions across the research field! National Geographic defines it as “the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge”. Want to know how rising temperatures are impacting the amount of rainfall each year? Put a bucket in your backyard and let us know! Not sure you’re ready to start your own experiment yet? Check out some Citizen Science hubs like Zooniverse that have heaps of ongoing projects you can join!

TRY A SCAVENGER HUNT

Now we all finally understand why dogs love going for walks so much! Plan a morning, afternoon or entire day to head outside and take in your neighbourhood. Fresh air and physical activity are both wonderful things that we often take for granted. While practicing appropriate physical distancing head outside and give our SUTE scavenger hunt a shot! Let us know how your journey went by tagging us on twitter and instagram! Find our multiple scavenger hunts here.

KEEP A JOURNAL

Ya know that whole COVID-19 thing we’re all going through? It's living history! The entire world is a part of this, and it will be talked about for many generations to come. Schools and workplaces are closed, sports are cancelled, and it only takes a day to get through Harry Potter. One thing you can do for yourself (and future you), is to keep a journal! Handwritten, typed, in photographs, pictures, poems, video… any daily medium of your choice. Record your daily events, games, naps, facetimes, feelings, etc. Need a prompt: “What were your feelings when you woke up this morning? What were they when you went to bed last night? Are they the same?” Save it and when this is all over, you’ll have something to reflect on... A tangible source of your own history.

WATCH A DOCUMENTARY

Although it’s easy, fun and totally okay to find ourselves re-watching our favourite shows for a third time, it’s important to make sure you’re mixing up the rotation and finding new opportunities to learn. Documentaries are a wonderful way to do this! Find some options from Planet in Focus’s International Environmental Film Festival or the DC International Film Festival, which is now completely available online!

REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

As you continue to be a responsible social citizen and #stayhome… review some ways in which you can save energy and keep your carbon footprint low. Even though you’re wearing the same hoodie everyday, make sure you only wash full loads of clothes (and dishes). On your 6th morning trip to the fridge, think about what you want before you get there so the door isn’t open for a long time. Move your #WorkFromHome desk to the room in your home that gets the most sun! For more energy saving tips, start here.

TRY SOME COUCH ACTIVISM

Change the world without having to put on pants! As technology and social media continues to rapidly grow, ideas and efforts are finding many ways to go from local, to global. Sometimes you don’t need to be on the frontlines, or even burn a calorie to show you care. Research some local organizations you feel passionate about and see how you can show your support from home. It could be as simple as a small donation or just a facebook share! 

About Us

Shake Up The Establishment is a youth-led, registered (#1190975-4) national non-partisan non-profit organization that operates within the geographical confines of what is currently known as "Canada", but what is referred to by its First Peoples, as Turtle Island. Indigenous peoples have inhabited Turtle Island for over 10,000 years, and were the sole inhabitants less than 500 years ago. We acknowledge that our address resides on Treaty 3 land, and is the traditional territory of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas Peoples. Turtle Island is still home to many Indigenous peoples and we at SUTE are thankful to be able to live, learn and work on this territory, whilst continuing to create meaningful change for the climate justice movement. We are aware that our actions as an organization and the work we put out have an impact on our land, and on all that inhabit it. We are humbled to be able to follow the lead of centuries long Indigenous-led efforts towards the protection and stewardship of this land and the people that inhabit it. We are committed to continually evaluating & decolonizing our practices, and we do our best to incorporate the lived experiences of the land defenders and protectors within our work. We also want to honour the voices of Black, and non-Black people of colour within our work, and continually recognize their resiliency in the face of years of systemic oppression as imposed by the Canadian state.

 

Our enterprise is inclusive of all folx who call the geographical confines of what is currently known as Canada, home, and we celebrate the horizontal learning that comes from our diverse identities. As an organization, we will try our utmost best to ensure that only individuals with lived experiences are speaking on behalf of their communities, while still recognizing that Black, Indigenous and communities of colour as well as the LGBTQ2S+ community, are not a monolith. We firmly believe in accountability, and commit to being as transparent as possible in our activism space; to research our topics well, support and centre community care, and minimize any harm, no matter the intent. We have strict policies and procedures to uphold these tenets, and update these on a yearly (or as-needed) basis.

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