World of Cities

About this class

The aim of the course is to ask how and why cities grow, where humans choose to live, and to look at the evolution of “place” over time.

Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Charles Martel on November 11, 2017
By: Charles Martel, Sofiya Taver and Anthony Patulli The issue chosen is e-waste pollution, the environmental damages caused by electronic debris. About 20 to 50 million tons of e-waste is generated every year throught the world with a significant portion of it being exported to UK shores and China to be recuperated and transformed. This crude and long process leaves time for persistent and harmful pollutants to be released continuously from the these large heaps of heavy metals, leaving many areas unbreathable. 

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by XavierGagnon on November 10, 2017
By: Xavier-Rowan Gagnon, Dorin Popa, Simon-Pierre Dupuis The Issue:

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by Igman on November 9, 2017
Environmental Issue Our project is aimed at eliminating incorrect sorting of waste in cities. More specifically, its goal is to diminish the use of garbage cans as the universal waste bins and instead, encourage people to recycle and compost as often as they can. Solution Our approach to this problem is to fabricate stickers that we will put on municipal garbage cans all over Saint-Lambert and that will make people reflect on whether or not what they are disposing of belongs in the trash.

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by AnLuu on November 9, 2017
In order to diminish our environmental footprint, we have decided to implement plants around Champlain college to improve the air quality that will at the same time socially sustainable.  

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by Sandrine Bédard on November 9, 2017
A.      Choose an urban environmental issue in your community The issue chosen is the colony collapse disorder (CCD) in pollinators, more precisely, bees.   B.      Justify your choice through describing its impact

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by xmorand on November 9, 2017
Domestic waste is a huge environmental issue all around the world, but according to an article by Radio-Canada called, “Où produit-on le plus de déchets? La réponse en carte” (2016), Canada is one of the countries that produces the most domestic waste per person per day. The worldwide average of waste per person per day is of 1.2kg (which is already huge), and Canada is way above that average according to the map attached to this article.

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by chloebenko on November 8, 2017
Since the past centuries, many animals have gone extinct. Today, we are facing an alarming extinction of pollinators, especially of the honeybee population. The consequences of this extinction are very significant to human survival since they play an essential role in our food chain. Honeybees are the main actors responsible for the pollination of our flowers, fruits and vegetables. The majority of human food crops that supply the world's nutrition are pollinated by bees.

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by SunnyDeng on November 8, 2017
In an article on sciencing, John Newton (2017) explains that the space needed to create a landfill site destroys the homes of many species, as well as pollutes the water in the ground and the quality of the soil around the site. Not to mention the degradation of the health of those who lives near those sites. Plus, he explains how it generates methane gas which is a known greenhouse gas that does more damage to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. In other words, it can exponentially speed up climate change.

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by tanguaymarilou on November 7, 2017
In Mont-Saint-Hilaire, an important urban environmental issue is the lack of incentive parking which discourages people to take public transport, in particular buses. According to CITVR, they are only two main incentive parking lots in Mont-Saint-Hilaire. However, one of them, the biggest, which counts 837 places, is almost only used by people taking the train. The remaining places are used for intern taxi-buses: they are almost not used by any citizens.

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by nicolas_bernier on October 16, 2017
In the article “How Urban Design Perpetuates Racial In equality- And What We Can Do About It” by Diana Budds it is discussed that cities are shaped by the people who plan them. For centuries, in the United States of America, these people where mostly racist and discriminatory. Urban policies like the Housing Act of 1949, passed by congress, helped forge more divisions in various cities. Laws like these helped push slum dwellers out of their homes and on to the streets. Another gravily dividing factor is public transportation and access to it.

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by William Comtois on October 10, 2017
Gentrification has become a rising issue in diverse parts of the world, this issue is of serious matter as it causes increase in rent for residents who might not be able to afford it. There’s also more to gentrification, on a cultural level, gentrification is also responsible for destruction of buildings which are important to a neighbourhood’s history. In Valerie Vande Pannes article “How Harlem residents found a unique way to fight gentrification” posted on Salon, shows a detailed overview of the causes & effects and ways to fight gentrification in New York City’s East Harlem.

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by artembatutin on October 10, 2017
In the article “Want to be green? Forget mass transit. Work at home”, we shall discuss about one of the biggest environmental problem caused by major cities. As we all know, big cities build up big traffic, without doubt. We can observe this phenomena in our local city: Montreal. You may ask yourself: “Expanding highway routes will probably resolve this issue?”. This is wrong, take Los Angeles as an example. You may be surprised because a major city with routes expanding up to eight lanes still have transit issues. As you build more roads, more cars will travel on them.

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by Igman on October 8, 2017
The article ‘’Air pollution rising at an 'alarming rate' in world's cities’’ written by John Vidal describes the growing phenomenon in cities all around the world that is air pollution. Through the use of datas and quotations, the author of this article shows that air pollution is a phenomenon that is growing worldwide and that it is truly detrimental to our cities.  In the past five years, according to recent studies, air pollution has globally increased by 8%.

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by MahroshKhan on October 7, 2017
The article “India’s coming urban mega crisis” by R. Srinivasan, discusses the urban challenges due the rapid arrival of large amounts of people from rural areas to cities. The goal of the article is to direct attention to this urban expansion that the country is not prepared for. The author's arguments are supported by numerous polls and statistics illustrating the recent growth of the population and of the number of cities. On the whole, the article explains how many citizens come to search for economic opportunities and better conditions in urban areas.

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by Émilie Saucier on October 6, 2017
As of right now, Britain is part of the European Union, but it is expected to leave it soon. This would have consequences in Northern Ireland which is part of the united kingdom. A separation would mean for them that they would need a real border separating Northern Ireland from Ireland. Which would mean that they couldn't rely as much anymore on them on aspects such as economical and agricultural. Also imposing a border would be very difficult and costly since about 300 roads are crossing the border.

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by Émilie Saucier on October 6, 2017
As of right now, Britain is part of the European Union, but it is expected to leave it soon. This would have consequences in Northern Ireland which is part of the united kingdom. A separation would mean for them that they would need a real border separating Northern Ireland from Ireland. Which would mean that they couldn't rely as much anymore on them on aspects such as economical and agricultural. Also imposing a border would be very difficult and costly since about 300 roads are crossing the border.

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by tonytulli on October 5, 2017
This article talks about groups formed within Winnipeg’s North End indigenous community that are trying to bring back peace and safety in their neighbourhoods by their own means  

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by sofiyataver on October 5, 2017
Air pollution is one of the main problems of the modern world. The article “Revealed: every Londoner breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particle” by Matthew Taylor points out that every area in London has an exceed limit of one of the most toxic pollution particles in the air (PM2.5). This condition has short and long-term negative effects on the health of the residents. The government is encouraging to set up some plans to regulate and reduce the pollution as soon as possible.

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by AnLuu on October 5, 2017
Switzerland has four official languages, being German, French, Italian and Romansh. 63% of the population speaks German, while 23% speaks French, 8% speaks Italian and 1% speaks Romansh. However, the three first languages appears on every official documents, while the last one is in danger of extinction. Furthermore, Switzerland has its own German, French and Italian dialects, as a result, language plays a huge part in Swiss’ identity.   

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by imaneeem on November 14, 2017
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What is a vegan diet, How do people become vegan?

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by TYuen5678 on November 14, 2017
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by coraliedallaire on November 13, 2017
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Video of Ellen Degeneres "Hey Wrinkle Face!" Commercial for Olay Simply Ageless Foundation | COVERGIRL  

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by Wallace Lou on November 13, 2017
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Wallace Lou, Lina Osmani, Farah Majid, Kazuki Gonzalez-Adachi, Georgi Maslyankov   What is our goal?

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by DanielBoon on November 13, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Gianni Delli Colli  Marco Polce  Samuel Leger Danyyil Bun   Green Cars With the new innovations being brought upon eco-friendly cars, we question which is better, electric or gasoline? The quick answer everyone falls back to is that electric cars are more expensive, or that they do not cover long distances as well as gas operated engines. The real answer however, is no and no.

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by DanielBoon on November 13, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Gianni Delli Colli  Marco Polce  Samuel Leger Danyyil Bun   Green Cars With the new innovations being brought upon eco-friendly cars, we question which is better, electric or gasoline? The quick answer everyone falls back to is that electric cars are more expensive, or that they do not cover long distances as well as gas operated engines. The real answer however, is no and no.

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by mplescia on November 12, 2017
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Recycle & Reuse   What is our goal?   Our goal for this project is to make use and profit out of plastics that would have cost us money otherwise.   Why are we pursuing this goal?   We are pursuing this goal because it is much eco-friendlier to make use of what was already processed than to send it who knows where. Also, so much recycling is wasted when food or other such products are thrown into the recycling bin. This is leads to being able to reuse so much less materials.

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by DanielBoon on November 12, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
              Action Research Project -Fundraiser Goal: We organise a Magic Show to raise funds to support other projects made by our classmates and Champlain Go Green fund. We pursue this goal to improve current financial situation of the Go Green fund and possibility of achievement of other projects goals.   Steps: After project is approved

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by Mélodie Ah-Waye on November 9, 2017
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By Ariane Gauthier, Alexanne Beaulieu and Mélodie Ah-Waye  

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by Audrey Houle on November 9, 2017
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Isabela Gorea, Audrey Gauthier and Audrey Houle

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by etienne on November 9, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Geothermal is a kind of renewable energy that comes from the Earth’s internal heat. How does it work? Water runs through the pipes, goes all around the house and finally comes back in the soil. Water comes from deep in the ground. This water has been heated in the Earth by the natural temperature in the ground.  After, the water comes back in the house to heat the house. During the summer, it is the same concept except that the water that comes from the soil is cooler than the temperature in the house. In fact, this action can cool the temperature in the house.

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by hina on November 9, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Biogas By : Marine Gauthier, Audrey Rose Lucier, Catherine Martin, and Hina Idris. 

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by Matthill31 on November 9, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Matthew Hill, Umrick Singh & Luka Guenette-Larocque Solar Water Heaters   As seen in the movie "Seeking the Current", solar water heaters are part of our future in terms of heating our homes. It is where energy from the sun is converted into heat to warm water using a solar thermal collector (solar pannels). Solar water heating began in 1980 and is today mostly used in China, Japan, India, and all over Europe.

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by Lolo98 on November 7, 2017
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  Video of [FR] Savoure l'instant : Nouvelle publicité Coca-Cola 2016  

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by boum5470 on November 7, 2017
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How is the product associated with happiness? The commercial includes smiling people with a good socioeconomic status, images of a ‘’good’’ life, and an uplifting song. It also shows two things that make people happy, most of the time: family and food. Coca-Cola tried to associate its products with things that usually make people happy to give the impression that everyone in the commercial is actually happy because of the bottles of coke they are all drinking. What type of happiness is portrayed?

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by Mezen on November 7, 2017
Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
Nowadays, we live in a world where we depend mostly on cars to answer our need to move. As vehicles became more available, our roads became full of inefficient cars. A typical car usually has 5 seats, but it is unfortunate that most of the time there is only one passenger in each car. Consequently, our highways are more packed than ever which has multiple impacts on the environment and the people. This issue brings a fundamental question: How can we be more efficient in the way we move? One major solution is to do carpooling.  

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by Jadestab123 on November 6, 2017
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sssHkwp5C5E Activity 4 – Happiness Literacy

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by ManuelNavidad on November 6, 2017
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Wash and Dry Green Energy In our everyday life, we tend to use a lot of appliances to ease up our lives at home.  However, often, we tend to forget how much we use them and how much energy they consume. Therefore, unconsciously, we’ve been growing our ecological footprint without even knowing it! Furthermore, in our society, eliminating the use of all of our appliances would be impossible, and consequently, there is only so much that one can do to in order to limit one’s production of greenhouse gases.

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by m_bordel on November 6, 2017
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Publicité choisie : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKIfOx5Q56Y (Du bonheur pour tous)

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by florence.delage on November 6, 2017
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https://youtu.be/SmLpiHDuLSE   1. How is the product associated with happiness (product name, smiling people, images of a “good” life or success, uplifting song, etc.)?

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4 days 19 hours ago

Just like what most of others said, this is relevant to many people, which consists of student's feeling anxious or depressed. I myself find sports a remedy in my life when it comes to the difficult obstacle I must overcome. Although this can be very pertinent in someone's life, you guys didn't go deep in the details of this project. It's vague and hard to understand what the outcome will be. I have some questions that could help the understanding and thoroughness:
1.How will you promote this encouragement towards playing sports?
2.Will this project be set up as creating teams?
3.Will someone help you fund this project?
4.How much will it cost?
5.If you're someone who needs a distresser, should you feel stress about trying this out?
6.If so, how will you make people feel comfortable getting out of their comfort zone whether or not it's with stress
These are just few things you need to consider. More information about it could help not only us critiques but the people you're encouraging, understand the purpose a bit better.
I'm interested in seeing the final results:)

4 days 19 hours ago

Just like most of what others said, this is relevant to many people which consists of student's feeling anxious or depressed. I myself find sports a remedy, giving me time to forget about the things I feel stressed about and just focus on having fun and improving. Although this can be very pertinent in someone's life, you guys didn't go deep in the details of this project. It's vague and hard to understand what the outcome will be. I have some questions that could help the understanding and thoroughness:
1.How will you promote this encouragement towards playing sports?
2.Will this project be set up as creating teams?
3.Will someone help you fund this project?
4.How much will it cost?
5.If you're someone who needs a distresser, should you feel stress about trying this out?
6.If so, how will you make people feel comfortable getting out of their comfort zone whether or not it's with stress
These are just few things you need to consider. I think that the idea is good but more information about it could help not only us critiques but the people you're encouraging understand the purpose a bit better.
It's a good idea, and I'm interested in seeing the final results:)

4 days 19 hours ago

Just like most of what others said, this is relevant to many people which consists of student's feeling anxious or depressed. I myself find sports a remedy, giving me time to forget about the things I feel stressed about and just focus on having fun and improving. Although this can be very pertinent in someone's life, you guys didn't go deep in the details of this project. It's vague and hard to understand what the outcome will be. I have some questions that could help the understanding and thoroughness:
1.How will you promote this encouragement towards playing sports?
2.Will this project be set up as creating teams?
3.Will someone help you fund this project?
4.How much will it cost?
5.If you're someone who needs a distresser, should you feel stress about trying this out?
6.If so, how will you make people feel comfortable getting out of their comfort zone whether or not it's with stress
These are just few things you need to consider. I think that the idea is good but more information about it could help not only us critiques but the people you're encouraging understand the purpose a bit better.
It's a good idea, and I'm interested in seeing the final results:)

4 days 19 hours ago

Just like most of what others said, this is relevant to many people which consists of student's feeling anxious or depressed. I myself find sports a remedy, giving me time to forget about the things I feel stressed about and just focus on having fun and improving. Although this can be very pertinent in someone's life, you guys didn't go deep in the details of this project. It's vague and hard to understand what the outcome will be. I have some questions that could help the understanding and thoroughness:
1.How will you promote this encouragement towards playing sports?
2.Will this project be set up as creating teams?
3.Will someone help you fund this project?
4.How much will it cost?
5.If you're someone who needs a distresser, should you feel stress about trying this out?
6.If so, how will you make people feel comfortable getting out of their comfort zone whether or not it's with stress
These are just few things you need to consider. I think that the idea is good but more information about it could help not only us critiques but the people you're encouraging understand the purpose a bit better.
It's a good idea, and I'm interested in seeing the final results:)

4 days 19 hours ago

Just like most of what others said, this is relevant to many people which consists of student's feeling anxious or depressed. I myself find sports a remedy, giving me time to forget about the things I feel stressed about and just focus on having fun and improving. Although this can be very pertinent in someone's life, you guys didn't go deep in the details of this project. It's vague and hard to understand what the outcome will be. I have some questions that could help the understanding and thoroughness:
1.How will you promote this encouragement towards playing sports?
2.Will this project be set up as creating teams?
3.Will someone help you fund this project?
4.How much will it cost?
5.If you're someone who needs a distresser, should you feel stress about trying this out?
6.If so, how will you make people feel comfortable getting out of their comfort zone whether or not it's with stress
These are just few things you need to consider. I think that the idea is good but more information about it could help not only us critiques but the people you're encouraging understand the purpose a bit better.
It's a good idea, and I'm interested in seeing the final results:)

4 days 19 hours ago

Just like most of what others said, this is relevant to many people which consists of student's feeling anxious or depressed. I myself find sports a remedy, giving me time to forget about the things I feel stressed about and just focus on having fun and improving. Although this can be very pertinent in someone's life, you guys didn't go deep in the details of this project. It's vague and hard to understand what the outcome will be. I have some questions that could help the understanding and thoroughness:
1.How will you promote this encouragement towards playing sports?
2.Will this project be set up as creating teams?
3.Will someone help you fund this project?
4.How much will it cost?
5.If you're someone who needs a distresser, should you feel stress about trying this out?
6.If so, how will you make people feel comfortable getting out of their comfort zone whether or not it's with stress
These are just few things you need to consider. I think that the idea is good but more information about it could help not only us critiques but the people you're encouraging understand the purpose a bit better.
It's a good idea, and I'm interested in seeing the final results:)

4 days 19 hours ago

Just like most of what others said, this is relevant to many people which consists of student's feeling anxious or depressed. I myself find sports a remedy, giving me time to forget about the things I feel stressed about and just focus on having fun and improving. Although this can be very pertinent in someone's life, you guys didn't go deep in the details of this project. It's vague and hard to understand what the outcome will be. I have some questions that could help the understanding and thoroughness:
1.How will you promote this encouragement towards playing sports?
2.Will this project be set up as creating teams?
3.Will someone help you fund this project?
4.How much will it cost?
5.If you're someone who needs a distresser, should you feel stress about trying this out?
6.If so, how will you make people feel comfortable getting out of their comfort zone whether or not it's with stress
These are just few things you need to consider. I think that the idea is good but more information about it could help not only us critiques but the people you're encouraging understand the purpose a bit better.
It's a good idea, and I'm interested in seeing the final results:)

4 days 19 hours ago

Just like most of what others said, this is relevant to many people which consists of student's feeling anxious or depressed. I myself find sports a remedy, giving me time to forget about the things I feel stressed about and just focus on having fun and improving. Although this can be very pertinent in someone's life, you guys didn't go deep in the details of this project. It's vague and hard to understand what the outcome will be. I have some questions that could help the understanding and thoroughness:
1.How will you promote this encouragement towards playing sports?
2.Will this project be set up as creating teams?
3.Will someone help you fund this project?
4.How much will it cost?
5.If you're someone who needs a distresser, should you feel stress about trying this out?
6.If so, how will you make people feel comfortable getting out of their comfort zone whether or not it's with stress
These are just few things you need to consider. I think that the idea is good but more information about it could help not only us critiques but the people you're encouraging understand the purpose a bit better.
It's a good idea, and I'm interested in seeing the final results:)

4 days 19 hours ago

Just like most of what others said, this is relevant to many people which consists of student's feeling anxious or depressed. I myself find sports a remedy, giving me time to forget about the things I feel stressed about and just focus on having fun and improving. Although this can be very pertinent in someone's life, you guys didn't go deep in the details of this project. It's vague and hard to understand what the outcome will be. I have some questions that could help the understanding and thoroughness:
1.How will you promote this encouragement towards playing sports?
2.Will this project be set up as creating teams?
3.Will someone help you fund this project?
4.How much will it cost?
5.If you're someone who needs a distresser, should you feel stress about trying this out?
6.If so, how will you make people feel comfortable getting out of their comfort zone whether or not it's with stress
These are just few things you need to consider. I think that the idea is good but more information about it could help not only us critiques but the people you're encouraging understand the purpose a bit better.
It's a good idea, and I'm interested in seeing the final results:)

4 days 19 hours ago

Just like most of what others said, this is relevant to many people which consists of student's feeling anxious or depressed. I myself find sports a remedy, giving me time to forget about the things I feel stressed about and just focus on having fun and improving. Although this can be very pertinent in someone's life, you guys didn't go deep in the details of this project. It's vague and hard to understand what the outcome will be. I have some questions that could help the understanding and thoroughness:
1.How will you promote this encouragement towards playing sports?
2.Will this project be set up as creating teams?
3.Will someone help you fund this project?
4.How much will it cost?
5.If you're someone who needs a distresser, should you feel stress about trying this out?
6.If so, how will you make people feel comfortable getting out of their comfort zone whether or not it's with stress
These are just few things you need to consider. I think that the idea is good but more information about it could help not only us critiques but the people you're encouraging understand the purpose a bit better.
It's a good idea, and I'm interested in seeing the final results:)

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