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Sharon Park
Sep 23, 2022
In #UnleashValues
In terms of the Indigenous community they should have equal opportunities to express their views and have their concerns be addressed in policy making especially related to environmental issues. This could be done by setting aside a select number of positions of higher authority to Indigenous people. I don't think those with an immense amount of wealth should feel obligated to donate to those who are of a lower social status/underrepresented, but it should be appreciated when they do donate their wealth/resources to the public. People who are underrepresented and in need of financial aid are not necessarily suffering only because they don't have money, but because social and government systems are some of the main contributors to their issues regarding inequality. Just money cannot solve their problems. Instead of billionaires purely just giving resources and money to the less represented people, they could continue focusing on creating new technologies/inventions for the development of humans, and it is the government that needs to focus on providing justice and creating policies to remove the injustices in society. A law to diminish planned obsolescence could be to have technological products have an expected lifespan of at least a certain amount of years so the products can be used longer. Another law could be to only allow companies to release new products after a certain length of time because having too many new products come out in a short amount of time can cause people to upgrade their devices more often than needed. #UnleashValues
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Sharon Park
Sep 16, 2022
In General Discussions
For the future, I feel it would be ideal to disconnect the idea that materialistic things and values/status are related because there shouldn't be a need to "flex" one's status. I have witnessed many people of a lower socioeconomic status save their money just to buy a designer product and show off that they can buy expensive things. There are also people who will buy designer products just for the name/logo and not because they actually appreciate the design. These kinds of things are happening because companies and influencers have promoted the use of designer products which is causing unnecessary consumption, especially for the people who need to save up money in order to buy an expensive product. #UnleashValues @cosphereproject
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Sharon Park
Sep 12, 2022
In Member Introductions
Hi, I'm Sharon a 5th-year Biology student enrolled in ENVR 430 at UBC. Wanting to make a change was always in the back of my mind but I didn't do anything about it because I didn't know how to begin. Through this class, I'm excited to broaden my perspective regarding the environment and hope to make an impact not only for my generation but for future generations to come! #UnleashValues
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