Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Event '14

On January 20, we participated in the annual Forest Grove community Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. We flew our Giant Peace Doves in the march through the town, including a new Dove made for us by students of Pacific University. Under a beautiful but cloudy sky (but very cold!) we marched through town and we ended up at Pacific University, where we were inspired by speakers and a celebration of MLK's life. Two of our R&S members were part of a panel discussion about how MLK's teachings can play a part in our lives today.

Beads for "Water Challenge" - '14

Every 20 handmade beads we make will provide access to clean water for one person. How? This school year, our handmade beads have been part of providing 16,173 people clean water in Tanzania because the Bezos Family Foundation through Students Rebuild matches beads with funding for 41 water projects that serve schools and communities. Since 20 beads = clean water for 1 person, the overall goal was to receive at least 323,460 beads.

School Lunch Project - Urban Farming

The students completed a school lunch survey to examine the nutritional quality of their school meals. Their data analysis showed a high level of sodium in the food, and an overall absence of fresh produce. Using their results, students designed new lunch menus following the National Lunch Standards signed by President Obama. Groups of students presented their menus to a panel of judges, including community leaders such as a city council staff member and the executive director of a local food cooperative.

Creating Bird Toys for Foster Parrots

We created a total of 20 new toys for the birds at Foster Parrots and then delivered them to the site to see first hand how our toys would be used.

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