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crisis! We are teaming up with the non-profit organization Thirst Project to help educate our college community about what is going on in the world. We are taking a sustainability graduate class as a group and our working to raise awareness as well as funds to help build wells over seas. We are presenting around campus to different classes and clubs. We are also having the organization come and represent their work through a 45 minute presentation held on campus. We are hoping to use funding to help purchase refreshments to encourage attendance. We are also looking to use the funds for fundraising and soliciting materials such as flyers and fact handouts. Our end goal is to raise $12,000 through the CSUN community to help fully fund a well in Swaziland with the help of Thirst Project's resources.
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Our students collect data on water quality samples. They test water in a local stream and determine what water quality issues might be occurring in our local community. The use the community map they generated to determine what impact humans might have on this local stream and then where this local stream ends up. This gives the students a local phenomenon to explore but the mapping project also asks them to go a bit more global. By testing water that will eventually end up in the LA River and then the Pacific Ocean students are considering what impact we have upstream and what that would mean further downstream. Our students then take the water quality data they have gathered and generate evidence-based service learning campaigns. For instance, this year we had a fire that occurred right next to the stream so students researched the impact of this fire and discussed the fire with firefighters. Then, the generated a series of informative posters to share with the community. Another group created a social media campaign about protecting newly-emerging riparian areas.
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We’ve been documenting the amount and types of litter we find on the beach. It is our hope to see a decline as we continue our efforts. Aside from a decline in trash, we hope to see an increase in beach clean-up participation, and an increase in the well being of wildlife and healthy ecosystems. For example, we have been thrilled to see an increase in Monarch butterflies this year at the beaches. As we do the clean-ups, others will hopefully feel inspired to reduce, re-use, recycle, dispose of waste responsibly, and protect wildlife.
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Getting engaged: We will investigate what is a satellite, which materials are used in order to build one and why are the necessary for Earth sciences. Community mapping: We will interview people in our island and ask them how the felt when they saw the oil spill and how it affected their lives and we will write an article expressing their opinion. We will contact the environmental organization of Salamina (PERIVOS) in order to give us a talk about the environmental impact of the oil spill. Taking action: we will build our own satellites, using LEGO We Do 2.0 , we will write code in order to program to move around our inflated Earth. We will try to find data (pictures from the Copernicus / Sentinel satellites) in order to investigate how large was the oil split. Celebrate: We will present our work during the “Astronerds saving the Earth” classroom party.
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The project will help create a self sustaining garden that will have water when there is limited water resources.
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We will have a river clean up day and encourage our school community to participate. We will educate our school through posters and flyers about the importance of our Colorado rivers.
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We will make posters and flyers to get people to help out. Also, we're going to get sponsers to get even more people to join. The project will help rivers and the wildlife around in and around it.
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Where will the sewage go after the pipes are shutdown you ask? Well we'll sell it to farmers who need fertilizer and give the rest to a purification facility, we'll also use dredgers to clean litter and plastic and introduce a £50 fine if caught throwing litter in the river then we will introduce plants and fish into the river.
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Where will the sewage go after the pipes are shut down you ask? Well we'll sell it to farmers who need fertilizer and give the rest to a purification facility, we'll also use dredgers to clean litter and plastic and introduce a £50 fine if caught throwing litter in the river then we will introduce plants and fish into the river.
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Part 1) WASTE AUDIT Our Waste Audit Team will be collecting information about the amount of plastic generated by our community's boba stores. Because there are currently no statistics surrounding this topic, we will be releasing the results to the Bay Area and our city's government. This will also help us determine the impact of our project as we can compare "before" and "after". Part 2) APPEALS Our Appeals Team will then go back around to the stores and explain our project. According to Alameda's new food ordinance law, boba stores are technically breaking the law by providing plastic straws regardless of whether customers request them or not. We have talked over our project with Alameda City's Department of Public Health. If these boba stores agree to endorse our reusable boba containers and offer discounts for those that bring them in, we will allow them an extension of time to change out their plastic straws into renewable options. (We don't want to hurt their business as they ARE all members of our community as well.) Part 2) BUDGETING/OUTREACH We will be selling reusable boba containers and stainless steel straws to high school students during a publicised lunch event. These will be sold at a low price as to be affordable for all students. RethinkDisposable will help us procure these items. Part 3) MAKING IT HIP What we envision is that these cool-looking new boba containers will become the new "Hydroflask". We are planning to get everyone on this bandwagon. Additionally, thanks to our waste audit, we'll be able to measure our impact efficiently. We're very excited to see what happens!

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