United States
This project helped to introduce the students, families and their friends to one another, try new dishes and talk about new and healthy ways to eat. It also started conversations about our environment as the park and weather was so beautiful.
Mauritius
Holiday Program at All Life Matters Sanctuary. A group of 16 to 18 children will be attending a holiday program at All Life Matters. The adult supervisor will assist the children in following the Roots and Shoots 4-step formula over a period of one week. Children will tour the facilities, be introduced to the various animals, be shown videos of Every Living Thing animal sanctuary in Dar es Salaam as well as Animal Ambulance rescue in Johannesburg. They will interview the various people working at the sanctuary, including the director, Moira. Once fully engaged they will map out the farm, observe areas that require improvement (this will also come from the various interviews on site). Children will decide on a short term remedy to complete during the holiday camp as well as long term ideas to continue supporting the animal haven following the service learning ethos of Roots and Shoots.
United States
We will promote picking up trash in our community by posting fliers and we will also be going out to said parks and trails to pick up trash.
United States
Plant trees and other plants this fall that support wildlife and the environment. I will work to support our state and nation's politicians and others in an effort to protect farm animals, reduce puppy mills, protect wildlife and regulate treatment of animals in general. I will fight attempts to eliminate the destruction of our national lands, parks and monuments. I will give as much as I can to support these causes.
United States
We are planting a variety of saplings and flowers in barren areas of the trails. This will help to make the trails more aesthetically pleasing.
United States
We are making posters promoting saving the environment.
United States
We began by mapping our community and discussing perceived problems within our community. We discovered that there are a lot of resources to connect humans to other humans and even humans to the environment, but not a whole lot to connect humans with other species of animals. In our weekly meetings, we often meditate on our feelings to cultivation compassion within and empathy for others. Almost every week we hear from each other how animals bring us such joy. When mapping we saw that a lot of animals in our community were farm animals- used for their product and not for their companionship. We would like to raise awareness that all animals have feelings and can be part of the club when it comes to sharing love and joy. A message we would like to convey is that the language of love translates across all perceived barriers: religion, ethnicity, culture, race, gender, and even species. We have been learning about permaculture techniques and decided to apply them to a yard space that we have available to use. We mapped out the yard space and will build a chicken coop and pallet fence. We plan to plant raised bed gardens and a spiral herb garden. In this project, the children emphasized that they only wanted the chickens to be pets and not raised as a commodity. We will donate the eggs they lay to the local food shelf. In this way, animals and humans are connected in a humane way. The children also noted that humans and animals are connected through loving interaction; by holding and petting the chickens. They love them! We hope to grow lots of vegetables and fruit to donate to the food shelf as well. The chickens will keep the bug population in check so we have a high yield from our crops. The children will be hosting informational workshops throughout the summer to educate the community on small scale organic homesteading. They have applied the permaculture techniques which work in harmony with nature and hope to spread these concepts. We will know that campaign is successful when community members and organizations around town recognize the "Hero's Journey Club" and ask us to participate in their program or next event. We will document our findings with photos, video, and written articles or quotes. We aim to present and celebrate our success in early June during the Children's Flower Ceremony.
United States
The kids will decide what action they will take.
South Africa
We would create a Power point presentation, outlining who we are, the work that we do, include some info on Jane Goodall, her life & work. We will then introduce the Roots&Shoots organisation, & give examples of projects already in progress. We will then get the interested individuals to come up with their own projects & we will then guide, assist & monitor their progress. This would be ongoing but probably need 1 year to visit all schools in our town.
United States
we will fund raise to raise awareness, students will learn to advocate for animals by educating others, handing out pamphlets, and carry on what they have learned from their experiences.

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