In May, we watched Jane's video on how the mineral mining in Africa is putting the indigenous communities of chimpanzees at risk. The teachers have sent out notices in our weekly newsletters to all parents about the project. Two baskets with a sign identifying them as the drop off sites have been placed in each building entrance. The devices collected will be mailed to the recommended recycling group in June.
PROJECT ACTIVITIES 1. Research and introduce briquette for use both at households and small-scale industries to solve the ever-soaring prices and shortages of other fuel sources. 2. Training and equip rural communities especially women and women groups with skills of making briquette charcoal pellets as an affordable cooking fuel sources. 3. To establish a rural small scale factory to produce briquette, while creating employment to the local people and many youth who have just completed high school institutions. 4. Plant 3000 trees in the degraded areas of Kisanga and help to conserve the forests by introducing and teaching households surrounding the forests new innovation of briquette fuel making and producing energy saving cooking stoves. Thus exploiting children's potential to be changing agents in our communities for sustainable development while addressing climate change challenges in our deprived society
I have been collecting recyclable bottles from classrooms in school. Not everyone uses reusable bottles. That should be my next PSA! Each bottle yields 5 cents which I accrue to donate to CoolEarth, a foundation that saves rainforest acreage. I have saved 2.5 acres so far.