We wanted to recycle old cans and decorate them, add plants to them, and give them to senior citizens!
Starting on Earth Day, April 22nd, our project will educate school-age children on the issues enveloped in climate change, and what they can do to help. We'll accomplish this by providing lunch time activities that teach about the issues and advocate for change.
Our class (Class 5C of Huzella Tivadar School, Göd) manually picked up trash and garbage from the forest called "Kiserdő".
We haven't planned all of them, but so far, we've participated in the World Peace Day, "I Will" Campaign in September and the Red Ribbon Brigade for the Troops. (We made them and wear them every Friday in honor and rememberance.)
We will seperate our project in 3 discrepant sections. The first one will be about pollution in the forest, since people scatter litter all over the landscape. The following one will be about the never-ending fires in it. People keep doing it even though it is forbidden to light up one no matter your intentions, leading to numbers of conflagrations to increase constantly. The last section will be abput the stray animals that are wandering all over the village, even in the forest, dying from starvation or in the cases of ''Fourni'' by hunters shooting them accidentally or even on purpose.
We will urge our local grocery stores and restaurants to reduce their reliance on single use plastic while offering information to the community about equally convenient alternatives. One of the activities we would like folks to participate in is a trash audit where we will tally the trash and find who is responsible for creating the waste found in our city. We will also educate people about starting their own kitchen compost while speaking at city hall meetings to propose adding compost bins to the community's trash collection. To learn more about our local waste facilities we will attend a tour of the current recycling facility and ask questions regarding composting. We plan to educate the public at our weekly farmers market in September about Food Literacy month (becoming aware of the effect our food has on our health, animals and the environment) and Hunger Month (awareness for the global hunger crisis) and come up with ways we can reduce our food waste and give back to those in need. Providing information such as 40% of food grown is wasted and that ironically we grow enough crops to feed 10-11 billion people which would solve world hunger, however, it is mostly fed to livestock, which leads to hazardous green house gas emissions. Offer some food for thought around food! Then we would like to wrap this all up by creating a community garden. Where the community can learn to grow their own food, and foster a stewardship of the land with provide many opportunities for connection, education and beautification.
The RECO club is a student green-club that volunteers to clean up waste from our natural areas as well as greening parts of the city in collaboration with NYC Parks Department by planting trees or working on park clean-up. The club is also affiliated with NYC's Office of Sustainability's Zero Waste Schools. We have a campaign to rescue some trash found within our school to make art projects from it (bracelets out of plastic bags, sculptures out of bottles, etc.) as well as push-in into classrooms to proactively teach other students on how to properly recycle. The RECO Club also takes trips to natural areas or facilities where innovation is taking place so that our urban youth can experience 'nature' or what people are doing around the city to promote sustainability.
We will pick up trash until the entire area is clean.
This project will improve the quality of the gardens. We will do this by creating a compost pile in the back yard.