My project will raise money through lemonade stands and art sales and we will sell the things we don't need any more, clothes. old toys and books. I am a pescatarian who hopes to raise focus on animal rights and create a smaller carbon footprint. By decreasing our dependence on animal protein, by becoming a steward of the environment and wildlife, I hope to help stop deforestation and decrease the amount of carbon being released into the atmosphere.
It will provide food and shelter for birds during cold days. We are going to be using basic tools and wood for the house.
I have included photos that I find from other sources like PETA and Vegan Alliance. I believe if people know this information they will make more informed decisions and not purchase foods with these products. Who knew that while eating Parmesan Cheese, one was actually eating a baby cow's stomach? And if we saw how badly some of our animals were being treated, it would move others to not eat them at all or at the very least fight for better care.
In the middle of 2014-2015 school year, Riverfield Roots & Shoots students researched and planned how to build a small chicken coop. They planned how to sell the eggs, what supplies and food the chickens would need, along with keeping them safe from birds of prey. The students presented their plan to the administration and faculty. The project was approved and the chicken coop was built. The students then measured a plot of barnyard land for the area for the chickens to roam, dug all the post holes, and fenced it in for the chicken coop and hens.
Middle school students have fun hatching their own chicks and learning about the importance of chickens as they relate to sustainable and healthy living.