Pet owners buy so much pet food and it comes in big plastic bags. Often, these bags are bound for the landfill. "Fido Recycles Too" reuses these bags to create durable, reusable grocery bags simultaneously reducing the single use bags and reusing potential waste. In order for "Fido Recycles Too" to really make a difference, people need to know why single use bags are so detrimental to the environment. Therefore, this project will include an interactive educational display to be used in conjunction with the distribution of "Fido Recycles Too" bags. Local farmers markets, environmentally focused grocery stores, and the county fair will be the first venues for "Fido Recycles Too." Pet owners and non pet owners alike can help this project succeed, by reusing pet food bags and helping to educate the public.
Cleaning beaches on every weekend,planting trees and flowers on the areas where we will be allowed to do so during the weekends and conducting seminars at the schools on how to preserve the environment through our club.
Me and Nayoun from S. Korea will be creating an international, online video database with videos from projects from all over the world, so anyone can have access and watch them. You can inspire and be inspired! Anyone can send their video as long as it shows a project done by them, regarding animals, people or the environment. In order for your video to be featured, you must plant a tree and record it at the end of the video! In that way, more trees will be planted and everyone will benefit from this action!
We will continue to reduce and recycle organic matters using the compost bin we created. We will use the compost in our student built raised garden bed near the lunch benches and plant flowers which will invited pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds.
We want to start the first pollinator highway of Athens. We make BeeSpots (: safe havens for urban bees providing food and habitat through insect hotels). We will create a path in the city that will be used as a safe pathway for the urban pollinators of Athens. We have already established 9 Bee Spots in Athens. Now, we want your help to establish more - plant more and make insect hotels!
Students will learn about the specifics of illegal dumping in their community and how it affects their environment and the habitat of local and migrating birds. They will take a field trip to a local illegal dump site where they will participate in a clean-up day as they gather items to repurpose into functional art in the form of bird houses, fountains or feeders or as sculptures. An exhibition of their trash made sculptures will take place in the local community. Students will take a field trip to a local wildlife sanctuary and Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center to experience and learn about the local wildlife. We will take students to Apollo Park for a bird watching experience. Representatives from the City of Lancaster will speak to students about how illegal dumping is affecting our local community and the resources available for residents of the city for waste disposal and recycling programs. We also plan to have the LA County District Attorney come and engage with the students in a conversation about legal action that is taken when one is caught dumping illegally.
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.
I am a student volunteer at the LA Zoo and a group of us have put together a club. Our project is on Butterflies, enrichment toys for the animals at the zoo, and a book share.
My project will address the issue of reusing things to make enjoyable toys for animals as well as making a book share at the zoo that the visitors can donate books as well as take and read while at zoo. My project will also include raising butterflies and teaching the public about how the grow, benefit the environment, and mainly educate them about the importance of butterflies as well as what types of plants you can plant in your garden to help them and provide a home for them. I am in the student volunteer at the LA Zoo so I will be achieving this project with some of the other student volunteers. I will do this by asking for donations of books from the other student volunteers and my friends at school.
Sunday, December 2nd 11AM - at The Mark O'Donnell Theater
We will start by introducing 4th-6th grade students to sustainable options which can be used in lieu of plastic and styrofoam products. NOTE: Many of these students have gone through the Kids for Positive Change program and are familiar with skipping the straw, using reusable straws, bags and bottles. We also will work with a community restaurant owner who actively composts, and teach students about the benefits of composting. We'd like to set up a composting station at school and continue our school recycling program. We will have students research sustainable and compostable products, like utensils made from corn and cups made from wheat and provide them with materials to "build" their own compostable products. A main focus will be raising awareness about plastic bag pollution and promoting the use of reusable bags. Much like our Classroom-Community Action Assignment: "The Last Plastic Straw Ashtabula Campaign," we will have students launch a similar campaign about plastic bags. Students will present at Ashtabula City Council and Board of Education meeting about zero waste and how to move toward making Ashtabula Area City Schools a Zero Waste / Sustainable School System!