United States
Part 1) WASTE AUDIT Our Waste Audit Team will be collecting information about the amount of plastic generated by our community's boba stores. Because there are currently no statistics surrounding this topic, we will be releasing the results to the Bay Area and our city's government. This will also help us determine the impact of our project as we can compare "before" and "after". Part 2) APPEALS Our Appeals Team will then go back around to the stores and explain our project. According to Alameda's new food ordinance law, boba stores are technically breaking the law by providing plastic straws regardless of whether customers request them or not. We have talked over our project with Alameda City's Department of Public Health. If these boba stores agree to endorse our reusable boba containers and offer discounts for those that bring them in, we will allow them an extension of time to change out their plastic straws into renewable options. (We don't want to hurt their business as they ARE all members of our community as well.) Part 2) BUDGETING/OUTREACH We will be selling reusable boba containers and stainless steel straws to high school students during a publicised lunch event. These will be sold at a low price as to be affordable for all students. RethinkDisposable will help us procure these items. Part 3) MAKING IT HIP What we envision is that these cool-looking new boba containers will become the new "Hydroflask". We are planning to get everyone on this bandwagon. Additionally, thanks to our waste audit, we'll be able to measure our impact efficiently. We're very excited to see what happens!
United States
We will be going around to different places and events, teaching kids what to do in these situations. To begin, as we must start small, we will be teaching them how to make a water filtration straw. We will also be asking for donations, in order to create donation kits for homeless shelters. This incorporates the idea that they do not have power, and we will be helping them along with educating children.
Portugal
1) Built an inquiry to know students and teachers motivations and concerns about community problems and needs. 2) One-to-one and at distance inquiry. 3) Analyzing data and getting conclusions. 4) Stablishing priorities. 5) Planning school and local activities. 6) Action. 7) Reflecting about the experience. 8) What's next? 9) Celebration.
United States
Our project is an educational forum and expo hosted by students that will educate and unite the community. We will have local and regional businesses and organizations that support sustainability, be present to educate our students on the career opportunities in this growing field and also educate our community on how to live more economically, efficiently, and sustainably.
United States
We will learn how to do vermi-composting as well as traditional composting so that we can use the compost in our outdoor classroom as well as at home. We will learn what is good for composting and what we shouldn't put in it as well as build or purchase a compost bin for our school.
United States
We will accomplish this project by hanging up signs near the water fountains in our school. It will make people become aware of the harmful affects and remind them to use a reusable bottle.
United States
Research on microplastics in ocean and fresh waters, beach sand. Research impact of ocean plastics on marine organisms. Impact of breakdown of plastics into polymers that are human endocrine disruptors, especially youth and pregnant women. Development of a bi-lingual education and action campaign for the broader population. Brochures, Public Service announcements, tabling at Earth Days, parent meetings, health fairs. Students will collaborate with other teams nationally and internationally. Also with Algalita, 5 Gyres, Last Plastic Straw.
Spain
I will try to show you "tricks" and ways to save water. Easy to do, it's only force of habit.. Intentaré enseñaros "trucos" y formas de ahorrar agua. Fáciles de hacer, es sólo cuestión de costumbre.
United States
Our project will bring hydration stations into our high school. We will be fundraising through various ways in order to raise the money.
United Kingdom
School eco warriors to present project to whole school through their child led assembly ,including power point and posters. Used milk bottles to be collected and rinsed for redistribution. Children to return bottles hopefully containing donations, coins expected, also the bottles are to be decorated. A prize for each key stage to be given for best decorated bottle.

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