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Eco Ryders will host four rounds of three week long comprehensive environmental justice classes. The classes will review issues that effect local Bronx youth (example... Lead poisoning, asthma rates, zoning laws) and review how these issues connect to the environment and to policy. Each week will go over an umbrella subject moving from Food&Health to the Environment and then to Policy. Each week will look at the umbrella subject from a local, national and then global perspective in the hopes of showing students how all these issues connect. In addition students will engage in hands on stewardship by helping to maintain community gardens and perform lead testing in community food gardens. As a reward and intensive for joining Eco Ryders students will be taught how to design their own skateboards for free. We like using skateboarding as a tool to attract interest because it also helps to promote healthy living.
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Our group is traveling to the San Xavier Co-op Farm to volunteer and learn about the farm's beneficiary, the O'odham Nation. We will be harvesting local produce and learning about farming methods as well as local and native foods. The store nearby sells the harvest and all the proceeds go back to the Nation. We will also receive education about the Tohono O'odham.
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Students will use mathematical knowledge, in measurement, ratio, and geometry to design and build their own vertical gardens. In addition, they will address 6th grades standards of Engineering and Design and Materials and Tools. Furthermore, the vertical gardens will provide exposure to alternate food production options to our students and family while simultaneously producing crops for the school to use in the cafeteria and farmer’s market.
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For one day only, on 9/11, students will collect food items and donate them to Neighbor-to-Neighbor, a nonprofit organization serving residents in need throughout the Greenwich area. Club members will accept donations, then sort and pack items for delivery to Neighbor-to-Neighbor.
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We will prepare food packages and deliver them to famiies in need who are immobilized. Working with local churches to build bridges of sustainability and support for those disabled, unemployed and experiecing hardship.
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Our pantry will provide supplemental food to families in need. Combat hunger on many levels via our mobile pantry. Helping families who can't get around survive by bringing the food to their doors.
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We will host a parent and community outreach night at the school celebrating literacy in all forms at the school. It will be a night of culture, books, and fun.
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We will host a parent and community outreach night at the school celebrating literacy in all forms at the school. It will be a night of culture, books, and fun.
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This project aims to raise awareness about the effects of illegal use of poisoned baits in the natural environment, biodiversity and society. More specifically, we will educate students of semi-urban environments on the effects of pesticides against rodents on the trophic webs, using Tyto alba (Barn-owls) as a case study. Moreover, we will build and place nest-boxes around schools and provide students with instructions on how to build their own. In this way, we are setting an example on how rodent populations can be locally controlled by barn-owls rather than pesticides.

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