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It has already inspired students and parents to think about plastic use. It has promoted much thought about the devastation and rubbish waste problem in our world. We wish to keep making our special bags and give them to people to help spread thought and the students good work.
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We will grow, harvest and deliver our fresh veggies and herbs once a month during growing season.
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We made posters and we are going to put them near the Charles River Esplanade where people will take notice. We plan to talk to the Esplanade Association and the Mayor's office to tell them about the litter we saw and our desire to make our world healthy and green.
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We will create a hands on educational game where students will race against each other to throw away the most trash in the right bins. The student with the most distributed and correct will receive "spirit points' for their entire grade. We will do this by planning the game and having it during nutrition when everyone gathers around the lower quad stage.
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We will create a sanctuary in the wooded area just behind our school. Again our goal is to create habitat that will provide shelter, food, and water to the animals that inhabit this area. Our students will be assisting with habitat preparation, building of shelter, food/water stations for various animals, and create a viewing area a short distance from the sanctuary for viewing and studying local wildlife. We are using recycled wood for most of this project, along with recycled materials as much as possible.
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This year, one of the biggest shortcomings that the students of Roots&Shoots have noticed at Aptitud was the lack of a recycling program. In an effort to start a recycling program, we reached out to the City of San Jose to help get some free recycling supplies. After the City of San Jose provide us with the materials that we needed, including plastic and paper recycling bins, we were able to start a recycling program at Aptitud, and thus show the kids that making a tangible effect on their environment is a reality.
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We will be measuring the amount of compost that is produced every week and track the usage of compost over time. We also hope to survey students on whether they actually use the composting bins that we have implemented. Finally, as a last measure, we will do soil testing through our AP Environmental Science class to see whether the composting regions are more nutrient rich.
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Today, we are going to go to the lake with trash bags and slowly move across the area, picking up any litter we see on the way. We will spend hopefully about an hour, but we will make sure that we pick up as much trash as possible. Our hope is that there is a visible difference after we are finished, and that the area looks generally cleaner. We are hoping that we will inspire the community to stop littering and to clean up the beautiful nature around them. We also want to make this area more generally enjoyable for the public.
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My project is a simple sign with big bold letters. It is a reminder for people that there are people who care about the environment and maybe, just maybe, they will view the sign and change is made.
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Our students will begin by visiting each building and asking the building managers about the best recycling practices that would fit into each respective site. The students will then write a recycling and logistic proposal for each building. Once a plan is in place, we would like to purchase designated recycling receptacles for the buildings on site as well as for events. This would ensure that the recycling will get sorted properly and can easily be delivered to the recycling center. We plan to weigh the plastics, glass, paper, metal, light bulbs and batteries before delivering it to the recycling center. We plan to use the measurements as a teaching tool and to make comparisons from month to month and year to year.

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