This has been done by tracking how much paper and plastic waste we create during art lessons. Then, classes create a plan to reduce the waste, as well as come up with future projects that will allow us to reuse materials in new artworks. Thus far, students have made recycled paper using old, unwanted artwork and papers. We have also created a large scale mural using plastic bottle caps. This idea came about after students researched the work of artist El Anatsui who creates large scale recycled "tapestries" to represent community.
To do this I am going to design posters, and post them around my neighborhood.
We will calculate our School's water footprint, campaign against water waste, sign a "Water Charter", and put together a recycleable garden.
We will increase the amount of affordable and clean energy used in everyday items. We will make a blog about clean energy. Our project will spread awareness by making a short movie.
The recycling committee's wish is to educate the school community about the danger of non-recycling to the current and future generations, to guide them on how to recycle, reduce, and reuse, and to support their actions to be meaningful and purposeful with positive outcomes.
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.
We volunteered this summer in a junior gardening program with students from Waukegan. We helped to teach about the importance of composting and how it can give back important nutrients to our soil and decrease hazards to the environment. We also picked up fresh produce from areas where it was not needed and delivered it to food pantries and community organizations that distributed it to people who do need it. Watching the "Wasted", Anthony Bourdain, documentary was also very helpful in understanding the problem. We also gleaned at a local farm and delivered that produce to people who needed it.
We have already written a letter addressed to Pepsi asking them to put a recycle symbol that is easy to see on all their products. Two of our kindergarten students went around the school and got 233 signatures and we need your help to get more! Help us by 'liking' our Facebook page and sharing it with all your friends.
We are hoping to help our close community by providing warm clothing and food to those in need, and by also recycling/reusing used blankets, coats, socks and shoes, we will also help the environment.
We will be making mosaics, wreaths, jewelry and more as a way to educate. We are collecting trash the day after Halloween, for example, and using that trash to create a piece of art in the design of a turtle.