Colombia
We see the necessity of adapting the project to our specific geographical and sociological situation. Through a community orchard and ecological consumption awareness we're expecting to compromise environmental and food education in the school. That's why we consider this to be a investigation process, which would evolve considering the situation's complexity. Once proved this methodology works, the children do get closer to, understand, and they feel reflected by nature, social structures will began to regenerate by its own. We are planning on planting a seed towards social tissue regeneration of our war-ripped country, now in peace treaties, in reformulating land's ownership.
United States
We launched a three-week pilot program in conjunction with the school cafeteria company. They provided metal silverware and dishwashing services for students during this time. When the pilot ends, we will evaluate its success and likely ask students to bring their own silverware to school. Already, we have moved recycling bins to encourage recycling.
Canada
My wish is to provide kids with knowledge of nature at a young age. The older we get, the more closed off to new ideas we become. And for some people the idea of sustainability and connection to nature is very new. I want to make sustainability and connection to nature a "norm" in society. And lastly, I hope that this will spark a love for nature in young children that they can share with friends and family and that will eventually blossom into something even greater.
United States
Our project will give the students of Keeling a hands-on experience in the gardening process. Instead of settling for processed foods everyday, the hope is that students will discover delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs to supplement their diets. The food generated from the garden will hopefully supplement the salad bar that the students currently use during lunch. With time and effort, we hope to create a healthy culture that will perpetuate into the students' homes and the surrounding community.
United States
We are teaming up with the Sustainability Office at the University of Missouri for this project! We will attend football games and stand near the trash cans to help fans sort their trash.
United States
The greenhouse will allow plants to thrive and be transported to a school garden. Without a greenhouse, plants may die in the winter or even the spring with Kentucky's unpredictable weather.
United States
This project will increase awareness of the environment and natural resources available in our town and county. The Hyndman Greenhearts will utilize the school greenhouse to provide environmental education to elementary school children, grow plants to be used in community beautification and speak to various groups around town about environmental preservation in our community.
United States
Our project is to take action to make our garden more sustainable. One step is water usage: native plants, along with vegetables indigenous to our region and to Mexico, are an important step in water reduction. We will be propagating native plants in our small native garden to reduce water usage and encourage native insects, as well as educating through detailed labels from Theodore Payne (native plant non-profit), which we will laminate. We will also plant more plants from Mexico, which are lower water use and will encourage vegetable consumption in our largely Hispanic population. We will also be streamlining our production, transport, and breakdown of food scraps and non-edible vegetation to demonstrate the cycle of soil to plant to soil again.
United States
Students and teachers turn and monitor compost, checking pH, temp, and other soil variables. The DOOR Program will be working closely with the ecology club to monitor the process and create some wonderful compost!
United States
Trash will be collected, sorted and weighed on a regular day. Findings will be compared to last year's audit and presented to the district.

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