Students in Grades 7, 8, & 9 at Costa Verde International School will be working with the community of Sayulita to reduce and recycle plastic bottles. This will include an awareness campaign and working to set up recycling stations.
Students in Grades 5 and 6 at Costa Verde International School will create a trash campaign to bring awareness around keeping common areas of the local town clean. Project will include working together with Entre Amigos, a local non-profit, to design and fabricate an up-cycled product that will be sold at Friday Markets (other venues to be determined) to raise funds. The proceeds from this product will go to helping develop trash collection stations within the school, and if the city allows other areas as well.
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Have someone at the trash/recycling/compost area after every lunch, telling people where the food or containers go. To have a group of people, everyday, take out the recycling or compost. We can use the knowledge of composting in our homes and potentially create a school garden that can grow food for the kitchen and use the compost to fertilize the soil.
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20 students from the 4th grade class will collect recyclable items from each classroom every Friday after school. We will help other students and adults to remember to recycle items and to educate everyone why it is so important to our planet,
It will help to raise awareness of the danger of plastic bags and offer an alternate solution that is affordable and easy to use. It will reduce the number of plastic bags going around and therefore also reduce pollution. We would hold a cloth bag drive at our school and we could also work alongside other schools for the drive. We would have the students bring in any spare cloth bags they have at home and even broken ones. if there is not enough cloth bags we could fundraise enough money so that we'll be able to buy bags. We will then paint the bags and if needed mend them. the bags would be painted with logos or symbols promoting awareness for the environment. We would then go around to different supermarket or main shopping areas and make a partnership with them. we would sell the cloth bags at their super market and make flyers and posters to go along with it so that people will be aware of what we are doing. We could also organize a day with the supermarkets, where they will not give out plastic bags and sell them instead or people would have to bring their own bags. We would warn people about this day with flyers and posters. with the money gained form the buying of the cloth or paper bags then we''ll also be able to gain more funds.
The global goal: to have people share photos where they care for the environment, make it a new trend in selfie photos The local goal: to not be indifferent and hopeless about the mess around me, engage people in "clean up" meetings aimed to show a positive example
September . using sports to create awareness of recycling and promote peace. the community are interested in sports which i will use to bring them together and make them aware why recycling is necessary.
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1. Learn and understand - all about an estuary, what is actually happening to the water of Long Island Sound, what impact do we the citizens have on it. 2. Students will be involved in citizen science project - A Day in the Life of the Nissequogue River, collecting samples for scientists. 3. Learning from New York State Department of Environment Education experts how to make the necessary changes to improve the quality of water entering the sound. Planning , taking the actions, and educating our community.
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Bringing awareness of sustainability to our community through education programs and projects that are fun for all ages. School Outreach project Plastic Bag committee Community garden
Government institutions: make the "cero paper" (cero papel) policy more aggressive and reduce almost to its elimination, the usage of paper in formal requests, moving most of administrative processes to an online/digital platform. Commercial institutions: ensure that the printed information of the receipts is only the necessary, removing the advertisement and blank spaces that convert the purchase of a single item into a 30 cm long receipt. On both cases, there will be an economical assessment of the benefits, which will not only be upon the institutions but on the users.