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Each month we engage our school community in conversation about air quality by posting a related question. Students can enter their estimate/answer for a chance to win a small gift card to a local bike store. Roots and Shoots members announce each month's question and answer during morning school announcements. By holding this contest we are hoping to get kids thinking about what they can do to improve air quality. We are holding various fundraisers to purchase additional bike racks for our school and town to promote bike usage. We are hosting a bike riding event in our town to teach people how to ride a bike safely. We hope this will get more people in our community riding bikes.
An illustrated fictional story book written and illustrated by children for children living in Malaysia that inspires youth-inspired environmental and charitable good deeds big and small on a daily basis. Examples of current environmental disasters, their causes and some solutions will be used in a story that can inspire readers of all ages to take action. Book sale proceeds will go towards charities making a difference in Malaysia and Borneo based on the Roots and Shoots principles. In addition, School-based projects regarding anti-dengue campaign, local tree replanting/anti-flooding proposals to localised construction projects and funding children's homes/orphanages to be discussed as part of Jane Goodall school visit and year 6 term project at my children's school.
We can all do this by creating Presentations, Prezi, Tagseto, Glogster, Power Point, Emails, etc.
This project will take place at the Langley School and we will start recycling about December 15. The project will be completed at the end of the school year. We will be putting bins into each area where snacks and lunches are eaten. Students will be able to easily recycle their drink pouches there. Our group will collect the drink pouches and send them to the recycling organization.
My co-teacher and I are implementing a combined Roots & Shoots and Youth Service America (YSA) project in all of our Living Environment CTT classes (120 students) throughout the Human Impact Unit taught in April-May. We are having students identify the main cause of carbon emissions in the community using the mapping technique developed by Roots & Shoots. We are then having students write and implement community action plans in order to reduce carbon emissions in their community. Finally, students will be graded according to YSA’s 4C model of Career and Workforce Readiness: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking.
Our project will plant native trees. We will also educate the school on the importance of trees to our environment. We will have a school presentation and plant trees around our school campus.
At the start of the year, many of my students refused to work outside of their social groups in the garden. It was a touching transition to see them unite for a common cause after they completed the community map. The students decided to have a fund raiser on parent teacher night to purchase a Japanese Maple tree, and with my guidance, organized themselves into groups. Some students advertised the event, while others created a tri-fold presentation, organized the tables, prepared yogurt parfaits and fruit cups, and sold the food. While the project was started by my Period 2 students, we invited the Period 5 students to help sell the food at the event. Over twenty of my students participated, and at the end of the night, they ran into my classroom with huge smiles and a bucket of money. The classroom environment felt more united after that experience. In one reflection a girl wrote, “At first I didn't think that planting tres in this area was an important as I do now. Now I think every class or school should be doing this." Another student wrote, “"We chose this project because trees are the foundation of everything around us. We knew that if we wanted to fix some of the main issues we see in our community, we had to start with trees because then everything else would fall into place. At first we wanted to just plant more trees for oxygen considering the amount of cars that pass by our community. Then, as we kept talking and sharing out ideas, we realized that we wanted to get parents, teachers and friends involved, which is how our ideas have changed."
the project will start on january first 2015 ,by planting one acre of tdifferent trees,by using lolangulu secondary school Roots & Shoots club.i will coorparate with millenium village project by inviting different officials and head of school to participate on that day to plant trees.
We will encourage students to walk, roll, or carpool to school by tracking their green trips, by creating a map of where people are coming from (for carpooling), and by rewarding students who do green trips through raffles, hot chocolate give aways, and small prizes. Our twitter account: https://twitter.com/BCS_Eco