United States
Our project is to sew and hand-stamp tote-bags (students have created lino cut stamps of bees, vegetables and fruit grow at the CSA). We will use made in America organic canvas and learn how to sew the bags. These tote bags will be sold at the CSA, as well a variety of community events, such as the weekly farmers market, at which the CSA has a booth. We plan to donate funds raised to our local fund for families in transition, and to the Unified Art class at our school - this is an initiative developed by Special Olympics to enable students with and without intellectual disabilities to work creatively in unity. Our group is composed of students with and without intellectual disabilities working in collaboration, so this will be a practical skill - learning to use sewing machines - as well as a great experience of creating something real and providing a community service. We are also supporting American organic farming by using organic, made in USA canvas.
United States
If you were to look up the work “unsustainable” in the dictionary, you’d probably find the synonym, “Alaska’s current food system”. Essentially, there is no ‘local’ fresh produce available for purchase, as we are located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest on Prince of Wales Island. Our nearest city, Ketchikan, population 8,000, is a 30- minute floatplane or three-hour ferry ride, and has no agricultural operations. All fresh produce is shipped here by barge from Seattle. Southeast Island School District is taking drastic, progressive measures change the paradigm from that of dependence, ignorance, consumption (only), cost, and convenience (unhealthy), to a system that creates empowerment, educational opportunities, economic growth, and healthy alternatives. We are revitalizing our school garden by building garden beds, cold frames, purchasing ducks, transplanting fruit trees, fixing our fence, and building cold frames. We preparing for the summer growing season and getting ready for next fall when our students return. We need tools, lumber, animals, composting systems, seeds, and more. Once everything is operational, we will not only be serving healthy food in our own school, we will be selling eggs and produce for years to come.
United States
Outdoor Education Gardens: *Butterfly Garden to bolster milkweed plants for monarch butterflies in an area that reclaims water from rain, roof and water fountains. *Hydroponic Garden growing produce to sell in our class business and donate to culinary club. *Pond Environment to raise fish and water plants for a learning environment
United States
On Sunday May 15th, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, the Academies at Gerrard Berman Day School invited the community to our greenhouse unveiling and environmental fair. The event included planting seedlings in our raised bed garden, using 3D design and printers for creating hydroponic garden containers, and building mini greenhouses.
United States
Our project will inform the residents of Alexandria City of the concerns involving plastic waste and the overall need for a cleaner community. We believe through this project, our students will be impassioned to transcend the community and help Alexandria become a city of historical and environmental conservation.
Belgium
Collect food that would be thrown away because it's not 'salable' anymore (but still perfectly eatable!) And offer a free lunch to 700 students!
United States
Students will construct a composting station that educates students on what is compostable and what is not. We will have a design competition in the middle school to encourage students to get involved in the process. In addition, students will also present to the school community the importance of our composting program and how composting will be done on campus. Each compost station will have a student volunteer who will help kids learn which items can be composted and then the buckets of compost will be taken to the school garden.
United States
By investing a lot of effort and planning into marketing and promotional advertisements, Eco Freaks plans to find innovative ways to get the North Hollywood community to reduce, reuse, and recycle. By connecting with the school's ASB Leadership, Eco Freaks will expand marketing through the production and dissemination of recycling posters. By reaching out to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps' Recycling, Eco Freaks will solidify a partnership with the Corps in hopes to receive profit from collected recyclables. By distributing recycling bins throughout all classrooms on campus, Eco Freaks hopes to promote good recycling habits. And by constituting a sustainability plan, Eco Freaks hopes to make recycling a permanent feature on campus.
United States
Our project will inform students of the physical and mental health benefits associated with gardening and how they can be change agents in their community. Our students are impacted by crime, poverty, and gang violence on a daily basis so in order to combat these daily stresses, that can hinder their educational experience, our project will provide a healthy escape for our students. Students will be taught proper care, maintenance, and upkeep of their garden by Mr. Lennahan our 8th grade science teacher. In the process of caring for the plants I hope for this to be a meditative experience for them too. Additionally, our project will encourage students to eat more healthy foods by informing them of recipes they can use their vegetables for. Further, our project will enhance our students overall learning outcomes by incorporating a more hands on learning experience through their interactions with the garden.
United States
Provide a gardening alternative for growing edible plants in an urban setting where community gardening space is limited.

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