United States
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."
Tanzania
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.
United States
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
United States
Need to go to the village and request improvements to the bike path. Hold town meetings to get the community involve in backing the idea and assisting with neighborhood watch to create safe before and after school experience for the kids.
United States
My project will help the air not get polluted because I will try to encourage people to ride bikes more than cars.
New Zealand
Started 10 months ago. So far going very well.
United States
i'm going to get some friends together so we can write letters to factors to stop polluting our planet.
United States
Students will work in groups to identify the main cause of carbon emissions in their community and will create community action plans. Each group of students must specify how they will measure the success of their action plan in order to show that they're objective was achieved. 120 students between the ages of 14-16 will implement their community action plans. Proposed projects include: Clean-up Day, which is an event around collecting litter in the community Build and distribute solar-powered cars to children Create tree-beds with mulch and bulbs Plant vegetables at home and wear t-shits with the image of the vegetables as a conversation piece Post signs and wear shirts that promote riding bicycles Implement an energy conservation campaign at school Write letters to politicians to increase the amount of green space
United States
A three year plan for existing and developing Roots & Shoots Groups from Puerto Rico & the Caribbean . Establishing R&S centers in universities, schools in general and municipalities. Culminating in a gathering of Caribbean Nations in Puerto Rico by 2017 to share common goals and support each others projects. Currently in formation stage with support of public and private university staff & Student groups. Visit University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez ,campus Verde site. (Green Campus.) www.uprm.edu/campusverde If it appears in Spanish hit "Translate this"" button on google. Our website will be added to this location when done. "Compinche" means a gathering of friends.
United States
I am doing a wax museum to learn about Jane Goodall. The students in my school will be given some gloves and a bag to clean up. They will have a week to clean up as many streets as they can. Everyone is also encouraged to recycle if they are able to. Thank you for making our streets and our world a better place!

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