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This year we have made 12 visits to B-Street, starting in the Fall with harvest and ending with our last meeting in June there. We have harvested crops, mulched fields, weeded, planted crops, built "willow houses", cooked in a cobb oven & on "rocket stoves", made "stone soup" for homeless women's shelter, built a butterfly / beneficial insect flower garden, made "mason bee" houses, studied pond life & cycles, and learned how to care for rabbits & bunnies. It has been wonderful to have a "place" to learn from and put our efforts toward making a difference. Our visits have been after-school events. As an added benefit, it has introduced Roots&Shoots families to this great community resource.
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On January 20, we participated in the annual Forest Grove community Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. We flew our Giant Peace Doves in the march through the town, including a new Dove made for us by students of Pacific University. Under a beautiful but cloudy sky (but very cold!) we marched through town and we ended up at Pacific University, where we were inspired by speakers and a celebration of MLK's life. Two of our R&S members were part of a panel discussion about how MLK's teachings can play a part in our lives today. Other members taught Pacific Students and community members how to fold the Origami Peace Cranes and the meaning of the Sadako peace story. About 200 people participated from the community (and least 15 Roots & Shoots members plus family). It was a wonderful way to spend a day celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Every 20 handmade beads we make will provide access to clean water for one person. How? This school year, our handmade beads have been part of providing 16,173 people clean water in Tanzania because the Bezos Family Foundation through Students Rebuild matches beads with funding for 41 water projects that serve schools and communities. Since 20 beads = clean water for 1 person, the overall goal was to receive at least 323,460 beads. The symbol of beads for the Water Challenge because they've been used in the African culture for thousands of years. Our group made 389 paper beads that will provide clean water for nearly 20 people in Africa. We feel very proud of being part of making a difference.
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Collect food and school supplies for them
15/7/2014! priding knowledge and skills and i will do through asking for funds from my friends and donors also participants is primary,secondary schools and university students who are members of ROOTS AND SHOOTS.
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Help the LAMP Optimist Club to raise funds for the youth of the community by selling sodas, water, and boba milk tea during the Play Days Festival in Monterey Park.
We'll do ethnographic research and from the cultural characteristics of the population will implement programs, workshops and courses to help people get in a sustainable way economic and social resources to help improve their living conditions.
2 friends are working hard doing Environmental Education in the neighborhood and teaching to other kids how to change the way we relate to nature.
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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!