School year, each year - I train students to put the paper, metal, plastic and food stuffs in separate bins...Give unused food to classmates or take home in book bag for later. LESS WASTE!!!
The involvement of schools, community groups and businesses is the core function of this project. Fostering clear communication by all stakeholders will hopefully create the vehicle for understanding and cooperation. Planting of community gardens and sustainable farms for produce resale, fresh herbs and vegetables to encourage healthy eating in homes and education about positive lifestyle and impact as a community, in the community. The youth hold the key to the door to their future and the future of their environment. They need to be shown how valuable they are and what they can do to make a difference.
Every year our Roots & Shoots groups learns to fold Origami Peace Cranes, as well as the story of "Sadako and the Thousand Cranes" and how it connects to the international child's peace project. We also have explored this story through the song by Fred Small called "Cranes Over Hiroshima". We share what we have learned with other groups and the public every chance we get throughout the year.
We will learn about the plight of the needy in our community and understand how we can make a real difference, if we work together toward a goal. With everyone contributing some vegetables, make a nutritious "Stone Soup". Using the cobb oven at B-Street, make pita bread from scratch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I WILL CONCENTRATE ON GIGGERS INFECTED AREAS. I NEED DONORS TO DONATE EITHER EXTRA SHOES OR MONEY TO BUY SHOES FOR THE CHILDREN.