Invite friends to join our roots and shoots group.
Where will the sewage go after the pipes are shutdown you ask? Well we'll sell it to farmers who need fertilizer and give the rest to a purification facility, we'll also use dredgers to clean litter and plastic and introduce a £50 fine if caught throwing litter in the river then we will introduce plants and fish into the river.
Where will the sewage go after the pipes are shut down you ask? Well we'll sell it to farmers who need fertilizer and give the rest to a purification facility, we'll also use dredgers to clean litter and plastic and introduce a £50 fine if caught throwing litter in the river then we will introduce plants and fish into the river.
At the beginning of 2017, with the help of Soroptimists International Voorne-Putten (NL), we constructed basic sanitary facilities (ventilated pit latrines) in rural southeastern Burkina Faso. The people of the village of Loanga and the adjacent hamlet Tanéré have now constructed three 'VIP' buildings, and a select group of women is in charge of keeping the buildings clean, and of sharing good hygiene practices. We aim to expand the project at different locations within the same region (Bissaland), as well as in one of Ouagadougou's townships.
A group of women will receive a training to plant local trees and grow nutritive vegetables. They will learn how to prepare seedbeds and how to transplant seedlings. They will have a plot of land where they can farm throughout the year. We will start with a small plot and a select group of women first, and the whole project will be coordinated and closely monitored by one of the R&S members, a resident of this township.
We will build birdhouses out of reusable items. In groups of 3-4 students we will plan, design, create and build birdhouses to hang in trees around our campus.
Some of the interested third grade students participated in this project. They wanted to make a difference in the life of some homeless people in the neighborhood. They did a research and found out about the Reach Shelter program in West Palm Beach. The students will find a way to collect money to buy the items these families need. They wanted to buy can food, dry food, back packs, books, school supplies, baby care items and clothes. They wanted make a difference in these people’s lives.
Part 1) WASTE AUDIT Our Waste Audit Team will be collecting information about the amount of plastic generated by our community's boba stores. Because there are currently no statistics surrounding this topic, we will be releasing the results to the Bay Area and our city's government. This will also help us determine the impact of our project as we can compare "before" and "after". Part 2) APPEALS Our Appeals Team will then go back around to the stores and explain our project. According to Alameda's new food ordinance law, boba stores are technically breaking the law by providing plastic straws regardless of whether customers request them or not. We have talked over our project with Alameda City's Department of Public Health. If these boba stores agree to endorse our reusable boba containers and offer discounts for those that bring them in, we will allow them an extension of time to change out their plastic straws into renewable options. (We don't want to hurt their business as they ARE all members of our community as well.) Part 2) BUDGETING/OUTREACH We will be selling reusable boba containers and stainless steel straws to high school students during a publicised lunch event. These will be sold at a low price as to be affordable for all students. RethinkDisposable will help us procure these items. Part 3) MAKING IT HIP What we envision is that these cool-looking new boba containers will become the new "Hydroflask". We are planning to get everyone on this bandwagon. Additionally, thanks to our waste audit, we'll be able to measure our impact efficiently. We're very excited to see what happens!
My project aims to raise funds to provide reusable water bottles for public school students in Rialto, CA. At schools where bottle refilling stations are unavailable, funds will also be provided to have these stations installed. This will be achieved through fund raisers. My project will also aim to provide resources to students about the importance of reducing plastic waste in their own lives and how they can make a difference in their communities through Roots and Shoots.