We talked to the owners of our local shop, called Melabúðin, and asked if they wanted to join us in this project. They said yes and then we could start sewing. We sew reusable fabric bags out of used material which we get donated. Then we bring the bags in the shop, and if people forget their bag at home, they can borrow one from us instead of buying a plastic bag. The next time they walk by they bring the bag back so that someone else can use it. Everyone is welcome to sew and we organize events where kids and adults can come and sew new bags together.
What The Inclusion will do is invite everybody to a lunch table, and talk to those who don't get spoken to. We can take a group to the mall and do fun scavenger hunts together. It will be a big club, and everybody is welcome, no matter who you are or how many friends you have.
Our project will reinforce peace through educational means. It will be done by peers to peers learning, with the availability of handouts and presentations.
We will buy trash picker uppers and we'll walk the Sammamish trail with gloves on and garbage bags and our trash picker upper and we'll clean up litter that we see.
We are going to host a carnival during lunch with traditional carnival games that have an environmental twist to them. ASB will volunteer at the event along with other environmental clubs helping out. Also, environmental organizations that we worked with throughout the year will be coming back to have a booth on campus. Student may be able to earn service hours by participating and there will be live music and prizes given out!
Change the habits of people through example. It is a community service project. If I see garbage that "someone" throws, I take a picture of it, I pick it up, I throw it where it belongs and I take a picture again. Using the layout application I upload them to a facebook group called: Leave it better that what we found. It's a closed group were I try to encourage people to do the same or at least think twice before throwing waste on the street.
Students trained in Peace Learning Circles will learn mindfulness practices and restorative justice to help their peers solve misunderstanding. In addition, the practice will reduce bullying in our school through the practice of proactive peace.
In my fb group (Bunnyland GR) we daily inform and educate bunny owners about how to care their pets and cover their needs. Last week, we decided to take an action to inform the others about the bunnies because especially on Easter time , shops and breeders promote the bunnies for Easter gifts and usually after the holidays every year, we observe many bunny abandons in the area. So with this action, we will record the shops and illegal breeders and then we will make posters with messages against the exploitation of the bunnies during the Easter period. After, we will post these images to the online pages of the shops and breeders and/or to the local markets and we will inform their customers about the needs of the bunnies as pets. Our goal is to spread the message that bunnies are beings with needs and a part of the family.Not a toy for the holidays. We try to educate people and make them to think and act in favor of animal welfare.
Our project will involve our whole family and we have already started planting / spreading seeds of native flowers. Our project is to attract and help feed birds, bees and butterflies, as we are aware that they are under severe pressure due to their habitats being destroyed due to human interference. We have put in a bird bath, feeders, roosting pockets, a nesting box and we are currently germinating our milkweed flower seeds in the fridge for Monarch butterflies. We will plant and make abundant flowers and herbs, we will especially plant more basil plants as the hummingbirds and bees loved our basil plants last year. We've also planted apple trees and we do need these little beauties to pollinate them. We help feed them and keep them safe and they will help feed us, by pollinating our trees and vegetable and fruit garden. We have sowed multiple trays of seeds for vegetables and flowers and they are currently in a warm laundry room with abundant sunlight as we cannot plant them just yet as it is too cold. Due to the bird feeders we have already in our garden we are getting quite alot of little feathered visitors. We will keep you posted as we move along with our project.
1) Built an inquiry to know students and teachers motivations and concerns about community problems and needs. 2) One-to-one and at distance inquiry. 3) Analyzing data and getting conclusions. 4) Stablishing priorities. 5) Planning school and local activities. 6) Action. 7) Reflecting about the experience. 8) What's next? 9) Celebration.