We are a group of first and second graders living in Tel Aviv and attending an after-school English program. We are learning about Dr. Jane Goodall and were excited to find out about the roots & shoots program! After studying our neighborhood we realized that many people around us don't know how important nature is! We live in a big city and and are lucky to have beautiful parks and beaches close by, but sometimes the air is dirty, people don't always recycle, and trees and plants aren't always appreciated. We want our project to help people appreciate, love and enjoy nature! We are working on an educational campaign and are excited to begin our project!
Our project will consist of members going in the community and performing landscape duties to the areas that really could benefit from it.
First step will be to replenish the soil. We have already tested it for major nutrients: phosphorous, nitrogen, and potassium and found it to be seriously lacking in all three. In addition, as we took soil samples we did not find any insects or worms in the ground, it was that poor. After building the soil with organic materials, we will plant drought tolerant shrubs appropriate to our climate and the availability of water on our campus. These plants will eventually spread their roots systems and help keep the soil in place. Following the planting we will mulch the entire area to further combat the airborne dust that is such an environmental irritant to our students . Lastly we will create student maintenance teams to ensure the ongoing flourishing of the garden .
We will make a garden in a box. Using compost and reusable resources.
We will sprout and plants avocado seeds with our environmental club on an ongoing basis.
We will collect certain items to send back to Terracycle (for which we receive points). Kellogg's receipts will gain us points for tree-planting, as well. We will discuss further where our pennies will make the most positive impact.
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I will plant about 10 saplings in the school and talk the students on how they can help in saving the environment. This will help to combat climate change and make a difference in their lives.
United Arab Emirates
We a group of 11 students from different Dubai based schools took part in the recent Give a Ghaf Tree planting program organized by Goumbook. We planted Ghaf seeds in memory of the Republic Day of India. This Republic Day is special to us as His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the Chief Guest in this historic event. This day will be long lasting in our memory. View the article published in Gulf News http://gulfnews.com/your-say/your-reports/planting-trees-for-a-greener-future-1.1977246
We will pick locations in our cities and plant trees and plants there.