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In January, the children will decorate reusable canvas shopping bags by painting pictures of nature that will benefit from the reduction of using plastic bags. They will bring their bags home with a note explaining this project. The note will also ask parents to keep these special bags in their vehicles, and to use them when shopping for groceries and other items.
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We want to create a weekly news and information program the helps to showcase the amazing things we are doing as a school to the local community. Our hope is to video record this information and put it out on our website as a weekly update.
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Students will learn about the specifics of illegal dumping in their community and how it affects their environment and the habitat of local and migrating birds. They will take a field trip to a local illegal dump site where they will participate in a clean-up day as they gather items to repurpose into functional art in the form of bird houses, fountains or feeders or as sculptures. An exhibition of their trash made sculptures will take place in the local community. Students will take a field trip to a local wildlife sanctuary and Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center to experience and learn about the local wildlife. We will take students to Apollo Park for a bird watching experience. Representatives from the City of Lancaster will speak to students about how illegal dumping is affecting our local community and the resources available for residents of the city for waste disposal and recycling programs. We also plan to have the LA County District Attorney come and engage with the students in a conversation about legal action that is taken when one is caught dumping illegally.
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We’ve been documenting the amount and types of litter we find on the beach. It is our hope to see a decline as we continue our efforts. Aside from a decline in trash, we hope to see an increase in beach clean-up participation, and an increase in the well being of wildlife and healthy ecosystems. For example, we have been thrilled to see an increase in Monarch butterflies this year at the beaches. As we do the clean-ups, others will hopefully feel inspired to reduce, re-use, recycle, dispose of waste responsibly, and protect wildlife.
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The project is basically involving the collection of all waste materials used in the campus.
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In January, the children will study about ways to reuse, reduce, and recycle plastic. They will involve their families by providing them with reusable canvas bags to use when shopping. The children will each decorate one canvas bag, with symbols or pictures of nature items. The earth and some of its resources will be items suggested for the children to paint on their bags. When the bags are dry, the children will take them home with a note to parents explaining how the children have learned about reducing the use of plastic and asking them to keep this bag in their car to use when shopping at local stores.
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We would like to rid the island of Martha's Vineyard of single use plastic. We would like to start by banning plastic water bottles and straws in West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah.
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We would like to have this on the ballot for town meetings in April and May, 2019.
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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!
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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.

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