• Raising awareness of environmental issues in all sectors of the populations in the South Sudan regarding of Geographical boundary, cultural belief, gender etc. • Working with other partners in the re-integration of communities to minimize the negative environmental impacts of reconstruction, recovery and developmental projects; • Promoting sustainable livelihoods for environmental protection and conservation through community-based initiatives, such as agro forestry, apiculture and others; •
We will create a map of the recreational and learning spaces around the area our school serves. Students will also map the recreational spaces they most frequently use. After that we will survey the school and surrounding community to see what types of activities we would like to see held and what type of space will be needed. Once we have that information, we will partner with the local government, religious and business organization to finalize a proposal and seek funding/support. Finally we will construct the spaces and create programing for them.
We spent several meeting times walking the school grounds with paper, clipboards, and pencils. We each sketched and labeled what we found. These individual maps will be combined into a comprehensive map of the school by a smaller group of members. We hope we will be able to display this in the school, and that it can be reproduced for use by the school and the community.
Children act against climate change.
We will: * Cut and pull invasive weeds around the south end of the lake where a community park is being created * Rake debris from the trails and small grassy patch * Put up owl nesting boxes * Plant appropriate wild flowers * Create bug hotels * Remove man-made waste
We will participate in the annual The Great American Cleanup the weekend of May 16, 2015 and follow with a youth group planting project in the next 90 days.
We will have all the kids in all the apartment complexes around us to plant gardens that will grow the tomatoes, green peppers, spinach, broccoli, lettuce, spices, carrots, strawberries, blue berries, raspberries and other food to make healthy pizza and fun salads, have them make and eat their foods, and then go deliver healthy pizza and fun salads to other kids in the neighborhoods who don't eat healthy.
Kids Need Support 2, Healing Gardens will focus on the unique health disparities economic needs in the community. We will plant flowers, trees, shrubs in the local communities. Advocate for special needs while completing recreational outdoor activities such as hiking, cleaning the parks, fishing, etc. Focusing on resiliency, awareness and natural health resources for special needs children, chronically ill and disadvantaged youth. Our organization will approach the problem of vandalism in the parks, littering and the lack of respect for nature by painting over graffiti areas, cleaning the parks, planting healing gardens and flower beds with fencing to protect the beauty of nature and life within. We work closely with the naturalist and share information on wildlife protection and earth preservation tips. Children between the ages of 5 - 18 will work weekly to maintain the gardens. “This grant will make it possible for 100 city kids, many of which are low-‐income, to explore all of their sense in the gardens. From touching worms, gathering fresh produce, to smelling lemon verbena to tasting the finished product of their labor. There will be 10 classes throughout the year, which will cover the following topics: • Seed starting • Planning a garden • Planting • Harvesting • Composting This spring we will work on outreach to parents, partner organizations, and teachers living in the neighborhood through newsletters, social media, and local churches to recruit volunteers.” Being a keeper of our brother/sister involves being a keeper of the all life and earth. We will heal together.
Local organizations can provide us with trees for a nominal fee of about $75 per tree (this depends on size and type). With a $200 grant and other money raised, we could bring large or numerous trees to campus. We are coordinating with our school's administration to facilitate this process, find good locations for the trees, and get them planted. Our help will make sure that planting new trees is funded regardless of the school's budget. We hope to plant the trees by the end of May 2015. The exact timing will depend on the availability of funding, the schedule of the administration, and other potential issues like providing the trees with appropriate irrigation in our dry climate. We are well-organized and in contact with the necessary people at all times, so as soon as we secure the resources needed to plant the trees, we will do so. If there are new trees on campus, we will know that our campaign was successful. It will be visible, but we will also conduct a campaign to make sure students and teachers recognize the role of the school's Roots & Shoots group in the project. The project overall will result in happier students, lower energy bills, cleaner air, and a more beautiful environment.
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We hold this event once a year and return to the same beach to clean up the garbage on the beach. We split into small groups, with one trash bag per group, and hand out gloves. The groups then collect the trash in the bags and carry them uphill, where a garbage truck picks up the bags.