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My goal with my project is to help encourage students to recycle their clothing by donating to local thrift stores in the area and to show them the benefits of buying reused and recycled clothing. I want this event to be more than a clothing sale; I want it to raise awareness of the benefits of recycling and reusing clothing. Besides it being an economic solution, it is also one step towards helping the environmental and waterways. The more people that are encouraged to recycle and reuse will have a larger impact on the environment in turn. The plan for my project starts by gathering clothing donations from the community and my high school. I am currently asking local thrift stores for donations and have already received donations from the students at my high school. While getting donations, I’ll be applying to grants and contests to help fund my idea and make it a reality. For my project to become a reality, I will need materials to showcase the clothes when the day of the thrift store event comes. These materials include hangers and clothing racks, all of which can be purchased second hand. Once all the materials are gathered, the Met High School Thrift Store will be opened to the students and public to get second hand clothing in good condition and for affordable prices. At the event there will also be informational flyers, telling the public about the positive affects buying second hand clothing and donating has on the environment.
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This project will , raise money to donate to research groups to further their studies to attempt to stop this from growing. And to get the word out to the community about the harmfulness to themselves and the animals of the lake, with the water conditions and quality of it.
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Our project will teach others about the importance of having a healthy watershed. Students will create watershed models to educate students and parents at our school's open house event. The focus will be on how humans interact with the environment and how we can make a positive impact on having a healthy watershed.
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We have already sectioned off a part of the school for the garden, there is a back area of the school that has a narrow yet very long space which to this date has been unused which is where we plan to build the garden. The length of the area is approximately 94 meters long and the width spans from 4-10 meters wide depending on where you are in the garden, with an area size measuring 5,544 feet. In this space we are going to put soil where we will grow a variety of types of plants, we will have a compost station, an aquaponics pond, and we will have an outdoor classroom area. We have an action plan of how we want to partition the space and how we will execute this. Classes will be brought in to learn about gardening while the O-life club will be the primary people maintaining the garden, although anyone who wants to help may do so for credit and/or volunteer hours.
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Our communities in the Highlands are coming together to raise awareness of an urgent issue, which not only threatens a specially protected habitat of an important bottlenose dolphin population, but is also threatening the endangered harbour porpoises and marine life as well as local bird colonies. In the area of highest density of our beloved dolphins (which attract thousands of tourists each year)- a proposal has been made to allow ship to ship oil transfers. Not only has this application been shown to lack any economic gain to our community, it has also been criticised by over a dozen experts and environmental bodies. In spite of heavy criticism from leading ecology experts and concerned bodies the application is still being pursued. Our community council held a meeting and the vote was unanimous against the proposals to allow this. We also instructed experts in the oil industry to review the reports and surveys and found the risk assessments to be flawed and grossly underestimating the impact on the dolphin families of the Cromarty and Moray Firths. Let alone the extensive impact on our local bird colonies and other wildlife, such as a humpback whale "Humpy"- spotted just yesterday at the very site of the suggested oil-transfers. With the UK government already under attack from EU courts over its failure to properly protect our marine mammals (especially harbour porpoise)- we as a community feel we must hold them accountable for the protection of these special creatures. We feel privileged to be able to walk just minutes from our homes at almost any day of the year and see the dolphins playing and interacting close to the shore. Everyone who has been here on holiday and witnessed it, feels how special that is. People come here on holiday, year after year to see them again. We really feel that the dolphins especially are our friends, and in fact their presence has brought an estimated £270million annually to our local economy through direct tourism and ecotourism. That's something we feel gives them a right to remain safe in their preferred habitat. The dolphins dont have a voice, so we want to give them one! We are fundraising and educating people locally about the plans so that we can rise together as a community to challenge this unnecessary threat to their environment. We hope to protect their home and ensure they are here for many generations to feel the special connection with them. We hope that we will win our plight to choose Nature over Profit.
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Our project will help people that fish catch fish, this is a great bait to fish with. Also it will help people that don't have much money to spend on fishing baits, buy our baits because they are going to be cheaper than what they are usually.
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The Gregory School’s Roots and Shoots project would reduce people in our school's use of plastic products such as plastic water bottle, zip lock bags, plastic silverware, plastic cups and so on. We will achieve these through doing video presentations about plastic pollution, giving incentives for students to not use or buy single-use plastic products and for restaurants/stores/etc. to not provide so many single-use plastic products (i.e. Starbucks).
The Gregory School’s Roots and Shoots project would reduce people in our school's use of plastic products such as plastic water bottle, zip lock bags, plastic silverware, plastic cups and so on. We will achieve these through doing video presentations about plastic pollution, giving incentives for students to not use or buy single-use plastic products and for restaurants/stores/etc. to not provide so many single-use plastic products (i.e. Starbucks).
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Our project would reduce people in our school's use of plastic products such as plastic water bottle, zip lock bags, plastic silverware, plastic cups and so on. We will achieve these through doing video presentations about plastic pollution, giving incentives for students to not use or buy single-use plastic products and for restaurants/stores/etc. to not provide so many single-use plastic products (e.g. Starbucks).

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