United States
My project will seek to raise pollinator awareness through education. I will make t-shirts and posters that encourage helping pollinators through certain actions. We will encourage planting of milkweed and other helpful plants. We will ask others to commit to boycott pesticides and non-organic planting. If we put together our creativity and compassion we can make a difference.
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
1) Research the condition of the animals living in Sai Kung country park. through field trips, expert interviews and litter surveys 2)Raising awareness of habitat loss in the Sai Kung country park. We will visit other schools to share our findings through presentations, powtoons and workshops. 3)Enlighten Hong Kong Academy School community about our issue We will inform our own peers at school about our reserch and share our findings.
Volunteer manpower, information, or any other form of assistance useful in the effective implementation of wildlife conservancy programs. Through the support of civil society we hope to put checks and balances on already existing wildlife management authorities. We intend to see that executive, judiciary and legislature fully carry out their mandate and enforce the newly enacted wildlife protection laws. We also intend to rally support for wildlife friendly legislation and demand the swift prosecution of poachers. Any conservancy groups or friends of animals that want to contact us or support us can do so via sending an email to parklandsprotect@gmail.com for more information.
United States
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16_2T8l53Jik8U87L_R5XcemuCCgLoLrfBqix-WvNjSI/edit?usp=sharing The link above provides direct navigation to our opensource Google Slides where we summarize and present our project findings. Thank your for your time and interest!
South Sudan
• 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: * 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
New Zealand
Nature by Twilight- a Wellington Zoo Roots & Shoots event for Parks Week Date: Saturday, 14 March, 2015 Time: 7:00- 9:00 pm Meeting location: Otari Wilton’s Bush (meet at the North entrance car park, 20 metres down from Churchill Drive) Brief description of event: Join Wellington Zoo’s Roots and Shoots group for a fun evening of glow worm viewing, gecko searching, eel spotting and much more! Suitable for the whole family Please bring: A torch, sturdy footwear, warm clothes, a mug, and gold coins (a koha/donation for supper) Postponement date: Saturday 21 March, 2015. If the weather is looking wet you can call the Wellington City Council Contact Centre on 499 4444 after 4pm to check if the event has been postponed Cost: Free Registrations: Just turn up! For more information please contact: Lynn.allan@wellingtonzoo.com The event will be broken into four sections: 1.Welcome - will include an introduction to Roots and Shoots (from our two youngest members), getting participants to put red cellophane over their torches, a health and safety briefing, and some icebreaker activities around nature. 2. Walk to Troup Lawn with a guided walk, called Come to Your Senses (focussing on using the five senses when looking at plants). At the lawn have some free play, looking at Birds and Eels. 3. Supper (hot choc and baking/biscuits), and activities at Troup lawn (quadrants, and story-telling) 4. Walk back from Troup Lawn with a focus on Geckos, Invertebrates and Glow worms.
United States
We are inviting all of the families in our homsechool cooperative and the members of the Boys and Girls Club where we meet weekly to add to our Roots and Shoots "Making a Difference" chain. It is Roots and Shoots goal to do things that support our human community, the animal community and the environment. Each time anyone participates in an activity that accomplishes one of those goals we are going to invite them to add it to our chain. It is a good way to see how every individual makes a difference. We are going to display the completed chain at our showcase at the end of this semester.
We are supporting agricultural project of community-based members to help them increase their yields and thus improving their income
United States
In 2010, Resources for Health Roots & Shoots adopted Evergreen Park, a community space with play structures, open fields, and a small wooded trail system, for Arbor Day. Our first project as “park adopters” was planting flowers to beautify the park’s entrance, and for the next three years, we carried out a variety of park enhancement projects, including litter cleanup, light park maintenance, filling roles in community events, and the occasional blackberry removal. Although these early projects weren’t directly focused on the woods, we admired it as a gateway to the past, what the landscape must have looked like before the parking lots and high-density housing that now surround it. In 2013, our group agreed that the area of the park in the direst need of our help was that wooded area, as it was least utilized, and in turn, least maintained segment of the park. That month we shifted our efforts to be more focused and consistent in the woods. We also began to extend the participation of the events from our group to community members. During these events, we removed immense amounts of the invasive blackberry, redefined the entire trail system, removed litter, and re-vegetated the woods with native plants. As a result, many native plants independently regrew in place of the blackberry we removed, our re-vegetation efforts took root and helped shade out the blackberry, and the trails stand out from the surrounding foliage and debris! As of today, these projects continue in the woods of Evergreen Park. To learn more or get involved with our efforts at Evergreen Park, visit www.resourcesforhealth.org or email us at Info@Resourcesforhealth.org!