United States
Map resources, launch stewardship projects, share accomplishments
United States
Worcester's poor neighborhoods suffer disproportionate exposure to urban environmental health and social problems. We mainly work in the Main South and Piedmont neighborhoods, which have elevated exposure to health risks, particularly lead contamination. Soil contamination is an environmental justice issue, because it disproportionately impacts low-income communities of color in Worcester. According to the US census of 2010, 27% of individuals in the Worcester’s Main South neighborhood, where this community live, are below poverty level compare to 19% in the entire city. Older housing stock and the highway that cuts through the Main South neighborhood has also contributed to soil pollution by lead and other contaminants. As cities have far less green space than rural and suburban areas, it is of utter importance that what green space exists is suitable for use. We will educate, raise awareness, and take action with Worcester residents to reduce lead contamination in Main South and Piedmont area soils. We will do hands-on workshops that include soil sampling, interactive activities and distribution of Do-It-Yourself Lead Safe Yard Manuals. Specific action steps: --8 participatory workshops reaching 80 people, teaching them how to identify soil contaminants --12 youth trained as leaders in community environmental action --2 door-to-door outreach sessions alerting residents in high-risk areas of possible contamination, resources available and steps they can take to make safe yards --2 yards remediated --1 demonstration garden site --65 Do-It-Yourself Lead Safe Yard Manuals distributed
United States
We will be mapping community assets and community challenges. K-12 and adult learners will gather data and help build topical maps on water resources, wildlife, farm lands, food production, indigenous resource sites, food gleaning sites, and waste recycling / soil building.
United States
we will replace the soil with good compost soil and plant non GMO seeds
United States
Our project will help feed many needy individuals. We did this by hosting a sandwich making day.
Italy
SI Italy See map: Google Maps Food and Health Human Community and Human Condition Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 1 Subscribe to group ...
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We have weeded and 'sheet mulched' the bed, adding ample compost. We have selected a variety of plants that will attract a wide variety of insects. The next step is finding the plants and planting. We hope to feature 'Showy Milkweed' to attract & support Monarch Butterflies, that once traveled through Oregon on the way to Canada. Years ago the Milkweed was wiped-out and as a result the Monarch migration ended. We hope to be part of the 'waystations' designed to re-establish this migration.
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Get more people to engage in Environmental protection, and know the importance of conservation our common society.
United States
GHS Roots & Shoots hosted a Thanksgiving Food Drive to feed 100+ families, passing our goal of 100 families, in need of a Thanksgiving meal in the Greenwich community. - See more at: http://rootsandshoots.org/project/thanksgiving-food-drive-1#sthash.lDUZA4Jn.dpuf

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