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Our students will begin by visiting each building and asking the building managers about the best recycling practices that would fit into each respective site. The students will then write a recycling and logistic proposal for each building. Once a plan is in place, we would like to purchase designated recycling receptacles for the buildings on site as well as for events. This would ensure that the recycling will get sorted properly and can easily be delivered to the recycling center. We plan to weigh the plastics, glass, paper, metal, light bulbs and batteries before delivering it to the recycling center. We plan to use the measurements as a teaching tool and to make comparisons from month to month and year to year.
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Our project will remove plants currently housed in a concrete raised bed by the 6th grade eating area and replace them with plants native to Southern California, as well as use plants that will attract pollinators to our campus. Our group will be involved in researching the plants, planting the garden, and routine care of the garden.
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We will know that the program is successful when we actually start making the mulch and we can notice a decrease in the amount of uneaten food that is thrown away. We will be outside during lunch to ensure that excess food from students is acquired and not simply thrown away.
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Our project will be able to provide recycle bins in throughout our school campus and sporting events on campus. We will provide literature and posters reminding and informing students, parents and the community in general ways to recycle and the importance behind living in a eco friendly environment. We hope to begin with recycle bins in classroom and acquire community assistance in increasing bins throughout campus and in neighboring recreational centers. Our Green Team will continue to meet and advocate at school functions and rallies.
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This Roots & Shoots campaign will a) support families keep their pets as they transition to new housing and b) if families can no longer keep their pets, community children and their parents and grandparents will support them in various ways to minimize the dumping of animals on to the streets and the emotional toll of giving up a family pet.
Tanzania
In February 1997, I started the first Inter-schools girls roots & shoots soccer league in Dar es salaam City and Tanzania in general, and that marked the beginning of inter-schools girls soccer competitions. In 2005, the BQ Contractors Limited, started to support the program, which we later named THE BQ CONTRACTORS YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM, they started supporting school and non-school going children to play organized football through equipment in balls, uniforms and travel expenses. We advocate good discipline in and outside training. Good Academic Performance in school. Exposure of kids to competitive tournaments. Inspirational football tours for players. Good relations with their parents through regular community based events. Motivating good performers in medals and trophies. The innate desire is to impart the game with the correct values of respect, dignity and purpose while appreciating players’ individual academic development. We engage their parents and guardians with intend to make participation all encompassing. Today, the BQ Soccer program for life and academic improvement is home to an increasing 120 children aged between 7 and 23. All the categories have proved the talents they poses. A number of the boys (2005, 2009 intake) are playing in the Tanzania top soccer league and earning a living through their talents, and this motivates us and uplifts our hearts to keep on making a difference in our communities to change lives of our children and give second chances of life to others too. And our strength remains to be; the presence of Committed players and availability of a bank of talents. Engagement of parents and guardians who are committed to see their children grow. Good, committed and experienced Coaches / trainers with compassion, love and care. Support from Laureate International School to accommodate the team trainings at their school football ground, changing and washrooms and support related to guidance and counseling from the school pastoral care department of the players from abusive or less priviledged environments.
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We will take a field trip from Maplewood Elementary to the Travis County Landfill and then to Texas Disposal System's landfill and recycling center. Students will take a tour of the facilities and learn why it is important for us to recycle correctly and to reduce, reuse, or recycle at every opportunity. Green Team students will then return to school and teach their classmates what they learned on the trip, encouraging others to earn their 3Rs badges for their classrooms as they assist our custodial team with correctly, consistently recycling and composting in the classroom.
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Students will plant and take care of the school garden. They will problem solve as the plants grow and learn about their needs. They will advertise and sell their produce for the purpose of raising money for a local charity in a final "Little Chief Marketplace" at the end of the school year.
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Our project is the establishment of a emergency foo d pantry. We will be using our mini grant to help us in establishing collection routes for our food donation program. The routes will be mapped out and reusable bags will be purchased to be used as collection materials. We currently have a food recovery and redistribution program which target a couple local commuties but we would like a food pantry program to target middle school families that are in need of food resources
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The project that the students at Donaldson Elementary are requesting will allow them to build birdhouses. The students would like to build birdhouses for birds to use for nesting or as a shelter during winter. In addition, the students plan to use the birdhouses for scientific observations such as monitoring what types of things are used to make nests, how many eggs the bird lays, etc. Students will be extremely careful not to disturb the birds. With grant funding, the students will be able to purchase the necessary supplies such as lumber, dowels, wood glue, and stains. Students will carefully follow plans and when the birdhouses are completed, they will be hung on trees which have been a part of the school community for almost fifty years.

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