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Our project is to grow produce such as kale, collards, cabbage, swiss chard, peas and herbs like basil, mint, parsley and more! We will implement Permaculture and Hugelkuktur grow methods. Trainnings and educational workshops will be a collaborative effort between farmers, students and youth.
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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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We will put on a community board game day to promote family interactions which will develop early literacy and social skills. We will also collect board games to be donated to local shelters to encourage these skills and social interaction during times of need. We will be successful if we attract at least 300 people to the community board game play event and collect over 50 board games to give to the homeless shelters.
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In September of 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major investment in solar power in the NYC public school system. As part of the Mayor’s ‘One City, Built to Last’ green buildings incentive, 24 solar energy installations would be funded and installed in selected public school buildings. According to his proposal, the benefits would be significant: “The planned 6.25 MW of solar power at these 24 installations will result in a reduction of more than 2,800 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year, the equivalent of taking over 600 cars off the road every year. The solar installations will be paired with an environmental curriculum plan, including dashboards and web portals where students can track in real time what the systems are generating and the amount of emissions that have been offset, and undertake related analyses of the systems’ impacts.” (http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/457-14/mayor-de-blasio-major-solar-investment-city-schools-key-component-new-green#/0) My Roots & Shoots Project will build on Mayor de Blasio’s incentive and consider what it will take to turn the Churchill School & Center, an independent K-12 school for students with language-based learning disabilities in New York City (where I am currently a Junior), into a solar energy powered educational facility. In order to do this, I will examine and assess the viability of Churchill “going solar”, and becoming a state-of-the-art solar panel model for other schools to follow. The questions I hope to answer are: • Why should Churchill go solar? • What will it take for Churchill to install solar panels? • What will it cost for the purchase and installation of solar panels? • What is the timeframe? • What will Churchill gain by going solar? I will organize a symposium for the students and teachers of the Churchill High School. I will invite two solar energy specialists to discuss the benefits of solar energy as well as the actual installation of solar panels into a building like the Churchill School and Center (301 East 29th Street, NY, NY 10016). The first speaker will address the issue of solar energy as it relates to both our immediate environment as well as our planet. This speaker will address the “controversy” some people insist surrounds the issue of climate change. The second speaker will be a certified and licensed solar contractor who will conduct a hands-on training session in which the concepts presented by the first speaker will be put into practice. This hands-on training session will involve actual one-on-one building practices in order to truly engage a room full of (possibly apathetic) high school students. The contractor will actually teach us how to build and install a solar panel! The benefits of solar energy have been scientifically proven and documented. These benefits are vast, far-reaching and, at this moment in time, critical for the well-being of the Earth. As reported in the 2016 Energy.gov report, the benefits of solar energy include environmental advantages such as the preservation of our natural habitats, the reduction of our carbon footprint, and the reduction and eventual elimination of climate change. Additionally, there are economic benefits such as the creation of new jobs. Currently, solar power accounts for approximately 1% of our nation’s power, but as the cost for fossil fuels increases, and the price for solar panels decreases, solar energy could be the solution, even for people who don’t want to see the problem. (https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=electricity_in_the_united_states). I hope that my Roots & Shoots project educates the students, teachers, and administrators at the Churchill High School in New York City of the importance of solar energy by removing the mystery surrounding solar panels. Additionally, I hope my project inspires Churchill to play an active role in joining those schools in New York City who have already received solar panels, as well as those who are scheduled to receive them. Finally, it is my great hope that my Roots & Shoots project inspires the next generation of solar energy activists.
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Our project will inspire the young generation to engage in recycling and a more sustainable way of living. Through placing recycling bins within each one of our classrooms, we will highlight the importance of conservation and encourage students to protect our environment for many years to come. As they adapt to a sustainable lifestyle, they will enhance the alarming condition of our planet and become influential leaders who inspire other individuals to do the same. By receiving this mini-grant, our group will have the opportunity to make a strong and life-changing impact towards our campus and student body as a whole.
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My project will clean up my apartment complex as well as the land surrounding it.
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Our compost will recycle food wast and reintroduce it to the environment in the form of compost where to can help plants thrive.
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Students will conduct a sustainability audit of a local organization, undergo research and present recommendations on how to reduce the organization’s environmental impact. Students Will Be Able To: -Clearly explain sustainable solutions related to water, waste, energy and food, including how to approach them, why to approach them and the benefits of the practices. -Critically evaluate an organization's practices. -Compare and contrast organizational practices based on standard practices, best practices and what is needed to achieve a sustainable business economy. -Apply prior knowledge of environmental themes to create tangible recommendations. -Compile a written report with various courses of action, including references, photos and evidence. -Present their research to an authentic audience and follow up with the organization to record their impact.
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Ms. Baker's world changers will get to learn all about how we can make less trash and why we need to. We will then have a reusable bag design contest with the winning design being printed on a couple hundred reusable bags. The kids will get to greet customers at our grocery store and offer them a free bag as well as talk to them about our campaign!
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What our project will do is that it'll stop the food desert in Camden and help beautify this portion of it and let people of our community come over and plant what they desire. It's all free and we also take very good care of the plants.

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