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Most of the plastic bottles in our school are not being recycled, ending up in landfills. Students will decorate blue plastic containers with marine life and nature to remind others of the impact plastic bottles have on the environment. Students will visit classrooms and give informative speeches on how the recycling program will work and how often they will come by to pick up the bins to be recycled. In partnering up with the Los Angeles Conservation Corp, they will come by and collect and recycle the plastic bottles and credit our account on a quarterly basis. The proceeds from the recycled bottles will go for the purchase of a water station to refill reusable water bottles.
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We are a small troop of Girl Scouts that have partnered with the original Green Up Day founders to help build awareness to youth. We have reached out to other troops (both Girl Scout and Boy Scout) to help increase participation by encouraging them to participate in Green Up Day, but by also spreading the word around town. We have also partnered with he town to collect the bags of trash that we collect so that they will be properly disposed of and recycled. To date we have over 15 community groups and volunteer organizations participating in Green Up Day!
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We will use worms to compost food and paper waste in our community to help make it nicer.
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Our Environmental Science 12 class runs our high school's biweekly recycling program. We collect paper/cardboard, as well as cans/bottles. We currently have large, tall, cardboard recycling bins in every classroom and office. They take up way too much space. Replacing those bins with these incredible, reusable, smaller, more versatile bins would make our collection time decrease AND we will spend less time out of the classroom running the program! These new bins will each be lined with a recyclable bag liner/garbage bag, so that the bags can be replaced as needed, thus saving the bins forever.
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We will read stories of people who have made a difference and improved their environment, discuss their methods, apply the examples which we can use as models, and implement the changes to make our environment a better place.
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For this project we will purchase a compost machine and have all of schools lunch remnants turned into nutrient rich compost for the garden. We will plant new flowers as well as fruits, berries, and vegetables. We will also be putting together a hydroponic garden. All of the food that is grown will be open to the public to be taken as needed. We will do all of this with the help of the Key Club community.
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Third graders will make a plan with a clean up schedule. Our school has adopted our street, so we will clean there and on school grounds. We will recycle what we can from the collection and hope this makes our community nicer and safer for all people and animals.
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In front of my school we have a 20 foot by 30 foot piece of grass that is not being used for anything. We also have a fig tree and a plum tree with some bulbs that could use some company. I want my school to be attractive to when parents come in and see how much pride we take in the outside appearance and the community around. There are a lot of urban farmers also in the neighborhood and I would like to purchase native bee food plants to attract more bees and help both ours and their plants.
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The project will entail the collaboration of students and staff in conjunction with community service organizations.

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