We will continue to collect certain recyclable items back to the manufacturer through TERRACYCLE.
Research on microplastics in ocean and fresh waters, beach sand. Research impact of ocean plastics on marine organisms. Impact of breakdown of plastics into polymers that are human endocrine disruptors, especially youth and pregnant women. Development of a bi-lingual education and action campaign for the broader population. Brochures, Public Service announcements, tabling at Earth Days, parent meetings, health fairs. Students will collaborate with other teams nationally and internationally. Also with Algalita, 5 Gyres, Last Plastic Straw.
We will fundraise and sponsor a "festival" of sorts that celebrates STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Over 50 representatives from Arkansas and beyond including the Fay Jones School of Architecture. There will be 3D Printing, recycled cardboard boxes for exercising the imagination by building anything!! Many more activities will be available to make it an unforgettable day!
United Arab Emirates
We, as students of the UAE, made it our mission to do our part in spreading the word about Earth Hour by conducting a campaign on March 24. Earth Hour is the world’s environmental movement towards action on climate change and it involves a straightforward action: switch off the lights and other electrical appliances for one hour, between 8.30pm to 9.30pm, every year in March. The aim is to show your responsibility and commitment. This year Earth Hour was celebrated on Saturday, March 25.
We will start gathering recyclable materials from homes (wood, cardboard boxes, used paint, clothing, storage bins, etc.), make a thorough plan of the shelter and which animal it is targeted for and start building.
We will play with a large group of kids at our science museum and teach them about circuitry as they design their own circuit board with recycled materials.
I will try to show you "tricks" and ways to save water. Easy to do, it's only force of habit.. Intentaré enseñaros "trucos" y formas de ahorrar agua. Fáciles de hacer, es sólo cuestión de costumbre.
We have network with the Little Libraries in Omaha to set up a collection area. Once we have collected several books and magazines we will deliver them to the shelter to be given out. Future reading groups will come to read to the young. As of June 102 magazines worth $250.
It is a film documentary project that will be divided in chapters. The first one will deal with food and energy inputs and how this energy is processed by the urban ecosystem, nurturing the whole bunch of especies that live and interact in the ecosystem. The project will be produced in July 2017 and we will need a group of collaborators for that matter. Volunteers interested in film making and our environment, please, do not hesitate to contact me.
To attend the Children's Environmental March in town and march alongside other environmentalists while encouraging, discussing, and setting an example to younger citizens in town.