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People in America use over 500 million straws per day. Plastic straws are hard to clean and they use tons of non-renewable resources so once they are used, people don’t want to use them again resulting in tons of straws getting in our oceans. My goal is to increase the number of people using reusable and paper straws, and decrease the number of people using plastic straws. I hope to have some restaurants give out paper straws or none at all, and educate people about plastic in the ocean and how to find good reusable straws. By not using plastic straws, recycling other plastics and educating the community on this issue, we are making the world a better place by not using plastic straws.
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In order for children to begin to feel comfortable with diversity, they must first feel a strong sense of self. Finding ways to celebrate individuality within a group helps each child to feel special, significant, and acknowledged. Students will gain access to a wide variety of diverse fiction books.
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It will be intergenerational activities using the Springfield Senior Center and elder groups throughout the community. The funds will be needed for supplies, transportation and other expenses that the project will come up.
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We are rehabilitating 6 raised garden beds at the Zoller School and also planting a butterfly garden outside the preschool and kindergarten classrooms.
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Students will be creating a water filter to attach it to the water fountains at their school. The water filter will be created using Lego and recyclable materials. Students will research different filtration materials and create a prototype of the filtration system using legos.
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I will create a maker space in our Library. A space where students can use their imaginations to create, re-use, or problem solve. Students will have access to craft supplies such as scissors, glue, tape, reusable, and other objects to help them create new and exciting things or to problem solve real world problems.
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Our "Water Works for Us" project will educate our school community about challenges created by living in a community that suffers from chronic droughts. Students will read about the water cycle, water treatment plants, water conservation, and pollution. They will learn the extreme measures taken by our community to address the water needs of a large, urban population living in a dry, Mediterranean biome. Students will receive visits from various professionals from the Department of Water & Power. In addition, they will take a field trip to a local wetlands area that filters reclaimed water. Finally, students will create a campaign promoting water awareness and conservation on our campus. They will create an informational power point and stickers to share with other members of our school community. They will promote their campaign by writing a column for our school newspaper, the Toluca Times.
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By May 2018 we will improve the area around our school by planting an apple trees and by spreading wildflowers in early spring 2018. Additionally we will create other housing options for bees and native pollinators and install and maintain a mason bee house with mason bee cocoons.
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Our project will beautify our campus, be a conversation starter and a constant reminder to our students that they are all unique, special and beautiful in their own ways.
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I love writing, and so I created a website with the help of my parents, to post my writing and try to create a community that cares for the environment and wants to create a better world. Changing our thoughts, and focusing in the good things that many people are trying to do. www.thethoughttree.com

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