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We wish to earn funds through a read-a-thon to donate to people in need.
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Group members and teachers donated baked goods. Group members set up a table in the school cafeteria at lunch time and sold 240 items to raise $120 for the Tchimpounga Youth Campaign.
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Our group participated in the Earth Day Festival at Koreshan State Park by setting up a booth and educating the public about ways to care for their bodies, homes, pets and gardens with completely natural products. We gathered recipes from their homes and looked up others in books and on the Internet. We produced samples from homemade supplies and took turns sitting at the booth and educating festival patrons about the production and use of homemade cleaning products. Twenty-six participants contributed two hours each. We also handed out a brochure about the dangers - to our health and that of the environment - of mainstream cleaning, pet care, body care and gardening products. Our group also visited other festival vendors and camped at the state park together that weekend.
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Our group created a performance that integrated science, writing, reading, drama, art, dance, music and community action. We performed the play, "Paws, Feathers and Fins," on June 8, 2006 in front of an audience of parents and students. The futuristic play's message was one of taking action to protect the planet and all the beautiful animals that inhabit her. We made informational posters on endangered animals, wrote original poetry about the animals, designed costumes and choreographed dances for this performance. Students were actively involved in determining how to get the group's message out to the audience. Over the course of a month, students rehearsed and generated interest in saving endangered species. The audience seemed really impresed with our hard work and walked away with something to think about. Twenty-three participants contributed 30 hours each. Our group raised $60.
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We wish to advocate for healthy living!
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We want to get kids interested in gardening, taking care of living things, and knowing where their food comes from.
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Help with community beautification.
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Our group sold Earth day T-shirts to raise money for our Earth Day event. We taught the Earth Day Network's "Climate Change Jeopardy Game" to students in classrooms throughout the day. We used some of the money from the T-shirt sale to buy compact fluorescent light bulbs to give out as prizes for the Jeopardy game-winners. The rest of the money was used to buy seeds, peat pots and potting soil for every student in the school. We decorated the paper bags of a local grocery store with Earth Day messages and attached information about paper recycling in the community. We wrote letters to local businesses asking them to donate earth-friendly prizes for an Earth Day raffle. We set up tables in the cafeteria during lunch where students could plant seeds to take with them, decorate grocery bags, enter the raffle and learn how to help reduce climate change. The event had 758 participants and was covered by two local newspapers. We raised $500. Our group partnered with Ritzman Natural Health, Ace Hardware, Earth Day Network, Buehlers, Lowes, Giant Eagle, Home Depot and Walmart.
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Our group set up two worm composting boxes at school. We received lessons on decomposers in nature. We went on nature walks to collect worms, look at them under magnifying glass and then return them outdoors.
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Our group attended a composting and vermicomposting demo at school with our parents and afterwards, went out to the garden to refamiliarize ourselves with our compost bins. Parents and students were able to order bins at the subsidized county price. At our next meeting, we painted 5-gallon buckets with the word COMPOST and decorated them with pictures of fruits, vegetables and nature themes. We also made posters to display next to the buckets telling other students what can go into the bucket. The buckets are now collecting compost at both the lunch benches and the cafeteria. Students are also monitoring the buckets until the other students get used to using them. The results will be less waste and more black gold for our garden - also more families to spread the word about the benefits of composting. Thirty-five individuals participated.

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