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This 12 hour dance-a-thon raised $23,547.14 for the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Student groups danced together and watched cultural performances from all over the world. Our team raised $220.
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We planted trees in the urban neighborhoods of San Francisco to green the city in honor of the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy. The gesture of support will be mentioned in the National Roots & Shoots College Leadership Council's letter to the Virginia Tech and affected Roots & Shoots groups.
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We are making and mailing birthday cards to Shane, an 8 year old Leukemia patient in Ottawa, Canada who dreams of breaking the record for the most birthday cards received. Cards can be mailed up to May 30, 2007.
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This initiative was started in collaboration with Cal Corps Public Service Center. We hope to green our campus and city by partnering with local community organizations, such as Path Wanderers, Friends of Five Creeks, Circle K and the East Bay California Native Plant Society. We have successfully completed one project a month and will continue our efforts. We have been working predominantly in the North Berkeley Hills and Lower Cordonices Creek, planting native species, weeding invasive species, building public trails so residents may walk instead of drive through the neighborhood, removing brush that pose a fire hazard, picking up trash, restoring creek habitats and addressing flooding issues near the train tracks. We would like to eventually expand our work to under served communities such as southwest Berkeley and San Antonio/Fruitvale in Oakland.
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Organic gardening stands out to be the most efficient type of gardening. Owing to the fact that it is done with materials that can be found easily, without cost or much labor to produce. Roots & Shoots Sierra Leone therefore has named their organic gardening project "HEAP" (Healthy Environment Agricultural Practice). Organic gardening has a dual approach: first, it helps to clean the environment and second, it provides healthy food to eat.
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In reality, this project is actually walking the dogs. My brother and I have volunteered to walk our neighbor's dogs. They are two Golden Retrievers. One is young, yet the other has a bone disease and lime disease. Walking them helps keep them in shape, and lets my brother and I enjoy the outdoors. We may actually continue this project.
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Two weeks prior to going to Little Guild of Saint Francis animal shelter, the children collected pet supplies (food, toys and blankets). third, fourth and fifth graders went to the shelter to visit and get to know the dogs and cats. The children had a tour of the shelter. Little Guild is a local non-profit organization that does not believe in euthanasia. Some of the cats have been there for years. The children were broken into groups and able to play with the animals. In the future, our Roots & Shoots group is hoping to continue our relationship with the shelter and possibly help to find homes for the adult cats.
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We collected refundable cans and bottles at our town dump on a Saturday and two more hours on the following Sunday morning. The men that work at the dump were extremely helpful and we learned a lot about recycling and where our town sends its refuse and recycling items. Many people went home and returned with their refundables when they saw that our group was there. The money raised will go with two of our teachers when they go to Ethiopia in June to help at the Mekele Blind School.
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A group of college students volunteered at the Berkeley Public Library to help with their Dia de los Libros/Dia de los Ninos event by serving refreshments, coloring with kids, giving away free books, etc.
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Students from various student organizations on campus worked together in several projects throughout the city. Our project was to pick up trash from the creek running through campus. We collected around 20 garbage bags of items from the creek and surrounding bank, including batteries, water bottles, balloons and even an old CD player. All of the trash would have been carried into storm drains and other creeks during the rainy season.

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