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A group of kids from our homeschool group made simple bird-feeders to remember the animals during the holiday season.
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Every year our school (Tom McCall Upper Elementary) has a "Fun'd Run" to raise money for the school. To keep eveyone hydrated, they provide water bottles to all participants. With over 950 students, that is a lot of bottles that usually get thrown away. For the last 3 years, we have encouraged the more environmental option of recycling. We make posters, send out emails to teachers, talk to classes and provide bags to collect the plastic bottles. On the day after the Fun'd Run, we visit each classroom, pick up the plastic and take it to the recycling center. We figure that we kept over 900 plastic bottles out of the dump, and hope they were turned into other useful items. We also hope we showed students and teachers to view waste differently and make better choices in our lives.
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On September 24, 2006, Tom McCall Roots&Shoots sponsored our 3rd annual community celebration of Peace at McMenamins Grand Lodge. We flew 7 Peace Doves, taught others how to fold origami Peace Cranes, and shared information about Roots & Shoots. Several other R&S groups participated with Giant Peace Doves and booths of their own. The highlight of the day was our "Art for the Sky" creation. Guest artist Daniel Dancer guided over 100 people in creating a dramatic image of a Dove that could only be viewed from the sky. He was lifted into the sky to photograph the art in the bucket of the Fire Department's ladder truck! The best photos included not only the sky "painting", but also one of our Giant Peace Doves and a real white dove in-flight! Musical entertainment was provided by a local singer songwriter. It was a wonderful day of celebration. We are excited to see that the National Office of Roots & Shoots choose photos of our event to include in the new web site.
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We will be making 75 bluebird boxes because disappearing habitats are threatening the species' survival. We asked the Conneticut D.E.P to donate wood for this project. We will keep track of all the houses and report it to the D.E.P. Every group should contact their local D.E.P for programs like this to help wildlife and the environment.
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Our Roots & Shoots club raises pet food donations for the Monroe County Animal Shelter. This year we raised over 1300 pounds of pet food in two weeks.
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The Littleton Middle School Roots & Shoots group sponsored a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program at our school. We asked for volunteers by putting up posters and including the request in our morning and afternoon announcements. 35 students in grades 6-8 volunteered to take the UNICEF boxes with them when they went trick-or-treating on Halloween. We set a goal of $100, but collected $150. Next year, we hope to collect $200!
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Earth Hawks Roots & Shoots volunteered their physical muscle to help the Ojai Land Conservancy restore the Ventura River Preserve. The Arundo donax (a non-native giant reed) is being removed and native plants will be planted. Earth Hawks worked hard filling sand-bags, rolling plastic tarps out over the mowed non-native grasses, hammering stakes into the tarps and then securing with the sandbags. The black tarps will kill the seeds and then the native plants can be planted. We hope this to one of many work days with the land conservancy (see ovlc.org for details). When we pulled up and a bunch of children piled out of the car, the organizer looked a little worried. We must not have made it clear that the volunteers were children. But they were very pleased and surprised with the kids' hard work. We even finished 1 1/2 hours earlier than expected.
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Sunday 21st January 2007 at Edgar's Mission-Farm Animal Sanctuary, 365 McHargs Road, Willowmavin, via Kilmore, Victoria 3764, AUSTRALIA. Children of all ages are invited to join Edgar Alan Pig and all his farm yard friends for an exciting day at the Mission. Become a caring kid and join in fun activities and educational games such as put the tail back on the piglet. Delight in some yummy vegan (no animal product) treats. There will be a treasure hunt for some of Edgar's favourite and not so favourite things, creative writing, a maze complete with amazing animal facts and much more. It will be a real hoot and it's free! Action starts at 10.00am--you can bring your own picnic lunch but please, no meat products out of respect for the animal residents. To register call the Edgarline on 0408 397 301.
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Our group collected food to deliver to the R.O.C. Food Pantry. This pantry served 654 families, 2,210 individuals, 1,271 adults, and 935 children in the month of November alone.
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We designed a trail guide for the town park next to our school. We picked out interesting spots, did some research and wrote up descriptions. People will be able to access the guide online to read about the places and find links. They can printout the guide and walk the trail. We hope that by designing the trail and creating locations to observe, more people will be interested in visitng the park. Also, we can share what we did with friends and community memebers to get them interested in visiting their town parks!

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