Malaysia
Our very first Roots & Shoots program started at the beginning of March. We introduced the Jane Goodall Institute and showed the students a variety of past successful projects from all over the world, and got them excited to start their own project. After two intense mapping sessions, the children were aware of the things they liked and disliked about their village, concerning humans, animals and the environment. After a brainstorming session, we listed the students' concerns for their community and areas they felt needed improvement. This was followed with the children voting and choosing their first project: "A Smoking Free Community". From now on (the end of March) we run a three hour Roots & Shoots class on a weekly basis, open for all kids in Sekola Pulau Perhentian (SKPP). Every week we discuss a different topic, related to smoking. Health issues, the respiration system, air pollution, environmental issues and so on will be the topics of discussion for the upcoming weeks of the project. All of the activities will be a mixture of info sessions, science based experiments and games. The kids are involved in choosing the activities based on issues they feel that are important to their community. A quiz about smoking facts, puzzles of healthy and unhealthy lungs, brainstorm sessions, posters, ashtrays and so on will pass by. We are looking forward to see them run around the village being the 'kids police' in a couple of weeks...
United States
We will volunteer our time to organic farms through WWOOF. Experiencing life on a farm & learning how to do it yourself, by lending a hand to farms in need of help.
United States
Our small group has offered our time every other Saturday morning, during the Spring/Summer/Autumn for a few hours of our to work on the farm. Weeding, harvesting, & anything else they may need help with. We did it last year & can't wait to get started again! The farm will be having an Earth Day Pot luck as well... & it'll be so exciting to use some of this years beautiful produce to make a meal to share. :-)
United States
Our club members will spend a day volunteering at our local food bank.
United States
My project will motivate young people to make a difference voluntarily to make a better world. It will begin by introducing this idea to my closest friends and the to the schools. Then we will reunited groups to help in a specific area to help orphans, homeless, or old age people.
United States
In April we will construct the fences and in May we will plant the gardens. By August and September we expect to have veggies to donate to the food bank. During June and July the kids harvested lettuce and radishes for the food bank. This August the children picked zucchini, carrots, and cucumbers for the food bank. The new fencing is keeping the problematic animals out of the gardens and has helped increased our harvest.
United States
Saving the coquí means that future generations will be able to hear its song and maybe we can control diseases transmitted by mosquitoes in a better way . In order to achieve this, I want to educate people about the importance of protecting this little frog. Second, I am developing a harbouring device or "coquiario" in order to protect the coquí in our backyards. Third, I want to involve everyone I can to join me on this journey.
Tanzania
The project will create a very big opportunities for the youth and promote their development since they`ll get chances to involve themselves in the processes of how to keep & protect self health & maintain it especially from diseases, food variates and through clean environment`s . I`ll organize the seminar's and congress accordingly on how Health resources can be utilized to bring Happiness, Success & positives Changes on reaching their goal & dreams by coordinating with Food, health specialist and the groups of Youth in different period of time in a sorted regions and create traditional s entertainment concert`s with little competition of awards for Secondary school and other groups of Youth will be given this opportunity to compete The provision Certificates of participation & accommodation`s so that more group of Youth & member of community around the regions can be attracted to participate and attend those seminar`s & Congress as opportunities of getting awareness about health resource utilization.
United States
Our school-based Roots & Shoots group has chosen to create an up-cycled vertical, edible garden in the courtyard of the kindergarten classroom on our school campus. We started this project by creating vertical garden prototypes out of reclaimed wood pallets. We built 4-foot tall wooden frames to help us experiment with possibilities for creating a large-scale vertical, edible garden that is suspended from a wall in an open-air courtyard. After coming up with a successful design for suspending the garden, we collected hundreds of plastic smartwater bottles and turned them into containers for soil and plants. We cut openings in the bottles, and poked holes for drainage and to guide recycled mason line through the bottles to suspend them. We will able suspend eight water bottles in each column on the courtyard wall, with seven columns in total. When we have finished constructing the wall, we will fill each both with soil and organic seedlings of vegetables and herbs.
United States
Bring a community together that is so far broken that it may be the only thing to bring them back together. Community members, city council, district members and students/faculty members will develop a much better working relationship while working together for a much larger cause.

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