My project will clean up the community which will help solve the pollution problem in the world. I will do this by organizing a group to help.
Nino de la Caridad Foundation has partnered with the Department of Education with the objective of empowering youth and connecting them with career and college readiness initiatives through college prep courses, capacity building training, and volunteer opportunities. The Community Unity Project will incorporate a number of student volunteers on Friday April 20th 2018 (the Friday before International Earth Day Sunday April 22nd 2018). We will prepare a map which encompasses the entire area of Fordham Heights and some portions of the Little Italy community. Through an additional partnership with the NYC Parks Department, equipment, gloves, bags, and neighborhood support will also be provided for this project. Our goal is to create awareness in our community towards reducing pollution and increasing recycling efforts on behalf of nearby schools, community based organizations, and municipalities.
We will propose our project to teachers at our school. We will educate students about how the project will work. We will put two boxes in each classroom and teacher work areas. One box will be for paper with text only on one side. One box will be for paper that has both sides written on. We will collect the paper once a week. The paper with one blank side will be taken to a local community school for use by students. The paper with text on both sides will be sold to a local recycler. This money will be donated to local charities.
Reduce the amount of garbage in our garbage cans. We have been taking pictures of the amount of waste in all three cans each day at the end of lunch. We hope to see a reduction in amounts. We are still working on this project.
The project will aim to implement the recycling of soft plastics with RedCycle. http://www.redcycle.net.au/ By adding bins specifically for soft plastics to work and school, delivering the waste to RedCycle bins, waste going to landfill will be reduced.
I will start by picking up 10 pieces of garbage that I find on the ground. Once i have all the garbage i will take it all to a recycling place and recycle all of it.
Jan: 154 LBS. Feb:70 LBS.
We talked to the owners of our local shop, called Melabúðin, and asked if they wanted to join us in this project. They said yes and then we could start sewing. We sew reusable fabric bags out of used material which we get donated. Then we bring the bags in the shop, and if people forget their bag at home, they can borrow one from us instead of buying a plastic bag. The next time they walk by they bring the bag back so that someone else can use it. Everyone is welcome to sew and we organize events where kids and adults can come and sew new bags together.
We will buy trash picker uppers and we'll walk the Sammamish trail with gloves on and garbage bags and our trash picker upper and we'll clean up litter that we see.
We are going to host a carnival during lunch with traditional carnival games that have an environmental twist to them. ASB will volunteer at the event along with other environmental clubs helping out. Also, environmental organizations that we worked with throughout the year will be coming back to have a booth on campus. Student may be able to earn service hours by participating and there will be live music and prizes given out!