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start a community children's garden
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Map resources, launch stewardship projects, share accomplishments
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Worcester's poor neighborhoods suffer disproportionate exposure to urban environmental health and social problems. We mainly work in the Main South and Piedmont neighborhoods, which have elevated exposure to health risks, particularly lead contamination. Soil contamination is an environmental justice issue, because it disproportionately impacts low-income communities of color in Worcester. According to the US census of 2010, 27% of individuals in the Worcester’s Main South neighborhood, where this community live, are below poverty level compare to 19% in the entire city. Older housing stock and the highway that cuts through the Main South neighborhood has also contributed to soil pollution by lead and other contaminants. As cities have far less green space than rural and suburban areas, it is of utter importance that what green space exists is suitable for use. We will educate, raise awareness, and take action with Worcester residents to reduce lead contamination in Main South and Piedmont area soils. We will do hands-on workshops that include soil sampling, interactive activities and distribution of Do-It-Yourself Lead Safe Yard Manuals. Specific action steps: --8 participatory workshops reaching 80 people, teaching them how to identify soil contaminants --12 youth trained as leaders in community environmental action --2 door-to-door outreach sessions alerting residents in high-risk areas of possible contamination, resources available and steps they can take to make safe yards --2 yards remediated --1 demonstration garden site --65 Do-It-Yourself Lead Safe Yard Manuals distributed
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I plan to first go to schools and talk to teachers and students about my hopes for this project and ask if they are interested in helping me. All of their talents could help, anything at all. My project will focus on smaller issues like recycling in schools and food waste, and bottle/can waste from parties is a huge issue overlooked among teenagers as well. I want to bring it to their attention and speak with the teachers. I also hope to discuss the possibilities of a "Gap Year" after high school while I have the chance and student's attention. I would like our community post offices to be thorough with recycling, different blanket/food drives for local SCPAS and promotion of community wide organic food. This project is most of all about making others aware of their impression on the world, and even more so, to guide them to care about their impression too.
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By going out and planting your own trees, picking up any litter you may find on the way, and having a vast land that is off limits to deforestation and hunting. This project will create more better food by planting extensively, it will be free of hunting and deforestation by adopting parts of land, will be cleaned up daily, and will make sure that any animal in need will recieve the PROPER attention as needed.
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By going out and planting your own trees, picking up any litter you may find on the way, and having a vast land that is off limits to deforestation and hunting. This project will create more better food by planting extensively, it will be free of hunting and deforestation by adopting parts of land, will be cleaned up daily, and will make sure that any animal in need will recieve the PROPER attention as needed.
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Woods. I wasnt to clean the woods and i will do it when i go hiking and camping
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Make me healthy
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Growing classes for vegetables and planting organic strawberries with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
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Plant more trees and clean up trash with my friends and family.

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