Roots & Shoots Bottle Collection

  • Location
    Rye Brook, New York
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age
  • Group Type
    K-12 School

The Problem

In our community, we've noticed that students frequently disregard the distinctions between trash cans and recycling bins. As a result, many easily recyclable items, such as plastic bottles, are thrown in the trash.

Our Plan

Our wish for this project is to make as large of an impact as we can in our small community by educating students and encouraging them to recycle, while contributing to reforestation efforts in vulnerable nations. Our project will be to run a drive to collect plastic water bottles from around the school and use the proceeds to fund the planting of trees through the organization One Tree Planted. As a result of this project, we were able to collect over 1,400 bottles and fund the planting of over 70 trees.

Themes Addressed

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    Biodiversity Loss
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    Climate Change
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The Benefit

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About Roots & Shoots

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