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Our goal is to motivate and inspire change, with the hopes that the initiatives introduced will multiply and spread throughout our community, state and WORLD!
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We will create a worm bin which will serve as a basis for investigations about ecosystems, life and nutrient cycles, and worm diets. We will create at least two vermicomposting bins with red wiggler worms that the girls can check on throughout the year, culminating by using the compost to add to a garden.
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Our project will create a culturally-relevant community garden and composting system that will enable our Halal food pantry to be sustainable while providing services to our seniors, preschoolers, and other community members. We have already begun cleaning out the concrete lot behind our building, which has been used as a dumping ground for trash. By the end of May, we hope to begin construction on our composting area and lifted beds, using grant funding from programs like Roots and Shoots, the Citizens Committee of New York, and Fiskars Green Thumb Project. At this point, we will also begin providing classes to our seniors and preschoolers, starting with seed germination and basic composting practices. We also look to compost at least 1,000 pounds of food waste by the middle of June, which would be ready to integrate By the end of the summer, we aim to have the composting system fully-functional and the garden producing Zone 7 Hardiness fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs that are free to take home by any program participants or volunteers. For this project, outreach will be done by communicating with the parents of our preschoolers' parents, the seniors, and other members of the agency and community. We will use flyers, Facebook, Instagram, and email. Classes will be held at least once a week.
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I would like to purchase planters to hold the veggies; watermelon, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, okra and strawberries. The children and I will go to Lowes or Home Depot and purchase the plants, pots, dirt and fertilizer. Each child would choose and plant their plants individually with assistance. When the plant is matured and healthy the children can take the plants home with instructions to care for their plants.
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We will create a worm bin which will serve as a basis for investigations about ecosystems, life and nutrient cycles, and worm diets. We will learn about aerobic and anaerobic decomposition and how composting is a way we can personally help decrease methane in our atmosphere in a sustainable way. We will create at least two vermicomposting bins with red wiggler worms that the girls can check on throughout the year, culminating by using the compost to add to a garden.
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We will host a Film Screening educating the community on plastic pollution. We will then offer solutions to plastic waste such as reusable items & shopping in bulk.
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Los Angeles, CA United States See map: Google Maps Food and Health Landscapes, Trees, and Plants Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 1 Subscribe to group ...
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My project will create a city-wide committee of high school students dedicated to protecting Alameda's environment and keep Alameda an island above sea-level. Our mission is to work on city-level projects as a coalition of high schools, advising city officials as youth representatives, providing input to the Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP), and educating students on climate change. Additionally, we will reduce Alameda’s carbon emissions to 25% below 2005 levels by the year 2020.
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The Nature Project is a non-profit focused on providing under served youth with the opportunity to experience nature. A collective of like-minded athletes, environmentalists and philanthropists have teamed up to create a fund that facilitates these potentially life-changing experiences for youths from across the county.
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Forest Park Feed the Pigs ______________________________________________________________________________________ Date: April 2019 Instructional Location: Cafeteria Objective: Explain why food waste is a problem. Describe what happens to food waste Identify strategies to reduce food waste Goal: To save money, reduce our impact on the Earth, and help local farmers in our community, all students, staff members, and visitors will eliminate food waste in the cafeteria. To dispose of food and liquid scraps into labeled 5 gallon buckets on a daily basis. Essential Questions: Why is wasting food a problem for public health and the environment? How can we reduce food waste? Materials Needed: Lesson plan from http://www.foodspanlearning.org/_pdf/lesson-plan/unit3/lesson13-wasted-food-lessonplan.pdf 5 gallon buckets Lids labels Direct Instruction: Follow detailed lesson plan from the link above. Practice: Model for students the steps they need to take to dispose of the materials in their breakfast and lunch properly. Feed the Pig buckets will be placed on the ground next to the garbage cans. All food and liquid scraps go in the buckets labeled Feed the Pigs. Fill only to the marked line. Everything else goes in the garbage can Stack tray neatly or zip up lunch bag Sit back at seat Explain how the Feed the Pig helper will help (make sure students are disposing of waste appropriately, put a lid on the bucket when it reaches the line, set out a new bucket) **Cafeteria staff** Place all food scraps from meal prep or spoiled food in buckets. **Mr. Nate’s class** Pick up buckets at 12:30 and place outside of receiving room. Farmers will empty the buckets into their own. Return the buckets to the kitchen to be washed for the next day. Notes: Mrs. Ziegler will teach the lesson. She will also be in the cafeteria for the first week or so to help ensure the steps are followed appropriately. Teachers will designate a Feed the Pig helper each week. That person will make sure everyone is disposing of their waste appropriately. They will also help put lids on the full buckets and get more buckets to replace the ones that are full. Mr. Nate’s students will haul the buckets from the cafeteria to the loading dock after lunch. The Firnges farmers from Amasa and Kara Woolard will empty the buckets at 12:30 every day.

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