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The students of the EarthSavers club identified the use of single use plastic utensils during breakfast and lunch as an issue that needs to be addressed. The school distributes over 400-utensil packets everyday, which end up in the landfill or become trash on our campus. Our students want to develop a campaign that educates the school community about alternatives to single use plastic and why using less is important. They would also like to create a program that provides reusable utensils to students. Students would like to see a reduction of at least 80% of the use of the utensil packets. This data can be collected from the cafeteria manager. Fund raising and our Roots and Shoots mini-grant will provide the funds needed to start a pilot program that will provide reusable utensils to the students in 3-6 homeroom classes. These students would be given a before and after survey to collect information on the viability of the program that can be presented to school and district administrators.
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We would like to: 1.Clear any trash off of our beaches 2.Plant flowers and grass 3.Brighten areas in our community that need some TLC
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My project will educate people on single-use plastic impact and how to reduce/eliminate it. I will create a single-use plastic free challenge for the month of July for people to join to reduce their single-use plastic waste.
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We will map the park areas surrounding the LA River and the Silver Lake Reservoir, assess the impact of waste and conduct at least 2-4 clean ups this year in order to raise awareness of environmental issues and beautify our community.
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Each child in our group of 40 children, Children United planted one flower each from a total of 40 children. We delivered the flowers to each resident in the 4200 through 4300 block of Nicholas Ave a community that is underserved the community was very happy.
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Environmental Awareness Campaigns: Students will plan and implement an Animal Extinction Campaign, a PLAWLKING Challenge- picking up litter while walking, a Tree Planting Fundraiser, and an Upcyle Campaign. Through these awareness campaigns, students will encourage action of many for variety of environmental and ecological issues. It is our wish to ignite stewardship in our community.
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I have students create Power Point presentations to share what they've learned. We also complete pre and post tests after the field trips so we can collect data which tells us what the students have learned and why. I would use the grant money to buy plants for the garden. Parents and students help us maintain our garden. We also harvest our produce and make salads to share during our meetings.
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Ashtabula Area City Schools, particularly the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students, have been working on becoming more sustainable and even created a sustainability committee to address environmental issues in our school and community. One of the big problems the students saw was that there was no recycling program in our school as well as a very confusing community recycling system that needed more clarification. Our school uses styrofoam trays at breakfast and lunch and the students wondered why they weren't recyclable even with the triangle on the bottom. They did not like that hundreds of trays were thrown away and added to our landfill each day! The students in our school, along with their teachers, were able to get a recycling program started in the school and worked with the Assistant Director of Community Services and Planning to get 2 recycle bins donated to the schools for the community to use as well. The director explained to students why some things are recyclable in this area and why they are not. Students will be working on ways to get out into the community to educate the public on what is acceptable to recycle. In addition to this recycling program, students continue to be guests at city council meetings explaining the plastic pollution problem and their new focus is on banning plastic bags in the county by switching to reusable options. (They are working on convincing our school treasurer to purchase reusable lunch trays or compostable options as well. It hasn't happened yet, due to funds.) Students would like to do demonstrations outside of stores, showing the public how to up-cycle old t-shirts into reusable bags that can be used right away in that store. The only down side is that these t-shirt bags do not hold much in them. Our students would like to provide and sell larger sustainable canvas bags, designed by students, to promote awareness of the importance of reducing plastic usage and switching to reusable bags that will help our environment. We all would like to see less bags on the sides of the roads, stuck in trees, and in our nearby Lake Erie and many rivers that can harm wildlife.
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We are collecting plastics from campus trash and recycle bins that will be used for the art install. We will have our first showing on the summer solstice. It will stay on campus for a week and then will be displayed at community centers.
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My students have been asking me to help them to beautify the campus. They had "a dream" of creating environmentally friendly and enjoyable campus. To do so, they will plant some edible herbs and vegetables.

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