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Students will reduce paper waste by designing websites for teachers. Teachers will be able to share class resources digitally vs. printing on paper. Students will also design posters for each classroom with a printer to ensure that students select the right printer and settings when printing. Students will also design posters with photos of typically available products at our school that will be displayed at each recycling station to encourage proper recycling.
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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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We will know our group is successful by increasing our rate of diversion each year as our school and local community groups. We also hope to do some community outreach this summer to help increase recycling in our community. This mini grant would be used to help the Green Team build a community recycling program. Last school year we installed a plastic bag collection station at our school. We hope to install more and 1 or 2 in the surrounding community.
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We will know our group is successful by increasing our rate of diversion each year as our school and local community groups. We also hope to do some community outreach this summer to help increase recycling in our community. This mini grant would be used to help the Green Team build a community recycling program. Last school year we installed a plastic bag collection station at our school. We hope to install more and 1 or 2 in the surrounding community.
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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 wish to begin this project at the end of May. Initially, we plan to build lifted beds and pallet gardens made from recycled wooden pallets. We then plan on planting late-summer vegetables and herbs that are appropriate to our USDA Plant Hardiness Zone (Zone 7). During this time, we will also begin composting, using waste from the rescue and any other waste from volunteers or participants. We aim to have the garden and composting system fully up and running by the end of June. Classes will be held on a weekly basis. We will do community outreach via Facebook, Instagram, and flyers.
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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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Each day will be spent learning about their inner strengths through activities designed to foster leadership, and teamwork, while exploring and discovering nature and engaging in community service projects like, cleaning the community, planting and harvesting, and helping to maintain the local trails.
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Participants will plant and harvest and take care of a local green house and will help clean up areas of their community and maintain the local trails.

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