I want students to develop and implement a recycling program that students USE, possibly bring rain barrels to campus and use the water for plant-life rather than it just running to the drain, and drought-resistant plants on campus.
Travel around the local area to clean up garbage surrounding roads and high ways as well as in the local lake, then recycle and properly dispose of the waste we accumulate.
This project will get students thinking about real life issues that will have a lasting effect on themselves and the environment. I am hoping that students will then want to talk to family members, friends, and other community members, ultimately using the theme "knowledge is power" to encourage change and awareness. As a final activity, Students will design posters in groups to illustrate their positive message for change, and hope for the future.
We visited our 10 local primary schools that were taught about the environment, as to what it is and what makes up an environment. Amongst others the learners were taught about living things and non-living things that shape up an environment. After elaborating more on that we grouped the learners to have a discussion on what environmental problems are they facing in their communities, they then had to come up with solutions, which amongst the many was a cleaning campaign in their school yard. Thank you to the Bush babies that were able to solve one of the many environmental problems. We also taught them about the human impact on both living and non living factors as we came up with solutions.
Students, and faculty, will become more aware of what an inch of rain is. Collected water will be used to grow, and ultimately harvest, vegetables and ornamental flowers. Rain garden will return rain water to ground instead of asphalt, cement and gutters draining rainfall directly to the ocean.
Week 1 – Understand project plan for the campuses Week 2 – Outline main concept to 11th and 12th graders Walk through middle school/high school campuses to identify best locations Week 3 - Mapping of both campuses buildings & plan to collaborate with 5th and 6th graders Week 4 – Collaborate with 5th/6th graders and walk through campus to identify locations for rainbarrels Week 5 – Photograph locations for each rain barrel Week 6 – Submit proposal for funding rain barrels to Jane Goodall Institute Week 7 – Purchase rain barrels Week 8 – Install rain barrels & develop protocol where water will be used after rainfall Week 9 – Celebration for completion of rain barrel project with both campuses during Lavender Faire (school raising event) Week 10 or later – Take photos after the celebration event and after the first rainfall with students watering plants from rain barrel Week 11 or later – Write articles to local newspapers about the event and why it is important
I will initially start a community recycling project at kuruwitu conservation Welfare Association neighbourhoods. I am a volunteer at kuruwitu and will be running the recycling project. I am studying permaculture. I hope to use green waste and paper waste as tools in enriching the soil. The study of Permaculture is to rebuild the land. I aim for zero to landfill in my recycling project.
We will bring together more than 15 Roots & Shoots groups in Los Angeles and they will display their projects to the public at the Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair at the LA Arboretum.
We will attract community residents with the 6 bands and multicultural dance troupes performing, the varied vendors - including companies and resources presenting Peace initiatives, environmental initiatives, handmade items, and refreshments. We have a silent auction of items donated by folks in the community, and an art show where local artists create peace dove themed art. We will also invite all to plant a plant in honor of a loved on in the Chakra Garden at the Jackson Ranch, where the event is held. We are currently seeking T-shirt and Goody Bag sponsors.
It's already been started... a campaign has sprung in Bang Sai Witthaya School (Bang Sai District) in Ayutthaya Province. They are the first school to take action – where they developed a recycling program and brought awareness to their community.