India
We would like to learn from the Roots and Shoots program, how to work more effectively with the community; not just with providing sustainable waste management solutions (to people around protected areas where no system of waste management has ever existed) but also with improving living standards and increasing livelihood options for the community members.
United States
First, students chose an environmental problem and a team to research the problem. Students write letters to businesses and organizations requesting information to distribute to the public. Next, students create a display board and creative props to use when they present their projects in a local park for Earth Day. The Earth Day projects are presented to parents at our school's Spring Open House. Students arrange with local businesses to display their Earth Day projects for a week downtown to further educate our local community. Students write to our local government representatives to promote their environmental solutions. Students participate in a variety of environmental action activities, from microtrash clean up to protect our local California condors, to riding electric skateboards, to solar energy promotions. Students create an Earth Day in the Park movie and post it to different websites or social media, to help educate our global community.
United States
Our project will create monofilament recycling containers, place them at frequented areas in our town where we have identified an increase in monofilament trash. We will then monitor and empty these containers on a regular basis and send the monofilament to the Berkley Institute of Conservation for recycling.
United States
Our project will be to create different types of activities for children (ages 3-10) that get them moving and get them interested in learning more about wildlife. We put together different stations: one was a venomous vs. nonvenomous snake identification talk with an albino corn snake. We used the snake so kids can touch her and learn that snakes aren't actually so scary! We had a couple crafts: bird feeders with sun butter and bird feed and an elephant craft. Since it was the day before Easter, we made an Easter egg hunt! We filled eggs with different kinds of candy and different pictures of local wildlife with little facts underneath. Then after they had collected them all, they could come talk to the volunteers about the local wildlife! There was also an oil spill station, where kids were able to see the impacts of oil on feathers and get to feel how different water is with oil in it.
United States
Several students work at a local family-owned restaurant. They noticed that food such as the outer leaves of lettuce, melon rinds, celery tops, and the like were being thrown away. In their concern about the wasted food, the students noticed a wildlife refuge, Izzy's Pond, in the community. After some brainstorming, the students decided by majority vote to collect the vegetation at the restaurant. The leafy parts will be donated to the fowl life at Izzy's Pond. The rest will be composted for a community garden.
United States
Find a worthy cause for your group, school, join www.eco-cell.com, enter your organization information, enter the name and address of your cause, collect all the electronics, request a shipping label, and ship them to Eco-cell. Schools, businesses, churches, and any other organization are welcomed to join and help keep cell phone, MP3 players, circuit boards, rechargeable batteries and more out of land fills and to slow the mining of precious minerals where endangered species live.
Canada
We will start with recycling all the items our local depot takes: tin, hard plastic, foam trays, paper, cardboard, beverage containers, milk containers. Members will educate other students as to what can and cannot go into the recycle bins. Members will learn to sort items weekly in preparation for parents to take to the recycling depot. They will also share a "zero waste helpful tip" each week for the whole school to focus on and learn.
United States
We will create jewelry and other DIY crafts with recycled and natural materials, and sell them with 100% of profits going towards the Jane Goodall Institute, serving humans, animals, and the environment.
United States
We will hand make cards with written facts and drawings (along with a kind message) to spread awareness about endangered animals and pollution and deliver them to a local hospital and nursing home to hopefully brighten people's day while also promoting green education.
United States
Hopefully, the posters will be placed in areas for our school and community to see so that people can help us make our school campus and Tucson a better place to live. We want to help instill pride and get more people doing their part to do what is right for the community. We will begin our projects once we return from spring break. Rather than focus on just one area, the class wanted to break up into smaller groups to cover the following ideas: recycle/reuse/reduce, the hazards of littering, and the importance of planting and taking care of our desert vegetation.

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