Australia
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.
United States
We will try to increase recycling in our school district by emptying the bins weekly. We have a calendar made and ready to go. Members are reminded a week before their shift to ensure responsibility.
United States
Starting on Earth Day, April 22nd, our project will educate school-age children on the issues enveloped in climate change, and what they can do to help. We'll accomplish this by providing lunch time activities that teach about the issues and advocate for change.
United States
My project will reduce boba tea plastic on Park Street (downtown area in Alameda, California), focus on healthy and communicative partnerships between boba tea store owners, the city government (who recently enacted a law against plastic use in restaurants), and community members such as high schoolers. My club will sell "boba kits" that consist of a reusable glass boba jar and a stainless steel straw (hence the name "Straws of Steel") for $6. This price has been chosen to be affordable for the differently situated people in Alameda. Additionally, as high schoolers are the boba tea stores' main audience, our main demographic will be those very same high schoolers (some of whom are our friends and family). To encourage high schoolers to use them, we are creating a discount system with the Park Street boba stores, where, for example, a student can bring in our "boba kit" and he/she will receive a 10% discount off their purchase.
United States
First we brainstormed the ideas of how we can accomplish our goal, and then we drafted and delivered a letter to the store Manager. We are waiting to hear back from him about our ideas for his store.
United States
We will launch our composting project on Earth Day. We will then send the Green Team to the cafeteria each Wednesday to begin to collect food scraps and encourage recycling.
United States
We will meet at a local park (location TBD) and collect trash in bags to be removed. Basic safety guidelines will be discussed (as in items not to touch like syringes, broken glass and "personal" items). I'll provide a variety of bag sizes from contractor bags to plastic grocery bags for the littles, as well as kid-sized and adult-sized gloves.
United States
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.
United States
First, my team and I found a speaker from a distinguished solar energy company to come and speak at our event. We then publicized the event a lot, and got great student participation!
Canada
We will also be participating in Earth hour in our classroom and home as well as water bottle free day to reduce our carbon footprint. We will also help clean up our neighbourhood and school yard.

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