Uganda
The Nshara Parents School Conservation Club (NPSCC) encompasses a variety of initiatives aimed at instilling a commitment to environmental stewardship in Uganda’s next generation and encouraging more sustainable ways of living. We work with students and teachers within the school to improve knowledge about the environment, increase awareness of conservation issues, and encourage participation in fun, hands-on activities that ‘act locally’ to make a difference. We work with teachers and local experts to ensure our program focus is timely and relevant to current conservation concerns. We also continuously evaluate our efforts to assess their efficacy and inform future directions. Our conservation activities will include included: Field Trips into Lake Mburo National Park Talks and Presentations from Rangers and Local Wildlife Experts Reforestation Projects Health and Sanitation Projects Debates Films Creative Projects
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Our project is an educational forum and expo hosted by students that will educate and unite the community. We will have local and regional businesses and organizations that support sustainability, be present to educate our students on the career opportunities in this growing field and also educate our community on how to live more economically, efficiently, and sustainably.
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We would like to help remedy poor soil quality by providing nutrients back into the soil through adding worms and compost. Adding Earthworms into our garden soil will help decompose dead organisms and increase the quality of the soil. Composting will also help our school be more sustainable.
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Starting with my own clothes, mostly outgrown pants (soft material), my sister and I will turn them into pillows that can be used by cancer treatment centers or even the humane society. Whether people in a cancer treatment chair or an animal in a humane society kennel, they deserve to be comfortable. We are learning how to reuse our old clothes, learning how to sew, and learning how to give and bring smiles to others. We are even attaching a hand written inspirational message to the ones going to the cancer center.
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Pups and Cupcakes are hosting a Puppy and Cat coat/supplies drive. We are requesting Hair Products, dog/cat food, grooming kits, warm pet coats and sweaters. Item collected will be distributed to families and our local ASPCA.
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My project will try to make the school more eco-friendly. For example, we will make posters and stickers to advertise turning off the lights when you leave a room. We also have talked to the principals about this stuff, too. We might have fundraisers to raise money to change some other things like maybe adding more efficient sinks and hand dryers.
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We will learn how to do vermi-composting as well as traditional composting so that we can use the compost in our outdoor classroom as well as at home. We will learn what is good for composting and what we shouldn't put in it as well as build or purchase a compost bin for our school.
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We will pick up trash until the entire area is clean.
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We will accomplish this project by hanging up signs near the water fountains in our school. It will make people become aware of the harmful affects and remind them to use a reusable bottle.
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This Festival will take place Sunday, December 10th, 2017. It will feature powerful art works, speakers and workshops. Performances feature works which combine world-class musicians, videos filled with natural images and the work of environmental artists and tapes which fill the space with 'music concrete' compositions comprised of hundreds of natural sounds. These works take the audience on a journey through natural settings and into mythological space. They shake people by the collar, make immediate the terror of climate change and leave them in spiritual awe at the beauty of nature. Speakers, such scientists and leaders of local environmental organizations will provide education and blue prints for action steps. We hope that this combination of Reason and Emotion may result in lasting action. There are two main events. The 11AM event is for family audiences, the evening event is more hard hitting.

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