United States
This project will raise money for can goods that will go to people in my area that do not have money for food during the Christmas season. This project can be done in any area that has a bowling alley.
Australia
It is planned that it will become part of the teaching focus of the 2016 school year where each grade will be able to be a part of the project either through learning about growing organic vegetables, cooking and eating fresh produce and learning how fetillizers and mainstream production affect the local, national and international environment
Kids Cut Palm Oil is a non-profit awareness and fundraising collective of international school students. We came together as a result of seeing the destruction of the tropical peat land forests of Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia. We learned that the major cause of this yearly ‘environmental crisis’ was the production of conflict palm oil, not only is conflict palm oil production destructive to the natural forest much of the planting is done on illegally acquired land. We also learned that conflict palm oil is a major ingredient in many of the items we consume daily and use daily, from snack foods and cereals to shampoos and soaps. We’ve seen orang-utans dying, we seen people in masks enduring days with no sun and burning air, we’ve heard stories of young children hospitalised just from breathing in the air. We’ve heard from firefighters who were battling the flames with hardly any equipment, who were risking their lives to save others and we knew we must act. We have taken our campaign to schools in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia Australia, The United States, Hungary and Canada. We’ve even delivered presentations, petitions and educational materials to students who are becoming aware of the need to cut conflict palm oil from their lives in order to grow up in a world that sustains life in all forms. How will we achieve this? For our current campaigns on 30th November, we ask kids to: 1. LEARN which products containing conflict palm oil through November 2. SHARE – Products that contain conflict Palm Oil at school and take photos to share online 3. PLEDGE – To never knowingly consume conflict palm oil again 4. DONATE the products to people who need them. We are promoting this through social media reach and vast international schools alliances. See more at www.facebook.com/kidscutpalmoil
United States
We want to pitch in anyway we can. The garden beds must be prepared for the colder season, and there is basic upkeep around the garden that we can do. We are going to the garden ready to get dirty!
United States
Students will be involved in social issues book clubs (especially those that deal with homelessness and poverty). They will continue to be involved independent-partner research activities where students will design their own goals and essential open ended research questions (assisted by the teacher, of course). Students will be involved in a variety of fiction and non-fiction reading from a variety of resources including the internet, magazines, books and more. I hope to have them make virtual or real visits to a food pantry or local institution that helps impoverished families. I hope they can interview people who once were homeless and turned their lives around. Students will participate in letter writing campaigns, create videos, petitions, and conduct school wide assemblies, alerting the school community about their issues and what we can do to help. In addition, they will create their own website that will feature a variety of articles, book reviews, blogs and more about their “Fly Away Home” and “Making a Difference” experiences. They will create a class magazine with feature articles about their causes (and which they can hopefully sell for a worthwhile cause) and build a new "Compassionate Kids" website. We also hope to have a palm oil free bake sale. Our culminating activity will be a musical fundraiser (based on a book about a “humane” cause) that will raise money for a charitable local organization that helps the needy population. In addition, each child will create a “Fly Away Home” scrapbook that will feature their responses to all activities with photos, articles, essays, reflections, book reviews and much more. They will invite the public to respond to their blog posts, videos and hopefully, receive responses to their letter writing campaigns and petitions. And we hope to raise a lot of $$$ with our musical fundraiser, palm oil free bake sale and sale of class magazine. They will continually self assess their learning with frequent personal reflections, partner activities and Socratic Seminar style class discussions that will take place throughout the process.
United States
This is one of the largest projects of the year for my Roots & Shoots group. We need to organize volunteers, advertise, begin collections, correspond with the school to hold the event and much more.
United States
Our project will be collecting leftover halloween candy and general candy donations to send to our military troops as a thank you for fighting for our country. I will do this by advertising for members of our community to bring in donations to contribute to this candy drive.
United States
We will build our own solar powered Photon based weather station that collects wind, rain, soil temperature, soil moisture, atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity data. All data is uploaded via WiFi and accesible in the classroom. Students and teacher will use these tools to monitor key information about our garden, collect and analyze data, or design experiments to learn about garden biology.
United States
Our project will help people think more about what they are using on and in their bodies for their own well-being; not just for essential oils, but everything else they buy. We will post on media websites and possibly make flyers to hang up and brochures to hand out. The Earth Girls hope that people will be cautious of the unnatural things in this world, and will chose to walk the natural path of life.
United States
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