World Water Day, March 22nd and Earth Hour March 23rd. It is important that we organize something on the days of the events to raise awareness among the community.
The Charlotte employees have been trained and can now manage the Eco-Silos. -The food waste at FDR is being recycled and used in our schoolâ€™s garden.
The final Green Team Meeting for the semester will take place in Room MC-002 on Thursday,Â December 6thÂ from 7:30 to 8:00am. Â The sole focus of this meeting will be to seek input from community members on the immediate, short-term, and long-term goals for a Sustainability Plan for the Roosevelt Community. Â If you would like to have input into this strategic planning please come by for coffee, snacks and constructive conversation. Â If you are unable to attend but would like to have input please email Allana Rumble atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Â Thank you for your time.
On SundayÂ 16 of September, three Eco-Club students (Gabrielle Menghedot, Johanne Dalhaugh and Naomi Quispe) were present at the cleanup of Pantanos de Villa, South of Lima. There were many organizations present, including Municipalidad de Lima, Sernanp, Scouts del PerĂş, Movimiento Protecbio, Grupo Comando Ecologico and Policia Nacional del PerĂş. We were divided into groups were placed with the Comando EcolĂłgico group. We were able to clean a lot of trash from this special preserved area that has become polluted due to tourism and the country club that can be found further along the road.
This activity was very successful and as a whole group we were able to recollect about 1000 kg of trash! Included in these 1000 kg were plastic bags, cartons, soda cans, papers, Styrofoam materials, couches, chairs, parts of cars and even a big teddy bear.
Although we know that this one clean up wonâ€™t be enough to avoid more people dumping more trash in this reserve, we did make a difference, because all of the waste we picked up now wonâ€™t affect the flora and fauna of the Pantanos de Villa.
â€śThe Give Lifeâ€ť was definitely one of the most successful activities at the Family Fun Night. And guess what? The Eco Club itself held it. The activity consisted of having two teams race to fill up a water bottle to the brim. However, it was not just any water bottle â€“ it had the painting of a tree on the outside plastic. The trick was that the leaves lacked painting and that the water had green coloring so that as the bottle was filled, the tree seemed to spring to life as the leaves gained color. The game wasnâ€™t only very fun as kids excitedly ran back and forth, back and forth, racing to win a piece of land in which to plant a tree (a delicious brownie!) but it was also very educational because, it taught kids the importance of water, and the intrinsic and materialistic values of trees. Certainly, itâ€™s an activity that the Eco Club will be holding in the future. An activity, YOU cannot miss!
International Writing Competition for Young People on the Subject of Water
If you like to write, care about water resources and the environment, enjoy competition and/or are interested in representing Peru in an international competition with a top prize of a trip to Switzerlandâ€¦..this is the announcement for you.
The â€ś2013 International Letter Writing Competition For Young Peopleâ€ť is challenging young people around the world to â€śWrite someone a letter explaining why water is a precious resource.â€ť
The letter should be between 500 and 800 words in length, should be written in
Spanish and can be written by any student up to the age of 15. Â If you are interested in participating please check out the full contest rules attached or email Ms. Rumble atÂ email@example.comÂ for further information. Deadline for entries isÂ April 19, 2013.
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