I have realized that even though I am only one person, I have a huge and often times detrimental impact on the environment. Although, I occasionally recycle bottles and cans at my home, the HHW project gives me an opportunity to turn a simple and seemingly insignificant effort, into a large scale community project. I specifically chose this project because I wanted to take part in the effort to decrease our need for landfills and other methods of mass trash disposal.
Dan Phillips once said, “I had always suspected that one could build an entire house from what went into the landfill, and, sure enough, it’s true.” We throw away tons of trash each and everyday. Trash that is not always necessarily waste or used to it’s full potential. Trash that was once apart of our lives that we kept in our homes. Nobody really thinks about it or what happens to it after it’s out of our lives. Maybe it’s time we start thinking about where all our trash winds up. I mean, have you ever really thought about it? Thought about the piles upon piles of trash polluting the air we breath and killing our environment. My issue is how no one seems to care. To change their ways and make a difference. To save this world it might be time to consider recycling. If everyone recycled a little bit each year, tons of the trash killing our planet would cease to exist. I’m fully prepared to go over exactly why we need to recycle, how to start recycling, and some of the benefits that have occurred as a result of past recycling. Let’s start
College campuses across the nation have taken action to participate in the Reduce, Recycle and Reuse initiative to help make their campus a better and more environmentally safe. The program encourages recycling in communities, schools and work place. Through this proposal I plan to implement the program “Let’s Go Green” at Savannah State University. This program would challenge the faculty, students and the university itself to implement eco-friendly activities into day to day operations or everyday lives.
Recycling is presently one of the most controversial topics, considering that while most individuals put across their support regarding the act the number of individuals who actually do something in order to recycle is much smaller. Many people are currently unable or unwilling to recycle properly because the process often requires a series of changes in one's life. It is thus essential for the authorities to provide educational programs meant to assist individuals in understanding why recycling is important and in learning how to recycle effectively. People need to accept the fact that the benefits of recycling will reflect on the future and that conditions are currently critical as a result of the fact that the masses are generally unacquainted with the importance of this process.
To begin, one reason why we should conserve is because almost everywhere in Sioux City has trash somewhere. We could work together and make a program that will help clean up Sioux City. This makes us only a couple steps away from reaching our goals. Not only would it clean Sioux City but also it would teach parents/students the reason why it is important to recycle/conserve. I know that as of right now we have bins everywhere over Sioux City. However, I am noticing that many people do not use these recycling
Pollution is an issue that could potentially cause damage and recycling conveys an important role. An issue we currently phase is trash segregation, students aren’t recycling or separating trash as they should. As mentioned earlier, mindset is just as important as action - they have careless, ignorant mentalities. What my project proposes, are two main part the action and the mentality transformation. The action idea is to develop as community service recicle trashcans with that from the outside look the same as what its entering in them, an example could be a trash can full that physically look like a plastic bottle, so students only troth there there plastic
Being that I was on the board of Key Club at our school, an international service organization dedicated to serving and helping the surrounding community and the world, I established a meeting with the rest of the board of the club to collaborate a plan on what we could do to help. We decided to talk to administration at Boylan in order to get approval so that we could go along with our plan to get recycle bins throughout the school. Key Club held bake sales and other fundraisers to raise money in order to purchase the recycle bins. After we raised enough money, we were able to get recycle bins in every classroom in our school. It was a success! Now students actively recycle there used, recyclable items everyday. Other Key Club members, board officers, and I empty the recycle bins from each classroom every Friday after school ends for approximately an hour. Even though we do not get to join the rest of the students who are free to get out of school right away at 3:05 p.m. every Friday afternoon, we are making a difference in the school, community, and world with all of our hard work. Our next step within this upcoming school year is to raise enough money to purchase recycle bins for the cafeteria also! I cannot believe how much we have achieved through such a small idea, but I also cannot wait to see how we can change our school to be more
On October 21,2016, a group of students challenged the ASB/Leadership groups on campus to the beautification of Chino Hills High School on Husky Highlights in front of the entire school community. ASB and Leadership being the dedicated groups that they are accepted the challenge from the group of students on beautification of the campus. Chino Hills High School is a great school with an even more beautiful campus. However, some of our Husky students tend to leave their trash around. Students in different clubs and organizations have come to notice this and knew they had to do something about it. Students took action and awesomely decided to pick up trash and beautify the campus and featured it on Husky Highlights. To keep this movement going,
Recycling is one of the most common ways to keep America clean. The recycling bins are one of the most recognizable logos across the world. People all across the U.S. have recycling bins, inside of their household. The sad thing is most people do not use them, they most of the time just throw stuff in the regular trash that could be recycled. For example, plastic, paper, cans, glass, cardboard, and even computer hardware (www.recycleacrossamerica.org). People don’t realize that they could be doing the world a big favor, just by recycling these everyday items.
Many people go through their day not even thinking about recycling and what it can do for our environment. We, the school, could absolutely benefit from a recycling program. So many people think that recycling is a waste of time and how the energy it takes to recycle is equal to the amount it takes to simply throw your trash away. They don’t actually think about the positive effects it could have to the school. This is why putting a recycling program in Mount Juliet High School can not only help our environment as a whole, but can also help us see the reality of what recycling can do.
With programs such as this one, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans have managed to recycle and compost about 34.5% of our waste (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2014). This is a significant increase of recycling and it has played a huge role in making our environment healthier. In Las Vegas, we produce millions of tons of waste and programs such as the Rebel Recycling Program helps dramatically reduce the amount of recyclable waste we send to our landfills. After major events, thousands of bottles are left behind after people have gone home, and the Rebel Recycling crew and their volunteers go row by row and pick up as many recyclables as they can. Because such large events create a lot of trash, sorting out the recyclables from the trash can make a huge impact in our environment. This program not only helps out the community by
The two main ways that we will engage with students is through a workshop with UCLA Residential Life’s Team Green on the Hill and a booth at the Earth Day Fair. Team Green is a student leadership program that encourages residents in the dormitories to make sustainable lifestyle choices through education, community involvement, and advocacy. By interacting with Team Green Hill Government Representatives, the Housing Team has the potential to impact a large number of students on the Hill. These student leaders organize programs for dormitory residents and have influence within their communities. The Earth Day Fair is another method for spreading awareness to students. The Housing Team hopes to acquire some free samples of green office supplies to give away during the Earth Day
When you talk about the worlds polluted oceans and issues with our rain forests, many people think how can I help I am only one person. I believe that curbside recycling can help show individuals that they to can make a difference in making our planet healthier to live on.
People Need to Recycle In the United Sates, where the population is inflated every year. The amount of space for landfills decreases every day. The need for recycling should not be asked, it should just be done out of habit. Everyone in America needs to recycle, to help the lamdfill problem, help the environment, and help produce new products from recycled goods. In America there is about two-hundred and eight tons of residential and commercial trash generated a year, 4.3 pounds per person a day (Prichard 1A). This is an overwhelming amount of trashed produced yearly. When people recycle this number can be drastically cut. But many people do not practice and use
recycling campaign. The only way to do that is to help make recycling appeal to more of the vast student population that currently attends our University. How might this be done? The University already places a recycling bin in every dorm room around the campus; anything more would exceed the current funding for the recycling project. Perhaps the institution of a recycling center at the Russell House could cause the impulse to become a habit. But, that would take too much money--with the salaries of workers and the annexing of what would amount to a new wing of the building--to consider for too long. Another solution could be to have the students elect a "recycling committee" to evaluate the problem and decide on the appropriate solution. However, I feel that with the current lull in our recycling campaign, even that would be ineffective. As an altrenative to these two solutions I propose that we, as students and faculty united, institute a plan that is so simple it is already in place in many of the high schools around the state. I propose a system of rewards.