Make a Change Project

Now that you have a greater awareness of what changes need to be made in our world, let's see what it takes to make one.

Choose an item at this school that creates waste and attempt to get the school or even better, the whole district, to use an environmentally friendly alternative. This project is about creating a real positive change. The greater the effort, the greater the potential of making a change happen. Throughout history change has taken place by ordinary people who decided to take a stand and relentlessly pursue making their vision a reality. What will you need to do to convince those who have the purchasing power to change?

Basic Objectives to Complete:

1. Making Decisions  Pick an item

2. Data Collection   Start collecting data. How many of the particular item you chose is being used in a day, month, and year?

3. Money  How much is the school or district paying for the item?

4. Communication   Talk to people involved in the hand out of and purchasing of your item.

5. Research   Find green alternatives

6. Percentages   How can the green alternative be more cost effective? Determine the percentage in savings short and/or long term.

7. Statistics  Create tables, charts, and or graphs using the data you collect.

8. Collaboration  Create a google doc to compile the information you gather.

9. Public Speaking   Create a google slide for your presentation.

10. Team Member Roles  Assign tasks to group members.  

Your goal is to get the school or community to discontinue the use of this disposable item. Let the questions begin!