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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Saratoga Springs, Utah, USA

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Saratoga Springs, Utah, USA
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Registered: December 2013
City/Town/Province: Eagle Mountain
Posts: 1
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I am a believer that even a small amount of volunteer work can make a big difference in the environment. That’s why this year, I applied to be my school’s Environmental Ambassador and direct a local recycling program. My goal was simple, to reduce the amount of used paper that was being wasted in the community.
I started out by making a volunteer sign up sheet, because I knew I couldn’t do this project on my own. I took the sign ups to the school club I was a part of, (FCCLA) and asked members to help me out. Many people were excited and eager to help, and in one day I received over six months of volunteers.
Each Tuesday the volunteers would meet at the school and take the recycling from each room to a dumpster outside. We made boxes for every teacher to collect old school work and assignments in, and every week almost every one was full! We also encouraged the community to recycle their paper products through newsletters and emails. Community members could bring things from home and fill up our dumpster free of charge. This year we filled over 15 dumpsters of paper, which was taken by a local company to be recycled and reused.
This small project has made a big different in my community. As we have tired to limit the amount of paper we throw away, we’ve also limited the number of natural resources being destroyed in our name.
· Date: December 30, 2013 · Views: 1777 · File size: 13.3kb, 287.8kb · : 1200 x 1546 ·
Hours Volunteered: 50
Volunteers: 30
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 18 & 14 to 18
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