Myra and Dyanne
WasteZero is a completely student-led initiative that concentrates mostly on reducing food waste and increasing awareness in schools. Myra and Dyanne engaged students to be Compost Champions to promote proper waste disposal practices of any food waste. The students connected food production to CO2 creation to tackle GHG emissions at multiple angles. The impacts on climate change were well-established. This project was created to be easy to duplicate and we are excited to watch it grow!
Revive Blanket Project
Isha’s project looked at developing a way to take action and reduce carbon emissions by reusing single-use plastic bags and mattress foam to create eco-friendly, cost-effective, and high-utility products targeted to at-risk and lower-income populations.The project focused on creating a small start-up that produces eco-friendly, recycled, cost-effective blankets and bedding for at-risk communities such as shelters, soup kitchens, and homeless populations.
Most Impact Award
Turn off the Lights!
Sarim, Yusuf, and Abd Allah
The project’s goal was to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions by reducing the school’s electrical consumption. The team developed a plan that involved shutting down the school’s electrical systems on weekends and holidays, which would result in a significant reduction in the school’s energy consumption. The project’s purpose was to create a more sustainable and cost-effective environment in schools. To learn more visit: https://turnofflights.weebly.com/
Most Creative Award
Gabriel, Sofia, Harshini
The goal of this project was to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills. The students aimed to provide the community with an alternative method to get rid of items they no longer need in their home. The students understand the ecological burden of manufacturing and of decomposition in a landfill. Gabriela, Harshini and Sofia note that people have clutter lying around their homes, and most of it is good stuff that others can use. With a lack of drives and opportunities to donate these items, many people end up throwing out perfectly good books, toys, decor, and more. The students wanted to fix this issue by making a drive in their community where people could donate items instead of sending them to the landfill.
Most Innovative Award
Triple Env: A Halton Food Initiative
Elva, Ellis, Ellen
The goal of this project was to reduce the amount of Greenhouse Gases produced by wasted food.The students took action to collect food in the community and to donate it to a local food bank. It required excellent engagement of students, community organizations and businesses.
To learn more follow @haltonfoodinitiative on instagram.