This year, our team has decided to address the growing and urgent problem of climate change, through advocacy and service.
Each one of us has personally experienced the horrendous effects of growing carbon emissions, increased heat, and loss of biodiversity. Living in a desert, we are faced with climate change in our daily lives, and we are determined to join the movement of advocates creating change to benefit our future. We choose to tackle this problem because we have experienced dry lakes, extreme temperatures, and raging wildfires first hand. According to NASA, the warmest years on record have occurred in the past five years. The planet's average temperature has also increased approximately 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit since the 19th century. This heat can lead to worsening health conditions and extinction of species. Our goal is to stop this from continuing! By bringing awareness to the global effect of climate change and offering realistic solutions, we can help our community address this issue.
Global climate change needs global action now. The alarm bells ought to be ringing in every capital of the world. "- John Gummer
Civic Engagement Component:
Our project will include the Civic Engagement components of Service and Advocacy. We plan on serving our community through volunteering with the Prime Desert Woodland Reserve, Palmdale City Library, and CalRecycle at their events that help to improve pollution and loss of biodiversity. CalRecycle hosts frequent used oil filter collection events in the Antelope Valley, and we plan on volunteering at these events. As well as advertising for them to increase the involvement of our community. As a team, one of our goals is to advocate for the necessity of addressing the issue of climate change. We will do this by taking part in our school's weekly newscast and giving out information about the effect of climate change at school and at our tree planting events in our community. Our social media campaign that offers options for using biodegradable products to minimize the effect of plastics on biodiversity will reach the minds and hearts of people around the nation.
Here is the link to our project planner: docs.google.com/document/d/1tkGB-fMKtYM4wndvvWkF4CjjoNLb0H3l6nHrjLU2ruU/edit
Here is the link to our budget: docs.google.com/document/d/1N4K5W0rEPDj4uF6sw54vDWKKeiNvpviDzOhGCZd2Phc/edit
To be able to walk around school and live in a community that is aware of the effect of Climate Change. To change minds and help the young people of the Antelope Valley so that they no longer dismiss this global issue, but are informed about it and what they can do to help. We will create this impact through our project by participating in our school's weekly newscasts, which are shown to all the students, and talking about the issue of climate change and its impact. We will also provide information to all those attend our events and the events of our community partners.
To see a decrease of carbon dioxide in our outdoor air and classrooms. As well as an increase in trees growing in our community and biodegradable products in use. Our project will create this impact through offering realistic and sustainable solutions to the effects of climate change at our events. These include planting trees and using biodegradable items.