Grant High School has been rolling out its recycling program this month. This is big!
Yes, we all thought roll out would happen in February, then March, and now it is happening, after all, during Earth Month. The waste audit in December seems light years away, when students measured a portion of the waste their […]
An Empathy Map (a.k.a. The Big Head)The Environmental Club at Grant High School, a group of mostly made up of strong and creative young women and one brave and dedicated young man, are well on their way to increased recycling rates at their very large high school of nearly 1500 students.
Our ambitious timeline changed a […]
On December 10, the Environmental Club at Grant had their first of three waste sorts for this school year. Our aim for having three is to gauge the effect of their strategic actions to reduce waste. This first one was to establish our baseline and spur on ideas for changing the outcome of the […]
Today’s article focuses on an essential question: How do we help students harness their strengths to influence and engage others as they endeavor to achieve waste reduction in their school? The question has been in my mind as a result of the waste education program we conducted last year at Alamada Elementary and […]
You are invited to celebrate the artwork of sculpture students from Grant High School! Create Plenty teamed up with HEART for an inspiring art education project to build awareness about impact of bottled water and its contribution to the global plastic pollution crisis.
learned about plastic pollution and alternatives to single use plastics; collected, sifted, and sorted through their cafeteria, classroom, and hallway trash in a (disgustingly fun) Waste Audit to upgrade their schools […]
Kirra Hughes has recently been hired as Create Plenty’s Field Coordinator, helping with school sites and projects, fundraising, and communications.
Last year, I spent 6 months in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. Kathmandu (KTM) is under siege by their trash. It’s piled up in the streets, in alleys, in the rivers, and […]
Thanks to Woodlawn Elementary, Portland, Oregon, USA and PSA, Bundang, South Korea for being our very first plastic blog penpals! This is some of the mail that students at Woodlawn will receive in the mail from South Korea. They shared a little bit of there experience with the project and asked some questions to get […]
Thank you Woodlawn Elementary for your questions. Here are our answers.
Do you care about trash? Why?
“Yes, because when the trash goes inside the soil the plants don’t grow” -Jayden
“Yes, because when we don’t put it in the trashcan, animals can get sick” -Jimin
“No, because trash is dirty” –Sue
Hello! We go to school at Woodlawn Elementary and are thirteen 3-5th graders in an afterschool program through HEART Portland learning about plastic pollution and solutions. We were very excited to discover that we could write to other students around the world (our instructor pointed […]