BOLIVIA- (PRODII) With USC Canada
PRODII’s focus is on building farmers’ ability to conserve biodiversity, and use the increased biodiversity to increase farm incomes. The goal: to help farmers reclaim their environmental and cultural heritage, moving beyond subsistence agriculture towards ecologically sustainable farming that earns higher incomes and reduces hunger.
CANADA (Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa – Re-establishing a Native Tree Species)
The bur oak tree once grew along the length of the Saint John River Valley in New Brunswick, Canada. It is an important tree to the biodiversity of the area. A group of youth have been restoring this environment. To learn more- see>>>
CANADA (Macoun Marsh Biodiversity Project)
The Macoun Marsh is a small urban wetland, located on the property of Beechwood Cemetery, Canada’s National Cemetery. In 2003, Mr. Léveillé and a group of his students successfully worked with The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation to preserve this natural habitat, and had it declared an environmentally sensitive area. To learn more- see>>>
CANADA (St. Mark Catholic High School (S.A.V.E.) Students Against Violating Earth)
At St. Mark, S.A.V.E. has begun planning the Mosquito Creek/Rideau River rehabilitation project. By using plants that are native to our area, students will construct a wetland that will provide our school with an area for field studies. Our objective is to filter and purify runoff water that flows from our school, and into Mosquito Creek, eventually reaching the Rideau River.
HONDURAS (FIPAH)- With USC Canada
FIPAH is a non-profit organization that works in four regions of Honduras, facilitating participatory farmer research that helps to break the vicious cycle of poverty and environmental degradation by breeding new plant varieties and developing new techniques to suit the unique environments in which the farmers live and grow their crops.
JAPAN- Conserving Owls
We are protecting and breeding owls in our area. We send our research data to the Ministry of Environment. We also planted over 250 trees and we made birds houses for these owls.
SPAIN- Nature Voice Project
Students visit the Natural Park “Forest of Eume” in Spain to study the flora and fauna.
U.S.A. - CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO – ZOO CREW
Zoo Crew teen volunteers assist in the Education Division of the zoo by actively participating in various conservation projects and interpreting. The program focuses on conservation and encourages teens to learn responsibility, develop job and career skills and grow in their personal conservation ethic. One local initiative is called “Replant and Rebuild.”
- "The Lorax", by Dr. Seuss
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better. It's not."