Students and teachers at St. Roza in Uganda are taking initiative to help conserve the environment. Today we Skyped with the incredible students who are already planting trees around their community and neighborhoods, filtering drinking water and much more. Several students are members of Wildlife Club at their school whose motto is to ‘conserve nature’. Kids of all ages are being encouraged to conserve water by harvesting rainwater and reducing water misuse. So far, students at St. Roza have concluded that the majority of water in their community is used for home chores such as for cooking, cleaning, toiletry, and irrigation. After making this assessment, students are currently focused on finding innovative ways to cut down water usage for household activities! St. Roza is part of Grades of Green’s Water Challenge Pilot Program. Keep up with the students at St. Roza by referring to our blog. You can also follow in St. Roza’s footsteps by registering here and utilizing Grades of Green’s Earth Tips to spread the word on campus!
Applications available here!
Grades of Green is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Youth Corps Eco-Leadership Program. The Grades of Green Youth Corps Eco-Leadership Program is a committed group of selected students actively caring for the environment by creating and implementing a yearlong Grades of Green Project in their school or community. This team receives regular guidance and leadership training from passionate Grades of Green staff and supportive peer network of fellow Youth Corps students. Students become inspired to help the environment and empowered when they see their actions spark change. Interested in green actions like banning Styrofoam, diverting tons of waste, creating green clubs, and more? Then the Youth Corps is the place for you! If you have a passion for the environment and want to make a difference in your school and communities, apply today! Students in grades 2-12 from Southern California are welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted until September. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-607-0175 if you have any questions! We look forward to meeting the next round of eco-leaders this Fall.