Once you are informed about the plastic issue and how it affects your community and ecosystems, then it’s a good time to plan your community service project to Cooperate and Act. You can use our Community service project guidelines to have a better understanding of how to plan, execute, and evaluate your project.
Identification of issues or needs with your group, community, and partners.
Explore possible solutions together and decide which one to work on as a project
Brainstorm different options with community members
Check the feasibility of the projects and sustainability in the long term.
Present results to community members of beneficiaries
Agree on a solution to bring into action
Design and action plan to execute your project, communicate it, and gather the necessary funds and resources.
Set up one SMART goal: (Specific - Measurable - achievable - Realistic - Time-based)
Apply sustainability principles in your plans and be mindful of the use of resources.
Here are some examples for ages 7 - 10...
Organise an assembly on the plastic issue
With your friends, with the help of an adult, assemble your friends and among yourselves select a speaker to speak on plastic pollution
Take it to local governments or policy makers
With friends, identify a key issue that you think the local politician or even minister would consider taking action to resolve. Then, (politely) raise this directly with them, pointing out the consequences and support for action on this issue. To pass this section, you will need to have written a persuasive letter, explored a meeting or call with the individual, and tried your best to influence them about the alternative. Make sure you take a selfie with the politician too!
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