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TRASH TO TREASURE

The Trash to Treasure Project is all about helping schools create a campus-wide culture of conservation. We believe in a teamwork approach that includes students, teachers, parents, custodian and administrators. Our long term goal is to help and equip every Ghanaian student at every grade level (from pre-school through university) develop a tailor-made “Go Green” plan to help conserve resources, reduce waste and promote sustainability.

 

Doing this will allow us to create a cleaner, safer environment to improve the living conditions and overall health of residents in Ghana. Private companies are in business in Accra to help manage and collect waste but this could be done in a more effective way if residents began practicing proper separation of their trash.

 

A number of creative approaches to recycling and reuse have been applied by various nationstates, generating revenue for the government via waste. In the Philippines, plastic waste is turned into fuel. Sweden generates energy from waste to power a quarter of a million homes. Perhaps the most innovative, Singapore has created an island from its solid waste, enhancing their tourism industry.

These are methods used international that can also be emulated in Ghana as well. Kids Going Green for Ghana (KG3) is planning to create events to get children excited about recycling and environmentally conscious activities.

 

Where will today’s students learn how to manage the finite resources that will be at their disposal when they are adults? They will watch how the adults around them manage resources, and decide whether or not to follow in their footsteps. Kids spend most of their waking hours around parents, teachers and caregivers. Much of that time is spent at school. As students watch their adult role models handle energy, water and material goods, they learn what their society values, conserves, and protects.

 

The Kids Going Green for Ghana Initiative applies projects and workshops to support adult role models in teaching the Ghanaian youth sustainable lifestyle habits. Our goal is to educate the children of Ghana to be environmentally responsible, and through the youth population move Ghana to engage in more environmentally conscious behavior.

 

Kids Going Green for Ghana seeks to raise awareness about environment sustainability, using the youth as a liaison to educate their families and communities, and through the younger generations change current waste disposal practices to build a healthier environment for Ghana. We also hope to implement these new practices in schools throughout Accra and grow to serve in various places around Ghana to reduce the amount of waste in Ghana and improve sanitation.

 

The Trash to Treasure project is an awareness-raising event series comprised of a collection drive, workshop, dump-site clearing, and a zero-waste fun fair that educates the community, primarily the youth population, in Accra, Ghana in the value of environmentally conscious behavior. Through this project, impressionable students and their families are motivated by positive and productive incentives to engage in proper waste disposal.

 

This “learning through doing” approach makes a topic that is potentially distant more personal, interesting, and fun as the community develops sustainable habits and discovers the effects of poor waste disposal practices on the environment and climate change, as well as the negative health implications of living in unsanitary and/or polluted conditions. Essentially, the Trash to Treasure Project is a way of providing information about waste management that families can apply at home. By educating on waste management, Accra can begin to implement a compost and recycling program, reduce overall environmental contamination, and implement more sustainable lifestyle practices to limit air, water, and soil pollution in order to maintain crops and protect the health of residents in Accra, Ghana.

PROJECT AIM

Kids Going Green for Ghana is a non-governmental organization (NGO) whose purpose is to educate children about recycling and the impact that they can have by deciding to sort their trash and engage in Environmental Science Education. To do this, we plan on creating programs that are both interactive and educational to get children and their parents involved. Doing this will allow us to create a cleaner, safer environment to improve the living conditions and overall health of residents in Ghana.

 

Private companies are in business in Accra to help manage and collect waste but this could be done in a more effective way if residents began practicing proper separation of their trash.

 

A number of creative approaches to recycling and reuse have been applied by various nationstates, generating revenue for the government via waste. In the Philippines, plastic waste is turned into fuel. Sweden generates energy from waste to power a quarter of a million homes. Perhaps the most innovative, Singapore has created an island from its solid waste, enhancing their tourism industry.

 

These are methods used international that can also be emulated in Ghana as well. Kids Going Green for Ghana (KG3) is planning to create events to get children excited about recycling and environmentally conscious activities.

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Recycling Competition

 

For 3 weeks students will be encouraged to engage in a recycling collection drive. This will be framed as a competition within and among schools in the greater Accra area. Each classroom will be supplied with collection bags that; once filled students can attain a new bag from the school main office and continue collection.

 

In the first week students will be taught in the impact of plastic on the environment and begin collecting plastic bottles. The second week a new medium, clean newspaper, will be introduced, while they continue to collect the bottles. At the beginning of the final week each classroom will be supplied one large “Trashy Bag” to be filled with plastic water sachet waste. “Trashy Bags” is an Accra based NGO that recycles plastic water sachets, textiles, and banners to be remade into functional and attractive items. Students will learn, through their own collection experience, the value of the plastic sachets that are commonly found in the streets and clogging gutters in Accra.

 

For each participating school, the classroom with the highest number of filled recycling bags will earn a “Pizza Party, supplied by K3G, to be celebrated on the Tuesday following the final Fun Fair event. The school that collects the overall highest number of filled recycling bags will win school supplies, 3 color-coded bins to continue dividing their waste into trash, recyclables, and compost, and will receive the recycled bottle playground.

 

 

Workshops

 

Recycled Art

To kick off the event, on the first day of the Recycling Collection Competition, each campus will be engaged in a school-wide recycled art workshop. Creative “upcyclists” from the community will lead students during a school-wide assembly in recycling plastic and aluminum waste into useful and/or decorative artistic items. After receiving this foundation, students may choose to participate in a Recycled Art Competition.

 

Student pieces may be submitted through the end of the school day on the friday of the event week. Pieces will be judged by the upcyclists who had conducted the initial workshop. Winners will be announced at the Fun Fair event.

 

 

Newspaper Bags

 

Clean newspaper, gathered through the recycling collection competition in the Accra schools, will be used during a newspaper bag making workshop at each school. Students will learn how to fold the paper into functional bags that will serve as a “take-away” bag for food sold at the Fun Fair.

 

Plastic Bottle Interactive Structures

 

In the 3 weeks of preparation leading up to the Fun Fair, small groups of students will have the opportunity to take a trip out to the Efua Sutherland Park, commonly known as Children’s Park, where they will learn the steps and assist in building the recycled bottle structures for the final event.

 

 

Final Event Day

 

At the end of the month of “Trashy Bag” collection and the student recycled art competition, there will be a day-long dump site clean-up exercise and final Fun Fair on the Saturday of the event week.

 

Nima Community Clean-Up Exercise

For a several hour period in the morning, K3G will gather the community to collectively move the trash from the main street, as well as trash overflow from the community dump-site, and relocate the waste to a proper dump. K3G will provide the necessary clean-up supplies (i.e. brooms, rake, shovel, gloves, nose covers, cutlass, pickaxe, wheelbarrow, head pan, plastic garbage bags, bins, wellington boots, and transportation to the new dump).

 

Fun Fair and Art Exhibition

The Fun Fair will take place at Efua Sutherland Park, commonly known as Children’s Park, and will be a zero-waste event. This will serve as an opportunity to build excitement in the community regarding sustainability, and for community wide education and practice of proper waste separation.

 

 

 

© 2017 by KIDS GOING GREEN FOR GHANA

The Trash to Treasure Project is all about helping schools create a campus-wide culture of conservation. We believe in a teamwork approach that includes students, teachers, parents, custodian and administrators. Our long term goal is to help and equip every Ghanaian student at every grade level (from pre-school through university) develop a tailor-made “Go Green” plan to help conserve resources, reduce waste and promote sustainability.

 

Doing this will allow us to create a cleaner, safer environment to improve the living conditions and overall health of residents in Ghana. Private companies are in business in Accra to help manage and collect waste but this could be done in a more effective way if residents began practicing proper separation of their trash.

 

A number of creative approaches to recycling and reuse have been applied by various nationstates, generating revenue for the government via waste. In the Philippines, plastic waste is turned into fuel. Sweden generates energy from waste to power a quarter of a million homes. Perhaps the most innovative, Singapore has created an island from its solid waste, enhancing their tourism industry.

These are methods used international that can also be emulated in Ghana as well. Kids Going Green for Ghana (KG3) is planning to create events to get children excited about recycling and environmentally conscious activities.

 

Where will today’s students learn how to manage the finite resources that will be at their disposal when they are adults? They will watch how the adults around them manage resources, and decide whether or not to follow in their footsteps. Kids spend most of their waking hours around parents, teachers and caregivers. Much of that time is spent at school. As students watch their adult role models handle energy, water and material goods, they learn what their society values, conserves, and protects.

 

The Kids Going Green for Ghana Initiative applies projects and workshops to support adult role models in teaching the Ghanaian youth sustainable lifestyle habits. Our goal is to educate the children of Ghana to be environmentally responsible, and through the youth population move Ghana to engage in more environmentally conscious behavior.

 

Kids Going Green for Ghana seeks to raise awareness about environment sustainability, using the youth as a liaison to educate their families and communities, and through the younger generations change current waste disposal practices to build a healthier environment for Ghana. We also hope to implement these new practices in schools throughout Accra and grow to serve in various places around Ghana to reduce the amount of waste in Ghana and improve sanitation.

 

The Trash to Treasure project is an awareness-raising event series comprised of a collection drive, workshop, dump-site clearing, and a zero-waste fun fair that educates the community, primarily the youth population, in Accra, Ghana in the value of environmentally conscious behavior. Through this project, impressionable students and their families are motivated by positive and productive incentives to engage in proper waste disposal.

 

This “learning through doing” approach makes a topic that is potentially distant more personal, interesting, and fun as the community develops sustainable habits and discovers the effects of poor waste disposal practices on the environment and climate change, as well as the negative health implications of living in unsanitary and/or polluted conditions. Essentially, the Trash to Treasure Project is a way of providing information about waste management that families can apply at home. By educating on waste management, Accra can begin to implement a compost and recycling program, reduce overall environmental contamination, and implement more sustainable lifestyle practices to limit air, water, and soil pollution in order to maintain crops and protect the health of residents in Accra, Ghana.

 

Recycling Competition

 

For 3 weeks students will be encouraged to engage in a recycling collection drive. This will be framed as a competition within and among schools in the greater Accra area. Each classroom will be supplied with collection bags that; once filled students can attain a new bag from the school main office and continue collection.

 

In the first week students will be taught in the impact of plastic on the environment and begin collecting plastic bottles. The second week a new medium, clean newspaper, will be introduced, while they continue to collect the bottles. At the beginning of the final week each classroom will be supplied one large “Trashy Bag” to be filled with plastic water sachet waste. “Trashy Bags” is an Accra based NGO that recycles plastic water sachets, textiles, and banners to be remade into functional and attractive items. Students will learn, through their own collection experience, the value of the plastic sachets that are commonly found in the streets and clogging gutters in Accra.

 

For each participating school, the classroom with the highest number of filled recycling bags will earn a “Pizza Party, supplied by K3G, to be celebrated on the Tuesday following the final Fun Fair event. The school that collects the overall highest number of filled recycling bags will win school supplies, 3 color-coded bins to continue dividing their waste into trash, recyclables, and compost, and will receive the recycled bottle playground.

 

 

Workshops

 

Recycled Art

To kick off the event, on the first day of the Recycling Collection Competition, each campus will be engaged in a school-wide recycled art workshop. Creative “upcyclists” from the community will lead students during a school-wide assembly in recycling plastic and aluminum waste into useful and/or decorative artistic items. After receiving this foundation, students may choose to participate in a Recycled Art Competition.

 

Student pieces may be submitted through the end of the school day on the friday of the event week. Pieces will be judged by the upcyclists who had conducted the initial workshop. Winners will be announced at the Fun Fair event.

 

Newspaper Bags

 

Clean newspaper, gathered through the recycling collection competition in the Accra schools, will be used during a newspaper bag making workshop at each school. Students will learn how to fold the paper into functional bags that will serve as a “take-away” bag for food sold at the Fun Fair.

 

Plastic Bottle Interactive Structures

 

In the 3 weeks of preparation leading up to the Fun Fair, small groups of students will have the opportunity to take a trip out to the Efua Sutherland Park, commonly known as Children’s Park, where they will learn the steps and assist in building the recycled bottle structures for the final event.

 

 

Final Event Day

 

At the end of the month of “Trashy Bag” collection and the student recycled art competition, there will be a day-long dump site clean-up exercise and final Fun Fair on the Saturday of the event week.

 

Nima Community Clean-Up Exercise

For a several hour period in the morning, K3G will gather the community to collectively move the trash from the main street, as well as trash overflow from the community dump-site, and relocate the waste to a proper dump. K3G will provide the necessary clean-up supplies (i.e. brooms, rake, shovel, gloves, nose covers, cutlass, pickaxe, wheelbarrow, head pan, plastic garbage bags, bins, wellington boots, and transportation to the new dump).

 

Fun Fair and Art Exhibition

The Fun Fair will take place at Efua Sutherland Park, commonly known as Children’s Park, and will be a zero-waste event. This will serve as an opportunity to build excitement in the community regarding sustainability, and for community wide education and practice of proper waste separation.