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  • 1. Going Green Project IT BEGINS WITH YOU 1
  • 2. Table of content1 Cover Page2Table of Content3 Executive Summary4 Introduction5 Competition & Events6 Help us Help schools I Who can Join 7 II Resources needed8 Operational Plan9 Recycle10 Facts about recycling11 Incentives12 A Green Play Field 2
  • 3. Executive SummarySchoolMedia Going Green Project (GGP) for the Schools and Communities The project aims at targeting schools nationally taking off in May 2011 in Soweto, beginning with ten schools signed to join the competition and having the going green attitude. The 10 schools signed up will be showing their Green Attitude (GA) by cleaning the schools and community around them. The areas (schools) that are the best maintained and clean will win prizes for themselves and the school.Mission of the GGP Is to connect and keep communities advanced and healthyVision of the GGP To have schools and the community to adapt a green life style and to have an energy conserving South Africa Goals and Objectives To have green schools and communities To have South Africans start conserving electricity To have the community being aware of the problems that lie in the world on pollution To have South Africans using green products For people to start having green attitude 3
  • 4. Introduction We live in the most conscious age there has ever been. The science of economics rules the world so what would be the cost of improving the environment? The cost is only the effort of starting to be conservative about the environment we live in. It will only cost time and a need to live in a healthy environment. The trend is going green and the attitudes behind it are conserving what nature has given. Schools not only have a large amount of people in them, they have a large amount of people that need to be exposed to a healthy environment. Pupils in schools spend 8-to-10 hours a day at schools, some doing extra murals. These environments could influence the health of the youth either negatively or positively. If it gets to a point of negative influence we need to intervene. The birth of some of the schools in South Africa stretches as far back as 30 -to-60 years ago. As the years progress these schools experience a lot of wear and tear. This is caused by many factors, such as the weather conditions and unfortunately the notorious minority that vandalize them. Schools are located in urban townships and informal settlements and are buildings that are of great importance and positively contribute to the communities at large. Some schools do not have the sufficient budgets to maintain their facilities; hence organizations and the municipality need to work hand in hand to intervene. The general concern is that some of the schools are in dilapidated states. As a result the facilities need to be re-developed and renovated, including the use of solar energy. 4
  • 5. Competition& Events The GGP will have a number of competitions. The first will be the recycle campaign that will run from 2 May 2011 till 27 August 2011. We will then see which schools and communities can keep a clean environment. The “a green play field” campaign will start on the 1st of September; schools will be given grass, trees, garden equipment and some manure to maintain a green and conducive learning environment. On 17th March 2012 the cleanest and best maintained school will stand a chance of hosting the Disease Awareness campaign. The registered learners on our site will be able to attend the event. In February 2012, the greenest school will hold a big sports event including hosting soccer teams from South Africa The “A Green play field “competition will be focused on greening 480 properties. There will be 10 year duration of the competition; the pilot period of the GGP is 2011 to 2015. Time frame No. of proper- Grass needed Trees needed 2011-2015 ties per property per proper- need ties 1 Sep – 30 Mar. 2012 576 000 80 2000 1 Sep-30 march 2013 576 000 80 2000 1 Sep-30 March 2014 576 000 80 2000 1 Sep-30 March 2015 576 000 80 2000 End of Pilot 480 2 304 000sqm 8000 5
  • 6. Help us, Help schoolsI) Who can join the going green project? Anyone can join. Agriculture and forestry Wild game Parks to give manure Tools and gardening Electricity Help start creating awareness on the electricity problem. Start helping schools to change in solar Printing, publishing and media Visual and entertainmentAnd many more that are named. 6
  • 7. II) What resources are needed from sponsors?Resource Total quantity needed for 80 SchoolsGrass 2 304 000 sqmTrees 8000Plants 1600Goal posts• Soccer 160• Hockey 160• rugby 160Swings 120Variables• tools(shovels, peaks and rakes) 10 of each• irrigation systems 10 sprinkler systems• barricades 30• lawn mowersRefreshments for volunteersFinancial resources for:• transport costs; travelling to the schools• communication costs; information flow through all the bodies 7
  • 8. Operational PlanAs SchoolMedia we have made the following commitments to the GGP: The general administration and co-ordination of the GGP; The production of detailed reports and reviews about the GGP; and Conduct regular interventions to help maintain the new facilities.The Schools will: Have to look after and always maintain the area they live in and work together.Who is involved in this project? Active bodies in project Role School Media • Regulate, administrate and co-ordinate the overall project • Be a communication intermediary between the bodies involved • Produce detailed reports and reviews about the GGP • Conduct regulatory strategies to help maintain the new facilities Mobility committee • Volunteer labour force (school RCL, students and community • New facility maintenance committee members) • Give Feedback Information distribution committee Information distribution (NASGB-teachers, learners and parents) Give Feedback 8
  • 9. Recycle Campaign SchoolMedia” Recycle” campaign Starting in May 2011 schools that have been identified will have bins specifically for glass, steel, plastic and paper. Green is our colour and health and environmental wellness is our game, taking practical action together to fight environmental distress. Gauteng’s waste landfills are filling up and strategic solutions are coming into play. Product packaging is the major factor to our problem, as the streets, schools and communities are bombarded with these wasteful objects. These are not new to the average South African due to the fact that three- fifths of the money people spend on a day-to-day basis on everyday needs is spent on packaged products. Resulting in the disposal of bottles, cans, plastic, paper and cardboard. Some of these packaging goods do not decay as easily as others causing the congestion at the landfills. It becomes harder for the landfills to sort these recyclable goods when they are amongst the other cluster of waste. As a result they are left to decay which takes a very long time causing them to pile-up and consume space. 9
  • 10. Facts about packaged waste Plastic, glass and cans do not decay but they fortunately fall into the re-usable and recyclable goods category It takes six times less energy to recycle cans, glass, plastic and paper than it does to make new ones. This is caused by the minimal rate of recycling; the methodology of recycling has not yet been grasped by the South African individual.School media invention strategy The remains of lunch tins, snack boxes and purchases of food at the tuck shop and from the surrounding community are evidence that a lot of recyclable waste can be collected. This is the opportunity to intervene and introduce a habit of recycling to the youth as a whole in the school environment. It is beneficial to educate and mobilize the youth about re-using, reducing and recycling waste. The direct strategy will be launched in schools based in Soweto. Why? Currently schools look like deserts and a healthy conducive learning environment needs to be created. There is also the need for a financial budget that the schools don’t have. Johannesburg is one of the fastest growing metropolis in South Africa and is the most developed. This means we can help in contributing to the development of the city in all aspects.The practical approach We as SchoolMedia have been registered as waste vendors to waste management companies. Learners are then encouraged to simply pick-it-up and use those bins. The waste collected around each school will be disposed and sorted; these bins will be collected by the waste management companies when they are filled. A start-up list of 10 schools in Soweto has been made, consisting of 5 primary schools and 5 high schools. The list is attached to this document.The motivation strategy Teenagers are rebellious in their general nature, so as SchoolMedia we sat back and thought what strategies can be used to motivate them to actively participate in this initiative. We then realized that they have needs, so we decided to meet them half way on their needs. A competition structure was then developed, including the proposal that the school that has collected the most amount of waste in the competition time frame will be awarded with prizes. 10
  • 11. IncentivesPrimary school incentive list Winning school chooses one of the following Incentive bonus incentives The sports equipment Complimentary movie tickets The library or science lab refurbishment A fun-day sponsorship( Disease day) Class room material Teachers and SGB’s can win a team building conference.High school incentive list Winning school chooses one of the following Incentive bonus incentives The sports equipment Matric dance subsidy The library or science lab refurbishment Class room material Teachers SGB’s and can win a team building conference. Host a event 11
  • 12. “A Green Playing Field”The project will be launched in September 2011 A number of 10 schools (Properties) which are divided between primary, high schools and community playgrounds have been identified throughout Soweto. These areas need to be improved to functional standards. It has been discovered that grass is needed for this development process. To create soccer, rugby, cricket and hockey fields. The campaign is community driven utilizing citizens surrounding these areas.Operational Strategy We as SchoolMedia will be arranging grass from municipal and commercial organisations to be able to mobilize the project. The grass will be used to create better sports facilities within the schools and community playgrounds for a better learning environment. The learners and community members are requested to volunteer as the labour force to install the grass. The responsibilities of maintenance of the new facilities are borne by the learners, parents and teachers (community members).The maintenance strategy The idea of developing the schools has been in existence for quite some time and a lot of organisations have been giving and helping schools function better. The naked truth is that some of these schools do not maintain their new facilities. This hinders development and the goals that need to be achieved in the community at large. SchoolMedia will be intervening in the maintenance of these facilities. The senior RCL group will be advised to elect a maintenance committee within their schools. This committee will consist of grade 8-to-grade 10 learners. The executive team will consist of grade10 learners, reason being it will be easier to regulate them as opposed to matriculants who will shift the blame on the previous matric group.The maintenance committee will have the following responsibilities: Cutting the grass; Cleaning the field by picking up waste on the field; and Watering the grass This Campaign will fit in with the competition. 12
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