By Sharai, Kimberley, Cami, MaryAnd JackieOperation Clean-Up
Our MissionOur Mission is to increase awareness about theenvironment at Cabrillo High school.
Our first proposal : Litter FreeAt first we planned to make the campus cleaner. However,due to the data we received from the interviews in thisenclosed video, we changed our proposal to a celebration ofEarth Week.
New ProposalWe decided to try a different cause.We chose to raise awareness in the environment bypromoting Earth Week.We collected clothes from individuals and classrooms byplacing boxes in buildings. We wanted to see if students andteachers would participate.The clothes received help the womens shelter in LongBeach. The data will give us information about how awareCabrillo inhabitants are in regards to the environment andpeople in the community.
What We DidWe talked to people with high authority at the campus.We talked to the Green Group and Ms. Lisa Harris,Environmental Specialist for the city of Long Beach, whogave us the boxes for the old clothes we will donate to thewomen’s shelter.We made posters and placed the boxes in offices and otherclassrooms to collect data on the amount of clothes collectedin each box.Surprisingly, classrooms donated more than offices.Therefore, we can conclude that students are morecooperative.
DataClassrooms had 70% more clothes than the boxes placed inthe office before the announcements were made.We looked at each box to determine how full or empty theywere.The data received was stunning due to the expectations thatthe staff would support us more than the classrooms.
Data ContinuedAccordingly, the number of clothes within the boxes can alsodetermine the teacher’s interest, as some did not attempt toannounce it and received 0% of clothes.We placed the boxes in classrooms with teachers who havedifferent personalities in order to see how they participatedin donations.
Locations of Boxes and Final DataMs. Montooth 20%Ms. Pope 15%Mr. Zeeman 0%Ms. Danger 15%Ms. Doten 50%1000 Building 5%100 Building 10%500 Building 1%
Why does this matter?The data received helped us to determine how well students andteachers participated in our cause and how much they actuallycared. Similarly, Mr. Brown pointed out that the issue isphilosophical; it is in the interest of the individual that affectsparticipation in safeguarding one’s environment.Accordingly, the number of clothes within the box alsodetermined the teacher’s interest, as some did not attempt toannounce it and received 0% of clothes.
ConclusionIn conclusion, we raised awareness and concluded that inorder to get people to care, they must be encouraged byothers to do so.One of the major factors of our success was the teachers whoasked students to donate.In order to make a difference, everyone (including adults)must believe in the cause and support it hand in hand.