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  • $1,045 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Martinez
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Greener School...Here We Come!

My students need disposal waste recycle bins, composting bins with live worms, and journals so that they can begin a school wide recycling and composting program.

My Students

My students come to school and are excited to learn new things every day. They keep me on my toes with their inquisitive minds and their desire to work in collaborative groups. Our school is a Title I school, and we are located in a small community where every student is given the opportunity to become a lifelong learner. My goal as their teacher is to provide a comfortable environment for them to care about their work in and outside the classroom.

My Project

My students are on a quest for a greener world. We would like to make recycling a school effort. The students will make recycling posters and visit each classroom explaining how long certain items take to decompose at the landfills if they are not recycled. These posters will show the items that students need to place into the recycle bins.

The four recycle bins and two disposal waste 28-gallon bins that we are requesting will be placed in different areas of our school such as the cafeteria, the school office, the break room, as well as in our school hall ways.

My students will lead by example and become recycling role models for the entire school to follow. They will monitor the cafeteria and hallways to make sure the correct items are being placed in the recycle bins.

We want to empower our entire school to make a difference!

We have also learned that through recycling, we can use trash to make compost for gardens. The students will use green trash and the worm factory 360 composting bin to make compost. The students will plant a garden using the Heirloom seed bank with 42 varieties of vegetable seeds, the Miracle-grow soil and the compost. During the growing and composting process the students will draw and write about what is happening in their garden using their Draw and write Journals. Your donations will not only help my students make a difference at our school, you will help them make a difference in our world!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products 9798BL At-Your-Disposal Waste Recycling Center, Three 28-Gallon Bins, Black • Amazon Business $108.39 2 $216.78
Draw and Write Journal for Kids • Amazon Business $6.79 30 $203.70
Worm Factory 360 Composting Bin (Terracotta) With 1000 Live Composting Worms By Worms Etc • Amazon Business $149.95 1 $149.95
Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim Recycling Container with Venting Channels, Plastic, 23 Gallons, Blue (354007BE) • Amazon Business $32.25 4 $129.00
Miracle-Gro Expand 'N Gro Concentrated Planting Mix 0.33CF (Expands up to 1 Cubic Foot) • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Heirloom Seed Bank with 42 Varieties of NON GMO Open Pollinated Vegetable Seeds all Non-Hybrid • Amazon Business $24.71 1 $24.71
Jobe's Organics Compost Starter 4-4-2 Organic Gardening Compost Accelerator, 4 pound bag • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$775.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$70.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$887.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$156.64

Total project goal

$1,044.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,044.29

6 Donors

-$522.14

Donations toward project cost

-$443.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.32

match offer

-$522.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$443.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Tom’s of Maine and 6 other donors.

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