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We are delighted to share a blog written by students Martin Rico and Elisa Jaramillo, from The Columbus School who are part of a team of students delivering a Global Goals project for the 2019-20 Global Goals Competition.

Their project is among over 957 social action projects currently running as part of the GSL movement and we are excited to be supporting them to design and lead positive social change in their community. 

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Project Overview

The Green Clan composter project is about helping the school reduce cost in waste of food. It all starts with the cafeteria. We already talk to them to create a better plan of serving the food that will help the students and members of the school to not waste much food. With this first step 1/3 of the food that is left we will use for our composter.

Our Journey

We have learned a lot about all the damages we are doing to our planet. Things that we thought were insignificant. After learning these things we have become more careful about our carbon footprint. The most important issue about carbon footprint is that we don’t know much about it. So here is where we want to start. We analyzed and came out with the idea that we need to educate people to start making a real change and impact. When we start to create consciousness to people we will all start to work towards the same goal.

The Next Chapter

Something that has been for a long time in our plans and that we really wish to see it happen is all the school from K4 to 12 grade working together to make a really efficient composter. We have planned to give some classes to the majority of students of The Columbus School.

The 2019-20 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2020. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.