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Fume Busters

We are delighted to share a blog written by students Oliver, Shreedhar, Grace Adiele and Grace Moreland from Swiss International School Qatar, who are part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2020-21 GSL 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. 

Our experience was an experience that had some ups and downs but we ended up having fun and felt accomplished.

Project Summary

As a group we have taken action to establish the world’s problems and then involve ourselves in starting production, our mentor Mrs Olivier asked our class to group ourselves into a topic we would like to research about and we chose to pick this topic as Carbon dioxide is destroying the environment, what we have done so far is we have planted quite a few plants in our garden, we collaborated with the hummingbird haven to plant the plants and to catch carbon.

We are currently entering the GSL catalyst. A group that has already done their GSL project in 2020 has helped us with information for our garden. We are also collaborating with the pots of sunshine, we have given them pots from planting and they are helping us water the plants.

Our Journey

Our journey for making it this far was not a straight line ahead. On our first day, we were just put in a group and didn’t know what we were doing, we just knew our name was either the Fume busters or the Carbon busters but had no clue what we were researching.

After that, our group gradually knew that we had to fix this repetitive issue which was air pollution by using plants but we argued about our group leader. We decided that we were going to have Oliver Maraku as our leader and that’s how our group work began but we didn’t necessarily collaborate. Some people were confused because we weren’t communicating as well as we should have. Until Mrs Olivier helped us communicate with one another.

We are now working as a group and everyone is playing a part. After we got on track we started to collaborate with hummingbird haven to start planting plants for cleaning the air. We also joined the portal presentation to share our ideas for cleaning the air with plants.

Our Next Chapter

We have discovered many ways to help calculate the amount of C02 like plantation and we have collaborated with the hummingbird havens to plant the Biodiversity garden, this has helped because we have learnt a lot about planting and watering plants for future projects within the fume busters, we are entering the GSL catalyst and are excited to meet other people around the world and talk to them about their projects.

We would recommend other people to do projects like this because the CO2 has been increasing in many countries and we would like this method of using plants to cleaning the air to be one of many plans to lower C02 levels.

The 2020-21 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2021. If you belong to one of the 500+ 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.