Our goals for the semester:
- Make the ocean clean and find out what is the reason that the ocean is getting dirty.
- To go to oceans around us and cleaning up garbage on the ocean to make the environment better.
- To inform people about the problem of dirty oceans and asking people to keep the problem in mind when they go to the beach.
- We know what the reason and is working to resolve the problem.
- When we go to the ocean and clean up, afterwards, we should not see any garbage on the beach and the beach should be as clean as possible.
- We could research more about when the ocean started getting dirty
We plan to go to the seas around Kamakura and we also mailed the high school Gincas if we can go clean the ocean together.
We are the Ocean Clean-up group from MS GIN/CAS. We have been working, and researching about the issue of garbages on the beaches and in the oceans. We know from our experiences that there are garbages on mostly every place we go, and in the ocean, garbages are a big issue because when people throw away garbages on the beach, it goes into the ocean and sea creatures might eat it, or it might be poisonous to the creatures underwater. We are planning to go to the ocean “hachirigahama”, or “shonan” to clean up the beaches by throwing away garbages. We are planning to work with the HS Ocean Clean-up group and plan the trips to go clean up the beaches.
Our group are focusing on Child cancer and stuff and I how it affects people. We planned goals that we think are suitable to be achievable for the end of the semester. The goals are raising awareness and raising money for the Organization we chose. We hope that we can complete this goal by the end of the semester
We are now up and running for the 2013/2014 year and a big welcome to you all. As discussed at last weeks meeting, you need to have a think about what issues you feel the strongest about. At our next meeting, we will be forming groups to tackle the various issues and you will need to choose where you want to go!
If you can’t remember what issues people brought up last week, then you can check the board below.
See you at Thursday’s meeting – lunchtime, M313 (GIN/CAS HQ)
Cross-post: Christina’s Website
Last Firday the people who chose to go to group A, which is to cut the vegetables, travled in a taxi. I joined to go to group A, and help cut huge buckets filled with different variety of vegetables. The cutting took place at an outside area where they had no heaters. I thought it was going to be an inside warehouse but unfortunatley, not. It was so freezing cold and we had to wash all our utensils and our own bare, hands in ice cold water. I started to cut carrots, but the carrots were really raw and hard, and then the knife slipped off the vegetable. So I stopped and tookover the camera from a teacher. It was very cold that day, so me, Sammie and Georgia, stood in the sun and here is a picture that shows a star
While I cut the vegetables, my hands would slowly start to freeze, but luckily there was a steaming bucket of water.
That day was a day I had never experienced before. And I don’t think I will ever exoerience this kind of lifestyle. We had to clean our hands and the cutting utensils with ice cold water spraying out of a hose. It was outside and the vegetables went in a huge trashcan. I felt good in the taxi, leaving, of how I helped feed hundreds of homless men. It was a very unique day, and am wishing to do it again, next year.