Best Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Explain your project in details:
The "Conscious School" project is justified because it is part of a school, a place where there is a greater concern for the training and conduct of those who are there, and with the project in question, can collaborate with the integral training of children, adolescents, teachers and employees. Initially, the Conscious School)project emerged as a work of geography, but it ended up gaining enormous proportions in our school environment. Based on the ideas of sustainability, we disseminated sustainable techniques and habits through environmental education, helping to train responsible and active citizens, inside and outside the school environment. All the classes were required to be responsible for separating what could be recycled from their consumption for one week. As they are children between the ages of 10 and 16, the room with the greatest number of materials was rewarded with the opportunity to watch a film at school. The harmony between the students and the enthusiasm of all was incredible and in less than a week they had already collected numerous items. Things that used to be thrown away in regular garbage turned out to be a source of many other things, thanks to the recycling of a cooperative that went to our school to collect all the materials in a spirit of solidarity. Through this, SDG 11 will be achieved and by 2030 our goal achieved. As a result, SDG 12 will be completed, as by analysing the amount of waste produced and the impact it has on the environment, consumption will become more conscious.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
During and after the campaign, students, parents and educators admired the proposal. In addition to positive comments in the dissemination of the project on social networks, often our team is approached at school by other students who participated, teachers and staff to express gratitude for the project and that the initiative remains present in their lives, be it in school and home, influencing even their families. The success of our work is present in the feedback received from those involved, which reflects how initiatives such as these can take enormous proportions and reach a much larger audience than initially thought, able to conquer our expectations: the change of habits in favor of sustainability.
Sustainability and future plans
Although this project has only taken place in my school so far, it is effective in many ways, not only in schools but also in any institutions or ensembles that interact with its members, since it is essential for the effective separation of recyclable materials. In addition to being a way to contribute to the reduction of the burden on the environment, this initiative can generate a profit, which will be used to assist in the weekly maintenance of this action. This value is variable in each region and origin of the material (paper, plastic, glass and metal) and is usually accounted for by the existing kilograms of these. It is necessary to make available colored bins that identify each material, being this an initial and unique investment, capable of facilitating the destination and accounting of income.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I'm 16 years old and I'm in my last year of high school. Through school work, I have always sought to develop skills and ideas that would be useful to society, receiving recognition from everyone around me. However, this time the (Conscious School project reached enough parameters to be developed beyond my own social scope, since it collaborates with the 17 objectives to transform our world. I intend to study International Relations so that I can achieve my goal of helping everyone and participating in the sustainable development of our planet Earth.