We’re thrilled to share this year’s Project ReCharge student projects with you all this year! Project ReCharge teachers and students have worked so hard this year to come up with some incredible sustainability projects!

About Project ReCharge Student Projects

As part of Project ReCharge, students utilize STEAM concepts, skills, and real-world data to develop sustainability projects aimed at reducing energy and resource use in their homes, school, and community. Students research energy and sustainability issues within their community, work alongside industry professionals, and present their findings through Public Service Announcements, Green School Certification, Energy Star Certification, Civic Engagement Projects, and Sustainability Proposals.

Student projects are shared with the community, including school administrators, parents, community members, decision-makers, and YOU!  Funding for select projects is secured through local school districts, partners, and individual donors. We collaborate with CLEAResult and others to ensure accurate energy savings, and the rebates from NV Energy are then used to fund additional projects in the future.

Impact to Date

Project ReCharge has reached 135 schools and 18 school districts, provided teachers with over 10,414 hours of professional learning, and engaged 89,549 students with an interactive, hands-on STEAM curriculum. This resulted in $1.29 million in savings based on 10,418+ MWh of energy savings as a direct result of student-driven sustainability projects. These savings are equivalent to removing 1,591 combustion cars from the road and powering 930 American homes for one year.


Teachers & Students

Congratulations on completing your student projects! You and your class have worked so hard and we are so proud of you!

We invite you to explore projects from other schools, grade levels, and states! Vote on your favorites, share your projects with family & friends, and reflect on all the hard work you did this past year!

Business Partners & Community Members

Thank you for supporting Project ReCharge Student Projects! We can’t do this meaningful work without your help. When you donate to a project, you make a student dream a reality! Donate today!
Any questions? Email office@envirolution.org

2024 student projects are supported in part by:


Student Projects

Check out the incredible work of our Project ReCharge classes below. Students can submit projects individually, in groups, or as an entire class. Additionally, projects range from PSAs and research all the way to community projects, and as such, not all projects require funding. Projects are sorted into projects requesting funding, projects not requesting funding, and projects awaiting completion. Check back over the next month for more finalized projects as teachers and students turn them in!

Through student-driven sustainability projects, students learn valuable skills such as project management, research, collaboration, critical thinking, and so many others. Project ReCharge aims to equip students not just with the knowledge of current sustainability issues, but with the skills to face the sustainability issues of tomorrow. Click here to learn more about Project ReCharge.

Please note: For confidentiality, student privacy, and compliance with educational law, some student information has been redacted.

Hint: we recommend using the navigation buttons throughout the page to jump between submission types. Additionally, if you’re interested in seeing specific states, topics, or teacher projects, we recommend pressing control+F and searching for the specific criteria! (Example: press control+F and then type “garden” to find all projects about gardens!)

Projects that receive their full funding goal will be implemented, so we encourage you to share your favorite projects!




Projects Seeking Funding

*Please note – Project costs are calculated by students & teachers. Envirolution adds 20% to the project cost to cover the Envirolution staff time to help coordinate the logistics of implementation and prepare for unexpected costs. If you have any questions, please contact the Envirolution team at office@envirolution.org

Project Name: CC Meneley Greenhouse Project
School: CC Meneley Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Christen Vice
Summary: Students are enthusiastic about the idea of a school greenhouse, eager to learn about plant care and environmental stewardship. Each grade level will have its own flower bed, with a shared sensory box for kindergarten and preschool. Fruits and vegetables will be grown in rotation in the beds, offering hands-on learning opportunities.
Funding Requested: $4324.80 ($3604.00 + 20% for Envirolution logistics & unexpected costs)
Tags/topic: Community project, greenhouse, garden
Click here to view project media

Project Name: School Garden Proposal
School: Heritage Homeschool
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Cali Holman
Summary: Last year, GM Heritage Homeschool students secured funding for a greenhouse, now being built by Thriving Roots. The greenhouse aims to reduce spending and emissions from store-bought produce, making the student-run Hot Lunch Program more sustainable. To complete the project, they’re seeking supplies including stock tanks, soil, and seeds, estimating significant cost and emissions reductions once operational, benefiting both their business and the environment.
Funding Requested: $2400 ($2000 + 20% for Envirolution logistics & unexpected costs)
Tags/topic: Community project, greenhouse, garden
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Project Name: Energy Bike
School: Foster CTE Center
Location: Maine
Teacher’s Name: Jake Bogar
Summary: Students at Foster CTE Center School are attempting to build a couple of energy-generating bikes to use and share on the East Coast with the schools participating in Project Recharge. Some material lists have been shared with us but some research and planning needs to be done to make sure we can make safe and effective demonstration bikes.
Funding Requested: $1,340.02*
Tags/topic: Community Project, renewable energy
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Projects Not Seeking Funding

Project Name: Sierra ELS Earth Day
School: Sierra Expeditionary Learning School
Location: California
Teacher’s Name: Lorenzo Worster
Summary: Lorenzo Worster’s classes at SELS organized an event for Earth Day. The event featured banners from 5 different schools all showing each school’s “warming stripes” – a demonstration of the global average temperature each year since 1850 in shades of blue and red.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: community event
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Project Name: Achieving Net Energy Neutrality at MTA
School: Mt. Ararat High School
Location: Maine
Teacher’s Name: Daniel Gibson
Summary: The objective of this project is to determine whether MTA can achieve carbon neutrality within its campus and provide recommendations for how MTA High School can be more energy efficient. In doing so, we are going to calculate how much energy the rooftop solar panels are creating each month as well as how much energy the building is using. We are looking at other sources of energy such as the school’s geothermal system and natural gas usage. Within this project we’re proposing recommendations to meet the goal of carbon neutrality.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Community project, data collection, research, carbon neutrality
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Project Name: Carbon Sequestration Study of MTA Forests
School: Mt. Ararat High School
Location: Maine
Teacher’s Name: Daniel Gibson
Summary: The purpose of this project is to estimate the amount of carbon sequestration stored in the forested area within the property boundaries of Mt. Ararat High School. These numbers will help to inform a second project that is trying to determine the question of MTA’s ability to mitigate annual C02 emissions. Student researchers started the project by choosing thirteen forested plots on the Mt. Ararat High School property. While stationed, a student used a ten-inch angle gauge and rotated in a clockwise motion to measure specific trees that fit into the marked area. After recording the data from each plot, an online calculator was used to determine the amount of carbon stored in the forested area within Mt. Ararat High School property.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Community project, data collection, research, carbon sequestration
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Project Name: Student Feedback on Climate Issues
School: Mt. Ararat High School
Location: Maine
Teacher’s Name: Daniel Gibson
Summary: Students set out to evaluate student opinions on climate change to guide the town’s decision-making. To do this, they designed a survey asking questions about demographics, concerns, observations, and overall opinions. These results can now be used to assist the town of Topsham, Maine in designing their climate action plan.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Community Project, data collection, research, carbon sequestration
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Project Name: Reducing Fumes
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: EVMS students are developing a project that aims to tackle excessive gas emissions by promoting electric cars for daily commuting and increasing solar panel usage to reduce electricity waste. Additionally, renting e-bikes with batteries from Envirolution could help power school appliances, emphasizing the importance of protecting the Earth through sustainable practices.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Community project, emissions, renewable energy, PSA
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Project Name: Project Clear
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: The goal of this project is to maintain the cleanliness of the lake every two months to ensure the safety of the animals. The aim is to establish a recurring event that attracts participants regularly, emphasizing the importance of proper waste disposal. By collecting litter, particularly plastic, and recycling it, the project seeks to prevent depletion of resources and promote reuse for environmental sustainability.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, littering/pollution
Click here to view the project website

Project Name: Project Spark
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: EVMS students are working on a project that emphasizes the importance of clean and renewable energy. By prioritizing safe and efficient energy sources, such as renewables, it aims to reduce carbon emissions and address multiple environmental challenges simultaneously.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, renewable energy
Click here to view student project website

Project Name: EV Charging Stations
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: To support the government’s initiative to promote electric car sales and increase dealership revenue, Eagle Valley MS students are proposing installing charging stations at schools in the Carson City School District. Ensuring at least one or two stations at each school would facilitate convenient charging for teachers who drive electric vehicles, potentially saving them time and reducing the need to find alternative charging stations. This initiative aims to support teachers by providing a convenient charging solution during the day, potentially freeing up their time and reducing concerns about charging availability.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, EVs
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Project Name: Tucson Fossil Fuels PSA
School: Douglas Elementary School
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Jr
Summary: Students propose developing a public service announcement in the form of a slideshow to educate the community on ways in which they can decrease their consumption of fossil fuels. Students have learned about the negative effects of air pollution on their environment and health. This project would take their knowledge and apply it to encouraging realistic behavioral changes in their community.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, fossil fuels
Click here to view project media/presentation

Project Name: Personal Garden PSA
School: Douglas Elementary School
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Jr
Summary: This student is creating a PSA magazine article outlining the costs of starting a small home garden to promote self-sufficiency and reduce carbon footprints. The project aims to educate the community on the ease and benefits of home gardening.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, school garden
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Project Name: Creating a School Composting Program
School: Douglas Elementary School
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Jr
Summary: Students research what it would take to create a composting system at school to reduce cafeteria food waste. Inspired by another school’s model, they plan to build composting “bays” using hardwood panels and hardware.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: community project, composting
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Project Name: Tucson Recycling PSA 1
School: Douglas Elementary School
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Jr
Summary: Students plan to create a poster PSA to educate the school community on recycling guidelines in Tucson, addressing issues with non-recyclable materials in collection bins and landfill contamination. Motivated by the negative effects of littering, they aim to encourage proper waste disposal through recycling education.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, recycling
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Project Name: Ride R Charge
School: Doral Academy of Northern Nevada
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Leigh Metcalfe
Summary: Doral students want to address the challenges faced by Reno’s unhoused community as they face extreme temperatures. Students propose the invention of a device that attaches to bicycles and generate kinetic energy for charging electronic devices. Ultimately they hope to create a compact, durable device made from recycled materials, equipped with a battery port and charger outlet for convenience.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, battery, development, inventions
Click here to see the project video!

Project Name: Recycling Writing Utensils
School: Mast Landing School
Location: Maine
Teacher’s Name: Gayle Wolotsky
Summary: Students at Mast Landing School plan to recycle used writing utensils to prevent them from entering landfills, utilizing a free drop-off location at Staples. They will promote the initiative school-wide, distribute collection bins, and weigh the markers collected to quantify their impact. Additionally, they aim to expand the program to include other recyclable school supplies based on the success of the initial effort
Funding Requested: Unknown
Tags/topic: community project, recycling
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Project Name: PSA – growing food
School: Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
Location: Maine
Teacher’s Name: Ellis Dixon
Summary: Students are creating a PSA about growing your own food. It gives reasons why people should grow their own food. This PSA is in the form of a comic strip.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, Gardening
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Project Name: PSA – making your home environmentally friendly
School: Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
Location: Maine
Teacher’s Name: Ellis Dixon
Summary: Students are creating a PSA on how to make your home more environmentally friendly. This PSA will give a few ways that people can do that.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, sustainability
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Project Name: PSA about recycling
School: Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
Location: Maine
Teacher’s Name: Ellis Dixon
Summary: Students are creating a PSA about recycling. It will give a fact about how many bottles and cans are not recycled. Then it will give 3 reasons why we should recycle.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, recycling
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Project Name: PSA – paper consumption
School: Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
Location: Maine
Teacher’s Name: Ellis Dixon
Summary: Students are creating a PSA about using too much paper in schools. It will give reasons and facts that explain why it is bad. It will also give a solution of using computers in school instead of paper.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, paper consumption
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Project Name: PSA Project on Water Conservation #1
School: CC Meneley Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Alicia Hill
Summary: 5th grade students will create PSA’s on water conservation using art supplies, stop motion animation, or Hummingbird Robots. They’ll study water distribution, the water cycle, and read “One Well: The Story of Water on Earth” by Rochelle Strauss for inspiration. Working individually or in pairs, they’ll craft PSA’s based on their research, with each class selecting the top 3 submissions to share with Project Recharge, totaling 6 PSA’s for submission.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, water conservation
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Project Name: PSA Project on Water Conservation #2
School: CC Meneley Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Alicia Hill
Summary: 5th grade students will create PSA’s on water conservation using art supplies, stop motion animation, or Hummingbird Robots. They’ll study water distribution, the water cycle, and read “One Well: The Story of Water on Earth” by Rochelle Strauss for inspiration. Working individually or in pairs, they’ll craft PSA’s based on their research.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, water conservation
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Project Name: PSA Project on Water Conservation #3
School: CC Meneley Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Alicia Hill
Summary: 5th grade students will create PSA’s on water conservation using art supplies, stop motion animation, or Hummingbird Robots. They’ll study water distribution, the water cycle, and read “One Well: The Story of Water on Earth” by Rochelle Strauss for inspiration. Working individually or in pairs, they’ll craft PSA’s based on their research.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, water conservation
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Project Name: PSA Project on Water Conservation #4
School: CC Meneley Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Alicia Hill
Summary: 5th grade students will create PSA’s on water conservation using art supplies, stop motion animation, or Hummingbird Robots. They’ll study water distribution, the water cycle, and read “One Well: The Story of Water on Earth” by Rochelle Strauss for inspiration. Working individually or in pairs, they’ll craft PSA’s based on their research.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, water conservation
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Project Name: PSA Project on Water Conservation #5
School: CC Meneley Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Alicia Hill
Summary: 5th grade students will create PSA’s on water conservation using art supplies, stop motion animation, or Hummingbird Robots. They’ll study water distribution, the water cycle, and read “One Well: The Story of Water on Earth” by Rochelle Strauss for inspiration. Working individually or in pairs, they’ll craft PSA’s based on their research.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, water conservation
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Project Name: PSA Project on Water Conservation #6
School: CC Meneley Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Alicia Hill
Summary: 5th grade students will create PSA’s on water conservation using art supplies, stop motion animation, or Hummingbird Robots. They’ll study water distribution, the water cycle, and read “One Well: The Story of Water on Earth” by Rochelle Strauss for inspiration. Working individually or in pairs, they’ll craft PSA’s based on their research.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, water conservation
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Project Name: PSA Project on Water Conservation #7
School: CC Meneley Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Alicia Hill
Summary: 5th grade students will create PSA’s on water conservation using art supplies, stop motion animation, or Hummingbird Robots. They’ll study water distribution, the water cycle, and read “One Well: The Story of Water on Earth” by Rochelle Strauss for inspiration. Working individually or in pairs, they’ll craft PSA’s based on their research.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, water conservation
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Project Name: PIMA GREENSPACE PLAN
School: Pima Community College
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Sr
Summary: Students recognize the benefits of green spaces, including improved mental health and reduced pollution. To create a green space at Pima East, they plan to start with native plants like aloe vera, cacti, and mesquite trees, gradually expanding. Their vision also includes a small pond. Through educational materials and Public Service Announcements, they aim to inspire peers to embrace similar initiatives, highlighting the role of green spaces in environmental resilience and community well-being.
Funding Requested: Unknown *
Tags/topic: Community project, green spaces, PSA
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Project Name: Donation Station
School: Pima Community College
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Sr
Summary: This student proposes the creation of a donation station on the Pima CC campus for people to drop off items they no longer need like clothing to keep them from going to landfills. Then those in need can come by the station to collect items they would need
Funding Requested: Unknown *
Tags/topic: Community project, landfills, repurposing
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Project Name: FOODCYCLE PIMA PILOT PROJECT- Composting
School: Pima Community College
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Sr
Summary: Students at Pima East will participate in a project aimed at collecting food waste to contribute to composting sites across Tucson, benefiting the local ecosystem. Containers will be available at two locations on the East Campus for students to deposit organic materials like eggshells, fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, tea bags, grass clippings, and leaves.
Funding Requested: Unknown *
Tags/topic: Community project, composting
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Project Name:Pima CC – Clothing Recycling
School: Pima Community College
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Sr
Summary: Students will explore the magnitude of textile waste globally, noting its heavy presence in landfills. To combat this, Pima East proposes a clothing exchange program, allowing students to swap unwanted items for new ones. Teachers incentivize participation with extra credit points, while students spearhead the movement, spreading awareness and making it enjoyable.
Funding Requested: Unknown *
Tags/topic: Community project, clothing recycling
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Project Name: Pima CC – Rainwater Harvesting
School: Pima Community College
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Sr
Summary: Students at Pima East aspire to encourage more people to harvest rainwater in order to reduce the demand for potable water.
Funding Requested: Unknown *
Tags/topic: Community project, save the bees
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Project Name: 5th Grade Sustainability Business #1
School: Florence Drake Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Brian Van Kirk
Summary: 5th-grade students at Florence Drake were asked to imagine a company that addresses a sustainability issue. Each group is creating a video that shares the overview of the problem, an infographic detailing the scientific causes, and either a top 10 list or a wanted poster describing the impact of the project. This group created a business to address providing affordable clean water to all!
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Research, PSA
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Project Name: 5th Grade Sustainability Business #2
School: Florence Drake Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Brian Van Kirk
Summary: 5th-grade students at Florence Drake are imagining a company that addresses a sustainability issue. Each group is creating a video that shares the overview of the problem, and infographic detailing the scientific causes, and either a top 10 list or a wanted poster describing the impact of the project. This group created a business that addresses the need for internet for all
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Research, PSA
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Project Name: 4th Grade Sustainability Business #1
School: Florence Drake Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Brian Van Kirk
Summary: 4th-grade students at Florence Drake are creating a business that addresses a sustainability issue. Each group is creating a video that shares the overview of the problem, an infographic detailing the scientific causes, and either a top 10 list or a wanted poster describing the impact of the project. This group created a business to encourage more people to understand composting and its benefits.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Research, PSA
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Project Name: 4th Grade Sustainability Business #2
School: Florence Drake Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Brian Van Kirk
Summary: 4th-grade students at Florence Drake are creating a business that addresses a sustainability issue. Each group is creating a video that shares the overview of the problem, an infographic detailing the scientific causes, and either a top 10 list or a wanted poster describing the impact of the project. This group created a business to help make solar panels more efficient
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Research, PSA, solar
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Project Name: Bridger MS – Water Conservation PSA
School: Bridger Middle School
Location: Southern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Jason Warren
Summary:Mr. Warren’s 7th-grade students will be developing a PSA on the importance of water conservation and recycling.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, recycling, water conservation
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Project Name: Bridger MS – Home energy conservation PSA
School: Bridger Middle School
Location: Southern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Steven OConner
Summary: Mr. OConner’s 7th-grade students will be developing a PSA on the importance of home energy efficiency and water conservation
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, home energy, water conservation
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Project Name: Solar cell phone chargers
School: Foster CTE Center
Location: Maine
Teacher’s Name: Jake Bogar
Summary: Students in two Pre-Engineering classes(27 total) are working in teams of two to three students to design solar phone chargers. They are provided with a 18260 Li-on 3.7V cell and battery holder, switch, charge controller, voltage booster, small solar panel, a diode and some wiring. Their goal is to design and build a useful and aesthetic charging system that can be used by their peers and family and demonstrated to the school community during some of our lunch periods in the cafeteria and courtyard.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community Project, solar
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Project Name: Renewable shed demonstration project
School: Foster CTE Center
Location: Maine
Teacher’s Name: Jake Bogar
Summary: Students converted a new storage shed into a renewable energy demonstration project, incorporating insulation, a passive solar air heater, off-grid solar power, and environmental sensors. These additions aim to improve energy efficiency, utilize solar energy for heating, power equipment, and provide data on weather and climate impacts within the shed.
Funding Requested: Unknown
Tags/topic: Community Project, solar, renewable energy
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Project Name: Weaving Our Future
School: West Wendover High School
Location: Southern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Arman Serrano
Summary: We, from the Biotechnology Class are proposing a “Weaving our Future” project, upcycling paper waste into a basket or handicraft products. Our goal is to transform paper waste products in our school into useful and income-generating materials. The target of this project is to collect and process these paper wastes and educate students about recycling and upcycling. Also teach our community how to weave baskets out from papers. By doing this we can help our environment and gain new knowledge and skills. We believe that we can “Weave our Future.”
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, upcycling, paper recycling
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Projects Awaiting Completion

The following projects have been submitted as an abstract but have not been submitted with all final requirements. As they are completed, media/photos/details will be added and they will be moved into the completed projects sections!

Project Name: One bottle, one plant
School: West Wendover High School
Location: Southern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Arman Serrano
Summary: Students propose a class project aimed at reducing single-use plastic in their school by repurposing plastic bottles to grow lettuce and other hydroponic vegetables. Their goal is to minimize plastic waste and educate the school community on the importance of reusing plastic bottles, thereby contributing to waste reduction efforts in the city and offsetting carbon footprints.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, recycling, plastic, repurposing, hydroponics, gardening

Project Name: How to Live Sustainably PSA
School: West Wendover High School
Location: Southern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Arman Serrano
Summary: Students at West Wendover are working on a PSA to educate students and parents about the environmental repercussions of overconsumption and waste, urging them to adopt sustainable living habits. Through a video PSA enriched with graphics and multimedia, they aim to engage their audience and showcase examples of sustainable practices across different aspects of life.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Sustainability, PSA

Project Name: The Invisible Threat: How to Offset Carbon Dioxide Emissions
School: West Wendover High School
Location: Southern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Arman Serrano
Summary: Students at West Wendover are creating a Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign aiming to educate and drive change regarding CO2 emissions. They plan to create engaging content, collaborate with influencers, and promote energy-saving habits and renewable energy. Their goal is to address the threat of CO2 emissions for environmental and planetary health.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Emissions, PSA

Project Name: Water Conservation: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility
School: West Wendover High School
Location: Southern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Arman Serrano
Summary: Students at West Wendover are creating a Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign via posters aiming to highlight water-related issues. Their objective is to educate the community on water conservation, monitoring, and evaluation. Through this initiative, they hope to foster awareness and engagement in ensuring the sustainability and safety of water, especially for students.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, Water conservation

Project Name: Creating Safe Place Clubs
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: This project proposes creating a club at the Carson City library that aims to provide a space for individuals to socialize, share their thoughts, and engage in activities. With a focus on inclusivity and reducing inequality, the club plans to host discussions and activities to promote gender equality and foster community connections. Scheduled for every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 4pm to 6pm, the club will provide an opportunity for regular social interaction.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, safe spaces, mental health

Project Name: Metal Water Bottles for Students
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: EVMS students are working on a project that targets water pollution in Carson City, particularly the presence of trash, including plastic water bottles, in water bodies. To address this, Project ReCharge is proposed to assist the school in purchasing metal reusable water bottles for every student. The choice of metal bottles is preferred for their durability, aiming to reduce plastic waste and prevent littering both on land and in water.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, water pollution, water waste

Project Name: Keeping Tahoe Blue – Volunteers & Trash Bins
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: The project addresses the pollution problem in Lake Tahoe caused by trash accumulation. It requests support from Project Recharge for additional trash cans around the lake and more volunteers to assist in clean-up efforts. The Tahoe Blue Crew is actively involved in cleaning up Lake Tahoe and welcomes volunteers. With increased support, the project aims to preserve the beauty of Lake Tahoe and prevent further pollution.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, water pollution, littering

Project Name: EVMS Food Waste Project
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: This sustainability project involves creating a website focused on addressing hunger. Motivated by observing food waste in households and the community, the goal is to reduce waste by enabling people to donate unwanted or unneeded food. The initiative also includes hosting a food drive for all schools in the Carson City School District, with the aim of decreasing food waste and helping those in need.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, food insecurity

Project Name: Extra Food to Those In Need
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: This project seeks to combat food insecurity by partnering with local restaurants to redistribute excess food to those in need. Donated food will be transported to homeless individuals or churches via a small bus, aiming to alleviate poverty and hunger in the community.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, food insecurity, PSA

Project Name: Keeping Water Clean
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: EVMS students are developing a project that aims to ensure access to clean water for schools and communities by addressing pollution and littering. By advocating for responsible behavior such as avoiding littering and pollution, and organizing trash clean-up events around rivers and lakes, the project seeks to prevent contamination of water sources. Hosting trash pick-up events involving students will contribute to keeping waterways clean and safe for consumption, reducing the risk of illness or harm caused by polluted water.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, water pollution

Project Name: Awnings and Trees to Cool Temperature
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: This student from EVMS is focusing on how climate change has led to more severe wildfires, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events, impacting student concentration and performance due to increased temperatures. Proposed solutions include reducing windows or adding awnings to mitigate heat, with considerations for cost, materials, and evidence of effectiveness.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Climate change, PSA, passive cooling

Project Name: Carson City Energy PSA
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: This project tackles the issue of affordable and clean energy in Carson City by promoting energy conservation and the adoption of renewable sources like solar panels and wind turbines. Through posters and demonstrations, it raises awareness about energy usage and its impact on climate change, aiming for a more sustainable future for the community.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Clean energy, energy conservation, PSA

Project Name: Keeping Water Clean For the Fish
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: This sustainability project focuses on cleaning water to reduce pollution, particularly in large bodies of water where trash accumulation threatens marine life. By addressing this issue, the project aims to ensure adequate water quality for fish habitats, as well as to safeguard the food supply for the estimated 3 billion people who rely on fish consumption for sustenance.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Community project, water pollution, PSA

Project Name: Project No Hunger
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: This project aims to prevent food waste in schools by transporting excess food to food pantries. Fresh food will be provided to those in need, such as individuals facing eviction, homelessness, unemployment, or theft. Project No Hunger’s goal is to eliminate starvation in Nevada by establishing numerous food pantries and collecting surplus food from various sources, including restaurants, fast food establishments, and stores.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, food insecurity, food waste

Project Name: Schofield Middle School Windkits Exploration
School: Schofield Middle School
Location: Southern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Desiree Robinson
Summary: Ms. Robinson’s students at Schofield Middle School are investigating the efficiency of wind energy using windmill material kits. The students aim to determine the optimal number of blades required to maximize electricity output from wind turbines.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Research project, data collection

Project Name: Sustainable Development Goals
School: Eagle Valley Middle School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Kim Tucker
Summary: EVMS students are developing a project to raise community awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provide practical ways for people to contribute. By educating the community about all SDGs and empowering them to take action, the project aims to mobilize collective efforts toward a sustainable future by 2030.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Research project, sustainable development

Project Name: Bridger MS – Recycling PSA
School: Bridger Middle School
Location: Southern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Samantha Sweeney
Summary: Samantha Sweeney’s 6th-grade science students will be creating a PSA about home energy conservation and recycling.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, recycling

Project Name: Garden Sunshade Project
School: Doris French Elementary School
Location: Southern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Teresa Morgan
Summary: The school possesses an impressive garden, sustained by students who grow vegetables and flowers year-round. Through collaboration with the master gardener program, they’ve taken their produce to local markets, learning valuable sales skills. However, faced with the challenges of intense heat and wind in Las Vegas, tomato growth is hindered. They aim to install a sunshade to protect their plants, enhance the outdoor classroom, and raise awareness of gardening within the community.
Funding Requested: Unknown*
Tags/topic: Community project, greenhouse, garden

Project Name: Tomiyasu Composting Project
School: Tomiyasu Elementary School
Location: Southern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Perla Rios
Summary: Students in Perla Rios’s 4th-grade class at Tomiyasu Elementary School hope to purchase a compost bin. The students have been learning about sustainability and the importance of composting to reduce waste and nourish plants. They aim to repurpose food scraps and other materials generated at school to create nutrient-rich soil, fostering a sense of environmental stewardship and waste reduction among students.
Funding Requested: Unknown
Tags/topic: community project, composting

Project Name: Tucson Recycling PSA 2
School: Douglas Elementary School
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Jr
Summary: Students suggest developing a comic strip PSA to illustrate proper recycling practices and discuss the importance of recycling correctly. This approach aims to make recycling information accessible to younger students, helping to address current improper recycling habits within the school community.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: PSA, recycling

Project Name: Buffelgrass Removal
School: Pima Community College
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Sr
Summary: 18 students will participate in the removal of buffelgrass, an invasive species, from the East Campus of Pima CC. Participants will learn about the importance of removing this species and receive tools for the cleanup. The event is scheduled for April 26, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Funding Requested: Unknown *
Tags/topic: Community project, invasive species

Project Name: Pima CC – Save the bees
School: Pima Community College
Location: Arizona
Teacher’s Name: Cora Varas-Nelson Sr
Summary: Students at Pima East aspire to establish a bee-friendly garden and house two bee colonies on campus. They’ve carefully mapped out locations away from student areas for safety. Additionally, they are drafting a budget with Amazon links for two Flow Hive Bee Hives, facilitating the project’s implementation.
Funding Requested: Unknown *
Tags/topic: Community project, save the bees

Project Name: 5th Grade Nonprofit Project
School: Florence Drake Elementary School
Location: Northern Nevada
Teacher’s Name: Brian Van Kirk
Summary: 5th grade students at Florence Drake are creating a nonprofit organization that addresses educates and solves that issue with a product.
Funding Requested: None
Tags/topic: Research, PSA



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