In 5th grade, we did an activity called Hackathon. A Hackathon is a project for making your school, house, or world a better place. We were working on how to make our school more sustainable. My group was working on Reducing Plastic. We brainstormed some ideas of how we are going to make our school a better place.
We made our STAR poster,
Situation: There is to much plastic waste in our school, especially in the cafeteria.
Task: We are trying to stop people using plastic and selling food in plastic containers in the cafeteria. For example, if people forget to bring their water bottles, then they will buy plastic water bottles in the cafeteria.
Action: Instead of using plastic, why not using “fake” wood or metal, inox. The cafeteria should really stop selling the plastic bottles.
Results: I hope that people would stop selling plastic bottles and try to avoid plastic equipment in the cafeteria, and the whole school should do that also.
My idea is very sustainable because we could try to stop plastic. If our school tried to avoid plastic, then soon the whole world would avoid plastic, and then our world would be green and fresh.
Avoiding plastic would be very good for our world, because then the factories wouldn’t produce plastic anymore. The cycle of making plastic contains lots of chemicals and when the factory makes them, then we also get air pollution.
Ecology: When our school stops using plastic, then we could be one of the most sustainable schools. This is very good for the environment, no plastic, no pollution.
Economics: We could afford to stop selling plastic equipment in the cafeteria.
Politics: I think that Mr. Sylte would agree to work on this idea, because this is to make our school a better place and make our school more sustainable and green.
Culture: I think that it will fit in most people’s culture, because everyone would want a green environment and earth as a better place for us to live in.
My group did not get chosen to go to the stage with the shark tank, because my group project was similar to the other group, and ours didn’t also get chosen because it didn’t have much information. But I thought that we did the best and tried.