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I got a reply from Mark Weprin and Mary Most’s letter from Department of Sanitaion of NY.

 Mr. Weprin wrote to The Sanitation Department representing my suggestions about battery recycling, he advocated my concerns for me.

With his help, DSNY(Department of Sanitation New York) updated a new poster with updated information about battery recycling which are not allowed to be tossed into the regular trash anymore, even though the NYS law still allows us to toss alkaline batteries in trash.

At least, this massage won’t confuse the general public!!

 Ms. Most sent me many presents that include dolls, hat, t-shirts, a folder, and many amazing posters.  

The DSNY applaud my efforts and compliment about my GREEN HEART!

Thank you MARK WEPRIN!

Thank you Ms. MARY MOST and DSNY!

You are all SPECTACULAR! 

WOW!

What an amazing way to repel bugs, slugs, and fruit fly eggs.

  • COCOA SHELLS MULCH

 

The cocoa beans shells are just plain spectacular; the cocoa shells added a sweet and chocolate scent to my garden and my school’s high tunnel. (High tunnel is similar to a green house but only runs for half of the seasons of the year)

It is the perfect addition that you need if you have a slug and fruit fly infestation.

 Furthermore, there are much more benefits when you compost with cocoa shells.

 Based on my own experience when you just add cocoa shells it will recover rotten smell into nice chocolate scent and the mixtures will kill and repel fruit fly eggs and slugs. We can also reduce the use of pesticides to protect BEES. Based on my research, cocoa shells reinforce F.B.I. (Fungus, Bacteria, Invertebrates) because they help grow fungus.

Good for mushrooms.

 Recently we had a struggle to deal with fruit flies and slugs in and around our compost bin at our school garden. Since nitrogen are included in greens, which are food scraps, take up 50% we had to add 50% carbon are included with browns, which are twigs or dead leaves. 

 With my suggestions, I used cocoa shell mulch as 30% of the browns, which killed a lot of flies and slugs and even the eggs.

  • PLANTING SEA SHELLS

 

Would you like to have a RICH garden?

It means a garden with rich soil. Then plant shells near plants and when water is added the shell will provide calcium for the soil.

 

On a hot summer day, have you ever wished that you could magically move your water hose and water all your plants?

 New Recycling Water Irrigation System!

This is a very useful way to save water in your garden.

WATER CONSERVATION!

*Common irrigation systems spray above the ground and the water will evaporate quickly.

*My irrigation system will drip water into the ground and will not evaporate quickly; it also gets close to the roots of a plant. (Plant-friendly)

*Rainy day

Open the bottle and let water come into water bottle. Close the bootle and store rain water. Open the cap on a hot day and the water will start to drip into the ground.

*PLAY WITH GRAVITY

 Open cap- water will drip faster because there is less air pressure.

 Close cap- water will drip slower because there is more air pressure.

In order to make this system you have to collect a dozen of recycled plastic bottles.

Creating holes into the bottom of the bottle you can use any sharp tools and heated to melt plastic bottle. (Please see pictures)

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ADULT’S ASSISTANCE WHEN YOU POKE WATER HOLES WITH HOT FOUNDU FORK!

After you’re DONE, test out each bottle by filling it a quarter way and see if the water come out of the bottom.

To start putting these in your garden you have to dig a hole and put the bottom of the bottle inside the hole.

 Just fill it with water and let the water leak to quench a plant’s thirst.

 

  • BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

 I have a special plan for my organic veggtable garden for the year of 2014.

1.No chemicals, pesticide, and fertalizers replacing them with eggshells, cocoa shell mulch. 

2. Recycling plastic bottles

  • Make an irrigation system for the hot summer
  • Traps for unwanted visitors-flies, wasps, mosquitos, slugs, snails

           A) Slimy Strangers- 

              *Pour left over beer  into small cup or bottles

              * Dig a hole and bury half of it and leave them as traps.

         B) Stinky Flying Strangers-

              Easily attracted to sweets, they are too dim-witted to find their  

              way out.

              Perfect for the compost bins.

* Cut 1/3 portion of the recycled plastic bottle.

          *Test, the top part and tuck it inside the bottom part

             upside- down 

          *Put a mixture of sugar and vinigar -fill 1/3 portion of the  

           bottom part of the bottle.

 * Place this trap for your FLY enemies- trash/ COMPOSTING BINS.

  •   After BBQ?

           You can play with left over soda with Mentos as a picture.

        ‘Water molecules strongly attract each other, linking together to form a tight mesh around each bubble of carbon dioxide gas in the soda. In order to form a new bubble, or even to expand a bubble that has already formed, water molecules must push away from each other. It takes extra energy to break this “surface tension.” In other words, water “resists” the expansion of bubbles in the soda.’

- See more at: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/original-mentos-diet-coke-geyser#sthash.J42z6MCY.dpuf

 ”Blasting OFF-eruption” 

I attended the STEME Education Showcase at NYU on May 31 2014.

There were a lot of people coming from elementary to highschool. Some of the groups were affiliated with Sci-Ed Innovators, or Roots and Shoots.

Our composting team was affiliated with NYU Wallerstain Organization.

We presented all about our team “The Clean Green Composting Team”.

We introduced ourselves and discussed how and why we started to compost. We also added that composting was a method of decomposition or anaerobic digestion.

Furthermore, we talked about what our vision and goal are:

A Happy, Healthy, and Clean World.

We also explained about the F.B.I. which stands for fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates.  Without their help, we wouldn’t be able to compost easily to make rich soil.

We tried to educate consumers about how much trash we could save by turning it into compost from landfills, from our school, District 26, and indeed from every school in New York by year, week, and by month during a school year.

Providing evidence and facts helped us to convince others of our project.

Special big thanks to Ms. Laugen 

NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education group also attended and they were behind our table. I had a chance to meet the director of the program Dr. Mary Leou and many important people. 

It was really fun!

We had a wonderful chance to view and learn about other school’s projects about technology oriented presentation.

My favorite was the robotic fish represented by the NYU-Poly.

It was my favorite because I was able to deesign my own fin for the robotic fish, I even got to control it in water as if it was a video game.

I felt the amazing atmosphere where we all showed compassionate hearts for the Earth.

I am a Green Leader in my school.
Ms. Lilly is a substainability coordinator who is organizing our Green Leader Team.
The Green leaders were working on a recycling system to grade (A,B,C) classes based on how accurate each class’s trash goes; recycled paper (blue), recycled bottles (green), and trash (black). We were able to encourage them to be aware of the importance of recycling. 
Sepcial thanks to Ms. Lilly!
It was a very ecstatic experience, everybody put their efforts to work together so they could take care of the earth.
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I am a Green Leader in my school.

Ms. Lilly is a substainability coordinator who is organizing our Green Leader Team.

The Green leaders were working on a recycling system to grade (A,B,C) classes based on how accurate each class’s trash goes; recycled paper (blue), recycled bottles (green), and trash (black). We were able to encourage them to be aware of the importance of recycling. 

Sepcial thanks to Ms. Lilly!

It was a very ecstatic experience, everybody put their efforts to work together so they could take care of the earth.

Tribpix May 15th, 2014 Issue

Our ‘The Clean Green Composting Team’ is in the Bayside Ttibune!
Awesome! Thank you Ms. Laugen!

"On may 9, 700 students from schools across the City went to Queens College and presented projects they worked on with their teachers as part of its GLOBE program. The event was a celebration for their teachers and their classes who participated in a National Pceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant-sponsored Environmental Literacy project."


What an amazing trip to Queens College!

              First Annual

           “Into the Woods’’

 Science and Art Symposium at Queens College, May 9, 2014

We presented all about our team “The Clean Green Composting Team”.

We introduced ourselves and discussed how and why we started to compost. We also added that composting was a method of decomposition or anaerobic digestion.

Furthermore, we talked about what our vision and goal are:

A Happy, Healthy, and Clean World.

We also explained about the F.B.I. which stands for fungus, bacteria, and invertebrates.  Without their help, we wouldn’t be able to compost easily to make rich soil.

We tried to educate consumers about how much trash we could save by turning it into compost from landfills, from our school, District 26, and indeed from every school in New York by year, week, and by month during a school year.

Providing evidence and facts helped us to convince others of our project.

I shouldn’t forget to mention: a reporter from Bayside, Queens Tribune News Paper interviewed us. I was so proud of our team!

Special big thanks to Ms. Laugen and Professor Peter S.!

NYU Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education group attended. I had a chance to meet the director of the program

Dr. Mary Leou who invited us to present our work at an NYU event on May 31, 2014.

It was really fun!

We had a wonderful chance to view and learn about other school’s projects.

I felt the amazing atmosphere where we all showed compassionate hearts for the Earth.

 After a while, some scientists showed various tricks with chemicals as if a magic show.

I would like to give them BIG Five Stars!

Woo! Hoo!

I got a positive feedback from Michelle Obama regarding my P.UR.E project.

She has her own project called “Let’s Move.”

She believes all children need to eat healthy and exercise. There is a vegetable garden for her and her children in the White House, and Michelle Obama encourages people to have a green thumb.

With all this in mind, I wrote a letter about the importance of reducing toxic chemicals in our food and, of course, gardening-chemical contamination for water, land, and air.

She sent me her family picture with her autograph on it. In addition she sent a picture of Bo’s sister; Sunny Obama.

Thank you, Michelle Obama!

 NYC councilman Mark Weprin!

Mr. Weprin is the NYC councilman of my district. He replied  to me in a letter regarding battery recycling issues.

Recently, he sent me a copy of his letter requesting the Sanitation Department to resolve this situation. He always works hard and is a good listener.

 Thank you Mr. Weprin!

http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/2014/04/earth-day-inspiration/

Wow!

What a nice compliment!

Thank you so much!

 Ms. Bonnie Bellow is a Region 2 Director of Public Affairs who wrote about my recent  EPA presentation being engaged in educating consumers about the importance of battery recycling.

I’m on EPA blog!!  Cool! Awesome! Exciting!

With all this encouragement, I will continue to work hard to influence others to become greener.

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