Roots & Shoots mini-grant report

  • Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years

The Problem

our goals - alert the public to pollution from geoengineering and help stop it

Our Plan

While the $200 mini-grant has not yet been spent, here are accomplishments to date. Two environmental book manuscripts have been written. They are circulating among publishers. A high-quality publisher is need for the manuscripts titled Why is Everyone Sitting So Calmly?: Adventures in Grassroots Environmental Activism and The Real Deal: More Adventures in Grassroots Environmental Activism. Roots & Shoots is mentioned in query letters and will also be in the books\' Acknowledgements sections. The UNC General Alumni Association posted an announcement about the R & S mini-grant award under \'91 Class Notes in its alumni magazine. Davidson College posted a similar announcement. Approximately 50 honors students and their teachers were informed about geoengineering at Langston Hughes High School in Fairborn, GA, on Sept. 19, 2022. The students were concerned and attentive. The guest speech by Dr. Mary Hollowell concluded with singing \"This Land is Your Land\" by Woody Guthrie. Students kept the beat with maracas, claves, and tambourines. Thanks to principal Rashida Armstrong and science dept. chair Rashonda Cooper for the invitation. Adults in our group weeded, hoed, built a wall, and did general clean-up at Camp Truitt, a boys\' camp near the Atlanta Airport. Adults Douglas Hicks & Virgil Fludd, both of whom have been alerted to geoengineering, held an onstage conversation at The Carter Center on Oct. 25, 2022. Thanks to attorney Sue McAvoy for her leadership, generosity, and support of ecojustice advocacy over the years. In addition, Mary Hollowell has been nominated for a Distinguished Service award from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Its annual conference will be held in Atlanta on March 22-25, 2023. The recipient will receive $500 for expenses to attend the conference. (nomination abstract attached)

Themes Addressed

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    Air Pollution
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    Ocean Pollution & Acidification

The Benefit

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