A Song and Stickers to make people aware

School: Goethe Gymnasium
City: Frankfurt am Main
Class/Course: 7
Teacher(s): Anne von Rekowski
   
Our Plan:  

1. Going Green Project Song

1. Identifying possible causes and effects of a problem: 

Possible causes and their effects:

Pollution of the oceans.

-The fish die and the water gets dirty.

Too much traffic.

-The carbon dioxide is getting stronger 

The plastic production gets bigger every year.

-We pollute the earth with more garbage which is hard to get rid of.

 

2. Identifying the underlying problem:

We are so bad to the environment because some people aren't even thinking about the nature. For example deforestation. Most of the people know, that it's really bad for the environment but the still do it because they get money for it. Actually money is a big reason why we are like that. Plastic is useful but really cheap and glass for example is more expensive. That's why plastic is in at least everyone's home. And of course the people who make this plastic get really much money and they keep on producing more and more plastic.

 

3. Brainstorming potential solutions:

We could produce less plastic, for example less plastic bags and more cotton bags.

Find volunteers who will help clean for example the oceans

Start using more renewable energy and less nuclear or coal energy

Eat and buy more food from the region 

Make people aware of the problem

 

4. Developing criteria for evaluating solutions:

Produce less plastic -> If we produce less plastic we can stop for example the pollution in the oceans and there won't be that much dead fish and other dead animals.

Volunteers to clean the oceans -> We think that there will be a lot of people who'd like to help clean the oceans. It could be an inspiration for others who'd also like to help.

Renewable energy -> the nuclear waste is one big problem. It's really difficult to get rid of it and it's very toxic to people and most of the people and animals die because of the nuclear waste. It's also responsible for the carbon dioxide which gets stronger every year.

Food from the region -> food from the region is much better than imported food, because the food is mostly from far away and it needs a long way to come to Germany. So the planes also produce lots of carbon dioxide.

 

5. Evaluating solutions to determine the best one:

All the ideas mentioned above are very big and need lots of resources that we cannot provide. However if lots of people get involved, they will be able to make the world a little bit better. So our idea is to make people aware of the fact that the world’s resources need to be treated with care and that everyone should live a more sustainable life. Therefore we wrote a catchy song. Every time people listen to it they are reminded to start helping the environment.

 

6. Developing an action plan:

We already wrote a catchy song about the consequences of pollution. We now try to make the song famous with the help of the Going Green competition and after that via youtube and social networks. If people like the song it might get viral and serve as a constant reminder that the world is dying from the way we treat it and that everyone needs to help saving our planet. If even a few people change their behaviour from time to time the world will become a better place.

 

Going Green Song

 

I woke up with a feeling

'Cause ev'rybody's stealin

The nature that we're tryin' to heal

'Cause ev'ryone thinks it's made of steel 

 

Did you ever ask yourself 

What about the worlds health?

And did you ever think about

The opportunity to help?

 

Look at the world

Look at the trash

Look at all we've done in the past

Don't you see this mess we've made?

Don't you want to help at last?

 

Create the world you want to see

What do you want to change?

It's your decision what you'll be

How is that so strange?

 

Have you ever heard the world

Screaming and shouting for help?

And did you ever think about

The opportunity to help?

 

Look at the world

Look at the trash 

Look at all we've done in the past

Don't you see this mess we've made?

Don't you want to help at last?

 

In 2000 years the world will break 

You really wanna put that at stake?

A lot of changes we'll have to make 

A lot of risks we'll have to take

If we carry on like this

It'll be too late

 

Look at the world 

Look at the trash

Look at all we've done in the past

Don't you see this mess we've made?

Don't you want to help at last?

 

Just help

Just help

At last

 

 

This project is from Sammy Schaeff, Evelina Nejfeld, Sara Omairan, Subanki Gnaneswaran, Luis Barba, Saliza Tripathee and Yumi Petschick – Goethe Gymnasium Frankfurt

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Year: 2015/16

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