I also learned some nice things at the Smart Living Center. That day really made me think of our theme, Waste Not Want Not. The saying waste not want not can mean a lot of things, but if you ask me I think that it means don’t waste something just because you just have it.
My picture has a flower that says FERP.
My picture also has a shovel and a rake that stands for all the hard work that we had done raking leafs and mulch and shoveling holes for the plants.
The painting is based on what I have learned and saw at East Rock Park, the smart living center, Yale garden, from the workshop we have also done. I came up with the out line based on the things that we have learned over the summer. People have always have said that they wanted more feed back on what the teens thought of things and this will be my version of what I have learned and what I like. The things that will be used are the acrylic pants and the board will be a small canvas to go with it.
List of things in the painting and what they mean to me.
- Tree- The growth over a length of time, every thing is different. From recycling with C.J. May because they give us paper and we can reuse it again.
- Plants- A pretty environment, different colors, sizes, and shapes. Dave, every thing that is living comes in different ways.
- Birds/animals- Life in the wild and a sort of freedom. Jack Hitt “we are the only writing creature.”
- The blue sky- A clean sea to look up at is the way to go. C.J. May because he said that we need to stop the pollution.
- Compost pile- A way to give back to the earth when it has given us so much. Ranger Dan, give back what we receive.
- Wind power- A way to use a natural resource as a power source, Smart living Center, their are a lot of ways to save money and to get electricity and to pat less.
Waste not, want not?
Don't waste what you do have because some people don't have what you have. People would always want what they don’t have, but if they don’t have it they can not waste it and make a fuss over it. Sometimes people have things that will last for so long and then they will get rid of it and then there are people that just buy things because they see it on TV and then they only use it for a while then get rid off it. You can not waste what you don’t have in order to waste it you have to have it. When we went to the recycling with C.J. May he talked about how we can change the way that we burn the trash and put things in land fills. The way that there are still factories that are still using coal that burn into the atmosphere and it causes pollution. Then at the smart living center he was saying that if we used less of the factories and we started to use solar power, wind power, or water power we will save a lot more money in life because we are not wasting electricity and we are getting more power by using then.
Today at work it was an exciting day for many reasons, first in the morning we met at the library downtown then walked over to Yale to go see CJ May the recycling guy. With CJ I had fun because we talked about a lot of things. For example he showed us a video about the process of recycling and how we can use energy more wisely, and the importance of recycling. When we were there I also learned something that I did not know. In Bridgeport they have an incinerator that burns the trash we produce. After meeting with CJ we went to a store called Ten Thousand Villages. This store was not like any store I have ever been to. In this store they sell things made out of recycled goods, which was neat. At the store we also learned that the people who make the things that this stores sale get paid good money so they can feed their families. The last thing we did at work today was catch the Yale shuttle to East Rock Park. At the park we talked for a little while then we picked up trash and after that it was time to dismiss.
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Common Ground High School
The Yale Farm
The Community Foundation
The New England Grass Roots Environmental Fund
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