VOTE FOR OUR "TALKIN TRASH" PROJECT
Your vote for Talkin' Trash will help kids to make WILD viral videos that teach the rest of us how to make a difference for the environment. Picking up trash is a good thing, but Arkansas kids decided it isn't enough. Arkansas students are learning to be experts in producing YouTube videos that spread the word about stopping trash before it starts. Some of their film ideas include: Waste-Free Lunching, Toxic Trash ID and Recycling Fashionistas. Their message: "Trash, it's a dirty word, but somebody's gotta talk about it."
Trash impacts water quality, harms wildlife habitat, and wastes resources across America. Students in Arkansas get up close and personal with Fourche Creek by exploring its winding waterways. There, they see first-hand how trash and nature don't mix. They test water quality, remove debris and observe wildlife. Their experiences on these trips motivate them to inspire those who have never been on the creek to protect its natural beauty and its inhabitants. Check out: Fourche Creek Photo Galleries and Fourche Creek Intern Diaries.
(L) Rosebud HS girls work long hours removing trash from Fourche Creek wetlands.
(M) Central HS student Dreykus creates videos that encourage others to stop tossin' trash.
(R) Leah and Shy'Kwan use monitoring probes to test water habitat and determine wetland heath.
We will help young people spread the word about how everyone can reduce - reuse - recycle where they live. By creating fun, funny viral videos for other kids around the country, participants will help spread the word about waste reduction.
Through these video education campaigns, kids will show how many pounds of trash can be kept out of landfills, and how much energy, time and money — and how many animals and trees — can be saved by "wasting" waste. Join us by taking up the challenge, and look for Talkin' Trash videos online to learn about what you can do...and help spread the word!
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