1. Description of Our Community
Ludong Elementary School is located at a famous town, “Lukang” in Changhua County. It started to recruit students in 1998. Due to the fact that the school is new and has state-of-the-art facilities, it becomes a famous school at Lukang. For the purpose of supplying quality food, it runs a kitchen to cater school meals for students and teachers. The ingredients for school lunch must be scrutinized with food inspection procedures; for example, CAS-labeled ingredients are listed as requisites in the catering contract.
2. Summary of Our Project
We’re 6th graders from Ludong Elementary School in Taiwan. Through the web page design, we would show our concern towards the worsening effect of food waste and further to understand the sources of ingredients in our school lunch. Besides, we endeavor to actualize with the school and community members the idea of reducing and reusing leftovers to diminish food waste by using community food banks and an open fridge for the needy (called OFFN hereafter). Being in this rich life, “squandering” seems to become a habit. We feel it challenging to advocate the idea of cherishing food. However, things are difficult before they are easy. Therefore we decide to launch this project through the process of education to make the leftover issue gain publicity. Besides, we hope this project could sustainably help the school and households build good habits of cherishing food so as to “give Earth a break”.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
I think the biggest problem in the group is lack of time. In the school can only use a short lunch break time, and some of the number is often unable to come because many people in this group have other positions are also lunch time meeting. So we use winter vacation more leisure time, and went to the school together to do the site, will be additional at home production. Members of this group are business management department. In the computer program is not often contact, so do not familiar with using it. Thanks teachers carefully taught almost zero from the beginning. If there are small places unknown we will support each other, or Find answers from the web yourself.
Every week we will have a meeting for making and discussing website, and draw up a goal, everyone assign different jobs, some teammate may not hand out on time because of the personal reasons, caused our inconvenience, Otherwise we will review our job assign, readjust, and let the finished teammates help those who were unfinished, helping each other, and play our team force.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
We through lots of interviews and practice s to finish our Topic, and by the process we promoted a lot of concept of seed paper. Even grant questionnaires (over 150 papers), also let more people to understanding seed paper. Many people do not know this, even surprise their exist. Also think about the significances of them---How to regeneration environmental resources ! Blessing may become environmental protection. Make the seed of gratitude germinate again. After watching out Topic, we believe that more and more people willing to think more. We also make an effort for environmental protection of the world.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
We discussed during our lunch break, using websites making skill in computer class, analysis skill in business class, and language logic in English class. In addition to teachers help, we also visited businessmen, made some investigations ,found some books and looked for studios to learn how to make paper ,and we gained a lot.