Vegetarianism: My Personal Project
In the tenth grade, I am going to create a Personal Project in school. This project is going to be about vegetarianism.
Iam interested in this topic because I have been a vegetarian since the summer. I became a vegetarian at sleep-a-way camp when my friend, Paige, who is a vegetarian and I signed up for a class called Animals and the Torah. When I was exposed to this class I learned a lot about different animal issues in society and my friend helped me to cut out meat. Now 6 months later I am cutting out dairy.
I am interested in learning how to be a vegetarian in a healthy way and how to inform other people. I want to find out how to explain my choice when other people ask me why I chose to become a vegetarian.
With my vegetarianism as my topic I am not sure what I want to do as a prokect. I have two ideas in mind. My first idea is to have a group of people, either from the school or outside of school in different age groups. In the group we would maje healthy vegetarian recipes, talj/learn about the issues regarding vegetarianism and the motives...I think that another thing I could do with the group is have them right down what they eat everyday for a week. I will show them how to cut out some of the meat they eat everyday without fully making them vegetarian.This could be an interesting way in informing people about this as well as helping me grow as a person,
Last weej when I was in San Francisco I went to the California Academy of the Sciences. There they had a "living roof". The roof was covered in plants and was fun to visit. On the roof they explained the layers and how it helps the environment. I thought that this would be something cool to try and duplicate. I also think that some of the things we grow would be able to be used by the cafeteria to help bring fresh fruits/vegatables to the school. This could even help with more vegetarian options in the cafeteria. I havent looked into it but I think that Michelle Obama has a program that helps with gardens in schools so there might even be funding for it. One big problem I have is that I don't think that students are allowed on the roof. If this is not possible the next best thing would be a garden club but I am not sure there is anywhere to do this in the school?
Another idea I have is to make a petititon (or something like it) that would result in their being more vegetarian options in the lunchroom.