Students inspire change in their community
While the students of No 1 Lower Secondary School in Pionki, Poland were out doing water measurements for Water Explorer they noticed that a lot of old electronics had been dumped in the water. Unfortunately, their local community had developed a habit of throwing old electricals in the lake. Concerned about the impact that this was having on the water quality, the Explorers decided to create a campaign to educate local residents on the correct way to dispose of their electricals.
The team created leaflets and posters and even arranged a parade through the town, asking people to bring all of their old electrical appliances to the school. They then arranged for a recycling company to come and collect everything. In total there was six tonnes of electricals to collect! The local municipality praised the school's efforts, and now provide more bins for locals to recycle their electronics.
The work of the Water Explorers has not only protected their local waterways by encouraging more recycling, it has also saved the secret water that went into the production of these electronics.
If you would like to know more about Transform Our World, or any of our programmes, please get in touch.
Thank you for submitting your enquiry! We are currently receiving a large number of enquiries and are trying our best to get back to people as soon as possible. In the meantime, you might find one of the following links helpful:
Access catch up content from the Transform Our World Youth Summit
As a Transform Our World user, you can access the content from the Transform Our World Youth Summit and catch up on the content across three themed days, looking at individual actions we can do, people in power we can influence and the importance of living our true values.
Follow the links below and check out the timestamp guide to navigate the content.
All the best,
The Transform Our World team