Monthly Archives: September 2014


Start a Plan for Yourself


My school, Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Queens, New York, is also known as “a school for a sustainable city”. You might be wondering about, what is this whole blog about? Well in ELA, we had to choose a commitment to keep for a month that won’t hurt the environment and reduce our carbon footprints. […]

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Every little drop counts


I chose to reduce my water usage as my commitment for the case study at my school. However, when I was starting to do this commitment it was really hard. I always forgot that I had to reduce water. I thought of way to always remind me to reduce water. So I decided to leave […]

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Factory Farms


Have you ever thought of what happened before the packaged meat you buy hits the shelves? You also probably picture a farm, a place where the animals can graze and run free. However, 2 out of 3 farms are factory farms. Factory farms are a place where animals we eat, such as, chickens, cows, turkeys, […]

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Artist’s Statement


My name is Christopher and my school (the Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School or MELS) has a goal. We want to help the environment by reducing the amount of pollutants produced every day. Over the past month and a half, we have all made commitments that will help the environment. My commitment was to not use […]

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My Story of Stuff…a case study!


At my school the 7th graders are doing a project in ELA and it also relates to our school because, we are a sustainable school. The project is sacrificing something that you would do daily or often, for instance, I sacrifice not going to restaurants because I usually go there quite often with my family […]

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