This week our students discovered how life, work, business, and learning is all connected to the environment.
Sustainable Smiles would like to thank Seedlings of Change for selecting us as their next "Bread for the Soul" Mini Grant recepient. This grant will go towards our Student Action Program (S.A.P.) which empowers students to design and implement their own environmental project within their local community. Right now we are working with students at two different schools in Thailand, once a week (an 8 week program), teaching them about local and global environmental issues, biodiversity, and solutions on how to solve environmental problems. After our 8 week course is over, we will select two groups of students to engage in our S.A.P. program, funded by Seedlings of Change. Here students will have to go out and interview local community members, businesses, and experts in their local area to find out what the environmental needs and concerns are. Then they will have to come up with their own action plan on how to solve an environmental issue based on the pressing needs and concerns in the community based on time, feasibility, and budget. Students are encouraged to involve community members, parents, and teachers in helping them implement their project.
We will be starting this program in August 2010, and we are very grateful for Seedling of Change hard work in helping fund this program and we hope that with the success of this program we will be able to implement further S.A.P programs in the future.
Below are some pictures of our students this week in the classroom presenting 5 ways they can prevent the amount of trash being left on their local beach in Nai Yang, Phuket, Thailand
For more information about our program please visit our website at www.sustainablesmiles.org or blog at http://sustainablesmiles.blogspot.com/
A new, free service is coming to town June 30th with the power to enable increasingly creative projects in Missoula. Called the Creative Gig Service, it is a project of the Zootown Arts Community Center.
With the purpose of connecting artists to job opportunities, and businesses to the best services available, the Creative Gig Service – or CGS for short – breathes new life into Missoula's self-employment scene.
While similar in format to Craigslist, the CGS focuses on all that is creative, including: photography, exhibition opportunities, graphic design, writing and editing, web design, music gigs, general art gigs, artist to artist help, education and teaching opportunities, calls to artists, residencies, and items and services wanted.
The Zootown Arts Community Center fields calls from businesses looking for creative individuals to design logos, paint faces, create costumes, or photograph events. Now, with the click of a button, anyone in the community can connect to an artist for whatever project they can imagine.
Artists can browse the opportunities and connect to one another in one central website, allowing the free dissemination of ideas and resources. To submit a posting, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. On June 30th, look for the Creative Gig Service to go live at www.zootownarts.org.
The Creative Gig Service is made possible by a grant by Seedlings of Change. Check them out at www.seedlingsofchange.org.