Kids With A Conscience is a non-profit proactive organization dedicated to protecting the quality of life securing good health and a healthy ecosystem.
KWAC is a open community pro-active awareness group inviting you to attend one
of our meetings or participate in any of our current projects. One of our projects includes KWAC to be trained to identify carbon based, raw materials for composting and properly dispose of recyclables and non-compostable matter found in the home, on the ground or along the shore.
Our Mission is to work together to build a healthier environment; restore our eco-system and demonstrate sustainable living by providing our communities with programs that engage local youth and foster healthy families' job training' neighborhood improvement and green business benefits.
Dreaming globally-living locally, KWAC are all about going green and passing down a healthier planet. We are excited to be working with communities and determined to protecting families from human and environmental injustices.
Working together our group of children led by adult volunteers are hitting the neighborhoods and going door to door, collecting food scraps and recyclables that may have not otherwise made it to a recycling or compost bin. By re-using certain jars and other plastic containers, we are able to package and donate seeds and plants from our garden back to our community and secure a greener planet.
Did You know most of our planets oxygen comes from our Oceans? (see our projects page to learn more)
Plastic and other non degradable items can cause catastrophe for our Oceans, this is why KWAC are saving for our future one day at a time. KWAC are trained to identify toxic waste along our coastlines and around our neighborhoods in order to properly dispose of it. We are also learning more each day how we can live in symbiosis with our planet.
Just like the Pocket Gopher induced new life to Mount St. Helens- after the volcano erupted- killing everything in its molting pathway. SEE HOW (http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2012/apr/04/heroes-mount-st-helens/)
KWAC are just as eager to dig our way through the dirt and sand along the coast and in our neighborhoods. We are looking for toxic waste such as bottle caps,cigarette butts, plastic bags, etc. These can be deadly to living organisms tiny and large from phytoplankton to whales, birds and other sea animals. Plastic can also cause catastrophe amongst our coral reef.
Our community garden-located in the center of Richmond's Deliverance Temples-is tailored to supply our community with essential proteins and other necessary vitamins needed to sustain a healthy and active lifestyle.
KWAC also learn the benefits of eating healthy and learn to identify the benefits from vitamins, carbohydrates, and proteins that our garden supplies.
GO GREEN SEE HOW (http://www.livescience.com/29180-plants-offset-global-warming-climate-change.html)
Food-scraps are a major contributor to the migration of toxins through our soil. By eliminating foods scraps from our public dump-sites, we in return are minimizing our chances to develop disfigurements in our health or in our environment.
KWAC apply green habits that infiltrate the households of our members and non-members by collecting food-scraps from any participating household- including their own- and we use this raw material to make compost for our Community Garden.
GO GREEN SEE HOW (http://www.cawrecycles.org/issues/organics)
KWAC are trained on the dangers of chemicals and pesticides to control the environment. We understand that natural organisms are essential for our survival, so instead of killing the insects that may damage crops or cause an infestation KWAC are learning about how to use other natural organisms as a way to control colonization and other ways to deter pests.
KWAC only use natural and beneficial techniques to counteract any damage a pest may cause such as our Global Cooling Project.
TOXIC FREE SEE WHY (http://www.toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Effects+of+Pesticides+on+Human+Health)
Our Global Cooling Project is heavily integrated with our Coastal Trash Bash, Pest Control and Community Garden Projects. Since the edible plants that are selected are also drought resistant and some prefer saline soil, KWAC use recycled milk and juice cartons to collect sea water just before leaving our coastal work site. By rotating sea water with our grey water KWAC can better maintain the plants which prefer saline soil. This also helps reduce the damages caused by slugs or other insects which are repelled by the salt. By doing this, we save our fresh water and can mock an interpretation of precipitation -cooling the surface of our planet- by using the same water our clouds failed to bring in, to water our garden.
SEE HOW (http://www.ask.com/science/rain-come-f800bc7e1e1c4883)
KWAC planting culture projects stems into many branches. Since we are a culturally diverse group, we offer a diverse type of training in arts, cooking, gardening and traditional and non-traditional sports. KWAC have the privilege to be trained by some of the most unique individuals who are motivated to share their cultural experiences and skills with others who are eager to learn.
Our Planing Culture Project also intertwines with the Foster a Plant Program. Many of our participants foster one, two or more plants by simply keeping these plants and recycling dish water to feed the plants. Once these plants are ready to be transplanted KWAC will take the ripe plant and bring the foster family a new baby plant that needs a home.
Our T-shirts represent peace and unity in the exploration of the world around us. Using the black or white t-shirts to organize our crew; Captains and Teen leaders provide guidance and supervision to their little green soldiers during explorations and endeavors.
Every "grassroot soldier" is placed under direct supervision as well as a buddy that he or she stays with-
"A friend til the end".
You can show your support. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask how you can donate $12 or more and get your own Kids Wac T-Shirt!
Our projects include; The global cooling project, edible-organic community garden extending to the diversion of food scraps to landfills project, integrated pest control project, coastal trash bash project and more