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Two ideas on how to spend $1 million...
#1 - Create a pool of "Master Gardeners". Have them visit as many schools as possible, and start a school garden in each. This has worked wonders in any school where such a program has been implemented. Not only do children connect with the soil, learn about the environment, and get much-needed exercise, they also learn healthy eating habits.
And many dedicated gardeners would likely do this on a volunteer basis, and remain in contact with the schools as 'Garden Mentors'.
#2 - Similarly, create a pool of "Master Recyclers". Have them visit schools, and create some sort of school-wide recycling project in each. To involve children in thinking about recycling at an early age will foster more recycling households, both immediately and in the future. Also, as children become aware of the amount of waste involved in junk food pacxkaging, they may change their eating habits.
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