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Wolfert van Borselen (NL) is working with Benjamin Franklin High School (USA) to build trash pollution awareness and bridge cultural differences.

Cultural: Students will share information about who they are, where they are from, what their schools are like and how they experience life in their worlds/neighborhoods.

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Environmental: Students will learn about how trash and recycling is organized in their neighborhood followed by reaching out to compare situations, discuss challenges and share solutions with their Dutch/American exchange partners.

High school students will be looking critically at their own trash behavior and how this affects their communities as well as global waste problems. Students will be asked to ‘think globally and act locally’ to help reduce litter and increase recycling in their communities.

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‘This program is a unique chance for cultures to be unified and a pioneer experience that occurs once in a lifetime.’              BFHS student shares his opinion on the project

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Project coordinator Kathie diStefano visited Ben Franklin High in south Baltimore where she led a series of Operation Trash workshops. Students then presented their work at the school’s Earth Day celebration.


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Ben Franklin plastic soup

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