CyberFair Project ID: 5544

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Tidying up our hometown
Category: 7. Environmental Awareness

School: Edoxiu Hurmuzachi National College
    Radauti, Suceava, Romania

4 students, ages 17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 15, 2009. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2007, 2008

Classes and Teachers: Lazarescu Antoneta

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our small town is located in the northern part of Romania. It has about 23000 citizens of different ethnicity, culture, religion and political ideas. This region was under soviet and austro-hungarian occupation, nevertheless, these foreign occupations left a mark on this community. Also, this town is situated in a region called Bukovina. This region is spread over three countries : Romania, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldavia. Even so, this community is strongly bonded and we all get along remarkably well.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project, 'Tidying up our hometown', describes how we researched how our town manages waste, what we did to improve it, alerting the proper authorities and promoting the project to other students and schools.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):


4. Problems We Had To Overcome

We had trouble obtaining the necessary information for the project since the local authorities only provided us with the legislation about waste processing and not the actual field data of how this process takes place.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We are trying to promote this project as an example for students trying to make their town a more beautiful place. Our class mates, school mates and fellow students supported us along the way. This participation will, hopefully, promote our project globally.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

This was a new experience for us all. We were part detective and part journalist. Our school is keen on ecology and we have seminars on how should we improve our life by improving the planet. We tried to take this one step further and make it a common practice among the local community. Some places we succeeded, in some we failed, nevertheless, we're going to keep trying.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

Well, we used legislation books to inform ourselves of the current legislation regarding waste management. We used maps of our town as a point of reference then created our own maps of the sewage system and waste collection and processing areas. We used our personal computers and the school computers to create the web page and promote it, and of course, to inform ourselves of terminology and common processes involved in waste management.

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

We notified the local authorities of the problems we had to overcome, the eventual mistakes they made and other things regarding the waste management. We promoted this activity among our class mates and school mates and they showed us much support and helped us along the way.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

The local authorities took measures on some of our objections. We can only hope that other students out there will do the same to improve their hometown.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

If we try to list them, it would be a very long list. At first, we weren't taken seriously, but with the help of a lot of the students to whom we presented our project the local authorities has listened to what we had to say and helped us to achieve what we tried to do.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)



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