ECO LOGS MADE FROM RESIDUE OF COFFEE RURAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, QUINDIO, COLOMBIAHealth and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education
Health advantages and disadvantages of coffee; Health impact of pollution
Observation; Collaboration; Questioning; Hypothesis; Critical Thinking
12-13 years / Grade 8
McREL International Health: 2. Knows environmental and external factors that affect individual and community health. 6. Understands essential concepts about nutrition and diet.
LEARNING GOAL & PURPOSE
This is an inspiring story of a team of students from Rural Educational Institution, Quindio, Colombia, who came together and helped their municipality by working on the major cause of pollution due to the coffee industry. To combat this, they created Eco logs with the waste of coffee residue to replace wood and coal that the farmers are using in the coffee drying machines and at the fire places in their homes. These Eco logs are now being used by several farms with a positive and a sustainable result.