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Recycle Because You Care, 2009 Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award

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Recycle Because You Care St. Philip the Apostle School Addison, IL Problem: Improve local participation in recycling. Solution: Community awareness outreach regarding the importance of recycling and to supply free recycling bins to every household. At an awards ceremony held at Walt Disney World®, two of the finalist teams received gold medals and savings bonds […]

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Ergo-PAD, 2009 Columbus Foundation Community Grant

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Ergo-PAD (Ergonomic Posture Alignment Device) Carmel Valley Middle School San Diego, CA Problem: Poor body posture when using computers. Solution: Ergo-PAD: A specialized seat cushion that uses sensory feedback to train people to develop healthy posture while sitting at a computer. The finalist teams were judged for the practicality of implementing their idea. The winning […]

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Sunbusters: Safe-Tea Sunscreen, 2008 Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award

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Sunbusters: Safe-Tea Sunscreen Science Rocks U Whiteface TX Problem: Skin cancer. Solution: An outreach program to inform others about “sun safety” and creation of a fragrance- and chemical-free sunscreen formulated from green tea. At an awards ceremony held at Walt Disney World®, two of the finalist teams received gold medals and savings bonds for their […]

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PMSU, 2008 Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award

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PMSU: Portable Multi-Sensory Unit Solana Pacific Elementary School San Diego, CA Problem: Children with severe multiple disabilities (SMD) often do not receive adequate sensory stimulation. Solution: PMSU: Portable Multi-Sensory Unit – a portable and adjustable sensory stimulation device for severe multiple disabilities. At an awards ceremony held at Walt Disney World®, two of the finalist […]

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Trash to Treasure, 2008 Columbus Foundation Community Grant

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Trash to Treasure Bexley City Schools Bexley, OH Problem: Depletion of fossil fuels. Solution: A Public Awareness campaign to educate the community about the benefits of using the methane gas produced at landfills as an alternative source of energy. The finalist teams were judged for the practicality of implementing their idea. The winning team received […]

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Wetlands Education Team, 2007 Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award

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Wetlands Education Team West Geauga Middle School Chesterland, OH Problem: Destruction of the local wetlands leading to the disappearance of the Osprey. Solution: Educate the public and schools about nearby existing wetlands and enlist their help to preserve them. At an awards ceremony held at Walt Disney World®, two of the finalist teams received gold […]

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Saltwater Marshals, 2007 Christopher Columbus Chairman’s Award

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Saltwater Marshals Ripley’s Aquarium Myrtle Beach, SC Problem: Disappearing salt marshes and the need for alternative energy sources. Solution: A tidal mill using the ocean’s tides to generate energy and an environmental education program. In 2006 the Board of Trustees of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation added a new award, named for the Foundation’s late […]

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Unrecognized Hazard: Used Oil Filters, 2007 Columbus Foundation Community Grant

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Unrecognized Hazard: Used Oil Filters West Branch Middle School West Branch, IA Problem: Environmental hazards caused by used oil filters being disposed of in household trash and ultimately landfills. Solution: Public awareness campaign to educate the community about this environmental hazard. The finalist teams were judged for the practicality of implementing their idea. The winning […]

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Tornado Awareness and Survival, 2006 Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award

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Tornado Awareness and Survival Madison County 4-H Club Danielsville, GA Problem: Little preparation time prior to a tornado. Solution: Tornado Survival program – education program to help build community awareness of things they need to be prepared for a tornado. At an awards ceremony held at Walt Disney World, two of the finalist teams received […]

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H.O.T. Band, 2006 Christopher Columbus Gold Medal Award

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H.O.T. Band Hesperia Junior High School Hesperia, CA Problem: Wheelchair-bound people have difficulty accessing a cell phone, reaching it and using it. Solution: A wristband made of Velcro that would hold a cell phone to allow hands-free functioning and portability for people with disabilities. At an awards ceremony held at Walt Disney World, two of […]

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