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Updated: Jul 13, 2021
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Just a reminder, the Code Savvy Board of Directors is looking for our next Executive Director to expand our work of creating opportunities for hands-on, equitable computer science learning experiences that inspire all learners to transform the future for good.
If you, or someone you know, has nonprofit leadership experience, a passion for promoting equitable education and increasing access for underrepresented students in the computer science field - we want to hear from you!
Additionally, Code Savvy is looking for Part Time Computer Science Curriculum Developers to support our school partnerships through the development of project-based curriculum! Join us to engage and inspire students through creative computing!
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This Week’s Spotlight and Project-Inspiration Theme: Plastic Free July
This week’s focus is Plastic Free July!
Plastic pollution has increasingly become a focus of debate, as it is continuing to grow at an alarming rate. It is estimated that half of all plastics ever produced have been in the past 15 years, as plastic production has increased from 2.3 million tons in 1950 to 448 million tons in 2015. Plastic production is expected to double by 2050.
This massive increase in plastic production and use has led to drastic impacts on the environment. About 8 million tons of plastic waste wind up in the oceans each year. Microplastics have been found in places ranging from fish to our own food, and some studies have found that there are places in the ocean where plastics outnumber fish by as much as 7 to 1.
July is a time to focus on plastic reduction, thanks to the “Plastic Free July” movement. The website is full of great information, resources, and tips for reducing plastic consumption. It will take everyone doing their part, and rethinking plastic usage to help make an impact. This July, we encourage you to consider taking part in Plastic Free July and encouraging friends and family to do the same!
As you practice your own computer science skills this week, how can you use technology to help spread awareness of plastic pollution and steps that can be taken to reduce it? Whatever you choose to make, be sure to share it with your friends and family.