My name is Melany Ramirez, I have been a member of the GREEN pathway for four years.
I am passionate about the environment and helping improve the environment. My ambition is to become a nurse practitioner, and I will be attending Cal State LA in the fall to be a part of the nursing program to become a nurse practitioner.
For my pathway artifact, I chose the vertical garden that we worked on and exhibited for the Los Angeles county science fair. I really loved this project because it was made out of materials that we found around the school. We used a wooden pallet as our base, that was found in our school from the solar panels, we used soda bottles and milk jugs as pots for the plants. We used an old rain gutter as part of the watering system. Overall i really enjoyed working on this project and seeing how it turned out at the end. I think vertical gardens are something that should be implemented more into people's lives. They can be kept inside, only occupy a small place, and they also have many benefits. Vertical gardens help to reduce the carbon footprint of a building by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air, which also benefits those living nearby as the quality of the air is improved. You can also grow your own food at home, like fruits and vegetables that are used in everyday meals.