The first step to change is learning how you can make an impact.

Alexandra K, Tasnim I, Yumaly G, Mia D

"W-ECO", which stands for "World Ecology" is an interactive website all about the environment. "W-ECO" was created in order to raise awareness to the current situations going on all around the world. In our website, you can find several volunteering opportunities available, and when you click on the title, it takes you to more information. Following this section are numerous examples of sustainable brands connecting you with their products, and you can learn how they are an eco-friendly company. There are recommendations and tips with facts with the purpose to inform others.

The world is being destroyed because of our actions. Everything that we do does not always have a positive impact on the environment. We have to realize that the world is not just ours and that we share it with other species. Since we have the tools and resources to help other species, we should do everything we can to help them.

We are addressing it by giving the opportunity to people to choose where they would like to volunteer. In the site, there are also eco-friendly brands and recommendations to live a more "green" life. There also some articles that update users about what is going on around the world. This could inspire people to change their way of living, and even give their free time to help the world be a better place for everyone!

We experienced difficulties with programming the format of our website, especially the fonts and the various tabs. We solved it through reading different articles on W3Schools. It was really helpful to be able to use these websites in order to solve our problems. We learned through trial and error.

"This is an important topic to research and continue diving into. Love the work you did!"

Alexandra:

I am going into my senior year in high school. The inspiration for this project stemmed from my love of the environment. Growing up in Poland, I was constantly surrounded by nature and sustainable development. The goal with this project is to raise awareness about how a single individual can have such a huge impact on nature in both good and bad ways.

I think that coding has allowed me to explore multiple mediums of how to get this message across. I have always loved the environment, and with this modern touch of coding, I was able to combine these two fields to make it more accessible to people from all over. In addition to coding, I also make documentaries.

Fun Fact: I am currently working on a documentary about my school and the problems we have with recycling.

 

Tasnim:

I am a rising senior at Bard High School Early College, Queens. Some things I do in my free time are read, take walks, watch shows, or sleep. I love doing hands-on work, which is why robotics was one of my favorite topics in the program because we got to work with the bot itself.

The reason why I wanted to do this project topic is because I am a huge animal and tree lover. I love going on hikes with my friends and seeing all the trees and animals that are in the woods. I want more people to care for the animals and forests like I do because, as humans, we have the power to help them. We need to realize that the Earth is not just ours, but that we share it with other species.

 

Yumaly:

I am 17 years old, and I am going into my senior year in high school. I started to be interested in this topic around middle school when we were learning about global warming and how it affects animals that have to live in the cold to be able to survive; that’s when I realized we weren’t really taking care of Earth like we were supposed to, and we need to start learning how we can change to make the world a better place for everyone.

 

Mia:

I’m a rising junior in Yonkers High School and a member of the robotics team. I didn’t have any prior programming skills but Girls Who Code has allowed me to explore Computer Science as well as all the troubles with semicolons in Python. I definitely want to pursue STEM in my future, but I’m still exploring all opportunities.
I chose to do this project because I, myself, am not aware of the impact each of my actions has on the environment, and I would like to know in which ways I can change. I see pictures of icebergs melting and pollution in the air, but didn’t realize the extent worldwide.
Fun fact: I misspelled raspberry in my 5th grade spelling bee and it has haunted me ever since.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at Pfizer (NY) - Grace Hopper.