School/ organization: Notre Dame de Sion and Saint Michel French High Schools
Delegation leader/ teacher: Seval Erol, İnci Kimyonşen
Students: Lara Makal, Mehmet Barış Avkovan , Aysu Köse, Mehmet Hamza Ulutaş
The development of agriculture and the industrial sector is a key element for self-sufficient societies.
Agricultural products pass through many stages from field to city.
Therefore, sustainability in agriculture affects the sustainability of the cities. Many factors such as energy efficiency, waste management, environment and food safety are effective in the sustainability of cities. Last September we went to Adana, Çukurova to participate in the cotton harvest. We saw cotton in its natural habitat and joined the cotton harvest.We collected cotton, filling sacks and taking them to the factory. We saw the separation of cotton from its fibers witnessed its transformation into fabric in the factory.
Cotton with high economic value is used in many areas.
Global warming also have on direct effect on agriculture, therefore planting areas are decreasing day by day.
Researchers indicated that long term storage and distribution process may have hazardous effect on the product itself, thus potentially cause health issues on consumers
As we have seen the difficulty of the whole harvesting process of cotton and its voyage to our daily lives we had to take an active role in our school to raise the awareness among our friends.
Therefore, in the name of sustainable cities. We started a campaign for recycling our used textiles. We collected those at school and gave it to authorities for recycling.