Do One Thing

Do One Thing is a bi-national collaborative mural inspired by the theme of sustainability.  Nearly 700 students from Japan and the United States participated in this project through researching and acting on the small changes individuals can make in their lives to influence more mindful use of our natural resources.

Participating Schools

Morioka Chuo High School, Iwate Prefecture, Japan

Sakuraminami High School, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Woodrow Wilson Public High School, Washington D.C.

Wyomissing Area Junior-Senior High School, Wyomissing, PA

Japan-U.S. Youth Exchange Program for High School Students 

Project completion


Project Support


Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development

Fulbright Japan

Japan Ministry of Education (MEXT)

U.S. Department of State, 

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Wyomissing Area School District

Yuasa Corporation

Mural Design:

Michael L. Miller

Wyomissing Area HS Public Art Workshop

View multiple images of the project's creation above.

About the Project

This project was resulted from participation in a Fulbright Japan Teacher Exchange for Education for Sustainable Development.  Participating teachers were encouraged to plan collaborative educational projects that focused on this theme.  The project began with student research in consumption and sustainability through a variety of topics such as water, food, energy, resources and waste.  The research revealed many simple to approach these topics in a more sustainable way.  The participating students considered their daily routines, and committed to a change that would result in a more sustainable habit.  The students kept progress logs to document their personal committments, measuring quantifiable data that as totaled at the conclusion of the project.  The project culminated with the collaborative mural.  Each student involved in the project created a small artwork inspired by his or her personal sustainability-inspired change.  The small works were created according to a master plan that determined some of the characteristics of each student's work.