Every April 22, it’s a day to celebrate Earth Day but also to create awareness that Our world needs transformational change. We believe that caring for the Earth is not a matter of one day but a change of habits to transform our individual lifestyle (which will influence as a consumer, a voter, and a member of a community that can unite for change).
Whether it’s a creative or functional upcycling, a walk in a park or through the woods, picking up litter, or buying more Earth-friendly products, here are many ways that you can help to care for your planet and making Earth Day Everyday.
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We can all agree that many of us have a few empty boxes laying around. While you can recycle your boxes at your nearest recycling facility, or use them to organize your home or workspace, you can also use leftover boxes in creative, fun ways with your kids.
Below, you’ll find three fun and easy projects with step-by-step instructions. You likely have most of the craft supplies already, and your kids can customize each project depending on which materials you have on hand. Read on to turn your cardboard boxes into functional art.
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Deodorants are (for many of us) a must-have and most of times they come in plastic containers, some in glass with the cap and roll-on made of plastic or in spray cans. If you have the time to DIY your deo we’re sharing below a recipe (if you make your own, please share with us your experience). If not… there are some plastic-free options you can purchase (in tin or glass containers with natural ingredients), just ask in your local bulk shop. While making this round-up of ideas on how to Repurpose the empty Deo Containers, we read about a refillable deo by humankind… which could also solve the problem of disposable plastic.
If you live in the USA: “Through Tom’s of Maine Natural Care Brigade, you can fill a box with any brand of deodorant tubes, soap containers and other bathroom leftovers and mail it back to Terracycle for recycling. Some deodorant tubes may also be accepted through municipal curbside or drop-off programs in your area. To determine the materials from which your tubes are made, start by checking the bottom of the tube for the numbered plastic. Before recycling in your curbside bin, remove the dial from the bottom of the tube and be sure to rinse out your tubes with warm water and soap to remove any residual product.” – PC
Easter is the perfect time for engaging students in some fun classroom activities. There are many different ways for celebrating Easter in the classroom. Check out this infographic to get some inspiration for decorating Easter eggs in the classroom.
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What better way to guide your kids into a green lifestyle than playing and crafting together with them showing them there can be other purposes to something broken or used. Here is an activity you might enjoy with your kids: reusing a sponge, very simple and quick going green.
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