Archive for Tag: kids recycling

plastic bags

The Problem with Plastic Bags

Plastic bags start out as fossil fuels and end up as deadly waste in landfills and the ocean. Birds often mistake shredded plastic bags for food, filling their stomachs with toxic debris. For hungry sea turtles, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish between jellyfish and floating plastic shopping bags. Fish...

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trash

It’s Not Trash, It’s Art!

Pick up trash! Make some art! Win awards! Some of the area’s litter will be on display at the Benton County Fair this year in August. But you’ll never recognize it: it will be cleverly disguised and repurposed as art in the “Tossed” sculpture contest. This is the third year for...

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earth

Enjoy Some Green Reading: Earth Day Book List

Fancy Nancy Every Day Is Earth Day By Jane O’Connor, 2010 Fancy Nancy, in her usual enthusiastic style, challenges her family to “get greener”. Some of her efforts work well, other create problems, but in the end, everyone nds that “Being green can also be very fancy.” Biscuit’s Earth...

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It’s Not Easy Being Green, but It’s Worth It!

It’s not easy being green…but for the sake of our water, air and planet, it’s totally worth it! And kids, we’ve got news for you: you’re the next generation to take on the task of protecting our planet. Begin these eco-friendly habits now, involve your friends and family, and be a...

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littering

Keeping Litter From “Growing”

Local 4-H kids recently helped clean up the earth and taught others about littering and recycling in a special event at the Scott Family Amazeum.  These dedicated kids started at the Mercy Trailhead picking up litter in October. This was after the big flood, and the water level had gone...

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Green Kids: Crayola Marker ColorCycle Program

By Renee Durham • Official Kids Mag All you kids know about Crayola markers, and how great they are to color with. But what happens to them when they run out of color or dry up? Do you throw them in the trash? We know you like to be good...

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Green Kids: Taking Care of Planet Earth

By Karen Rice • Official Kids Mag We’re talking a lot about outer space in this issue, but what about the planet we call home? We know some kids who are exploring new ways to take care of our very own planet Earth! Kids from 4H clubs in Northwest...

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