Archive for Tag: recycling for kids

water

Being Careful With Water Is Good for Our Earth

Many people in the world do not have enough clean water to drink or to use for washing themselves and their food. You can find ways to use less every day, and clever ways to re-use it. Here are some of them: 1. Turn off the faucets When brushing your teeth...

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Courtney

Kid Heroes: Josie and Courtney

What do you get when you multiply two best friends with a powerful cause? The answer is a school community club that’s raised money for families of sick children, cleaned up the environment, supported the troops and made plans to collect supplies for an animal shelter. We chose Josie A. and...

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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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trees

Kids Grow: You & the Trees

A great way to get to know trees is to explore your yard, take a walk, or visit a park. Try these activities with the favorite trees you find. Let’s explore the tree’s parts:  BRANCHES are like the tree’s arms. Can you put your own arms near the tree’s branches?...

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green

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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plastic

It’s Just Plain Weird: Houses Made From Recycled Plastic & Unlikely Friends

Houses from Recycled Plastic This sounds like an awesome idea. A company formed in 2013 in Puebla, Mexico, called Eco Domum, is using discarded plastic trash to form panels to build houses. It is the brainchild of Carlos Daniel Gonzalez who identified the need for low cost housing in...

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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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“Tossed” But Not Forgotten: Sculpture Contest Turns Trash to Art

Kids in Benton County and Washington County 4H clubs did their part for planet earth by participating in the “Tossed” sculpture contest at the Benton County and Washington County Fairs. First, kids picked up litter in the community. Then they repurposed the trash by creating unique works of art...

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