Tomorrow is Earth Day! In honor of Mother Earth, here is a compilation of posts Parentella has done about the environment.
- In Our Schools:
The Science Club at Bloom High School in Illinois is doing amazing things in terms of teaching students to be leaders in environmentally friendly science.
Parents and teachers communicating online helps protect the environment while simultaneously increasing learning time.
The Alliance for Climate Change offers free seminars to schools teaching about global warming and how to stop it.
Teachers may want to consider a “school supplies closet” where kids can donate leftover supplies for the next class coming in.
Bento box lunches are not only fun for kids, they are good for the environment, too!
Recycling programs at schools not only bring in money, the kids that run them learn important leadership skills.
Fundraisers at schools should reflect our values, and one of our values should be protecting the environment.
At one school, re-selling used prom dresses made the school a lot of money while saving the girls a lot of money, too.
At another school, re-selling used Halloween costumes also brings a lot of money to the school, while simultaneously saving parents money on new costumes.
- Crafts & Books for Kids:
For back to school, make your own book covers out of grocery bags.
Make your own Halloween costume rather than buying pre-made.
At Christmas time, recycle old boxes into fun crafts.
Compiled by Christi Grab, Parentella’s Editorial Director and author of The Unexpected Circumnavigation: Unusual Boat, Unusual People Part 1 – San Diego to Australia.