This year I’m posting early! November 15 is America Recycles Day and what a great opportunity to make some dramatic, but not difficult, changes in our daily lives. This is a day that “encourages more people to join the movement toward creating a better natural environment by recycling and buying recycled products” and “promotes the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling.”
Last year I used this opportunity to hold a project at our daughter’s school that centered around America Recycles Day and this year will be no different. I’m encouraging all students to submit their best recycling tips or their favorite way to recycle and will then compile all of their great ideas and turn them into a recycling newsletter that will be sent home to each family. I never doubt that the greatest way to learn is from each other. I’ve even added a footnote on each flier reminding families that the paper is recyclable!
I’ve also added a little incentive and will randomly select a bunch of entries to win some really cool “eco-friendly” prizes, like recycled drink pouch pencil cases from Terracycle, BPA-free water bottles, recycled note pads and pencils made from recycled newspapers.
This is a great opportunity to remind kids (and all of us) why recycling is so important:
- To reduce pollution
- To save energy
- To help the environment
- To save natural resources
- To keep trash out of landfills and prevent contamination
If you have kids in school, there is still time! Talk to your principal and ask if you can do a project too. All it takes is a little time… and really, isn’t a little bit of time worth the impact that you can make to help set kids and their families on the road to Recycle-ville?!? (If you email me, I’ll even send you the flier!)
November 15 is America Recycles Day but the most important thing to remember is that we should make EVERY DAY a RECYCLE DAY!