Recycling five 2-liter bottles can produce enough fluffy fiberfill to make a ski jacket –but if it’s left in a landfill, plastic can take 100 to 400 years to break down!
Keeping It Green Crossword
Try this crossword puzzle to test your knowledge of the "Three R's" and learn a few new things too!
Owlexander's Nature Literature Trails
Hike a trail in one of our local parks. First, visit the Library's site for links to trail heads, activities, and books about the parks’ habitats and animals. Owlexander's Nature Literature Trails are made possible through a partnership between the Washington-Centerville Public Library and the Centerville-Washington Park District and is fully funded by the Yeck Family Foundation.
At-Home Upcycle Projects
Try a fun project! Maybe you’d like turn an old t-shirt into a tote bag or some coasters, or make a jump rope from plastic bags! Get your parent’s permission before cutting up any old clothes.
Recycle Roundup Game from National Geographic Kids
Read through the quick instructions, then try to sort as much falling trash as you can in two minutes!
Make a Lunch Bag
This project uses old jeans! (With your parent’s permission, of course.)
Share a laugh and try these out on your friends!
Trash and Climate Change Activity Book
Try these activities to test your knowledge of the “Three R’s” and learn new things too!
School House Rock! Earth [DVD]
Learn about clean oceans, solar power, how not to be a “carbon sasquatch” and keeping away from the energy blues!
Pond & River [DVD]
Learn about the ponds and rivers of the world and why they are so important to people in this Eyewitness video.
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Food Web [DVD]
Bill Nye explains that all living things are bound in a web based on plant life. Keep it green!
Roy, the new kid in town, teams up with another boy to try to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.
WALL-E [DVD & Blu-ray]
In this animated science fiction film, a lonely robot, who has been collecting trash for years, finds a way to perhaps make Earth livable again for humans.
10 Tips to Reduce Your Plastic Use
Plastics so often end up in the ocean, threatening the life there. Learn how you can reduce the plastics in your life!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Solid information from experts.
Restoring Coral Reefs
Check out this video showing how some coral reefs are being restored after damage from pollution and rising sea temperatures. Be sure to use the 360-degree feature to see all around you!
Mr. Trash Wheel, the Trash Collector
Read about a trash-collecting machine powered only by the water current in Boston Harbor.