There’s a new (perhaps reinvented) eco trend sweeping the globe and it is gaining popularity everywhere from school rooms to high fashion runways and art portfolios. Upcycling is the process of turning trash into treasure! I’ve seen high schoolers make lovely silver belts from soda tabs and architects build beautiful self-sustainable houses (Earthships) from bottles, jars, cans and tires (http://www.garbagewarrior.com/) that would otherwise end up in the landfill and possibly the oceans.

Upcycling is just one way we can more economically manage our waste streams by creating functionality from refuse.

Many school teachers will accept things like toilet paper tubes, buttons, lids, egg cartons and open ended odds and ends to use in their classrooms; especially for science, art, and any of the STEAM based curriculum.

As you may have guessed, pictured above is one of my pet projects – turning Altoids tins into gift and treasure boxes with just some Mod Podge and decorative paper (Pro tip: you can use almost anything from old wrapping and tissue paper to illustrated tea boxes.) They are fun to make and a great way to get kids involved in creating something they can be proud of! 

Let us know what kinds of upcycled things you’ve seen or even made yourself!

 

 

Re-Greening the Deserts

Yacouba Sawadogo has been leading the efforts in Burkina Faso to reclaim the encroaching desert as a productive, biodiverse region by using methods such as tree intercropping.

Gardening for Coral

We love good news about the ocean! We found this great story about the ‘coral gardeners’ who are successfully restoring and protecting some of the world’s coral reefs.

Meet the Author, Sheryl Davis

I believe that one of the best ways to promote the environmental health of the planet is to communicate sustainability values and practices to children and young people through books, activities, and projects. I try to do this with my own boys, and I hope my Daniel McFly series inspires you and the children in your lives to help care for our Earth.

COP ’26 – Real Change, or More Talk?

The 2021 Global Conference on Health & Climate Change on Nov. 6, 2022 was billed as the “most important and far-reaching summit on environmental health yet.” But was it?

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Hi! I'm Daniel

I am busy everyday learning about the world around me and how I can protect the environment.

I can’t do this alone. I need you and your friends to help!

The Mystical Magical Abracadabracal Daniel McDougal McDouglas McFly

A great addition to your child’s bookshelf, a classroom and we offer bulk discounts.

I would love to get to know you. Like our Facebook page and keep an eye out for events, book signings, great activities and more!

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Arlington, MA 02476

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