Hey Mom, these things can be made from recycled Items pruning’s from your garden. Keep adding layers, alternating ACCP’s 1. A letter holder from CD’s 2. Baby food jars make good candle green" & "brown" materials with a layer of soil and manure. Youth for Earth’s holders, Sewing storage, and Snow globes. The mixture should be kept Survival warm and wet (water with a 3. Store Pantyhose - Each empty toilet roll core can hold a pair of hose once a week to keep (Y.E.S) we can.! entire mixture moist), and pantyhose. aerated (it's got to breathe!). 4. Cord Organizer - They make an It will need to be turned, or excellent way to store all those mixed, every week or so. extension cords tangled up in your Add chicken manure or bone drawers. meal (for nitrogen) if your Mom, this is how to make compost compost isn't decaying. for our garden After 2-3 months, the compost will be ready to use in your Compost is the richest fertilizer you garden! Your compost is ready can use. And you can make it yourself when it is dark and crumbly mom with a little effort. Compost and looks like soil. consists of decaying organic material. Things like leaves, grass, A message from decomposable kitchen scraps, even Aggies’s Childcare & Preschool A Parent’s Guide Recycling is important for us to do at hair clippings can be used to make compost. These materials are layered home and at school. We value parent To Recycling in a container (or pile) with soil and involvement at every level and manure or a high-nitrogen fertilizer. encourage you to partner with us. ACCP Start with a layer of dry is dedicated to recycling and educating "brown" materials, like wood the children, parents, and the chips, dried leaves, sawdust, or community on the importance of straw. recycling at home and at school. Let’s Add a layer of moist "green" work together to save our earth, it is materials, such as grass the only one we have. ACCP’s Youth for cuttings, fruit and vegetable Earth’s Survival (Y.E.S) we can.! scraps, coffee grounds, eggshells, dead fish, or Why Recycle If all of our newspapers were Reduces energy consumption and recycled, we could save about 250 air pollution. million trees each year! If every Hi Mommy & Daddy, you probably I learned about The Three R’s American recycled just one-tenth of already know some information about their newspapers, we could save about recycling but I wanted to tell you more 25 million trees each year. Reduce: slow down on buying about the many ways that recycling is More than 20 million Hersey’s kisses items we don’t need. important. are wrapped each day, using 1333 Reuse: use items that are Recycling Facts, Mom did you know? square miles of aluminum foil. Believe reusable such as containers, it not, ALL that foil is recyclable, but hand-me-down clothing. The average American throws away not many people realize it so most it Recycle: all that you can instead 3.5-4.5 pounds of trash per day. foes in the trash! Every month Americans throw out of throwing it away. The average American uses 650 enough glass bottles and jars to fill up Did you know we can recycle things pounds of paper each year-100 million tons of wood could be saved each year a giant skyscraper (think: Empire around the house? if all that paper was recycled. State Building), but all of these jars A typical family consumes 182 gallons are recyclable! Appliances: of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 Recycling a soda can saves 96 percent Batteries gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of of the energy used to make a can Cardboard boxes. bottled water a year. That’s a lot of from ore and produces 95 percent less air pollution and 97 percent less CDs/DVDs/Game Disks containers that can be recycled! One ton of paper from recycled pulp water pollution. Clothes saves 17 trees, 3 cubic yards of One gallon of oil, when reprocessed, Compact fluorescent bulbs: Take landfill space, 7000 gallons of water, can generate enough energy to meet them to your local IKEA store for 4200 kWh (enough to heat a home for the electricity needs of a home for recycling half a year), 390 gallons of oil, and half a day Compostable bio-plastics: prevents 60 pounds of air pollutants. The plastic used in one toner Computers and electronics Producing recycled white paper cartridge contains about a half quart of oil. Eyeglasses: creates 74 percent less air pollution, 35 percent less water pollution, and Foam packing 75 percent less processed energy The Benefits of Recycling: Ink/toner cartridges than producing paper from virgin Saves money, raw materials, and Cell Phones fibers. land. Crayons The 17 trees saved by recycling one Encourages individual ton of paper can absorb a total of 250 responsibility. pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air each year. Reduces pressure on disposal systems. Lowers demand for raw resources.
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