Environment

Writing for Water!

Environmental factors, geographic factors, and competition for resources have nearly 1 billion people in regions around the world without access to clean water, including people here in the United States. Invite a guest speaker to attend your club's next meeting to speak about water issues, which may include scarcity, contamination, and pollution. Then write letters to your local or federal politicians to inspire them to take action and protect...Read more

Help keep our parks clean!

Take a look! Do you see garbage thrown around? It's awful when you see parks, beaches and riversides strewn with litter. It's bad for humans as well as the plants and animals that live there. Thoughtless visitors are making these habitats unsafe. Interesting Fact: Our environment is fragile. You don't have to go far to find land, water or air that has been abused by humans. We all know that littering and polluting is bad for the environment, so...Read more

Reusable Tote Bags

The production of paper and plastic grocery bags uses up our natural resources. The bags then end up as litter or in a land fill. Reusable tote bags are a way to reduce the use of paper and plastic grocery bags. Your family can decorate reusable tote bags to spread the message about helping the environment and help reduce waste! Grocery stores, nature centers, and food pantries can distribute the bags you decorate instead of disposable bags...Read more

Before and After Clean-Up

Did you know? National Parks and local green areas are vital for our communities. Your club can help others develop a life-long commitment to supporting our parks adn protecting the environment around us by setting a positive example. Help keep our parks and the environment clean by organizing a park clean-up and taking before and after photos to show people the impact you have had.Read more

Rally Around a Cause

Did you know... A rally is a great way to bring a large number of people together to learn more about the importance of certain issues in our communities. You might choose to hold a rally about anti-violence, equal rights, the environment, or animal welfare, for example. The community, politicians, and businesses will be sent a clear message about the importance of the topic you choose. Project: Excite and educate your community about an issue...Read more

Murals with a Message

Did You Know? Painting a mural is a great way to beautify your community and send a message about an issue you care about at the same time. Decide on a theme or issue, plan how to represent it, and use your creativity to brighten places in your community - you might choose a school, nursing home, homeless shelter, etc.Read more

Redux: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Did you know that toxins from plastic bags are consumed by marine animals and are passed up the food chain to humans? Did you know almost anything can be recycled? Your Club can improve the environment by adding a new material to an existing recycling program. Click on the link to download project instructions:Read more

DIY Paper

Did you know that paper accounts for 35% of the waste in our landfills. Put less paper in the ground and keep more trees in the forest by making your own paper. Your Club can use the paper you make to write special messages to sick children, seniors at a retirement facility, our servicemen and women, and many others who would appreciate a thoughtful message. Click on the link to download project instructions:Read more

Operation H2O

Did you know that over 40% of America's rivers are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life to thrive. Fresh water is a precious resource, and we need to protect the small amount of fresh water available to us in rivers and lakes. Most Americans live within a mile of a river or stream, and cleaning up trash and recyclables helps improve the environment and make the community safer. Click on the link to download project instructions:Read more

Take Back The Tap!

Did you know that drinking bottled water isn't necessarily safer than drinking tap water and the plastic bottles harm our environment. Making plastic water bottles for the US uses 17 million barrels of crude oil annually. Only about 13 percent of those plastic bottles are recycled. Have your Club run a campaign to encourage the use of reusable water bottles and tap water over buying bottled water. Click on the link to download project...Read more

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