Who Recycles? iRecycle.
Ever find yourself saying, “I know I should recycle this, but I’m not quite sure how?” Let this app handle all your sorting and separating: The iRecycle app from Earth911 lets you easily search through categories, like Automotive, Batteries, Electronics, and more, to find out how and where to recycle everyday and obscure items, like old cookware, flip flops, and eyeglasses. Plus it’s free, and available for all Apple and Android devices.
Want to reduce your carbon footprint? From April 1–15, maintain a daily log of your everyday tasks that promote a greener lifestyle. Try turning off lights when leaving a room, cycling or walking instead of driving, or using reusable shopping bags. Then, create a display of posters or pictures representing your contribution to the environment. Projects and awards will be exhibited at the Project E.A.R.T.H. Swamp Search on April 27 at the Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge.
From Waste to Watercolor
We all know about reduce, reuse, recycle, but what about “upcycle?” Upcycling is taking something you would otherwise trash and instead finding a new use for it. Here’s a colorful upcycling craft that your kids will love: Take all your dried-up markers, soak them in water, and voila—watercolor paint!
Go Eat Worms
Make an Earthy cupcake with wiggly worms on top! You’ll need:
- A cupcake
- Chocolate frosting
- Cookie crumbs
- A gummy worm (or more, to up the gross-out factor).
Simply frost the cupcake and sprinkle on cookie crumbs for dirt. Then place your worm!
There are lots of variations of Dirt and Worm treats. Chef Jenny Lyn uses layers of pudding and crushed Oreos for her Dirt 'n Worms creation (pictured above).And Akane from Juggling with Kids makes these fun Dirt Cup Treats.
Not a baker? Not a problem. Cupcakes by Carousel makes this yummy-looking Dirt & Worm cupcake!
Read more about Earth Day on NJ Family: