Reuse. Reduce. Recycle.
Reduce: To make smaller or less in amount, degree, or size.
Reuse: To use again or more than once
Recycle – To remake materials into either the same product or new products, such as paper, glass, steel, aluminum cans, used oil and some plastics.
Let’s Learn About it!
Why Re-Invent the Wheel? When we can learn from it! There are so many great websites about Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling already – that the Helping Ninjas think are very helpful and key to helping us educate our children on important topics such as reusing, recycling and reducing. There are so many cool things for children (and some adults too) to see, and contain oodles and oodles of facts, articles, photos and videos – all of which are great tools to learn from and very much needed to teach!! Let’s take advantage of the available information!
The following are videos and links to sites with information that the Helping Ninjas think are worth visiting and will help aide you in completing Helping Ninja Missions or hosting Helping Ninja Socials!
Helping Ninjas Suggested Links:
Nasa Climate Kids. Excellent for some pre-k and K, and elementary school age kids! One of Helping Ninjas Favorite Websites!
Earth 911 has a great website with all sorts of information on what can and cannot be recycled, and what it means to reduce and re-use – and how to do it! Very cool website with lots of pictures and videos, facts and search engines!
U.S. National Institute Health Environment Sciences
For Adults, or Children 10+
United States Environmental Protection Agency. Great basic, factual information that will help you compile facts to share with children; These sites reading level is geared for older children and adults. Suggested EPA links:
- EPA Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- EPA Recycling Basics
- EPA Reuse Your Stuff
- EPA Donate Food Waste
- EPA Reducing Waste at Home
- EPA Land, Waste, and Clean-Up
- EPA Composting
- EPA Food: Too Good to Waste Challenge
- EPA What Can You Do