Trick Or Trash Inspired Art

Join in and create art inspired by Rubicon’s Trick Or Trash! Post and share and tag #TrickOrTrashArt

Creating art out of Halloween themes or empty candy wrappers, and learning to express yourself and create awareness about helping our environment and discover your inner artist!

Post on Instagram or FB or mail to info@helpingninjas.com

Trick or Trash 2019

Leo Berry, Helping Ninjas Founder, 4th Grader

In 2019, Helping Ninjas joined Rubicon’s efforts to reduce candy wrapper waste to landfills and Helping Ninjas founder Leo Berry asked his fourth grade classmates to collect candy wrappers to recycle and create artwork to inspire others! Leo and his fellow classmates created artwork inspired by the Trick Or Trash!

Not only did Leo’s class want to join, his teacher, Mrs. Krisi Roher, had an idea! She asked their principal if the whole school could collect! And, she said yes!

College Wood Elementary Cafeteria, Carmel, IN

Thanks to Leo’s teacher and principal’s support, he is now creating an opportunity for all of the students to learn about reduce food waste, participation in the Trick Or Trash campaign and collect their candy wrappers and return to school to be recycled!

In efforts to bring awareness to the importance of recycling their candy wrappers, Mrs. Roher’s class was invited to display all of their artwork it in the school cafe for all to see! (The Helping Ninjas purchased a bulletin board last year for their schools Green Team from a grant they had one with CICF Indiana’s Carmel Green Team Grant. ) Leo is a student member of Carmel Clay School’s Green Team Club! The fourth grade class also placed a box decorated by their after school club: ESE Helping Ninjas and placed it in the lobby of the school!

The CWE TV Crew made an announcement on the morning televised school news and in the weekly news that goes out to all of the school community. College Wood Elementary collected candy wrappers now through America Recycles Day! Great job College Wood!

ESE Helping Ninjas decorated a Trick or Trash box to collect in the lobby of their school

Smashing Pumpkins: Compost Your Jack-O’-Lanterns

Pumpkins are smashed, and the aftermath is here! Now, what do I do? 

Smashing pumpkins sounds fun, but the composting part may scare you!

Composting is not so spooky!

It’s actually a lot easier then you think, and the alternative?

Dumping the pumpkin in your trash bin, and adding more food waste to our landfills, encouraging more toxins into our air, ground, water — is wayyyspookier

Written By Lindsey Fella Bery on October 27, 2019 in Health + Wellness

Halloween pumpkins are an excellent opportunity to explore composting!

Learning to compost at an early age creates a better chance that children will continue to do so as adults. Children who learn to conserve nature and help to reduce waste as part of their education are more likely to continue to make sustainable choices independently. 

Composting is a sustainable and circular way to live.

Read full story…

https://indianapolis.citymomsblog.com/health-wellness/smashing-pumpkins-compost-your-jack-o-lanterns/

Trick Or Trash

Want to help our youth make more sustainable choices this Halloween?

Helping Ninjas is participating in Rubicon Globals Trick Or Trash partnership National Wildlife Federationand supporting efforts to reduce waste with sustainable educational campaign for elementary and middle school students and families!

Rubicon  #TrickOrTrash campaign provides youth and families a means to recycle candy wrappers! Candy is collected and shipped back to TerraCycle in a custom designed recycling box, paid for by Rubicon, to be recycled. Candy wrappers are not recyclable at curbside and municipal recycling centers.

TerraCycle will recycle or compost the fibers of the candy wrappers, avoiding the landfill altogether! Rubicon is also offering a lesson plan to educators to learn more about reducing waste and making sustainable choices: TrickOrTrash.com

Candy is collected and shipped back to TerraCycle in a Zero Waste Box to be recycled. TerraCycle will recycle or compost the fibers of the candy wrappers, avoiding the landfill altogether!

Helping Ninjas Brooklyn Halloween Clean Up

For two years Helping Ninjas Kathy and Flynn have been collecting candy wrappers in their community in Brooklyn! Now with the help of Rubicon, those wrappers have a way to be recycled verses to the landfill!

Helping Ninjas Kathy and Flynn, Brooklyn, New York], Spectrum Ny1 News

Link: https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/10/27/new-recycling-campaign-aims-to-properly-trash-wrappers-of-halloween-treats

Helping Ninjas Sahana and Sidhaarth 

Helping Ninjas Sahana and Sidhaarth in Texas are collecting wrappers in her community for Trick or Trash.

Here is a video that Sahana & Sid made last year while living in Tampa, Florida!

Drop Off Candy Wrapper Location

Helping Ninjas is collecting candy wrappers throughout sixteen cities in the United States via candy wrapper drop off locations in businesses, schools and neighborhoods. To see a list of participating businesses, schools and student groups and/or to join efforts locally  and get more information: Drop Off Locations

Did you know that nearly 600 million candy wrappers are sent to landfills each year from Halloween?

Did you know in a landfill, some candy wrappers can take hundreds of years to decompose, some even thousands! Scary! What is even more startling is that there has not been any option for consumers to recycle candy wrappers in our country ever, until now! Thanks to Rubicon there is another option for our empty candy wrappers!

Helping Ninjas™
Founder and Creator Leo Berry

Helping Ninjas founder of Helping Ninas is helping to empower youth in across the globe by providing opportunites for kids to learn to become highly skilled at helping.

For a second year in a row, Helping Ninjas youths are collecting Halloween candy wrappers to be recycled. Helping Ninjas founder and his mother, CEO, Lindsey Fella Berry appeared on WISH TV in Indianapolis today letting others know how they can have a more sustainable Halloween!

Helping Ninjas, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Carmel, Indiana whose mission is to create opportunities for youth to learn to become highly skilled at helping the world – the planet, each other, and oneself.

Helping Ninjas are collecting candy wrappers throughout sixteen cities in the United States via organizing candy wrapper drop off locations in businesses, schools and neighborhoods in participation in Rubicon’s Trick or Trash. Helping Ninjas are supporting efforts to reduce waste to landfills and participate in Rubicon’s Trick or Trash a second year in a row.

Helping Ninja Layla

Helping Ninjas Founder Leo and siblings Layla, Sawyer and Skyler celebrated Sawyer and Skylers birthdays this month and celebrated zero waste and Halloween style!

Leo, Layla and their siblings and with the help of their mother and CEO of Helping Ninjas, Lindsey, together they organized the participation of approximately 100 Helping Ninja families and local businesses/schools/student groups across sixteen different cities, and helped to get youth involved in Rubicon’s Trick or Trash and opportunity to learn.

Helping Ninja Saniah

Helping Ninja Saniah and her siblings Saigan, Maison and Maejor are collecting wrappers in their neighborhood, school, and dad’s office! Their father, Dr. Marcus Mcray is collecting candy wrappers in a Rubicon Trick or Trash box at his chiropractor office! Marcus is the owner of Excel Chiropractor Studio and Invoke Pilates and Yoga Studio and is the official chiropractor of the Indianapolis Colts. The Helping Ninja McCray family have been a part of Helping Ninjas since founded in 2018 and are taking part in Trick or Trash for a second year!

Helping Ninja Kate

Helping Ninja Kate in San Diego, California is collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash. Kate is a contributing write to Helping Ninjas Blog. Check out her trips for a more sustainable Halloween!

Helping Ninja Sammie

Helping Ninja Sammie in Fort Wayne, Indiana is collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Sammie has a new PODCAST: Sammie Smiles! In episode 2, Sammie interviews pen pal and CEO of Ryan’s Recycling Ryan Hickman. They talk about all things recycling and helping the environment — and about her involvement in Helping Ninjas and Trick or Trash! 

Helping Ninja Avi

Helping Ninja Avi in Carmel, Indiana is collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Helping Ninja Malone and Frankie

Helping Ninjas Malone and Frankie in Pheonix, Arizona are collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Helping Ninja Mac

Helping Ninjas Mac in Las Vegas, Nevada is collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Helping Ninja Harper and Emma

Helping Ninjas Harper and Emma in Lexington Kentucky are collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Helping Ninja Isabella and Declan

Helping Ninjas Isabella and Declan in Nashville, Tennessee are collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Helping Ninja Bhavya

Helping Ninjas Bhavya in Noblesville, Indiana is collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash. Bhavya is Indiana’s Jr Pre-teen National Miss Princess 2020.

Helping Ninja Quinn

Helping Ninjas Quinn in Fishers, Indiana is collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Helping Ninjas Flynn

Helping Ninjas Flynn in Brooklyn, New York is collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Helping Ninjas Thatcher

Helping Ninjas Malone and Frankie in Denver, Colorado is collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Helping Ninjas Maria

Helping Ninja Maria in Boston, Massachusetts is collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Helping Ninjas Amy

Helping Ninjas Amy, Elijah, and Hannah in Greenwood, Indiana are collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Helping Ninjas Lucas

Helping Ninja Lucas in Wilmette, Illinois is collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Helping Ninjas

Helping Ninjas The Grant Family in Chicago, IL are collecting wrappers in her community for Rubicon’s Trick or Trash.

Learn how you can get involved this Halloween!

Helping Ninjas encourages and provides an opportunity to youth throughout the year to create their own at home “TerraCycle” home-made zero waste boxes to collect snack wrappers and other items that are not reachable at municipal curbside recycling centers, and now Halloween candy wrappers!

Check out these awesome Helping Ninjas at West Clay Elementary in Carmel, Indiana at the Carmel Clay Parks and Recreations after school enrichment program, ESE Helping Ninjas Club! These Helping Ninjas are collecting candy and snack wrappers to be recycled at Terra Cycle!

(Photos taken Pre-Covid19)

Trick Or Trash Inspired Art

Post efforts on social media and tag #TrickOrTrash  

Instagram
Follow by Email