Reuse materials that might otherwise end up in a landfill to make an exciting sculpture. One kid's trash is another's artwork!
The average American family creates about eighteen pounds of trash per day - that's equal to the weight of three bricks! Most of that waste is sent to a local landfill, where items like plastic can take hundreds of years to degrade. Items in your recycling bin may also end up in a landfill. Landfill waste is harmful to the environment because it produces a powerful greenhouse gas called methane, which contributes to climate change. Climate change will dramatically change the way humans live on this planet and have major effects on our communities, health, food, and more. Learn more about climate change here.
Instead of buying new art supplies, try reusing trash and recycling to make art.
Don't forget to send us a photo of your sculpture. Make sure to tag @peancorg and #PEAYoungLeaders to be entered into the weekly Young Eco Leaders Raffle.
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