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milly zantow

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grades 4–12

Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary

Ever wonder what the number on the bottom of plastic items means? Learn about the plastic numbering system and why it came to be.

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grades 3–4

Kid Heroes for the Planet

Read about five Kid Heroes for the Planet. Think about ways they can inspire you to take action, too!

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eliminating single-use plastics

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grades 3–12

Eliminating Single-Use Plastics

Travel to Belize with Marie McGrory to find out how she made it through (almost) the whole trip without single-use plastics.

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Article/Ebook

grades K–3

Kids vs. Plastic

Take the Kids vs. Plastic pledge to get your Planet Protector certificate and find out what you can do to fight trash.

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Article/Ebook

grades 3–4

Amazon Rain Forest

Read the article on forest life and write three facts you learned.

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be like a hummingbird

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grades K–4

Be Like a Hummingbird

Listen to the tale of the hummingbird, shared by Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai. This excerpt from Dirt! The Movie inspires us to do the best we can.

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bioturbation in action

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Preschool–grade 12

Bioturbation in Action

Watch these time-lapse videos to see earthworms and other small critters do the important work of bioturbation, the mixing up of soil and sediment.

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powered by poop

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Preschool–grade 5

Powered by Poop

Watch how the Straus Family Creamery transforms "cow pies" into renewable energy and compost to fertilize pastures.

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future forest is made of plastic

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grades 3–12

The Future Forest Is Made of Plastic!

Visit this inspiring garden made of plastic waste. How can you use old toys or plastics from the recycling bin to make your own sculpture garden?

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flip flop sculptures

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grades 3–12

Flip-Flop Sculptures

Watch how Ocean Sole is cleaning up the ocean by taking washed-up flip-flops and transforming them into beautiful sculptures.

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mushrooms at work

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grades 3–8

Mushrooms at Work

Where do inventors come up with their great ideas? Find out how mechanical engineer Eben Bayer thought of a compostable alternative to Styrofoam.

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green roofs

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grades 3–12

Green Roofs

Learn how green roofs can lower temperatures and reduce energy costs, absorb storm water, and support the overall ecosystem.