April will be a busy month at Woolridge Elementary School. The Woolridge Elementary School Green Club is sponsoring numerous activities to help celebrate Earth Day all month long.
MIXED MEDIA CONTEST
- Cell phones
- MP3 players
- Digital cameras
- GPS systems
- Video games and consoles
Your next hair cut can be a life saver! Matter of Trust is an ecological public 501 c 3 charity established in 1998. Thousands of hair salons and individuals throughout the US and abroad send Matter of Trust their hair clippings. The hair clippings are shipped to specific US manufacturers who weave them into mats that can soak up oil and clean our beaches and harbours. Last year, over 2,600 oil spills occurred in the world. They weren't all are high profile, but most had an impact on the environment.
Click HERE to see the hair mats in action.
Recycled hair clippings are also made into hair "booms" which are sausage shaped. Hair is stuffed into recycled nylons (with mesh to provide a strong exterior). These booms are then tied together and used to encircle and contain oil spills to keep oil from spreading.
So bring a plastic bag (preferably an old plastic grocery bag so the bag can be recycled) to your next hair cut and ask your barber/stylist to sweep up your cut hair. Ask the hair salon for any other hair clippings they have laying around while you're at it. Bring your hair clippings and depost them in the appropriate bin in the school's front lobby.
Don't throw out those nylon stocking if they get a run in them. Bring them to our Recycling Bonanza, place them in the appropriate bin, and help clean up oil spills and protect marine life.
- Household batteries, both rechargeable and non-rechargeable, such as: D-cell, C-cell, AA, AAA, 9-volt, and button cells
- Rechargeable battery packs from: Cell phones, cameras, laptop computers, power tools, etc.
- Handheld electronics: Cell phones, iPods, PDAs, pagers, and so on.
- Any other dry-cell batteries.
- Lead acid batteries from: Automobile, motorcycle, boats, and outdoor power equipment