Nonprofit Green Living Science and coalition Zero Waste Detroit are working with the City of Detroit to offer a free Earth Camp, where children ages 8-13 can learn about reduce, reuse and recycle. At the camp, children have the chance to create works of art from scrap materials, such as file folder dividers, old computer keys and CD-ROMS.
In addition to the Earth Camp, Green Living Science also hosts school assemblies, where students can fill out a recycling questionnaire with their parents and then bring the questionnaire back to the school to receive a free recycling cart.
The Detroit News has more information:
A box of old CD-ROMS could be tossed. But because some environmentally conscious person dropped them off at Detroit’s Recycle Here center, a dozen Detroit youth transformed the would-be landfill waste into colorful suncatchers.
Splattering a disc with paint, Yaasameen Watkins, 12, was delighted to “help the environment” and proudly shared that her mother recycles cans.
Fellow campers painting outside suggested other materials she could recycle.