Tip of the Week: Arts & Crafts Supplies Exchange

Tip from the Countryside Green Team

If you have arts and crafts supplies that you can no longer use but are in good shape and can be enjoyed by others, or if need more supplies for your kiddos but want to avoid buying brand new items at the store, there‚Äôs a Facebook group for that!  ZWB Arts & Crafts Supplies Exchange – Boston Area is the Arts & Crafts Supplies subgroup of Zero Waste Beginners – Boston Area (which is a zero waste discussion group) and can be found at here. In this group you are invited to:

(1) offer up FREE arts & crafts supplies!,
(2) discuss and share Do It Yourself (DIY) projects, and
(3) talk about how to cut down waste in the community.  

There are several other ZWB subgroups for exchanging items, and a list of them can be found here.

Newton Safe Routes to School Walking Challenges

Follow Newton Safe Routes on Facebook for a fun challenge every week!

Week #1

Basic: Over the course of the week, find doors that are red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Remember their locations. Challenge: Now plan, and go on, a longer walk where you find them all in rainbow order. Extra Challenge: Now go on a walk where you find them all in REVERSE rainbow order.

Week #2

Find the same route to walk each day this week. It can be the length of your street or a loop from your house. How does it change from day to day? Watch the flowers grow, look for buds on trees. Which birds do you see?

More at: www.NewtonSafeRoutes.org