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Reflective Pavement Markers Trash Our Roadsides

Dear Washington Department of Transportation:

When you resurface our roads each year, you put in raised reflective pavement markers so we can better see the center line in the dark. 231 more words

Easy Wrapping Paper Storage

We’ve had three rolls of wrapping paper for the past two years since we typically use cloth bags for “wrapping” our gifts. Yet occasionally a wrapped present is shipped out because it’s easy to pack into a box filled with paper-wrapped items. 58 more words

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Driftwood Building Blocks

We all love manipulatives, items with soft shapes made by the rhythms of the Earth. Give children a few hours and a place to play with found objects, and you’ll be surprised where their imaginations go. 167 more words

I Don't Have to Go Grocery Shopping This Week

I’m trying to rekindle a habit that I had up until about five years ago: shopping in my pantry before going grocery shopping. When I was in college, I did that out of necessity, sometimes stretching one week’s groceries into an entire month (needless to say, I was underweight at the time). 240 more words


Clementine Box Doll Bed

By Cleo Clark-Athans

This one is a simple trash hack by a 7 year old.

1) Take clementines out of wooden clementine box.

2) Place small towels, rags, hand-knit blankets, anything soft inside the clementine box to make a “mattress.” 39 more words

Being Happy with What I Have

In my period 3 class, a group of four students decided they really liked my fountain pens and wanted to be an official fountain pen club. 1,106 more words


Zero Waste with a Little Help from my Friends

Like everything, it is easier to make changes in your life when you have the support of your friends. Be it a diet, going to the dreaded gym, getting over a bad relationship… or going zero waste. 491 more words

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