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Occupy Yourself With Some Sustainability Fun

Last updated on April 14, 2020

You’re at home, and you get done with schoolwork. Now what? You’ve conquered Netflix — yes, all of Netflix – and you can only stare at the television for so long, right?

How about you do something to help the environment? DCCCD students have a few suggestions.

Participate in the At-Home Vegetable Plant Growing

It’s springtime, which means it’s time to start your vegetable garden. You can start a container-based garden no matter where you live: an apartment, condo, duplex, house, etc.

There are lots of resources online that can help, including: ideal watering times, where to find the best sunlight at your home and when to transplant your seedlings into a bigger container.

Spring Cleaning

With all this newfound time at home, it’s a great idea to make the most of it and freshen up your home. It’s time to get some spring cleaning done.

Spring cleaning is a time to clear away your daily clutter and embrace the summer! It can help if you’re susceptible to pollen allergies and makes room for summer essentials like an air conditioning unit. While you’re packing away your winter gear, don’t forget to incorporate sustainable practices:

  • Use washable cloth squares instead of paper towels for wiping away messes.
  • Ditch the commercial air fresheners that contain harmful ingredients for you and the environment by making your own natural potpourri!
  • If you only have a few items to wash, consider hand-washing your clothes instead. It’s an easy way to pass the time and helps cut down on traditional washing machine waste.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Reminders

Now is the best time to improve your at-home recycling. Not sure what or where to recycle? Search online using the North Texas Recycling Locator.

With more time to spend at home with family, here are a few great recycling teaching ideas for parents to teach recycling and environmental conservation.

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