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How to Hold a Used Book Sale

Arranging a community used book sale is a great opportunity to help others in your community. Donated books will be sold and the proceeds will help provide funding for local community programs. It is also a wonderful opportunity to help others in need through the world...

A Helping Hand for the Rain Forest

Saving the rainforest is something that many children and adults are passionate about. Rainforests are full of rare life and plants. Every day miles of rainforests are cut down and removed forever. This project will allow students to learn more about rainforests, deforestation, and what students...

Solar Powered Ovens

Students will learn how to protect the environment and create sustainable change by practicing better living habits. This project will teach participants about climate change and ways to reduce harmful pollutants. Participants will work together to create a solar powered oven to learn about the...

Recycling Renovation

Recycling is an easy and a fun way to create impact on the world. Students often take an interest in recycling and finding ways to keep the environment clean. This project allows them to evaluate themselves as well as their school about what kind of recycling may already be taking place and what...

Seeds of Kindness

Everyone benefits from random acts of kindness! However, students may not even notice a random act of kindness, because often these acts are overlooked. This project encourages students to think about times when someone has been nice to them. Students then take those memories and create potted...

Organize a Math and Science Club

Math and Science Clubs are a great way to spark a child’s interest in learning. They give students a chance to question how or why things work and work toward solutions (problem-solving). A Math and Science Club can give students a safe environment to learn and interact with others with...

Plant a Butterfly Garden

A butterfly garden is an easy way to create a positive environmental impact while naturally enhancing your neighborhood or school environment. Butterflies are critical to the pollination process as they transport pollen from one plant to another. This process is critical for food production and...

Installing Faucet Aerators

Replacing faucet aerators is a fast way to create a positive impact on the environment, while also saving money on energy costs.  Faucet aerators help significantly reduce Carbon Dioxide production and use less energy by reducing the flow rate of water from faucets.

Lead a Compact Fluorescent Bulbs installation

Replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs is one of the easiest ways to create a positive impact on the environment, while also saving money on energy costs.  Use this Service Playbook to learn how to lead an CFL installation project.

Lead a Tree Planting Project

Trees provide a great benefit to the environment. They provide habitat for local animal species, shade and shelter for livestock and other animals, a reduction of CO2 in the air, as well as produce oxygen. Use this Service Playbook to learn how to lead a tree planting project.