In response to COVID-19, many

museums across Ohio are

offering virtual programming

through online education

activities, tours and live-stream

events that can be enjoyed

outside of museum walls. Click on the link below to see what types of virtual programs are being offered by museums throughout Ohio.

https://www.ohiomuseums.org/Public/Blog_Posts/Ohio-Museums-with-Virtual-Programming.aspx

Our personal electronics, such as our mobile phones, MP3 players, tablets and laptops, contain toxic and hazardous materials. These include arsenic, lead, and mercury, all very harmful to human and environmental health. The improper disposal of these electronics creates electronic waste (e-waste) in our landfills which can pose a threat to the environment and the health ourselves and loved ones. In order to combat the growing problem of e-waste, our kiosks conveniently recycle these electronics for instant monetary reward. Best of all, you can earn green by going green with ecoATM's Refer a Friend program.

ecoATM’s processing warehouse is certified to the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards. These certifications demonstrate ecoATM’s commitment to the environment as well as the health and safety of employees and the public.

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How can you keep our Earth healthy?

* Get out and walk, or run, or ride your bike every day. Spending time in nature, especially among trees, significantly reduces stress and anxiety, improves mood, energy, sleep and boosts the immune system. Take a family member with you! 

* Start an herb garden. You can go online and order herbs (seeds or other, at a variety of stores). Start them indoors until the weather stabilizes.

* Now that you are home all day, take stock of how much junk mail you receive. Go to Catalog Choice and remove yourself from mailing lists of businesses that just won’t leave you alone. 

* Start your spring cleaning in the house. Take time to sort items that can be recycled so they don’t end up in a landfill (batteries, cell phones, computers, blue jeans, etc.)

* Start your spring cleaning in the yard. Rake out your lawn, pick up twigs, rake out the beds. Call an elderly neighbor and ask if they would like their yard raked out also.

* When trying to fight a very contagious virus, cleaning products and disinfectants are our best friends. Whether it might be because your store is out of stock, or because you enjoy natural solutions, you can skip the harsh chemical sprays infavor of safer alternatives. Plus, they’re probably already in your pantry. Make homemade disinfectant solutions, sprays and wipes using hydrogen peroxide and alcohol (just make sure your mix is 70% alcohol, and leave it to dry on its own). White vinegar is also a powerful cleaner, easily cutting through grease and removing mildew, odors, stains and wax buildup. For surfaces that need to be cleaned — but not sterile — lemons can also be used to clean non-porous surfaces.

 

* Take time to research the science of climate change, what we need to do to stop it, and where you come in.

Resources for Kids

Do an eco-friendly activity — no matter your age!

Take a look — See if you find something to renew your spirit:

Ages 4 & Up: Reduce Bird Collisions

Ages 7 & Up: Make a Bee Condo

Ages 10 & Up: Plan an Invasive Species Clean-Up

Ages 12 & Up: Plan A Wildflower Garden

Intergenerational Activity: Watershed Wilma/Wilbur Prayers

Can you Bee-lieve this?

Learn more about how Climate Change affects bee's and in turn our crops:

https://beekeepersnaturals.com/blogs/blog/climate-change-hurting-bees 

Age Appropriate Videos for:

 

Grades 1 - 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JilYBVrFiLA

 

Grades 4 - 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dunmK2xo50

 

Middle School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY7iATJVCso

 

High School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6FLCKQSe4o

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Destruction of the Ozone Layer Interactive

Click on the button below to see what the ozone layer looked like in those years. The blue in the picutres represents the hole in the ozone layer. 

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