TED is a nonprofit organization that posts TED Talks online to promote “ideas worth spreading” through short, powerful talks. TED Talks are important because they fuel a passion and drive people to become educated and connected to the world and the problems around them. Watching...

This Holiday Season, make sure you’re disposing of your waste correctly. To start, what cannot be recycled?  Holiday cards with glitter, foil, or metallic embellishments. Wrapping paper that is metallic, glittery, or foil-lined. Gift bags that are glittery, metallic, or foil-lined. Instead, save the bags...

We had a successful book launch last night! The night consisted of a virtual reading of the book, watching the lyric video for our song, and getting to see some behind the scenes illustrations and storyboard ideas! The “real-life” Bernie even made an appearance! It was such...

Break Free From Plastic completed their annual brand audit to discover where plastic waste is coming from, as well as identifying the top plastic polluters. The volunteers collected 346,494 pieces of plastic from 55 different countries. The graph below shows the top three polluters in...

In preparation for Thanksgiving, we would like to share some tips to have a sustainable Thanksgiving! First, take a look at how much energy is used to make a typical Thanksgiving meal. This totals 14 kWh for a typical Thanksgiving meal. That means on average, the...

Happy Monday! We want to have some fun today while still discussing recycling and reducing our waste as much as possible. Share your favorite meme about recycling or plastics to start everyone’s week with smiles. While looking for your favorite recycling meme to post, take a...

Jessica Harris, Author of Bernie’s Escape from Ong Island, lived in New Jersey until 2016. Her family still lives in New Jersey, so she is very excited about this new development in slowing the pollution from single-use plastics! Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey signed...

Keurig Dr. Pepper has decided to transition its Snapple and Core brands to bottles made of 100% recycled plastic. This transition will save 46.3 MILLION pounds of virgin plastic that Keurig Dr. Pepper uses every year! Monique Oxender, the company’s Chief Sustainability Officer, says that...

Last month, we took a tour of our local recycling center. We asked the questions that people commented for us; here are the answers!   Why can't straws be recycled if they're plastic? Is there a certain thing we can do or a place to take straws...

Happy November! This week we would like for you to look back at the times you spent in nature. We also challenge you to post the last picture of nature that you took! Tell us about this picture; where was it? Did anything exciting happen...