Piše: Ivana Marin — 12. April, 2017.

As usual, we started our workshop with a lot of fun and games, of which the most enjoyable was searching the key in the game Black queen. After the games, we introduced to the youngsters the new theme. with a question „Do you know what 3R’s mean? Although, there were good guesses, youngsters didn’t know that 3R’s actually stands for „Reduce, Reuse, Recycle“.

For all of you who are reading this and are interested in the theme, here’s how to abide to 3R rule:
Reduce – reduce the amount of waste
Reuse – reuse items as much as possible before replacing them
Recycle – after you gave your best in reducing and reusing,  put the items at the suitable places for recycling

After we learned more about 3R’s, youngsters from Eco-patrol needed to figure out how would they reuse some old, thrown items such as umbrella, fork, corks, old cars etc. The ideas were great! They imagined that they can use umbrella as a selfie stick, fork as a mobile stand, corks as a billboard and old car as a botanic garden. They promised that they will implement some of the ideas.

We also watched some videos about the people who create pieces of art from the plastic bags, flip-flops and various waste they find. After all, we concluded that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Inspired by different artists, we tried to give an opportunity to old, thrown cans and clothes we found. After the cutting, sticking and stitching we made our piece of art in the form of pot for the flowers with Easter details. That Saturday, youngsters were happy that they learned how to reuse waste and thereby reduce their footprint in the world.

Until the next patrol!

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