We think most everything lad a few reuses in them before their end. There are even two types of reuse possibilities we see at CReATE ON YOUR CAMPUS. There are items like these that can be used in their first use run , just a time or two more as markers, pencils, crayons and watercolors before they move into reuse in their second way as materials for use in creative new ways. We’like to see then used until they dry up, get too small or or just stop working anymore. We think this builds good habits in students, encouraging them to be thoughtful with what they have before thinking they always need something new. This quote from an unknown author says it best, “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they make the best of everything they have.”
Don’t poo poo paper if that’s all you have available! It’s a great jumpstart to creativity flow. Take Mrs. Ha’ S example here: she has covered her walls with plain white paper and drawn playful expressions about creativity and art. It has totally set the tone for self expression and artistic flair! She used what she had to inspire her students.
America Recycles Day is Sunday, November 15th! We’re doing a little something to mark the day with our Recycled Bottle and Can collection at CReATE STUDIO to help support getting our program on more campuses! We have always been collectors, so gathering for campus good makes us smile. If you’re in the area, drop by CReATE with a bottle & can or two. Greener campus habits are our thing!