Help Your School + The Earth


As everyone who reads my blog must know by now, we moved this past summer from South Florida to North-Central Florida, and we are really settling in nicely. The kids began school two weeks ago, and they are already learning and making new friends. Richard and I are doing all we can to support their school. I re-designed the school’s PTA website and Richard is helping out with the Wildcat Dads program {to get dads involved in leisure activities with their kids}. It’s great to feel like a part of the school community!

—> Learn about Recycle Rally Here <—


I recently learned of another way to help my children’s school, and that’s through the Recycle Rally program. Recycle Rally is a free nationwide program that directly benefits K-12 schools and students by providing valuable incentives and resources to help make recycling easy, fun, and rewarding. Here’s how it works!

Here’s some information about the Recycle Rally prizes available to your school:

1) Small or moderate prizes prizes ($10-$200 value) for taking simple actions to get involved in the Rally of promoting recycling through our suggested activities
2) Large prizes ($50 to $1,000 value) for submitting ideas, projects or campaigns that are selected by our judges
3) Huge prizes ($500 to 25,000 value) for schools that qualify and earn top spots in our annual Challenge League Collection Contest*.

*None of the promotions are based on collecting the largest quantify of recyclables except the Collection Contest. Other promotions are based on various ways of engaging students in recycling.

To jump-start a new recycling program within my home to support the kids’ school, Lydia helped me make a new recycling bin. We started with a bin I found in the garage that had some random pieces of kids’ puzzles. To make this a true ‘recycled’ project, I had Lydia look through some of our old magazines to find the letters R-E-C-Y-C-L-E. In addition to being a great earth-friendly activity, it’s also a fun spelling lesson! After Lydia cut out the letters, we glued them to the front of our recycle bin. On one end, we placed a Recycle Rally decal.

The kids added some of our empty plastic bottles to our new ‘upcycled’ recycle bin. It’s such an easy way that children can make an impact on our environment while helping their school.

Sign up for Recycle Rally HERE —> Recycle Rally Here

Whether you’ve been recycling for years or are just getting started, Recycle Rally will help boost the excitement and provide an array of tools to make recycling a big deal in your school. Be sure to sign up to receive information!

How can you help your children’s school and the planet?


About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia {age 8} and Bryce {age 6}. Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.

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