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  • Plan ahead and buy in bulk to reduce resource use and waste.

Zero Waste – Yes YOU can make a Difference

  • Join Sustainable Fairfax in a No-Waste November

Winter Wardrobe

Many families prepare for winter by taking out last years winter woolies and putting summer clothes away. Choose to reuse clothes you no longer need:

  • If last year's clothes are too small now, give them to someone you know who could use them or donate them.

  • If there are holes in clothes and they can no longer be worn get crafty and think of other uses for them (eg: shopping bags, rugs, pillow cases, pillow stuffing, slippers, cleaning cloths etc…).

  • If you do need more clothes, ask your parents to take you to a thrift store first and only buy new clothes if you can’t find suitable second hand options to reuse.

Note: You can download the November Sheet by clicking on the down arrow below, or on the ACTIVITY SHEETS page.


If you are interested in learning more about reducing, reusing and recycling visit your local library or explore these sites (with your parents permission):

NIEHS: Kids Environment, Kids Health - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

EPA Recycle City

EPA: The Planet Protectors - Activities for kids

Teachers and Homeschoolers

Free ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ curriculum resources:

EPA Resources for teachers - Starting a planet protectors club


Free tips to reduce, reuse and recycle at home:

MSUE: Environmental Thanksgiving

Foodsafety.gov - What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers