Earth Day 2014: Tips on how to reuse unwanted items

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South Bend It is a day that is often considered to be the birth of the modern environmental movement.

Earth Day is Tuesday, and it’s a great day to think about the planet, recycling, and of course pollution.

Tuesday morning, WNDU talked to one of the organizers for the Arbor and Earth Day Festival in South Bend to see just how easy it is to reuse items you may find around the house.

The first example Diana Mendelsohn showed us was how make new magnets out of old ones. You can cut the old magnets up into different pieces and work with your kids on making pictures. Then, all you have to do is glue the pictures on the magnets.

Another idea Mendelsohn gave was making catnip toys out of old pieces of cloth. All you have to do is cut the cloth into square pieces, fill it with catnip and tie the top.

Finally, planting is a great way to celebrate Earth Day. Mendelsohn says planting allows kids to get involved and understand how their food gets to the table. It also promotes responsibility by having to take care of a living thing.

Plus, having your own garden can help cut down on the cost of fuel along with that grocery bill.

Now, there are several opportunities to spend time with the family and learn even more about Arbor and Earth Day this weekend. This Saturday is the Earth and Arbor Day celebration at the Potawatomi Park.

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