This blog post was submitted by Cami and Ava, Kitsap Regional Library Community Learning Interns.

How much garbage do you think is dumped into our oceans each year?

The answer: 2.2 billion tons. That’s about 96 piles of garbage that are ½ of a mile long and as tall as the Space Needle.

This is an issue that has burdened our minds for a long time.

The day we walked into Kitsap Regional Library, we knew that we were going to make something of our Community Learning internships. Something big and something important; we just didn't’ know what it would be. We narrowed it down to a very broad topic: the environment. Cami decided she wanted to make environmental science easier for the whole community to grasp and engage in. Ava decided she wanted to work with plants and educating the public on identifying invasive and native plant species.

That’s when our mentors had the best idea in the history of everything, that we should combine forces and work together on our projects! After a lot of working, sweating, crying, laughing, jumping, singing, dancing, voguing, planning, eating, punning and learning, we created something amazing. Now, we present to you Wear Green. Be Green and the Earth Day Event.

What is stopping you from living green? We all know that we need to take better care of the Earth, but the first steps are often the hardest.

One of the best places to start living green can be found right in your garbage.

Wear Green. Be Green is a two-part learning event for the whole family. This will feature a couple projects that will encourage you to reuse some of your old plastic containers and develop your green thumb. The program will take place on March 17, 2018 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Sylvan Way location of the Library.

How are you celebrating Earth Day? Come and experience some local leaders that might awaken your inner environmentalist. We’ve got some gardeners, we’ve got some youth advocates and we’ve got some dirt! A. Lot. Of. Dirt. The Earth Day Event will be held on April 21, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. at the Sylvan Way location of the Library.

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