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Expanding Compassion

Dear Planet Earth

Expanding Compassion

Dear Planet Earth

Learning Outcomes

Social awareness
Responsible decision-making

Materials Needed

A pair of gloves
Recycling bag

Time it Takes

30 minutes


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Did You Know?

In its lifetime, one reusable bag can prevent the use of 600 plastic bags and shutting down a computer when it’s not in use cuts the energy consumption by 85 percent.


A physical activity that invites the participant(s) to set in motion being a caretaker of the earth, and inspiring others to do the same.


In this activity, building an increased awareness around the preciousness of our planet can lead participant(s) to more proactive ways to protect their environment.


  • Ask the participant(s) to team up with a friend and choose a location in their community where they can help clean up pieces of trash from natural habitats and public spaces. The intention is to make a positive impact, prevent harm to wildlife and protect plants, insects and animals.
  • Once the activity is completed, have participant(s) engage in a discussion using the suggested conversation starters as a jumping off point.

Conversation Starters

  • Based on your awareness in nature what message is your environment conveying to you?
  • Make a list of five actions you can adapt to protect biodiversity and inspire others to do the same.

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