Monday, September 12, 2011

Plastic Bag Rope

Plastic grocery bags are ubiquitous.  And, while they may be convenient in the short run, they have a negative impact on our environment.  They fly away easily, causing pollution on our land and in our oceans.  Many sea turtles and other marine animals die every year from ingesting them.  When they end up in the landfill, they may take hundreds or even thousands of years to biodegrade.  Until we all make the shift to reusable grocery bags, this waste-stream material will continue to pile up.  

At our school, we like to figure out ways to upcycle materials.  Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value (Wikipedia).  We found a great use for plastic bags... when braided together they make a very strong rope!  See Isahopper and Batman playing with the rope they made...

If you would like to stop relying on plastic bags, Sego Lily School sells canvas grocery bags for $2 each.  Proceeds support student activities!  Pick them up at our school, 1533 E. Murray-Holladay Road.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Volunteers Needed!

We can always use volunteers!  If you are available for any of these volunteer opportunities please call the school 801-274-9555 and talk to Alyssa or Maaike, or email us at  In addition to these days, we have ongoing volunteer opportunities doing maintenance, yard work, cleaning, teaching classes, gardening, etc.  Please come play with us!  Thank you!!!