Get Inspired
Japan's Town With No Waste
Day 36: Let's go green! Planet earth is our collective home, and we need to do all we can to protect her! Today, we're inviting your family explore some of the many ways we can make changes in our lives to be more green. Check out this video about the town of Kamikatsu and their journey to create zero waste as a community.

Spring is in full swing! As the weather warms and we start to spend more time outside, be mindful of all that nature provides for us. What can we do in return? Thankfully there are tons of different ways we can support our environment. From reducing waste to supporting local ecosystems - your family can make a big difference!
Let's Talk
After watching the video, Japan's Town with No Waste, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What inspired you about the town of Kamikatsu? Why their work to reduce waste so important?

  • How did members of the community work together to make positive change? Why was collaboration important?

  • Think about a time when you helped the environment, like planted flowers, or chose to recycle. How did that make you feel? Can going green bring joy?

  • Bonus! Get creative with your trash! Try looking at trash differently before you throw it away. Could that be used again or made into something new?

Do Something
Upcycled Butterfly Feeder
Did you know there are more than 100 species of butterflies in the Chicago region? Reduce waste and support local wildlife with this fun upcycled butterfly feeder.

Save an old ketchup or honey bottle for this project! Check out this video to learn how you can invite butterflies in your backyard.

Illinois kids have been helping butterflies for decades! In 1974 a 3rd grader from Illinois suggested that the Monarch Butterfly become the state insect. In 1975 it was officially approved and organizations across the state have been working hard to support butterflies ever since!

Take a picture of your butterfly feeder and tag us at #honeycombathome or @honeycombproject
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Community Connection
Chicago Lights Plant Sale
Plan your garden and shop for plants today! Even if you don't have outdoor space, you can make garden by planting vegetables and herbs in containers. The Chicago Lights Urban Farm is hosting an online plant sale . From basil to peppers, stock your garden with locally grown starters. When you grow your own produce, you reduce food packaging waste and have access to healthy food right at home.Place your orders before May 13th - the farm stand will be organizing contactless pick up on Saturday the 16th.

Chicago Lights is an organization on a mission to bring brighter futures to Chicago's youth and adults through supportive relationships and programs. They believe that every person should have access to the resources they need to overcome economic and social inequality and achieve their dreams.

Please wear gloves, a mask, and maintain social distance while picking up your plants. If you or a family member are not feeling well, please refrain from participating at this time.
Your impact is making headlines! This weekend, Honeycomb was featured Justin Kauffman's show on WBEZ. Listen here and learn how your work to connect communities is inspiring people across our city!
Funders & Supporters
The Honeycomb Project engages, mobilizes and inspires kids and their families to build strong and vibrant communities for all Chicagoans. Since 2011, more than 25,000 volunteers have participated in Honeycomb programs benefitting 40+ local organizations.