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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • What part of nature are you grateful for and why?

  • What is your favorite outdoor activity and why?

The Reason

The Environmental Impact Kit is a unique kit as it is designed to be kept by YOU. Its focus is on the environment and our personal footprint.

Unpack the Box

  • Take everything out of the box.
  • Lay everything out so you can find what you need to build the kit.

Find the Kynd Card

This is for you to spread extra kyndness to someone in your own life.  Consider writing a note to a friend, loved one, or colleague that you are grateful for.  Address the note and send it in the mail or give it to someone in person.

DO NOT include this in the finished kit.

One Tree Planted

For each Environmental Impact [+] kit purchased, a tree will be planted with One Tree Planted, an environmental tree planting charity that plants trees in countries around the world. One dollar plants one tree.

Decorate the Canvas Tote

1. Find the following items:
  • Canvas Tote
  • Markers
2. Decorate the canvas tote:
  • Use the enclosed markers to decorate the tote…this bag will accompany you on your shopping trips so style it as you’d like.
  • This tote is to be used for your own shopping purposes. Instead of asking for a plastic bag, tell them you have your own bag to put your items in.  
  • Make the canvas tote fun and colorful or simple and sweet.

    *Tips: 
    • Place a small piece of paper in the tote before decorating. This will prevent the marker from bleeding to the other side.
    • Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture! 

DIY Bee House or Bird Feeder

Bee House

Create a bee house to add to your garden or outdoor space. It’s a way of attracting pollinating guests to your yard over and over again.
 1. Find the following items:
  • Tin can 
  • Paper straws 
  • Loose paper 
  • Paint pens
  • Twine
2. Decorate the tin can using the paint pens. Make this fun and colorful!
3. Fill the tin can
  • Cut the straws to fit inside the tin can (see picture below)
  • Use the loose leaf paper to make more straws by wrapping the paper around a pencil or pen for sizing
  • Fill the tin can with the paper straws and the paper rolls you made
4. Tie the twine around the bee house and secure with a knot
  • Make it the appropriate length to hang outside! 

Bird Feeder

1. Find the following items:
  • Tin can 
  • Paint pens
  • Twine
  • Paper straw
  • Glue
2. Decorate the tin can using the paint pens. Make this fun and colorful!
3. Glue a paper straw into the tin can, making sure enough of the the straw is coming out of the can so birds can perch on it to eat
4. Fill the tin can with bird food
5. Tie the twine around the bird feeder 
  • Make it the appropriate length to hang outside! 

Make a Bee Bath

A bee bath is a simple bee water feeder that you can add to your garden or outdoor space. It’s a way of attracting pollinating guests to your yard over and over again.
1. Find the following items:
  • Small reusable planter tray
  • Rocks
  • Additional material (optional)
2. Wash the tray and rocks to be sure they are free from any pesticides.
3. Place the included rocks into the tray. These will provide a place for the bees to land near the water. (Optional: Add additional material to the bee bath, such as sticks or additional stones).
4. Later, fill the container with water and place it outside near plants or a garden. Refill it frequently to continuously attract bees to your space.

DIY Wildflower Seed Bomb

1. Find the following items:
  • Wildflower seeds
  • Paper
2. Tear a few sheets of paper into small pieces. 
3. Slowly add water and mix slowly until the mixture becomes sticky like dough
4. Add some of the wildflower seeds and roll into a golf-ball sized ball.
5. Let the seed bomb dry out. 
6. Scatter them where you want them to grow (preferably on top of soil or compost), and let nature do the rest.

Builder Tip* You should have enough supplies to create 2-3 seed bombs. 

Reusable Straw

  • Most plastic straws simply break into ever-smaller particles, releasing chemicals into the soil, air, and water that are harmful to animals, plants, people, and the environment.
  • Take this reusable straw with you when you are on the go and prevent the use of additional plastics in the environment.

Reusable Bags

  • Most single-use plastics simply break into ever-smaller particles, releasing chemicals into the soil, air, and water that are harmful to animals, plants, people, and the environment.
  • Use the reusable ziploc bags for your snacks or leftovers to prevent the use of additional plastics in the environment.
  • Use the reusable drawstring bags when you shop for produce, to further prevent the use of additional plastics in the environment. 

Delivery Options

This kit is designed for you to keep or distribute yourself to someone you know. 

Share Your Impact

Post your experience on KyndHub.

KyndHub is an online community that gamifies volunteering, acts of kindness, and gratitude.

  1. Go to KyndHub.com or download the free app.
  2. Create a free account or log in.
  3. Select “I Built a Kynd Kit” from the post menu.
  4. Post about your kit.

LOGIN TO KYNDHUB

Share Your Completed Kynd Kit on Social Media!

We’d love to hear about your Kynd Kit experience. Post your completed kit on social media and tag Project Helping.

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Dollars for Doers

  • If your company offers a Dollars for Doers program, you can submit the time you spent building your Kynd Kit to benefit Project Helping. 

Official Name: Project Helping

Website: ProjectHelping.org

EIN/Tax ID: 45-2442366

Nonprofit Classification: 501(c)(3)

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