WGNO - This weekend, join some local volunteers to help make New Orleans a cleaner, greener place. "City Year Louisana" is teaming up with other non-profit organizations for "Global Youth Service Day".

This Saturday, kids and parents can learn about the importance of recycling and saving the environment. Among the free activities include tie-dying t-shirts and making birdhouses from scrap material.

"We have a lot of extra materials that would just sit in a room. We don't want to waste this and we should find something to do with this," said City Year Corp Member Grace.

The event is this Saturday from 9 to 3 at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center. Again, the cost is free.