Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day--Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In an effort to halt even more procrastination (see previous post!), I used today being Earth Day as my motivation to get our RECYCLING started.  I've wanted to get us going on recycling since we moved here (ten months ago), but was not sure what facilities our small town had.  So after reading about what Earth Day is all about and talking about different things we could do to take better care of the Earth, the kids and I hopped in the car, drove to the recycling drop-off location, and wrote down all the different things we could start recycling.  Then we came home, scrounged around in the garage for some containers we were no longer using that could be REUSED as our recycling tubs.  Here's what we came up with:


**a cardboard box for newspapers
**a plastic tub that previously stored Christmas decorations, but had gotten cracked in the bottom and would no longer keep them dust-free...Ta Da!  Works perfectly to gather cardboard, magazines, and milk jugs
**a rolling cart that was only gathering dust for white paper

See all the boxes and tubs behind the kids?  That will soon be REDUCED and turned into a garage sale!

My next project:  a compost pile!

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