Thursday, October 04, 2012

Being Awesome: Day Fourteen

Prompt #14
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

I know this seems totally weird-o, but I think it's a great to be awesome for myself and for the earth. Whoa...that was lame to the extreme, peeps! Living a little more green is very important to me, and even though I have been ignoring my worms since July (bad Mom), I try very hard to be as environmentally conscious in my everyday life as I can.

Here are some more specific prompts for this one:
- Start a small compost bin in your backyard. All you need is a lidded garbage can, some brown material (dead leaves, sticks) and some green material (kitchen scraps) and a sunny place to put it. It cuts down on the amount of trash that gets sent to the landfill, and makes amazing fertilizer for your plants and garden.
- Reduce the amount of stuff coming into your house in the form of packaging. I try to remember to bring a cloth bag with me wherever I go, but even if I don't have one on hand, I always tell the cashier I don't need a bag. Then try to cram all my purchases in my purse (this is where a giant one comes in handy) or balance them in my arms on the way to the car!
- Do you have a recycling program in your city? We've got one of the best in the world, so I'm kind of spoiled with this one. Even if you don't have curbside pickup, you might have a recycling depot close by that you can use for your household recyclables. If you're not sure what is recyclable in your neck of the woods, check out your city's website. A handy tip for any recyclables is make sure it's clean (no food debris - yuck!) and dry!

There are loads more ways to bring the Three Rs into your life! This is really just the tip of the iceberg. I know Mel & Trisha would have a couple of ideas for me to add here....

later loves

1 comment:

  1. my favorite way to recycle/reuse is to buy thrifted clothing. it's pretty much the only way i shop!! but i also recycle...i don't have compost, but i really want to start!

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