Thursday, October 28, 2010

Reduce, reuse, recycle then REPEAT

Some people say "oh I don't have the time to recycle" or "it takes too much effort". I have to look at those people sideways with a creased brow. I have to wonder how many minutes in the day are spent waiting for their supper to cook, waiting on the hubby & kids to get home, waiting on a call or even worse yet, time spent on hand held gadgets (phones, games, music).

Any of that time, is all you need for some of the basics of reduce, recycle, reuse. Our family has been recyclers for 25 years. Just like anything else that you do on a regular basis it's habit for us. We make sure we have easy access to the recycle bins & our compost (inside & out) so it doesn't take more time. We do it without thinking.

Just yesterday I found that even our wildlife have gotten into the groove of recycling. They've taken it upon themselves to re-use my fall decorations on the porch as their lunch!

In recent years we've become interested in expanding these principles. Learning where our food comes from (the Food Inc dvd is awesome!) and what's in the stuff you buy. We are fortunate enough to be able to buy eggs locally from chickens that are allowed to be chickens as well as cow & pig. (ie. humanely treated, free range, not injected with bad stuff)

So now we are branching out further to include an awesome Giveaway to help even the most seasoned recycler to expand this theme. I am so excited at the prospects of winning this!

Do you wonder HOW to go green? Here's a good place to start. Check out Sustainable Baby Steps for great ideas.

Just remember that you've spent your whole life learning to be the way you are. You can't change everything over night. It takes baby steps but I know you can do it!

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