Thursday, April 23, 2009

Green Tip of the week!

Who celebrated Earth Day yesterday?

Here is a great trailer for a series called "Waste?"

http://www.whatiswaste.com/

I wanted to share this to get everyone thinking twice about what they throw away. Chances are it can be reused or recycled somehow. All you have to do is check around locally for the right place to take it!

Staples accepts ink jet cartridges and most other electronics.
Nike has a program for recycling shoes.
If you don't have curb-side recycling, you probably have a place nearby where you can take it. Walk or ride a bike there if you can! You'll get exercise and cut down your emissions.
Most Home Depot stores will recycle your CFL bulbs.

Just do a little bit of digging around, or call your local trash/recycling collectors and they should be able to help you out! :)

3 comments:

Shan said...

Thanks so much for posting www.whatiswaste.com "Waste?" webisodes. Which on is your favorite? Cheers! Shantel (Producer)

Doris Sturm said...

I set that www.whatiswaste.com as my Favorite. I think it's great information to spread around and to get people thinking.

Doris Sturm said...

p.s.

In answer to your question, I did celebrate Earth Day yesterday, but in a silent way, by just taking a movie clip of my morning walk with Gizzy around the lake. I did notice a concentrated area of trash in the lake (under the bridge) cans and stuff. I will have to buy or find a fishing net with a loooooong handle so that I can start scooping some of that mess out of there. If I don't do it, I'm afraid, nobody will!