Posts Tagged ‘reduce reuse recycle’

Out of the Landfill Into the Art World

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Almost anything can become art and these days almost anything does–even old hubcaps. With the help of a number of professional artists and through the vision of one art gallery owner and framer from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, even old hubcaps are making it out of the landfill and into the art world.

Set a Good Green Example for Your Kids

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I had a friend once say to me that “its not what we say, its what we do,” with respect to raising children.  Of course, that all sounds good, but do you ever have a moment when you want to instruct your kids, “do what I say, not as I do”? Some of our most [...]

Why Don’t People Recycle?

Why Don’t People Recycle?

Its a question I ask myself when I watch a teenager toss a soda can in the trash, or my neighbors burn (yes BURN) their newspapers.  Why don’t people recycle? Is it because they don’t care?  Or maybe its just too much hassle.  Perhaps those that don’t recycle fail to realize the amount of energy [...]

Don’t Just Recycle: Freecycle

Its been years since we first started hearing about the benefits of “reduce, reuse, recycle.”  Today, people in many areas of the world are doing a much better job minimizing waste than they were 20-30 years ago.  But, while we are working on keeping everyday packaging materials out of the landfill, what more can be [...]

Green Online Shopping

You may already know that purchasing items through the Internet is more environmentally-friendly than going to a bricks and mortar store.  You’ll save gas and time, and cut down on middle-man transportation and shipping costs by staying at home.  Nonetheless, you may not be aware of some of the green online shopping sites that exist. [...]

Extreme Recycling

Well all know its hip to reduce, reuse and recycle!  But what about extreme recycling?  You know, I have to believe that there IS a line that can be crossed when you’re trying to minimize your carbon footprint. Some people are going beyond the ordinary in their aims to save the planet.  I say – [...]

Green Team Kids Learn the Three Rs

Green Team Kids Learn the Three Rs

The Green Team is a new recycling program established at the Bend, Oregon school, R.E. Jewell Elementary.  With this hands-on experience, kids learn the “other” three Rs:  reduce, reuse, recycle. At Jewell Elementary, a group of 24 student volunteers give up lunch recess and even a part of lunchtime to work through waste and determine [...]