Tag Archives: recycle

recycle freecycle [day 246]

Freeycycle is the modern day dumpster diving, without having to touch a dumpster or trash can.  From the freecycle site: It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. … Continue reading

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recycle your electronics for good [day 238]

I saw this recycling box at the local camera shop.  No, I wasn’t shopping, I had to go there for work.  I was surprised to see the red dot that says, “10% of proceeds will go to charity”.  10%?  There … Continue reading

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light bulb! an idea or just simply for light [day 234]

My friend that had the flood finally got to move back into her house yesterday.  As I was helping, I noticed the old bathroom light fixture sitting in the trash, with all of the old light bulbs still in it. … Continue reading

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free polypropylene [day 229]

Instead of buying ziplock plastic baggies and other plastic containers, I like to reuse containers I already have.  Instead of placing my plastic sour cream containers, margarine containers or other food containers directly into the recycling bin, I wash them and use … Continue reading

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things I just don’t get [day 192]

Let me just say, before you read my list of things I don’t get, that there’s a purpose behind this list.  That purpose is something I say regularly.  Just think about what you’re buying and what you’re doing.  Your actions … Continue reading

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paperless. I need your junkmail. [day 155]

Let’s see… A trip to the grocery store, a quick stop at the thrift store and trying to fix my temperamental grill once again, not a huge shopping day.  My kids have outgrown most of their winter clothes so I needed to … Continue reading

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use it until it falls apart [day 151]

This made me smile.  A reusable express mail envelope?  I don’t use any type of mail system very often so I had no idea UPS was doing this.  Is DHL and FedEx doing this too?  The little tag line is: … Continue reading

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flying by the seat of our pants [day 143]

I had an interesting conversation with a guy I met recently in our church group.  Curt lived in Hawaii for a long time, after living in Amarillo, Texas.  We were discussing the “green issues”, possibly prompted from my lack of … Continue reading

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global-give-green, an exercise in repurposed art [day 139]

These small pieces of art are made on painted MDF panels that were about to be thrown in the trash.  The words are cut out of magazines, the leftover magazine skeletons went to the recycling bin.  Most of the paint … Continue reading

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just pick it up [day 108]

I love to ride in Elizabeth’s car, as it’s nice and clutter free, unlike mine that my kids help keep in a state of ‘trashed’.  She picked me up to go somewhere and she had a bunch of plastic water … Continue reading

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