Monday, November 15, 2010

America Recycles TODAY

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted on here. I wanted to break my silence though as a friend/coworker pointed out to me last week that today has been labeled "America Recycles Day."

I think I've made clear my feelings toward recycling in the past, so I won't ramble on. But I wanted to share this website and its resources should you be interested in getting more information. Keep America Beautiful has lots of tips about why recycling and beautification is important and how to get started with small steps.

If you choose, you can also complete the America Recycles Day Pledge and start making a difference in your community. Here is what the pledge entails:
  • I pledge to find out what materials I can and cannot recycle in my curbside recycling program.
    (Or in my case, facilities in the area.)
  • I pledge to lead by example in my place of work or school by recycling.
    (I'm in charge of my office's recycling. I brought in a box and simply ask coworker to place recyclables there instead of the trash, and I take care of it when it's full.)
  • I pledge to recycle my used batteries, cell phones and other electronic waste through a take-back program or e-waste facility near me.
    ( is a great resource for finding places to recycle electronic waste. As I mentioned in an earlier post, most Target stores, now have electronic waste recycling bins.)
  • I pledge to tell five friends that recycling is one of the easiest things they can do to reduce their carbon emissions.
    (That's where you come in. I'm not sure how many readers I have, but I just want to get the word out. )
I know it's impossible to be perfect. But even if there's just one thing you can do differently to help out our planet and your community, why not put forth the small effort? Happy America Recycles Day!

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