Recycling

Get Paid to Recycle!

Sometimes, in an attempt to be eco-conscious, I am paralyzed into inaction. When my iPhone broke, I asked about recycling at the Apple store when buying my new one. The salesperson directed me to the recycling info on the Apple website, which said that the company will accept old phones in exchange for an Apple gift… read more…

Recycle Your Stained and Ripped Clothing

As I was cleaning out my closet, I found some white t-shirts that had definitely seen better days. The unsightly stains and a few tears made them unwearable and not something I could donate to a thrift store. But still, it felt so wrong to just toss them in the trash can.

Clean Sweep

September feels like the beginning of a new year. It felt that way when I was a kid getting ready for school and it feels that way even more so now that I have my own kids who will soon be heading off to start a new school year. So in an attempt to prepare… read more…

Clever Videos of Students’ Green Efforts

Last week I visited my 10-year-old son’s class to speak to the boys about what I do and discuss ways that the boys could make green changes in their school. I started by showing the class some of the winning videos from the Green School Alliance Green Cup Challenge. The challenge takes place every February… read more…

DIY Eco-Friendly Valentines

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. My three kids have lots of classmates and teachers who need cards, so my dining room table is swimming in red paper, markers, crayons and stickers. In the past, I have succumbed to the tantalizing Valentine’s decorations in the stationary store window by either buying the very… read more…

A Holiday Gift to the Environment

I love Annie Leonard’s video “The Story of Stuff.” It’s a riveting and disturbing description of the production of stuff and its effect on our planet. One of the more alarming points is how so much of what we buy is designed not to last. Instead, it’s intentionally constructed to fall apart or break down,… read more…

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