This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

And the Winner is...

OK so it seems a little weird  to be giving myself homework and also to be the grader of said homework, but whatever.  Anyway so I sort of passed my own challenge with a 97%.  I was forced to throw 2 bits of non-recyclable plastic away yesterday from the dinner preparation, and I picked up a candy wrapper in the parking lot of a shop which I was also forced to throw away (not sure that that should really count, but I am counting it anyway).  But that was it.  Everything else that I have used in the last 24 hours was either recycled or composted, and honestly it was not that hard.  I discovered really that what I throw away most normally would be paper towels in the kitchen, but I was able to avoid that but just planning ahead and using a regular tea towel, kitchen cloth, or even my sleeve :).  So even though I did not score 100% on my own challenge I am still pretty pleased with the results and think that I can drastically cut down even more, with very little effort, on the amount of junk that goes in the bin.   Just a thought.  
Also wanted to say happy birthday to a very dear friend.  Hope it is a good one.
Hope everyone has a great day.

1 comment:

  1. I thought I would take on your challenge and I felt I would easily pass the test, but I soon realized, I don't care to compost, so that creates a lot of trash in my can. If it weren't for the issue of composting I would have done really well with your challenge. So, I had to have a re-think. Am I ok with just throwing away 'useful' plant material? The answer was easy, NO. So, I bought a small compost bin (yes, I know I could have made my own)and I am going to try again to compost. This time I am trying not to complicate the whole process - my bin is within 25 feet of my house, in a shady spot and fairly close to a water source (if my aim was good, I could just toss the material off the deck and straight into the bin) but, I have discovered, my aim is NOT GOOD! Anyway, I'm going to try again and who knows, maybe this time I'll get some really good compost and in the process keep my trash can empty.