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.