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.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Leave it alone (if you read you will see why this title is cute)
Not sure what the weather is like where you are, but here where I am it is getting cool and the leaves on the trees are falling. Time to start raking all those pesky leaves up I suppose. But here is an idea, instead of bagging those leaves up in plastic bags and throwing them away why don't you use them. The main thing here for me is to stop using/wasting plastic and putting it into the landfill for no reason. The other reason is because it is actually easier to not bag up leaves and they are beneficial to your garden. I have been saying this since I have been able to talk, ok well not that long, but for a long time nonetheless. And I heard on the radio the other day about alternative uses for your fall leaves other than bagging them up. You can mulch them and use them as a sort of fertilizer for your yard, you can add them to your natural areas, or if you want to get rid of them just put them directly in your trash bin without the plastic. Most recycling centers also have a mulch section that you can donate all your fall leaves to as well. The point here is, I was right and that hardly ever happens, intelligent people who actually work with trees and leaves agree with me, don't bag them up. Well that should do it for me for today, hope all is well out there in the world outside of my head.