Friday, July 18, 2008

Green It Blog Carnival

Welcome to the July 18th Edition of the Green It! Carnival! I want to thank Alison of GreenMe for allowing me to guest host this edition of the carnival. This week our theme is Recycling. I poured through the submissions and picked only the very best posts that will provide Green It! readers with some great information about going green.

Green Tips

Let’s get this carnival started with a handy tip on how to keep your household recyclables separate from your nonrecyclable trash. Phil presents Two Pairs of Trash Cans at Home posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "I’ve recently noticed that recyclable trash is thrown away with non-recyclable trash in most homes... even in my own house."

Recycling Projects

  • Going zero waste and recycling in general, is all about reducing waste! Alison, owner of the Green It! carnival presents Party In Style: Zero Waste! posted at Green Me. Alison says, "I'd call this a recycling project, as it involved planning, a little glue, and lots of work!
  • Moondancer Drake has a small army of helpers when it comes to composting. She presents Vermicomposting posted at Dreamtime. She says, "Vermicomposting is an easy and fun way to transform those food scraps into fertilizer."
  • Courtney keeps her pantry neat and organized with a unique recycled glass container project. She presents A new use for the “Ball” posted at Courtney Clark, saying, "It works much better because now I can see exactly how much I have of everything. Its easy to do, and looks much cleaner than having half empty rolled up bags and boxes of all sizes disheveled in the pantry." 

Creative Recycling

  • Knitting is very popular but it can be difficult to find environmentally friendly yarn. Lisa doesn’t have that problem because she turns old shirts into yarn! She presents Waste Not.. posted at Retro Housewife.

  • Tip Diva presents new uses for old plastic takeout food containers in Top Ten Tips - Reusing Chinese Takeout Containers posted at Tip Diva, saying, "When you receive Chinese, Japanese or other takeout food in plastic containers, do not throw them out after consuming your wonton soup. They are versatile and can be employed for many different uses."

Recycling Programs

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of green it using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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