Recently I went to Husband’s high school class reunion in small town ruralish America. So rural that instead of getting a car from their parents as a graduation gift, some kids get a tractor and they are so darned proud of it that they get their Senior High School pictures taken on it. (The city girl in me goes, “huh?” but to each their own, I suppose.) However, back my poignant story…
At the reunion, after finishing my drink, out of habit I asked where the recycling bin was. The event people immediately started feeling and acting guilty. They apologized profusely because their tiny town discontinued their recycling program because it lost money and couldn’t pay for itself.
Then I felt bad because I never intended to make anyone feel guilty. I just wanted to put my bottle in the proper bin.
I understood that they are a small two traffic light town (oops. Excuse me. Husband has just informed me that his hometown has three traffic lights now - go urban sprawl go!) The residents don’t have as many options as some of us do to buy or use paper/plastic/metal free objects. Therefore, in my own little way I decided to help. I’m teaming up with Alison of Green Me to host the July 18th edition of her Green It! blog carnival and the theme is creative recycling. Let’s help those folks who may not have access to recycling programs or those folks who want to find a way to reuse their hard to recycle items. Send us your recycling tips, tricks, and creative ways you reuse and recycle items. Submit your blog article to the next edition of green it using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the Green It! blog carnival index page.
I’m looking forward to reading all of your fabulous ideas!
July 7, 2008 Post Update: Due to the July 1st Canada Day and July 4th Indepedence Day holidays we've moved the Green It! blog carnival from July 11, 2008 to July 18, 2008. There's still time to submit your ideas to the carnival before the July 16th deadline!