ACTION TIPS NOVEMBER 2011
Act for the angelfish by thinking twice when you decide to toss it. That vintage bicycle was never fated for the rubbish pile! We turn down many opportunities to refurbish products
headed for a landfill. Many household items can be reused—from old
T-shirts and shoe boxes to glass jars and single-sided paper. If you
don’t need it in your home, maybe someone else does. Donate unused
clothes and furniture to a thrift store. Or, to find people in your area
interested in reducing waste by exchanging used goods visit www.freecycle.org.
Turn the tide for turtles by keeping a "lifestyle journal" for one week in November. Making a personal change
starts with knowing yourself. This week, try to keep track of your
shopping habits, how far you travel, what type of transportation you
use, and what household products keep your home clean. The next step is
to visualize how your daily activities could be altered. Be imaginative!
Every change you make is a small way to simplify your life and reduce
your impact on our ocean.
Make a whale of an effort by recycling to the max. You
can spare your old car from a junk yard by sending it to a recycling
center instead! Start small with paper and glass recyclables and then
challenge yourself and your family to fill up the trash bin more slowly
each week. Think about how much you can recycle
that currently goes to waste. Batteries, cell phones, computers, and
every type of plastic—to name a few—can all be brought back into the
market instead of ending up underground.
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