Thursday, December 13, 2007

Think Green: Recycle

For the Color Your World Challenge (greens and blues).

I wasn't big on recycling until we moved here. Now it's second nature and I feel guilty if I throw something away in the garbage that could have been recycled. They have lots of recycling spots on base and when you're off base, recycling cans are readily available as well. Where we were from, recycling was not pushed. In fact, I don't recall seeing recycling centers sans the few "paper" dumpsters in front of a few elementary schools in San Antonio. I bet if it were more convenient for Americans to recycle, they would.
The photo is of my sorting bins that are on my shelves in my kitchen. I have one for glass, hard plastic, soft plastic, paper/cardboard, and aluminum (that's under my sink).
What do you think?
On a bummy note, Joanns ran out of that 101 cookie cutter set I ordered a while ago. :(
So I'm putting myself through a personal challenge right now, brought on by Cathy. I'm just going to copy and paste straight from her blog:
So I was browsing blogs this morning and came upon this fabulous idea which I'm totally going to take on. It's called a Stash Diet, I found it on this blog ( The rules are below. This is a great way to save money, get rid of old stuff (you know the stuff we say we will never use again). It's true what the blogger said when she said that if my kids look at the LO's when they are older they are not going to say "oh man, that is the time when mom used all the 'old stuff' on our pages." They don't care what products or when the product was made just that there is something made of that memory. I love this idea and I hope that all of you join in with me and do this. It will be quite a journey to get out all that Stack paper and use it up.
This time no saving of the scraps lol....the rules are as follows.
1. Create 50 layouts using only products, tools, and supplies we have on hand.
2. Cardstock and adhesive can be purchased when needed. Who can make many pages with no adhesive?
3. Gift certificates, RAK's, DT kits are not included -those can be used.
4. Larger altered projects count as 1 layout.
I'm in. Why not. My wallet could use a break and I have a ton of things to use. We'll see how long this will last!! lol. So far, 1/50 done! Yippee!


Michelle said...

Wow, those are some great figures. Recycling is pretty big in SF. When there aren't recycling containers its really weird. I hate throwing things out. I'm so glad that its a big thing in Europe. It sounds like you'll be taking that habit with you back home. Good luck with the 50 layouts. Maybe I will give it a try.

I like the lo btw!

elizabeth said...

oh i am loving your recycling lo. i live out in the country and if i wanna recycle i have to bring it to the place. but i plan on doing that. i love your set up and i might steal your idea.

off to check out that challenge!

Greta said...

nope i can't do the stash diet...i tried it last year and after 1 layout i bought....i'm a flunky!!

do i need to do it...OHHHH YEAH!!!

well see your blog found you through their blog!!

Good luck with it

Krystina said...

LO is great. I wish we recycled more in our office and more in general. Lovin' those containers and the set up is nice and out of the way.

Good luck with the stash diet! I'm going to try too, but you are already ahead of me, I need to go home now. LOL

Cynthia said...

I wish our apt complex had some sort of recycling program. We just lug over our trash bags of plastic bottles to my parents' house. We haven't been so good w/ paper products though...

Kristi said...

I was just going to type how Californian's other than Kelly are mad about recycling and that in San Francisco they have recycling thingies on top of their garbage cans throughout the city. But, it looks like MJ beat me too it damnit!

**melissa lee** said...

Cute layout! Recycling is not big around this all.

Marie said...

Great page! Yeah we have a special trash can just for recycling. That sounds very interesting...Ill think on it.

color said...

Oh God,this LO is just soooo beautiful!!!

That's a shame I couldn't accept the participation because you also have to send it here: to be part of the galery!!

By the way, we are going to open a challenge for English speakers as we are looking for a English speaker designer. If you are interested in it, just write a mail to the address I just gave you and we'll tell you when the challenge begins!

Hope to see you soon on Color Your World!!


Jill Deiling said...

this lo is awesome, youre so good!