Knowing that not everyone is as creative-capable, it's always good to have option. Just because you can't paint, sew or use a hammer does not mean you can't be part of the solution around the holidays.
The date has almost arrived! In two days I'll be kick-starting my year of re-use. I will blog about some of the things that I do to reuse and changes I make in my daily life to incorporate reusing. I'd love to hear some ways that other people are reusing?
Starting on April 18 (my 28th birthday) I am making a personal commitment to one year of reuse! This includes only purchasing items that are made of reused, reclaimed and/or recycled material (so mostly shopping at thrift stores when I need something). Attempting to reuse everything before throwing it in the garbage. This will hopefully lead to a lifetime of habitual reuse actions reducing my impact on the environment and reducing my overall consumption.
Reduce, Reuse... Then Recycle. A friend of mine reminded me this week that there are two other R's other than Recycle. Often times, the majority of us can pat ourselves on the back on how much we recycle our containers and cans, but why not take it a step further?
What kind of city do we want to live in during the garbage strike? What are you going to do? Just ignore the growing smelly pile of bags around your dumpster or refuge bin, as the crows spread junk over your alley?