So yesterday we got up and went to the Redding Farmer's Market at City Hall. It was a great morning...all the fruit and vegetables you could imagine in one location, waiting for you to bring them home to eat! So we walked around, selecting our produce like we were professional buyers for a posh restaurant when it hit me that we really DO have a choice as to the legacy we leave our kids. It must have hit Clint as well because as we left (with my fresh lemongrass in hand...what do you use it for anyway????) he informed me that we were going to really start recycling. He and Austin went to go get a 2nd garbage can and we began!
Well here it is 24 hours later and what is in the cans? A full recycle bin (needs to be emptied) and a garbage can the same size that is only 1/4 full! WOW...I am totally amazed. The items that are in the garbage can are mostly food scraps which makes me wonder...should we try worm casting or a compost pile? Maybe that is going too far but it is amazing how BIG our footprint is on the earth and how easy it is to shrink it with just being aware!
I challenge all of you to try this...set up a can for recycling inside the home and see which fills first! I bet if you are avidly recycling you will see just how much we do waste on containers, storage and packaging that will be pulled out of our landfills if we just watch!
Let me know how it goes!