• 8 Signs You Have a Healthy Obsession with Recycling

    Have your friends pointed out your obsession with being green? Have they commented on your “odd” recycling habits? Here are eight signs you might be obsessed with recycling—which isn’t a bad thing! image 1. You carry recyclables around with you until you find a recycling bin. You might be walking around and see a bottle or can on the ground, and you can’t possibly pass it up. And if you bought a soda or a bottle of water (which you don’t normally do because you’re so diligent about bringing your own reusables), you carry the empty container around until you see a bin. 2. Whenever you throw a party or are invited to one, you can be found following guests around until they’ve finished their drinks. You don’t normally buy those red plastic cups, but if you did, you collect them all at the end of the night and wash them out so you could reuse them for your next party. There’s no way you’re letting those go to the landfill when they can be used at least a few more times at upcoming events. 3. Even your dog knows how to recycle. Instead of just teaching him to fetch, you’ve taught him how to fetch bottles and cans and put them in the recycling bin where they belong. Walks are spent with the both of you picking up litter along the way. image Originally posted by awesome-pics-blog 4. Your calendar has a big green circle on April 22 for Earth Day and November 15 for America Recycles Day. You are counting down the days until you can finally celebrate your favorite Earth-friendly holidays—even though you’re Earth-friendly all year round. 5. Instead of just exploring new local hangouts, you spend some of your weekends at parks and beaches cleaning up. Who needs to spend all that money at restaurants and bars anyway when you can enjoy fresh air and nature while doing something good? image 6. Your college education was partly funded by CRV. You saved up all your nickels and dimes to help pay your way through college. Next step: start saving for that down payment on a house! 7. You’ve taught your kids the benefits of recycling like saving resources, reducing your impact on the planet, and of course saving money for college. Your kids accompany you and your dog on your park and beach cleanups. And your family motto: The streets are littered with nickels and dimes! image 8. You understand that recycling is an essential part of our society’s effort to combat climate change, especially when we keep organic materials like green waste and food waste out of the landfill. It’s at the dump where these materials decompose and spew more greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. You know recycling isn’t just one way we can conserve resources—it’s helping to save the planet! Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Jan 26, 2017)
  • How to Host a Clothing Swap

    Have you made a New Year’s resolution to clean out your closet or to change up your wardrobe? Maybe you received new clothes for the holidays and you’re trying to pare down. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Jan 19, 2017)
  • Holiday waste-reduction roundup: 7 tips for low-waste festivities

    Here’s a roundup of ways to reduce your holiday footprint! See the links for more details. Full story…
    (Posted by Angela Vincent on Dec 22, 2016)
  • Reduce Holiday Waste with Party Portion Planning

    To help reduce food waste and save on their budget, caterers and restaurants use simple portion formulas to calculate how much food to prepare and serve at events. Here are some quick tips for planning your holiday parties. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Dec 15, 2016)
  • Save or Splurge on Holiday Experience Gifts: Create Memories, Not Trash

    We’ve put together your guide to the perfect, less-waste, memory-making, mind-blowing experience gifts, for both the saver and the spender. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Dec 8, 2016)
  • Reusable Bags: A User’s Guide

    With the plastic bag ban now in effect across California, you may be scrambling to find the right reusable bag for shopping. My personal opinion is that there is not one perfect bag—rather, a set of different bags can fit a variety of shopping needs. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Dec 5, 2016)