Wednesday, April 28, 2010

See What We're Doing?


I knew that landfills existed, but because they are not spoken of frequently, I completely forgot about them. Kevin recently told me there was one in the Tontitown/Springdale area and the very thought of it made a knot in my stomach. Look what we are doing to our planet. This is our home, and look what we're doing.

Please, please, take steps towards being ecologically aware. Think of what we're setting up for our generations down the line.



Some EASY steps can be:

**Bring your own cloth bags to Walmart
**RECYCLE! Bentonville makes it easy for you, just stick it in the bin and they take it for you. SOO many things can be recycled-DO IT!
**When you buy foods that come in plastic containers-REUSE the containers! Make a project out of it with your kids! Get chalkboard paint, paint the container, and write whatever is in it in chalk. The container can be used over and over again!
**Instead of throwing things away, find a place to either donate them, a friend to give them to, a way to use them for other things, etc. The whole throwing-away-and-buying-even-more is what has gotten us in this landfill problem in the first place.
**Also, BUY LESS STUFF. Ask yourself "do I really need this? Will I consistently use this? Do I value buying it enough to have to find a purpose for it, and not just throw it away?"
**Stop buying aerosol cans. Hairspray can be bought (and just as good) in a pump bottle, and cleaning supplies...we've talked about this...VINEGAR! Just as powerful, waaaay better for the environment, and your family to breathe in!

Being environmentally conscience only makes sense! It is good for our planet, our home, AND saves us $money$, AND benefits our health and well being. So let's quit being lazy and take some small, hopefully leading to bigger, steps to take care of what we've been given!

5 comments:

Cassimus T. said...

AMEN! It feels so much better coming out of walmart with armfuls of cloth bags instead of those horrible plastic ones..and taking your unused thing to helping hands..instead of the dumpster.

Sadly, our last two apartment complexes does NOT offer recycling, which If ind disgusting...not even a community bin! Think of all the waste we would be preventing if apartments offered recycling!! its ridiculous..

great post! Hope your family is doing well:)

Molly Carman said...

I love the chalkboard paint idea! We have a serious problem with Leftover Rot, and the fridge gets so confusing when it's full of identical yogurt containers.

humblelearning said...

@Cassimus T.: we've lived in a least two apartments that didn't offer public recycling services. We just stored/separated our recycling in the kitchen and dropped it off at the local recycling center when it was full. There is one in Bella Vista and Fayetteville if you would still like to recycle.

Cassimus T. said...

Oh, we save all we can and take it to the Rogers recycling center when we visit my parents -it just makes me so sad to think of all the other people that live in apartments that don't even think twice about recycling:-/

LaMiaBellaAma said...

I LOVE how you are working to get ppl involved in better, HEALTHIER, MUCH more beneficial way to live life on a daily basis! This makes my soul smile so big!! Bless you & your spirit that wants a better Earth for our babies & babies to come!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

See What We're Doing?


I knew that landfills existed, but because they are not spoken of frequently, I completely forgot about them. Kevin recently told me there was one in the Tontitown/Springdale area and the very thought of it made a knot in my stomach. Look what we are doing to our planet. This is our home, and look what we're doing.

Please, please, take steps towards being ecologically aware. Think of what we're setting up for our generations down the line.



Some EASY steps can be:

**Bring your own cloth bags to Walmart
**RECYCLE! Bentonville makes it easy for you, just stick it in the bin and they take it for you. SOO many things can be recycled-DO IT!
**When you buy foods that come in plastic containers-REUSE the containers! Make a project out of it with your kids! Get chalkboard paint, paint the container, and write whatever is in it in chalk. The container can be used over and over again!
**Instead of throwing things away, find a place to either donate them, a friend to give them to, a way to use them for other things, etc. The whole throwing-away-and-buying-even-more is what has gotten us in this landfill problem in the first place.
**Also, BUY LESS STUFF. Ask yourself "do I really need this? Will I consistently use this? Do I value buying it enough to have to find a purpose for it, and not just throw it away?"
**Stop buying aerosol cans. Hairspray can be bought (and just as good) in a pump bottle, and cleaning supplies...we've talked about this...VINEGAR! Just as powerful, waaaay better for the environment, and your family to breathe in!

Being environmentally conscience only makes sense! It is good for our planet, our home, AND saves us $money$, AND benefits our health and well being. So let's quit being lazy and take some small, hopefully leading to bigger, steps to take care of what we've been given!

5 comments:

Cassimus T. said...

AMEN! It feels so much better coming out of walmart with armfuls of cloth bags instead of those horrible plastic ones..and taking your unused thing to helping hands..instead of the dumpster.

Sadly, our last two apartment complexes does NOT offer recycling, which If ind disgusting...not even a community bin! Think of all the waste we would be preventing if apartments offered recycling!! its ridiculous..

great post! Hope your family is doing well:)

Molly Carman said...

I love the chalkboard paint idea! We have a serious problem with Leftover Rot, and the fridge gets so confusing when it's full of identical yogurt containers.

humblelearning said...

@Cassimus T.: we've lived in a least two apartments that didn't offer public recycling services. We just stored/separated our recycling in the kitchen and dropped it off at the local recycling center when it was full. There is one in Bella Vista and Fayetteville if you would still like to recycle.

Cassimus T. said...

Oh, we save all we can and take it to the Rogers recycling center when we visit my parents -it just makes me so sad to think of all the other people that live in apartments that don't even think twice about recycling:-/

LaMiaBellaAma said...

I LOVE how you are working to get ppl involved in better, HEALTHIER, MUCH more beneficial way to live life on a daily basis! This makes my soul smile so big!! Bless you & your spirit that wants a better Earth for our babies & babies to come!