Earth Day is Thursday. Do you recycle or partake in any other Earth-friendly routines?

April 20, 2010

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Ross Boelling ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I was in 8th grade for the first Earth Day in 1970, so I have long been aware of the need to recycle and not trash the planet. We recycle newspapers, cardboard and oil on a regular basis. We're not so good with recycling glass and plastics or old cfc light bulbs. It would be helpful to us if there were curbside recycling available in Tonganoxie. Even better would be a semi-annual or annual used electronics recycling pickup to responsibly get rid of the toxic old computers, TVs and other electronic trash the everyone accumulates. Otherwise, not littering is probably my biggest long-term earth-friendly contribution.”

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Amy Lawson ( in Tongnoxie) says...

“We were doing good on recycling but have slacked off lately. I do try to use reusable shopping bags. I also recycle some packaging for use in art projects at the school where I work. My second-grader is concerned that we be more Earth-friendly — so she reminds us to conserve water and use less electricity.”

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Bret Koch ( in Tonganoxie) says...

As a part of the leadership team at the high school it has become part of my daily routine to recycle. It would be a lot more productive if I took part in making recycling a part of my routine at home, but for the most part there is not a ton of paper and plastic used at home to recycle. But, quite a lot is used at school and so I make it a habit to recycle now.


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