Yesterday, my family attended the Spring Daze Festival at Bond Park. There were a number of exhibits focused on water conservation, recycling and eco-friendly artware. We enjoyed the mild weather. We have decided to order a compose bin. We have debated this for a while and weighed the pros (great for the environment, ability to reduce waste by composing our discarded food scrappings, nutrient rich soil for our garden) vs. the cons (possibly a source of foul smell, which was adamantly dis-spelled by the compose bin sales representative). I will be posting photos of our compose bin when it arrive within two weeks. Actually, it was our kids' idea to purchase the compose bin. I am happy that our eco-friendly ways have been a positive influence on them!
As I plan for my next half marathon and first triathlon races later this year, I also signed up to compete at local 5k races. I usually sign up to compete in small 5k races with a low anticipated turnout (usually happens with inaugural races) so that I can run a race without the crowds and focus on the race experience.
In addition to recycling your standard paper, newspaper, magazines and plastic bottles, you might want to consider recycling electronics as well. A number of electronic stores, such as Best Buy, will accept your old electronics (regardless of where you purchased the electronics) for recycling purposes.
Also, before you bring your items to Best Buy for recycling efforts, you might want to find out if your items are eligible for trade in store credit so that you can earn some savings towards any new electronic purchases.
This is a wonderful way for you to pursue some spring cleaning at home and remove old video cables, cellphones, videoplayers, etc. For more information, please visit http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global-Promotions/Recycling-Electronics/pcmcat149900050025.c?id=pcmcat149900050025
Eco-friendly activist trying to make more healthy eco-friendly choices for my family.