Catching up on a few things…
You’ll be happy, or not happy, or not even care to know that the usual weekend festivities are off this week around here. That means no Saturday 6 and no Sunday Stealing. Bummer, I know, you won’t get to read my stupid answers to even stupider questions. And yes, I keep going back for more. It’s part of the addiction.
Apparently, this has been an environmental week. Who knew?
Tuesday was America Recycles Day
Take Steps To Protect the Planet On America Recycles Day
Every day people in America leave behind waste. Households create ordinary garbage while industrial and manufacturing processes create solid and hazardous waste. Today is America Recycles Day, which brings attention to the many ways you can help our environment. Simple recycling tasks at home include:
- Reduce food waste by using up the food you already have in the house instead of buying more.
- Reuse items around the house such as rags and wipes, empty jars and mugs, party decorations and gift wrap.
- Buy products in concentrate, bulk, and in refillable containers. They reduce packaging waste and can save you money.
- Your kids can help the environment by recycling at school too. Many schools have separate bins for recyclable materials. Remind your kids that it’s easy to recycle even when they’re away from home:
- Schools reuse text books to save money and reduce waste. Covering your kids’ textbooks with a cut-up grocery bag helps reduce waste and keeps your books in good condition.
- If your child buys lunch, remind them to take and use only what they need: one napkin, one ketchup packet, one salt packet, one pepper packet, one set of flatware. Remind them to recycle their cans and bottles when they’re done.
Also, one of my readers sent me this info..As part of “Save Da Planet” week – a partnership between the Chicago Bears and Constellation Energy – linebacker Nick Roach and Constellation representatives met with Chicago students to discuss environmental efforts. The students stole the show, demonstrating their environmental prowess.
The “Save Da Planet” week will conclude Sunday at the Bears game against the San Diego Chargers with Constellation Energy retiring renewable energy certificates (RECs) to cover the expected energy usage at Soldier Field that day. The RECs will help those attending the game avoid approximately 42 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions – that’s roughly equivalent to 1,700 propane grills commonly used at tailgates.
For more information on all the “Save Da Planet” initiatives, please visit www.chicagobears.com/savedaplanet.
Also, the Bears will save the Planet on Sunday by not stinking up the field- right??
Thanks for reading 🙂