"3 Rs"

(by Jack Johnson) 3 Rs - Sing-a-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George



Tomorrow is a bunch of special days all wrapped up in one. First of all, it's my brother Kerry's birthday! You may remember the post with childhood pictures & such from last year. It's so funny when I look back at it, because (as Brooke commented) we seem to like each other a little more each year! :)

Anyways, with tomorrow being Good Friday, I decided to give that the honor of a post on the actual day & do my Earth Day post a day early...

I try to do my part to be green, but I pale in comparison to my friend Messy Mom!

I have one (or maybe three) of these reusable water bottles with me at all times:

{Yes, the one on the left is Jimi Hendrix. You know you want one just like it!}

And the kids have these:


I carry these bags to the store {when I remember them}:


I have a flex fuel van, but I rarely use the "green" gas because I get better gas mileage with the regular fuel. {Shame on me, I know! But I have a budget to stick to!} Our home & most appliances are energy efficient, though I'm sure there are a few things that we could replace/upgrade. I buy a lot of my clothes from resale stores. We recycle, but we don't have neighborhood recycling pick-up. I take our recyclables to a recycling center when I already plan to drive past one, so I don't use extra fuel & defeat the purpose. Honestly, though, that's about all I do.

But my sweet boy has been working on a little recycling project of his own. He decided that since we don't have recycling pick-up in our neighborhood, he would just do it himself! He & Chris made little flyers, and he handed them out. He also put together this wagon-type thing using one of my recycling bins, a skateboard & jump ropes:


{He wanted me to show both sides!}

He gathered some old toy bins from his closet & arranged them in the garage for sorting:


Eventually he plans to expand his territory, but for now his route is limited to only our street. There's a man that leaves stuff out each Sunday afternoon, and there are a couple of others who leave stuff out occasionally. If he gets a lot of cans, he wants me to take them to a place where I can get money for them. Then, he wants to take the money & donate it. He hasn't picked an organization yet, though.

Amy

Comments

Brooke said…
that's an awesome young man you've got on your hands!!
Messy Mom said…
YEAH CODY! That is incredible, I am sure you are so proud. I love your bags and bottles and I left a disclaimer on my post because I felt like I was misleading in how "green" I am. I do not walk everywhere by any means and I don't hang all the clothes on the line just on nice days when I feel like it :) You are doing a great job.
Laura said…
Awesome idea Cody!
janachelle said…
That's awesome! Does he know we have a neighborhood recycling committee (I'm on it)? Does he want to join us?

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