Tuesday, April 29

GTT: Recycling Year-Round!

So now that Earth Day is over everyone can go back to being lazy slobs right?! WRONG! I get so irritated sometimes around this time of year (and the holidays because people give a damn more) because people start to pretend to care about our Earth (homeless) and then the following week it just stops! Well, it shouldn't!

We have always recycled in some way. For the girls birthday parties I almost always made my own decorations out of materials we already had, or used scrap paper to write down the weeks menu. So I just wanted to give ya'll a little push to continue to care about the place we call home! 

 We have been taking our recyclables to this drop off box in Pharr, Texas. We do have one in Weslaco, but it's very small, this one is huge and also has a bin inside for glass and plastic bags! I love it! And my girls love to go and help sort.

But I wanted to talk about composting! We started a small compost last summer but really didn't keep an eye on it. We're back at it again. A local city offers free compost and I want to go by sometime to see their production.

What is composting?  decayed organic material used as a plant fertilizer.

Why compost? Once soil is disturbed, we may not be able to restore it to its native state, but we can help build a new balance of beneficial soil organisms to support the desired vegetative life. - What.com

How to compost?  I love this video and share some great information about how to start your own compost! WATCH HERE

There are lots of other great websites with loads of info! Some of my favs:
http://eartheasy.com/grow_compost.html
http://www2.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home
http://home.howstuffworks.com/composting.htm

Check out this video from PlanetGreen with how it's done at a larger scale.

  

Have you been wanting to compost? Have you started? Feel free to share some tips.

One issue we have is keeping the levels leveled. Sometimes my mom doesn't understand that she can't throw all of the leave on top, lol. I've been wanting to get a compost bin for the kitchen as well as some biodegradable bags, I got some deal hunting to do!

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