My journey made me “The Recycler”

My climate journey started on the first Earth Day in 1971 when we began recycling newspapers and aluminum cans in Philadelphia. From there, my family moved to Urbana, Illinois, a college town, where there was more awareness of environmental concerns. I joined a group...
The proliferating plastic problem

The proliferating plastic problem

Have you noticed how many more food products are now packaged in plastic? I especially see it with organic products that I buy, such as cheese and cold cuts, and I am not happy about it. Because of this excessive packaging, I accumulate a lot of plastic. I decided to...
Give butterfly gardening a try

Give butterfly gardening a try

Have you noticed the beautiful butterflies lately as we near the end of summer?  My husband and I intentionally planted a butterfly garden in 1996 and have continued to monitor the butterfly count over the years. There are 160 species of butterflies in Georgia, of...
Be choosy about your packaging

Be choosy about your packaging

You’re going to need to buy things, but you have a choice as to how many of those things are packaged. Sustainable packaging includes packaging that can either be reused, composted, or recycled. The first on the list of Rs now is Reduce, Rethink (Do I need this...