On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, I started six weeks of concerted effort to create less waste. I wanted to lessen my carbon footprint by recycling and pre-cycling more. (Pre-cycling refers especially to reducing packaging so that recycling it isn’t even necessary.)
Why Lent? As I try to honor God’s creation by not polluting it, I hoped this would clean my soul by a heightened awareness of what is garbage and what is not. Read my Waste-Less Lent posts below to see what I learned.
- WASTE-LESS LENT – The plan: What I will count and what is cheating
- RESEARCH – 10 things I learned about recycling
- CHANGING SHOPPING HABITS – How pure to be about packaging at the grocery store
- NEW FINDINGS – Can you recycle pizza boxes? Doing laundry ecologically
- CURB SIDE RECYCLING – It’s great but who takes what takes more research
- WATER – Bottled water failures and successes
- TRADING TRASH – Does your community have “terracycling”? Find out what it is.
- PRECYCLING – Avoiding unnecessary packaging at stores and dealing with other people’s trash.
- BEYOND RECYCLING – How little garbage can you create?
- SUMMARY – 6 lessons learned