2011 is almost at an end! I thought I’d borrow a catchy slogan about going green that would define the ideas this blog has tried to impart this past year.
There is the very simple – “Recycling Works!”
The polished – “Recycle today for a better tomorrow.”
The overly-rhyming – “When you refuse to reuse, it’s the Earth you abuse.”
And the almost-rhyming – ” Paper, bottles, cans, plastic…recycle them all, it’s fantastic!”
There is the lazy slogan – “Eat, sleep, recycle.”
The reproachful – ” Don’t trash our future. Recycle.”
The smug – “It’s easy being green.”
and the silly. ..
|“I pity the fool who don’t recycle”|
There is the trying-too-hard-to-be-clever – “Waste is a terrible thing to mind. Recycle.”
And the hoarder’s mantra – “When there is doubt, don’t throw it out!”
My personal favorite is – “Recyclers do it over and over again.” But, that’s kind of crass.
So is my second choice – “Once is not enough, recycle”.
I’m afraid to examine what that says about me! So, let’s just forget the slogan and wipe out waste by following the four R’s as below:
•Recycle – Plastic, paper, glass and metal materials can be separated and processed to be used again.
•Repair – Fix broken items instead of purchasing replacements.
If you still have stuff leftover, then you can do what I like to do:
This is an online game from the EPA where you are city manager of “Dump Town” and you have to solve the city’s pollution problems.
This is a 26-page PDF printable booklet from California’s “Energy Quest” with puzzles, word games, and crafts.
National Geographic Recycle Roundup
Online game where you have to help “Gus, the gorilla” clean up the park.
Two online flash games called “Clean Up” and “Recycle”.