Thursday, November 20, 2008

Discs for Dogs

What to you usually do with old CD's or DVD's that you no longer want?

Did you know that over 45 tons of old discs are thrown into landfills each MONTH? It's true! To make it worse, those discs aren't biodegradable so they just sit there and clog up the land as years pass by.

There is a better option! Discs for Dogs will take your unwanted discs and turn them into profits to be donated to the SPCA.

You simply mail the discs to them, using a printed mailing label from their site and they will sell the discs for a small price online and donate the profit to the local SPCA. They will even reimburse you for shipping or donate the shipping cost directly to the SPCA per your request. Read more about it here if you are interested.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is coming up on November 15!

Check out the site and sign a pledge to commit to recycling.

You can also get tons of information about recycling. Everything from what to recycle, where to recycle and why it's all important. There's also a very informative "Do and Don't list" of Recycling.

You can look up events in your area and get involved, as well.

I have to say, I hadn't heard much about this before. One of our local radio stations does a "Green Minute" each day and the DJ mentioned that America Recycles Day was coming up but that was the first and last I'd heard of it. Had you heard? Are there events in your area?

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Over at my other blog, I am talking about my sad addiction to magazines. I realize that this isn't a very green addiction so I'm here to ask for your ideas.

What do you do with magazines once you are done with them? If you don't subscribe to any or even like to read them, just pretend that you do.

I have several options for the magazines that I have around my house. Some are recycled when I'm done. This is usually if my daughter has cut out all the pages and used them for her weekly homework assignments that require cutting out pictures that begin with the letter they are studying for the week. So, really, I get another use out of them before they get recycled.

Another option is to donate them. Whenever I have a dentist or doctor appointment, I call ahead and ask if they need any new magazines in their waiting rooms. I've never had them turn me down. I black out or cut out my name and address on the front and take them in. Everyone wins here because the ones I have are usually more recent publications than what are usually the waiting rooms. We also send them to my husband's friends who are deployed. We ship them over and one of his friends will either put them in the lounge of the dorms or fitness centers to be shared.

The last option that I have is to keep them. I try to only do this with magazines that I know I will use or look at again like cooking magazines or ones with articles that I found helpful for whatever reason.

Tell me, what do you do when you're done?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Free Bag from Target

You can get a free reusable bag from Target here.

Real post coming tomorrow and I'll need your input!