I read through this entire blog today called Confessions of a Closet Environmentalist. It was a great read. It is written by Alina who lives in the Netherlands so somethings are a little different from US ways of doing things. I would truly love to live somewhere where I cold bike everywhere and have many options other than Giant-Chepo-Mart to get my groceries. There is a very handy guide for recycling, the trial and error of changing to a more eco-friendly kitty litter, and many useful tips on organic foods. I’m loving this blog right now.
Also, I called one of our local sanitation companies today (not my town sani. dept. but one that takes care of most everywhere else in the area) and a very nice lady told me where the recycle drop offs are located in my town and what can be dropped off where. They do not have a drop off for paper but told me that I can bring my shredded paper from my office to them and they would take care of the recycling for me 🙂 They have a on-site shredding service but we do not need something that elaborate; I’m talking maybe three or four bags a month.
I promise….. I’ll be posting more craft things soon. My new sewing machine should be arriving in an hour or two. 🙂 And… I started a new crochet class last night. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was six. It was mostly just the initial chain for a long time (she would give me yarn to keep me out of her breakables and other mischief). Later, when I was around 8-9, she taught me the more grown up stuff (lol). She even gave me my own set of crochet hooks which I’m very sad to say; I think I’ve lost them 😦 I haven’t crocheted in over 10 years and I’ve forgotten many things; I’m really looking forward to re-learning all that my grandmother taught me.