Did you know that today, November 15, 2010 is America Recycles Day? Me either.
Truthfully, I feel a little left out, maybe even a little jilted. I mean, I’m a faithful recycler and pretty eco-friendly when it comes to the concept of reduce, reuse and recycle, so how could it be that I completely missed this day until today?
So what is America Recycles Day? It’s a nationwide initiative to Keep America Beautiful. Sounds simple enough. Their press release says that the “Annual Day of Celebration Raises Awareness and Encourages Action to Increase Recycling Nationwide”. This year’s theme, as the logo suggests, is “I Recycle”. Keep America Beautiful suggest five different ways you can get involved:
If you missed today like I did, no worries. You may have missed the more than 2,000 scheduled events nationwide, but the concepts and resources are great to use anytime of year. Keep America Beautiful lists some helpful resource links on their site and have even created a website dedicated to the America Recycles Day itself. It’s worth checking out.
You could use the information there to start planning your recycling efforts to get a jump start for next year. Start today. Don’t wait another year to recycle.
I’m going to make a note on my calendar to look for this again next year so I can get more involved. But to celebrate America Recycles Day today, I’m going to do what I do every Monday. I take the trash out and dutifully place the items that can be recycled in their proper bins for pickup.