Sunday, January 8, 2012

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle via

T-shirt Yarn!
First off reduce has been pretty easy to do for the last several months since I lost my job.  My husband is still working, but we certainly have to consider every purchase we make.  I'm a crafty person so I find the reuse and recycle part just part of my nature.  Packing lunches for my husband has changed.  It used to be a lot of disposable plastic bags but after considering the environment I've switched to using re-useable containers.  My favorite part of recycling has been repurposing clothes.  I turn t-shirts into t-shirt yarn, and make book bags, rugs, and stuff from it.  I save old jeans too, they work good as patches for jeans we are still wearing.

We live in a community that recycles as well.  We have one spot recycling where any recyclable material can be put in a bin, and the garbage service sorts it out at their facility.

I’m an historic preservation student at Savannah College of Art & Design, so I’m learning a lot about sustainability of historical buildings.  That would be the ultimate in reduce, reuse, recycle.