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Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Green Community

Sorry for the lag in posting yesterday.  We were all under the weather with a nasty 24 hour stomach bug.  Once we were over that, we had to dig ourselves out of the 2 feet of snow that we were hit with.  All in all, an exhausting day.  Now, back to regularly scheduled programming...

I think our small town is a pretty green place to live.  We have great access to public transportation, they offer a points based recycling program through RecycleBank as well as using the money they save on landfill fees towards keeping our property taxes low, they host community clean up day twice a year where they take all the items that cannot be disposed of in regular trash or recycling pickup and dispose of them properly, and they recently built a playground where most of the equipment was made from recycled consumer products.

But I feel like there is so much more our town and county can do to be eco-friendly.  I am just at a loss as to where to start and who to turn to for help.  I cane across HowGreenIsMyTown.org and I feel like maybe this site may be able to help me to know what questions to ask, but who am I supposed to ask?

Have you ever started something green in your community?  How did you go about it?  I would love to hear your success stories and ideas on how to help communities big and small become more eco-friendly!

10 comments:

Veronica Lee said...

Hi! I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

Crystal said...

I love your twitter icon! I am following now from Friday Follow. http://www.thriftyandfrugalliving.com

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Happy Follow Friday! Nice to meet you! I love learning new ways to green up our lives!

lovemylevi said...

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~Shelley~ said...

I definitely need to be more "green"...my first step is to start recycling. My kids are very interested in doing this..and who am I to say no! I think its teaching them a great lesson! I've already found out what days the truck comes to our neighborhood for pickup, and the kids are excited to get started!

Happy "Friday Follow"! I'm your newest follower! Love for you to come visit me!

Have a great weekend :)
~Shelley

Chickenista said...

Happy Friday Follow!!

I'm in love with becoming more green. Its a real challenge finding new ways to cut down your familys usage. ♥♥ We're a family trying to become more self sufficient so I know how kids can be super excited about this

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-Maria

Veronica Lee said...

Thanks for the follow. Following your lovely blog now.

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Felissa Hadas said...

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