4 Week 1 - 2011 in 2011

It is the end of Week 1 of my 2011 in 2011 challenge. I am surprised at how easy it has been. When I first started I thought for sure I would never make it even close to 2011 by the end of the year. I know I will make it there...the question is now how quickly. I have decided that if I hit 2011 things before year end I will keep going to see how far past it I can go.

I collected things in the kitchen and B's room 3 days this week. Here are the results. The ? category means I am not sure what should be done with it and I need to determine if it can be recycled or not.

Recycled - 25
Garbage - 3
Hazardous Waste - 73 (batteries)
Donated - 117
Giveaway - 0
Sell - 194
Return - 12
Compost - 0
? - 7
Total number of items - 431

Most interesting item  - A diaper cake that I got at a baby shower and I didn't use the diapers (newborn) because we were cloth diapering back then. I plan to donate the diapers to a local women's shelter.

Most thought provoking item from an environmental perspective - The 63 batteries that I have been waiting to get rid of for the past 3 years. I have a battery charger I just need to buy more batteries that can be recharged for the items we use the most.

Best green story - I sorted through 167 pieces of B's clothing. 90% of them were hand me downs, gifts or items we purchased at the consignment store. I plan on selling and donating these items.

Related Posts - Check them Out
Hand Me Downs
Eco-Challenge: Battery Round-Up
Diaper Review


  1. Go Jen Go! It's amazing what a little momentum can do for you and I agree I have a feeling we'll far surpass our goal by the end of the year. Thank you sooo much for participating & for helping spread the word. You inspired me to go through my kids clothes this week too :)

  2. That is incredible. Can't believe how far you are already.
    That is great!

  3. I just found your blog and I love it! I am your newest follower! :)