7 Week 5 - 2011 in 2011

I find myself going room to room picking up the odd thing or here or there. It's been 3 weeks in a row now that I have said that I need to tackle the basement and garage yet I haven't really started those areas. I have done a bit in the basement...a box here or there but I am not really making an effort to clean it out. My priority for Week 6 will be the basement. We are talking about finishing it so this will be a good start to that project.

Here are my totals for the week

Recycle - 175
Garbage - 13
Hazardous Waste - 3
Donate - 7
Sell - 5
Giveaway - 0
Return - 0
Compost - 0
? - 0
Total number of items = 203

Grand total so far = 1213 items

Most interesting item - A shark key chain that when you pull the string it slowly eats a swimmer.

Most thought provoking item from an environmental perspective - Those little stickies that mark something in a book or in a document. Why do we really need them? Because they are convenient right? They tell you right where to sign a document or remind you where a good quote is in a book. Convenience....it really is one the most detrimental impacts on our environment.

Best green story - I sorted through old magazines and I came across my copy of the Alternatives Journal where my friend Rex was on the cover for his website The Greenpages.

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  1. Love the idea of totally your environmentally responsible choices. Certainly serves to make us all more aware of the impact of our chices on our planet!
    I'm from New Brunswick and I'm trying to follow as many of my fellow Canadian bloggers as possible. I’m now your newest follower.

  2. I've also requested to follow you on twitter!


  3. I've noticed the same thing, convience is one of the biggest factors in our disposable society. Yikes. I've caught myself manytimes doing something wasteful because it was 'easier.'

  4. WOW great job!

    new follower from follow me I'm Canadian hop :)

  5. @Monica - thanks for following. I have followed back!

    @Amber - same here. I am trying to be more aware of my actions with regards to this.

  6. I just learned you can compost those sticky notes! The glue is a little suspect, but I've started a second compost pile for all the stuff that will degrade but I wouldn't want to put on my veggie garden.

  7. These stickies were the plastic type one's not those made of paper. So no composting for this girl :(