My Commitment – Recycle Recycle Recycle!

It’s official!  I’m on the committee for the collection of organic matter.  This was not my intent when I agreed to attend the first meeting of the trial program that would be implemented in our strata community.  Coming in a few minutes late and sitting in the front row was not the best strategy for maintaining a low profile.  And contributing enthusiastically in the discussion was another signal that I would be an excellent committee candidate.  Before long, I heard myself agreeing to participate in a committee of three to launch the initiative.

I recycle, but I will be the first to admit that my knowledge of recycling is limited to reading the signage on the recycling container.  My two committee buddies, however, are a wealth of information.  Our first official committee meeting was held Thursday, June 29th.  Once we had the details lined up, they (the experts) gave me (the novice) a guided and informative tour of the recycling area.  Garbage has never been so exciting.

I am in charge of the communication.  Our trial is made up of passionate recyclers who love our world and want to make a difference.  As we go forward, I will be documenting our progress via this blog.

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“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” 
― David Brower

39 Comments Add yours

  1. melanie says:

    I’ve been doing it for decades, and I’ll continue all my life long… I’m back from Iceland and I’ve been impressed and stunned again(like 6 years ago!) by the Icelandic discipline and recycling job: it’s A national and personal duty! I wish I could live there! 🙂
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    My very best, good luck in all your endeavours and have a great week! Cheers, Mélanie

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you for your comments and visit! I have been away from my computer/internet for a couple of days and it was a delight to come back and find your encouraging note! I am going to do some research into the Icelandic discipline – very interesting. Looking forward to our ongoing dialogue!!!

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  2. petrel41 says:

    Dear Rebecca,

    Congratulations! I have nominated your blog for the Super Sweet Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/super-sweet-blogger-award-thanks-jill-and-tazein/

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    1. Clanmother says:

      You are so very, very kind and thoughtful! You have always been there with me from the first. Your support and encouragement have been invaluable! 🙂

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      1. petrel41 says:

        Thanks for your kind words, Rebecca!

        I thought this blog by you is not as well known as others and should get some more visitors 🙂

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      2. Clanmother says:

        Thank you so much! I must confess that I am still working on this concept! I have always had a difficult relationship with my kitchen. Most of my life was career driven or focused on the pursuit of knowledge. I love to cook, but there is only limited time. It really is about finding a balance! So, I am returning. And now it is more than just a recipe. We are living during times when our food supply is at perilous risk. When we are epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes. When our choices will dictate our quality of life. When global problems will affect local communities. We are all in this together!!! Thank you for your compassion and generosity.

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      3. petrel41 says:

        Thank you for this kind comment! I hope all will go well for you, also with relaunching this blog. May it contribute to solving the problem of people being either obese or hungry!

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      4. Clanmother says:

        Thank you again for connecting and make a difference.

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  3. petit4chocolatier says:

    I love the quote you chose. So true.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you!!! I must get back to this blog! I have learned so much from following yours- thank you for connecting over the blogger miles. I am truly enjoying our conversation….

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  4. Maxima says:

    That’s amazing my dearest friend Rebecca.Have nice weekend!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I have been taking a bit of a hiatus on this blog, but I think it is time to come back…

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  5. mixedupmeme says:

    I don’t recycle…….I keep everything. lol

    I suppose I recycle more than I think I do. I just don’t belong to any organized thing. Perhaps it has to do with thriftiness too. I reuse if reusable or take it to a place in the city where they dispose.

    I am thinking about reblogging some blogs.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I am a bit of a pack rat!! I have found that recycling is not as easy as it seems. Not all items are recyclable! So it has been an adventure. And I confess, there are times when I don’t recycle as I should. There! I admitted and and feel much better now….

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  6. Pani Peonia says:

    “Garbage has never been so exciting.” I love this!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      And it just keeps on getting more exciting! Complicated stuff!! Thank you so much for stopping by – am really enjoying our dialogue. All the very best as we move forward…

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  7. Our Adventure in Croatia says:

    hi Clanmother and thank you for stopping by at Our Adventure in Croatia. I love Freecycle, have you heard of it? you can read my post http://adventureincroatia.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/i-like-to-freecycle/
    (I hope the link works, I am new at this blogging thing…) 🙂 ciao

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you so much for your lead – and I have just stopped by to check out your post! If we all participate, we can change our world…now that is an amazing thought!!! Looking forward to our ongoing dialogue.

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      1. Our Adventure in Croatia says:

        yes I don’t know if you have a Freecycle in your part of the world, but it’s really amazing, the people who pick up our stuff are soooo grateful, you feel really good about giving, and also that in this materialistic and consumer society we manage to recycle stuff and not send it to landfill sites. See you around!

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      2. Clanmother says:

        I just found one in our city – Vancouver, B.C. Canada! Thank you so much for the lead – looks amazing!!!

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      3. Our Adventure in Croatia says:

        no worries, I tell everybody because nobody seems to know! 🙂

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  8. Lilly Sue says:

    Glad you are working towards being more green! I still don’t know a lot but my mother is a recycling and composting queen so I usually just ask her 🙂

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I have learned that recycling is not that easy – tell your mother, I am beginning to learn one day at a time…

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      1. Lilly Sue says:

        That is great! 🙂

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  9. pahari.s says:

    I have nominated your blog for “One Lovely Blog Award”. If you want to accept the award, please check my blog for rules etc:paharidotme.wordpress.com

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    1. Clanmother says:

      Thank you so very much for your nomination! I am honoured that you considered my blog for this prestigious award!

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      1. pahari.s says:

        feeling is mutual..your blog is wonderful and inspiring too..

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      2. Clanmother says:

        It seems that we are going to have many great blogging adventures ahead of us!!!

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  10. I live in a senior high rise. We recycle some things–but there is more to come. We are learning about these things–all of us. That is good!!!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      The more I learn about recycling, the more I know I need to learn more…

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  11. 20 years ago, my grand-mom used the leaves from banana trees to cover the food and many things instead of nylon. And she keeps avoiding plastic until now.

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    1. Clanmother says:

      What a great idea!!! The more I am learning to recycle, the more I realize how much there is to recycle. This has turned out to be a bigger project than I thought…stay tuned. I’m coming back with my thoughts….Thanks for stopping by – your comments are very much appreciated…

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  12. Remembering our children is a good motivator!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      “Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.” Rabindranath Tagore

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  13. Lauren says:

    That’s amazing that you’re working on this project! Is it a “green-bin” type of project for your area? We have an organic food waste green-bin program in our city where you get that kind of stuff picked up each week and the city composts it. I’m not sure if you have anything like that where you live, but it is a fantastic program!

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    1. Clanmother says:

      I thought I knew “enough” about recycling. But now that I’m doing some more research, I realize that I have a lot to learn. At this point, Vancouver hasn’t mandated organic recycling, but it is coming…soon. It’s time to start now!!

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