Thursday, August 14, 2008

Want to take a pledge?

My Zero Waste is having a competition. Wanna join and reduce your household waste? (Note: I can't get my pledge to go through on their form).

I pledge to:
I will talk to at least one family member or friend to promote recycling.
I will recycle an old mobile phone.
I will take active steps to stop junk mail being delivered to my home. (not sure how to do this so if anyone has an idea, please let me know!!!)
I will offer unwanted item on Freecycle or take to a charity shop.
I will use washable cloths instead of kitchen towel. (I assume this means cutting down on paper towels)
I will send an email greeting card instead of a paper one.
I will cancel my telephone directory / Yellow pages (didn't know you could do this, but I'll look into this for sure!)
I will use a reusable bottle for water.
I will start a compost heap, wormery or bokashi.
I will make one meal from leftovers.
I will start using reusable shopping bags instead of carrier bags.
I will continue to garden and use curbside recycling.

4 comments:

Beth said...

If you find out how to cancel your telephone directory and reduce junk mail let me know!

kathy said...

I'VE HEARD ONE WAY WAS TO USE THE SELF STAMPED ENVELOPES TO SEND THE MAIL BACK TO THEM. EVEN ADD A LITTLE EXTRA SO YOU GET RID OF EXTRA STUFF. THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR THE EXTRA STUFF YOU SEND THEM AND THEY TAKE YOU OFF THEIR MAILING LIST.
I,VE NOT TRIED IT YET BUT I WILL.

kate said...

Yeah, me too, i would love to reduce my junk mail. I get so many catalogs it is ridiculous. they all go in the recycling.

Hey, on my list of things to do is to make (knit) reusable shopping bags for all & sundry. That's one way of changing!

Hee hee hee for kathy's method, that is very sneaky!

nocton4 said...

Has your pledge appeared now on the site, they don't upload straight away ... thought you might be Mama Bear ?
If not try and put them through again or contact the Greens ... wonderful family.
good luck
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