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Home Gardens

I stumbled across some images of "Victory Gardens" during WWI and WWII the other day and was really fascinated by the propoganda put out there to encourage people to grow their own gardens.  There are images of roof top gardens, window sill gardens, and your traditional backyard garden being grown during such a challenging time in our country.  I find it amusing as our society expands and our waste is exponential, that we push organicpurchasesover growing our own.  As a former teacher who was fortunate to be at a school with a sponsored "REAL School Garden" I was able to teach my students where the simplest of things come from like potatoes.

Greener Holidays

Okay I'm not going to lie...I love the holidays.  I'm really big on family and love to cook.  I've also learned that feeding the masses is really satisfying.  BUT it kind of drives me crazy the frenzy over what to buy for loved ones and sorting out the thoughtful from the easy buy.  It seems to be getting harder to accomplish the more rapid paced our society is becoming.  I mean there's already a new iPad out 6 months after the release of the last one.

Spring Cleaning vs. Fall Cleaning

     It's my favorite time of the year as the heat finally starts to wear off and I can secretly start pulling out my overflow of holiday decorations. It's also the time of the year we "spring" clean.  I know...a little late, but for me it's like shedding a new skin as I start to think about pumpkin pies, visiting relatives, fall festivals and more.  It's also one of my favorite seasons for the business.  We have so many recycling events coming up like Arlington Ecofest, the Mercy Heart Run, and the fall festival in Midlothian.  I love meeting new people and networking when it comes to recycling.  I hope I get to meet you and your family soon and that you secretly tell me you don't clean in the spring either!  Here's to homemade pies and dusty old computers!  See you soon!

Fort Worth Food Park

  So last night we tried the Ft. Worth Food Park for the first time and fell in love.  I know, you are asking how that has anything to do with recycling, but it has a lot to do with it.  Our business isn't just a business to us.  It really is more about making a long term impact on all that we can for better living.  The way I look at it, you aren't living with old junk in your closet, those old electronics aren't leaking hazardous chemicals into a landfill polluting all those things they tend to do, and we are working hard to get a process, no a standard, for all the things we use.

Good Morning Texas

About a month ago we were included in a blip about computer recycling that showed 1800GotJunk bringing their items to us for recycling.  We enjoyed a bit of coverage on Good Morning Texas.  See for yourself!
 

America Recycles Day

 
November 15 is America Recycles Day.  We love this website because it takes you through the steps of organizing your own event and even provides with the advertising swag to make your planning a success.  All it takes is knocking on the door of your neighbors or walking over to the business next to you to get a recycling network started.  If you have always wanted to make a bigger difference, I would start here!  Once you have your items collected, just call to schedule an appointment with us and we'll come and pick-up your items!

Arlington Ecofest 2011

9/19/2011
 
So this past Saturday we were fortunate enough to be a part of a green, family-friendly event hosted by the City of Arlington promoting green-friendly businesses and community contributors called Arlington Ecofest.  It was really great to see so many vendors who offered amazing green products for the home like solar panels and tanks to reduce water usage for various appliances.  Additionally, we really enjoyed the vendors who offered opportunities to get involved in programs and organizations for children through adult.  We spent our day accepting computers and electronics on-site for recycling and meeting a great deal of caring and great people.  Thank you to Arlington for a great event and we look forward to next year!

Electronic Vampires

9/13/2011
 
 
So after working with a green certified eco-broker on our former radio show, I learned that even leaving your plugs for cell phones, laptops, or other devices in the wall, even when the electronic was not attached, uses electricity.  Evidently when the plug is in the wall, the current is engaged and doesn't stop just because you took your device off the charger.    Just thought I would share this bit of information if you are like me and always looking for ways to reduce your electric bill...especially with this unbearable summer heat we've had!  Just curious, what are some effective ways you have managed to save electricity?

Computer Recycling

9/7/2011
 
We started our business because we realized so many individuals and companies were/are hoarding computers in closets and forgotten offices.  Sadly, after awhile of "not thinking" about them these electronics end up in the trash.  The truth is the components inside your computers and monitors have various levels of hazardous chemicals in them and if not broken down properly and thrown into a landfill causes toxins to leak into the soil.  While computer recycling is not a perfect system in the U.S., entities like the EPA are striving to keep up with our rapidly growing technological society.  It amazes me that a new computer is outdated after a year and obsolete after 2 years.  It also amazes me that the average cell phone does what the first computer did that took up an entire office building.  I don't where were our society is headed, but I know for us, it feels to good to help other people keep our community informed and headed in the right direction.  If you know someone we can help, we appreciate referrals.  And if you have used us, we appreciate your awareness and business.

Recycled Homes

9/6/2011
 
This past weekend we headed to Galveston for Labor Day with the family for a little R&R.  It is so hard for us to leave recycling behind because it is always on our minds and in our conversations.  We stopped in Huntsville to see the Sam Houston statue and ended up finding a local artist, Dan Phillips, who designs 100% recycled homes targeted for single parents, artists, and low income families.  There were several homes we were lucky enough to see and snap photos of.
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