Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sustainable September 2015 - Day Thirteen

Hello again,

Still with me? How did you go kindly turning down things you don't need? Did you leave that free pen behind? How about saying no to the pamphlet from the pizza place down the road? No matter what you did, well done.

Yesterday we talked about "refusing" things, which is the first of the 5 stages of having a waste free life, based on the book by Bea Johnson called "Zero Waste Home".

The kindness for tomorrow sticks along these same lines.

This awesome picture comes from Chad Geran. 

September 13: Put up a "No Junk Mail Please" sticker on your mail box.

This reduces the unconscious waste coming into your home and into your life.

Alternatively, If you don't want to stick a sticker, you can add a magnet like this one from Mailbox Magnets.
I, personally, still like to receive the community news paper. I read it and then use it to clean my windows, wrap my kitchen scraps or pack fragile things up with it. Often unless you call and cancel your local community newspaper from the source they will keep delivering to your address. So, if you don't want to receive the newspapers, contact your paper directly.

KINDNESS IDEA: If a neighbour is going away, offer to collect their mail for them. That way it looks like someone is still home. Overflowing mailboxes are a good notification for thieves that people are away and have been away for some time. And this is a simple kindness almost anyone can do, that doesn't cost you any money.

Let me know how you go with it all.

With love and kindness,
Love Daena xx

No comments:

Post a Comment