School Time!! Recycle, Reduce, Reuse!!

by Kathy Sykes on July 20, 2011 · 2 comments

This week the phrase “Recycle, Reduce, Reuse” has been in the forefront of my mind. I am an advocate of recyling but am not always successful.

Recently, I have been considering hiring a decorator to “re-do” my kitchen, living and dining rooms. The business that I was researching (Dwelling)  is a big advocate of recyle, reduce and reuse. Not only is it good for the environment, but saves money.

This morning while I was eating my cereal, I noticed that the Kellog’s cereal box is holding a “Small Changes Big Difference” campaign to promote recycle, reduce, and reuse.


So what can I do to get on board with this “movement” in a better way. Then I remembered how great it was that my son’s Pre-K class returned all of the used and unused supplies that we had sent at the beginning of the year. My first thought was “Wow, we can use all of these supplies to continue our learning during the summer”. And now, there may be a possibility that I can reuse some of these supplies for next school year.

First what  I will need to do is:

  • Check if there are expirations on any of the products such as glue sticks or finger paints. These products sometimes breakdown over time.
  • Check if there is enough of a supply to be used the whole school year
  • Check what condition the supply is in and if it needs to be cleaned up
  • Sharpen all pencils
  • Relabel all items

Even if you cannot or don’t feel comfortable reusing some of your items for school, DON’T FORGET….these things can be used at home to supplement our children’s learning.

***Photo credit: Dwelling Website****

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Lisa @Granola Catholic July 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Love it. While we don’t necessarily get supplies back at the end of the year, we do recycle what we have for home and reuse what we can for the following year. It makes being green easy. Keep up the good work.


Kathy Sykes September 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for the comment Lisa!


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