I don't normally take a bag of non-curbside recyclables out for a walk, but this morning, and yesterday, I did. Why? Our school is hosting a recyclable plastics collection (in partnership with the friendly rangers at Tryon Creek State Park) as part of our Earth Week festivities. Walking with bags of plastic films and rigid plastics to school is about as low-carbon impact as it gets. The rangers have generously offered to truck everything our school collects to Far West Fibers at the end of the week. Pretty cool deal, if you ask me. If it's a success, our school may host more of these collections on a regular basis next school year.
Sorry to say I don't have a picture of me and the kids walking with our plastics. It would have been a great photo op. But of course, being my own papparazzo, I had my hands full. Except for when my neighbor carried my bag for a while after my arms started cramping up. Whoever says chivalry is dead, doesn't live in my 'hood.
How does your school observe Earth Day, or Earth Week (as we call it)?