involves communities hosting educational activities as well as actual efforts at recycling. For instance, thousands of communities host an array of different events at which recycling occurs or people are educated about the many ways in which they can enhance their personal recycling programs. Some communities host events at schools in order to teach parents how to pack their childrens lunches in a way that is waste free. Other groups also do clean out the closet events and take discarded shoes and clothing to shelters or other sites.
Maybe you do your part by sorting your cans, glass and cardboard items and toting them out to the curbside pickup each day. Perhaps you buy all of your paper goods with the goal of being sure that at least ten to fifteen percent of the content is recycled? Thats great, but there are still many other ways to practice recycling.
Purchasing goods made from materials that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill is a wonderful way to approach this eco-conscious day. In fact, you could actually make it a go green holiday appearing on your personal calendar each year. Why not hand out gifts meant to inspire people to think and purchase creatively? Why not give some of your female friends a small and funky tote made from recycled VHS tape, or give the children in your life a gardening tool set made from recycled plastic? These will inspire them to think about the materials that go to waste and help them to commit to a larger recycling program of their own.