America Recycles Day is Tomorrow!
America Recycles Day is tomorrow, November 15, 2006! We all know recycling is a good thing to do; we all know we should probably be doing more, and we all can make a difference. For the past nine years, America Recycles Day (aka ARD -- they're an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit) has been spreading the good word about recycling, encouraging America to think twice before pitching stuff in the garbage; last year, there were ARD events in all 50 states. They aren't asking for money; just that America work a little harder to keep recyclables out of the trash and the waste stream, which makes them useful as recycled contents in the products we buy. They're offering prizes for people who "take the pledge" to recycle more, buy more recycled content and get more involved with recycling. There are two grand prizes; one for adults and one for kids. Adults get a 7-night Alaskan cruise (there'll be one awarded) and youth get recycled aluminum content Trek bicycles (there will be five awarded); though this TreeHugger would prefer the bike, we still think taking the pledge is a good idea, even if you don't live in the 50 states. As ARD says, "Your attitude, your actions, can make a world of difference. Let's each do our part. Because almost everything can be recycled except the planet." ::America Recycles Day via ::Hugg