Monday, June 15, 2009

3 R's

When it comes to trash remember the three R's: Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse.

I spent the afternoon at the County landfill as part of earning credits towards my state Environmental Educator's Certification. It was very interesting and I even learned a few things. One of the handouts I received stated that tires, if disposed of improperly, can be a fire hazard and a breeding ground for pests (read: rats and mosquitos). However, when ground up, tires can be used in athletic tracts instead of being thrown away which would end up taking up more space in our already overused landfills. And, did you know that a whopping 84% of household trash can be recycled?

Your Trashy Tuesday challenge is to make a card that uses either a sports theme (to represent the athletic fields) OR something that has tires/wheels (i.e. car, bicycle, train, inner-tube, etc.). You also must reuse something that is already in your trash can as an element on your card. We'll incorporate the 3 R's in our card making and paper crafts.

Remember, there are no time limits, vendor restrictions or other rules for the challenge. It's only for fun and inspiration. When uploading your card to Splitcoaststampers, Papercraft Planet, StampTV or any other site, please use the keyword RESQ07TT. And whenever you upload to a site or you blog, be sure to link back here using so we can all see what you've done! You can use Mr. Linky below!


  1. ooooh fun fun fun! Gonna get on this after I start some laundry...

  2. Sounds good, Jacq. I'll bet seeing that landfill was a reminder about the 3 R's. I need to get Pat to give you a copy of Judy Leonard's Green Revolution tape for kids. I think you'd like the Recycle song and "Someone going to use it after you."


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