As an artist who deeply cares for the state of our environment, I want to share a little bit of my process for living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Media coverage brings to light many environmental issues that we face and how these issues damage our ecosystems. The more I read and research, the heavier the sinking feeling in my gut. I can no longer look away.
Last summer our LARGE black garbage can overflowed or came very close to overflowing (how embarrassing). After implementing a few small changes, our garbage shrunk down to two small bags, probably a fifth of what we used to throw away.
While at my local recycling facility, I decided to take note of all the items my community recycles. More items can be recycled than I thought!
I found it helpful to know which plastics I can recycle and how to organize them to take to the recycling yard.
The above images show the guidelines at the Stathmore Recycling Facility. For more information, check out the Town of Strathmore or the Strathmore Recycling Facility. If you do not live in the Strathmore area, plan a trip to your local recycling facility and take a look around.
When we reduce our garbage, we become more mindful of how we use resources and ease the pressure on recycling systems. Use reusable bags where you can and buy products packaged without the use of plastic.
The world around me inspires my art – I strive to create positive and life-giving art. Implementing an eco-friendly lifestyle allows me to see the beauty without having to look past the trash.
I will be creating more art products – hope you have a chance to join me.