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It's America Recycles Day: Take the Pledge

By November 14, 2013

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For 16 years, since 1997, eco-minded Americans have been observing America Recycles Day each November 15th through public awareness, community and individual efforts.

So, go ahead and do it: Take the pledge.

Looking for a recycling or repurposing holiday project? Even if you weren't, why not try this fun DIY Christmas tree made out of a tomato cage? I came up with the idea for the project a few years ago when I went scavenging for stuff in my side yard (that gives you a mental picture of what my side yard looks like). I went for an unabashedly fake look, sort of Mad Men meets How the Grinch Stole Christmas. america reycles day november 15

I've since seen other versions of tomato cage holiday trees -- each one is somewhat different. And that's the idea or spirit of the project -- create what you like. The important thing is that you are making an effort to repurpose or reuse.

Start now by recycling those old or broken incandescent holiday light strands and switching to LEDs. Learn about
recycling that other stuff in your yard or that you carelessly toss in your trash.

You can start to do your part by spreading the news. Share this with friends and colleagues.

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