So you know the "Three Rs," right? Recycle is the famous one, but #1 in this trio (REDUCE) deserves more creative attention and - use!
In a recent blog post, recycling professional Kelley Dennings considered why the recycling community may be ditching out on waste reduction. Dennings serves as Advisor to NewDream.org, one of Earthworms' favorite educational orgs.
When Dennigs added a degree in Public Health to her credentials and influence potential, she framed the sort of off-putting Reduce idea of in the human-centered focus of Prevention. Could this be a way to get our species to explore more New Dream's territory? Their motto: More Fun - Less Stuff!
Resources that come up in this Earthworms conversation include New Dream's So Kind Alternative Gift Registry, an E-Z online way to request and give day-of-event help, shared experiences, homemade and secondhand gifts - and more. Plus references to Zero Waste, Scrap Exchange, Product Stewardship Institute and other Reduce-Reuse activity in the Waste Space.
Music: Cadillac Desert, performed live at KDHX by William Tyler
THANKS to Andy Heaslet, Earthworms so-Green engineer
Related Earthworms Conversations:
Zero Waste Fish Fry Hooks Holy Redeemer in STL (Feb 2018)
Life Without Plastic? (Jan 2018)
TerraCycle's Rockin' Founder Tom Szaky (Sept 2015)