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Mrs. Cara Dafforn's Blog – January 2010 Archive (2)

The Pantry Challenge

As I frittered the new year away twittering with my new global community, I came upon this blog and want to extend the pantry challenge to www.agreenerindiana.com. We all can do something to make Indiana Greener and the pantry challenge is a good place to start.



Rationale for the Pantry Challenge

1. Saves Automotive resources

2. Tests your 28 day food supply for emergencies

3. Evaluates your pantry, freezer and cupboard

4.… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on January 16, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Recycle your Christmas Cards

This is a great idea; something we can all do to help that doesn't require a lot of time, effort, or investment.



You can recycle this year's Christmas cards and help out some kids at the same time. The St. Jude's Ranch is a home for abused and neglected children. To raise money for the home, the children turn the fronts of used greeting cards (Christmas, Hanukah, birthdays, anniversary, etc.) into new greeting cards which they sell.



So instead of tossing the cards you've… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on January 5, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Feed from Indiana Living Green Magazine

Recycle, don’t recharge

Where do you recycle just plain old, regular alkaline batteries?

Jeff

Hi Jeff, happy to answer your question, free of charge!

Interstate Batteries has eight locations in Indiana that will accept all types of batteries for recycling. Their web site claims that they actually recycle more batteries than they sell!

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Tale of the tape

I’m writing as an archivist who needs to recycle old VHS, Betamax and cassette tapes.  I do know the tapes themselves are toxic when burned (which is what will happen to them if we toss them in the trash in Indianapolis).  Several places in town used to recycle them, but [...]

Scrapping the scrap

Renee,

Current market conditions have scrap prices tumbling to historic lows.  How will these conditions affect the city’s contract with Covanta (if it goes through)?  For many items that become scrap, costs outweigh revenues.  I understand domestic copper mines are stockpiling rather than selling at these prices.  Any idea how [...]

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