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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

Plastic packaging — it’s not child’s play

Renee,

Kids’ toys are always packaged with at least 3 different kinds of plastics. Can I recycle these?

Amber

Amber,

Recycling is definitely not child’s play — it seems like the rules are always changing. The good news is that our local recycling facilities have really grown up and now [...]

Small appliance recycling

Renee,

Recently you sent us to see your husband Chris at Vogel Appliance to see if he could fix our toaster oven. Chris was quite helpful. Unfortunately, he determined that our “Frigidaire” is made by some other entity in China and parts are not available.  The old toaster oven will [...]

(Doggie) chew on this

Renee,

Any ideas for good dog chew toys that aren’t plastic (or my shoes)?

Amber

Hey Amber!

I hear there’s a new breed of dog just in time for the holiday. It’s a mix between a setter and a pointer and they call it a Poinsetter.

We’ll call today’s piece [...]

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