Friday, October 28, 2011

Foam chunks, empy toilet paper rolls, and old rags

Question: What do these things have in common - foam chunks, empty toilet paper rolls, old envelopes, empty facial-tissue boxes, and old rags?  Answer: My daughter. 

My daughter has been in to recycling and re-purposing since she was old enough to walk.  I often didn't understand that her "masterpieces" were more than just trash that she was ferreting away.  Every so often I have to go through her room and haul out piles of "recycling" - if I didn't her room would be piled to the ceiling with trash!  But as exasperating as it is to have a pack-rat in the house (who's worse than me!), I think it is AWESOME that she loves to recycle!

This week's pile is apparently going to make a water-filter so she can help save the salmon. I'm not sure how it's going to all work (and I don't think she is either), but isn't it great that at age 9, she's already trying to figure out ways to save the environment?! 

Perhaps all those "Bob the Builder" movies we watched when she was younger, had a positive affect on her (reduce, reuse, recycle!).

Cheers to the future generations!! Hopefully they can fix what previous generations have broken!