This is the symbol for Earth Day.
I have a confession to make. I haven't always been careful with my recycling. I usually do recycle things in the kitchen but once in a while, if I'm in a hurry or tired...I toss a can or bottle into the garbage bag. I have hidden things in the garbage that could be recycled. I don't always save foil or paper that could be used again.I sometimes leave the lids on jars and caps on milk bottles. It's purely laziness on my part. I always feel a twinge of quilt, when I do these things.
I was at Church the other day and the younger members of my committee were discussing recycling. They all do so much more than I do to recycle. They have recycled for years....hauling papers and cans away in their cars to recycling centers... in the early days. They are getting their little kids involved too. I sat there very silent...knowing that I should be ashamed. One gal said that her elderly neighbors were so involved in recycling that she was proud of them. I vowed right then and there that I would make a conscious effort... from now on to do more recycling. I will never put a can or bottle in the trash bag again. I'm going to check the rules from our refuse company and do it right. I'm thinking that it may take a little more time, but as my friend at Church says..."It becomes a habit." Our youth have been taught this way in their schools from kindergarten on...we oldsters have to learn to follow their example. So, next year when Earth Day rolls around...maybe someone will say that they are proud of me.