Wednesday, July 10, 2013

No littering, please... I need to exercise.

I have been feeling the need to go back to exercising for a while, but with all my activities, that was never a priority. This summer I decided it was time to start.

I picked bike-riding because I enjoy going around the neighborhood, saying "good morning" to folks, and feeling the wind on my face. It is not an extraneous exercise, gets my blood flowing, and I can do it for 30 minutes every day -- in other words, it is a good start.

However, when riding around here, I see trash along the way -- some recyclables, some not. I cannot resist the urge, so I stop to pick up whatever I can fit in my bicycle basket.

Today, for example, I was able to pick up four water bottles, four soda/beer cans, one beer bottle, one candy bag, and one drink pouch. I bumped into other things along the way, like three cardboard boxes, that I could not haul home and had to leave on the grass where they were...



At that time I wished I had a boogie, a bike trailer, to fit more stuff and bring them back home to dispose of them properly. But that was the wrong wish. What I really wish is that people would not litter, that they would care for leaving our neighborhood clean and pick up after themselves.

All the stopping messes up my exercise. I can only be out for 30 minutes in the early morning and part of that time I am using to pick up trash instead of riding the bike. I would like to be able to take a full ride next time.

So I ask: do your share and, please, do not litter. I need to exercise!

Recycle Brevard!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

More Recycle Brevard Online

In order to keep up with all the online resources available to spread the word about the 3Rs -- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle --, Recycle Brevard is now on YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram.


We are just starting and have a few resources available there, but we plan to increase our libraries and have loads more of educational, informative, fun, and  family-oriented projects available through those channels. Check them out!

You can get a taste of what we have in store through the preview on this site where the latest posts to those channels as well as to our Facebook page are displayed. So follow us and...

Recycle Brevard!