Category Archives: Recycle

Adaptation – Volume 5 – Thrift Stores and Why Reuseables are better!

One of the great mysteries of life is…How many THINGS do we need? The act of buying new items to wear, to furnish your house, to buy toys or just to get something different,  has always been an interesting phenomena … Continue reading

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Green Hogan in Northern Arizona!

Recently I was working out of Page, Arizona when I noticed this headline in the Lake Powell (Page) Chronicle! Hogan’s Heroes – PHS Students “green” building up for award…. Hogan’s Heroes (get it?) was a nice introduction to this article.  … Continue reading

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Check your Mileage!

California has a concern about a Hazardous Waste called Used Motor Oil! What’s the problem?  Too frequent oil changes are causing an issue with too much recycled oil in California.  It’s expensive to treat the used oil some 30% is … Continue reading

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AZ Gives – How can we help Habitat for Humanity?

There are lots of different ways…This one involves Donating money! Habitat for Humanity in Payson Arizona is in the midst of a fundraising campaign.    One of  Habitat’s goals is to help build strong communities.  This goal is shared by TTP! … Continue reading

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What the heck is Upcycling

What is Upcycling and what does it have to do with the environment? I never gave much thought about taking waste materials and using them to make something useable.  I used to just think that was just recycling.  But noooo…I … Continue reading

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Is it Greywater or is it Gray Water?

I Actually Found Three Different Spellings! In my research effort, I found Greywater, Grey Water, and Gray Water.  Anyway you look at it it’s still the same. The concept of using Greywater is disgusting to some, but its really OK! … Continue reading

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Our Plastic Planet

“One word Ben…Plastics” – From the movie The Graduate 1967 Remember when very few things were made of plastic?  Lincoln logs were made of wood.  Games were made of cardboard with metal men.  All groceries were put into brown paper … Continue reading

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My neighbor and cohort in TTP Dean Gooding has provided me with this excellent post on “Stuff”. Can’t we learn to get by with less and still enjoy life? Energy descent is a term that refers to scaling back our … Continue reading

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Zero Waste Ambassadors

Have you found that your Recycle Bin is fuller than your Trash Bin? Not that I have really been weighing or measuring my trash but it does seem like the recycle bin is fuller than the trash.  What if we … Continue reading

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