My mom has always been the thrifty kind. She has always recycled, making stuffed toys and doll's dresses from scrap cloth, piggy banks out of plastic jugs or other such projects, for as long as I can remember.
As children, we made our "dollhouses" using cardboard boxes. We "decorated" the house by pasting pictures we cut out from old catalogs on the walls - windows with curtains, clocks and picture frames. And so, we've been recycling even before recycling became so popular.
Today, I still find it hard to throw away all sorts of things, thinking I can make something out of it. Scrap cloth, bits of paper, foil, all of these find their way into one project or another. Flea markets, thrift shops, second hand stores are some of my favorite shopping places. Earth Day is a reminder for me to have Earth day every day and not just celebrate it once a year.
Nowadays, I try to use a reusable bag whenever I buy something so that I don't have to ask for a plastic bag. That's what I did today. How did you celebrate Earth Day?