Every once in a while, I get the feeling that we as a country and planet, are not moving quickly enough towards sustainability. It gets discouraging. I can start to lose steam, almost a “why bother, no one else does,” attitude.
This time, I decided to really notice green actions and examples near me. I made sure to take pictures and went through my old ones to see all that WAS happening around me. Here are all the examples I found of recycling and composting alone near Boston.
My parents sent me this picture while at my Mom’s college reunion at Clark University in Worcester, MA.
It was great to see recycling right next to each trash container on our town common during the annual strawberry festival in June.
I took this over a year ago while at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Love the graphics! Hate that the trash is still overflowing.
I saw these all over Boston on a recent trip.
This was great to see a few years back when Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH added them. Before that they had no recycling whatsoever.
The owner of Westford Pilates, Chris, put this at her studio all on her own. She told me she takes it home to recycle because her building doesn’t have it available.
Still wish more was happening, but this was encouraging! I came across even more in other categories like solar power and electric vehicles, but I’ll save that for another time.
Do you see green actions around you?