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Week 4: Recycle (Part I)

Last week we talked about reusing, so this week (if you didn’t guess already) is about Recycling. There are a few different ways to look at recycling. The most common, taking the time to separate your waste into yard waste, recycle, and what truly is trash that will be added to the landfill. It may be surprising to you how many things can actually be recycled that are thrown away every day.

Part I: Common household items that can, in fact, be recycled:

  1. Single use batteries – Seattle has many places to dispose. Find out where you can drop off your batteries, here.
  2. Large appliances – Many transfer stations will take these, but usually for a fee. Many times they have will take your items for free. Click here to find out your nearest drop off.
  3. Tennis shoes – Nike has a program called Reuse-A-Shoe. Send in your old tennis shoes and they will break them down and reuse the materials! Check out how they do that, here! Read More…

Giving Challenge and My 10 inches

In the spirit of giving this holiday season I challenge you to find a gift in which you don’t receive anything in return (except maybe a warm fuzzy feeling inside). Think of a way you can volunteer your time at a soup kitchen, wrap presents for homeless kids, donate your old towels to an animal shelter. It can be easy to give BIG to an organization with little effort from you.

After the big cut.

This year one of my big gives was 10 inches of my hair. It may seem like a lot (an believe me, it took me years to build up the courage to do it), but really, it’s just hair and it grows back. Read More…

Get Moving with BPT’s Featured Non-Profit – Girls On The Run

If you’re a runner, you know the powerful effect running can have on a person. Not only is running physically beneficial, it can help you mentally as well. Tired? Having a bad day? Frustrated by something?Need to get out of the house? Work it out with a good jog and you’ll feel better by the end. It’s amazing how a run can give you a new perspective on things. Need an excuse to get out there? How about running to help change lives and benefit communities? 5K events happen almost every weekend and the proceeds go to great community organizations.

This Saturday, December 3rd, is the New Balance Girls on the Run 5k Community run. Women, men, children, leashed pets and all-terrain strollers are welcome to participate! “Girls on the Run of Puget Sound is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Since 2002, GOTRPS has operated as an after-school prevention program for 3rd through 5th grade girls throughout Puget Sound.” Read More…