Friday, March 27, 2009

Day 339 of our Green Year: Reusing Calendar Pages

For Christmas, my grandmother gave me a Simpsons Personal Calendar. This is the type of calendar where you rip the paper off for each day, eventually getting down through the stack of calendar pages (365 in all).

A nice gift from my grandmother, but not very green. As a result, there comes the need to turn this ungreen gift into something that is green. So, how do we do that?

Well, there are a variety of uses for the calendar pages:

  1. You can use the calendar pages for quick notes and messages from the phone.
  2. You can use the calendar pages for lists
  3. You can use the calendar pages as a liner for small boxes
Once you use those calendar pages, don't throw them away. At our place and in our home office, once we have used the calendar pages, we put them in our paper recycling box so that they are recycled and reused down the line.

Calendars may not be green, but by reusing and then recycling those pages, you can turn an ungreen gift into something green.