Affirmation – I remember to recycle. Protecting the environment is important to me. I seek to do all that is within my power to make a difference for our planet. I am convinced that every little bit counts, so I take seriously my individual responsibility as a citizen of the world.
I decrease my consumption by finding alternative ways to use items. Instead of throwing things away, I pause and ask myself how the item can be reused.
By taking a moment to reflect before throwing things away, I tap into my creativity and find original ways to use ordinary items. When I do this, I am inspired by my own resourcefulness.
Daily, I remember to set aside items that are recyclable. My recycling containers are within my reach so that I can place items directly into their proper place when I am done using them.
On garbage collection day, I remember to place my recycling bins in the designated location. This way, all of my diligence during the week pays off.
I keep reusable bags in my car so they are accessible to me everywhere I go. When I visit the grocery store, I remember to bring the bags into the store.
If I forget my bags in the car, I just walk outside to retrieve them before checking out. Knowing that I have contributed to saving the environment is worth the extra trip to my car. When I finish using my bags, I promptly return them to the trunk of the car.
Today, I choose to keep a fresh awareness of my responsibility to recycle. I also work to set an example of proper recycling habits for those coming up behind me.
1. Are my recycling bins located somewhere that helps me remember to recycle?
2. How can I reuse something I often throw away?
3. How can I help myself remember to bring my reusable bags into the store?