By Jessica A. Luer
BFA Studio Artist and MBA of Sustainable Procurement
Volume Two: Reuse
To keep greener practices up, it is important to understand that creativity can give something like a simple plastic bottle or an outdated magazine a new purpose, rather than simply throwing them away after initial use or consumption. It costs much less money and time to consider self-sufficiency and a personal touch of creativity with the resources we are already in possession of, and when put into action displays your care for the environment to those who share memories with you. One such example includes holiday trips, holiday parties, festivals, and seasonal events that insist on heavy eating, drinking, decorating, and other extravagant activities. In place of purchasing copious amounts of typically plastic-encased soon-to-be-waste products into the trash, see what Rosie has done. She took that bottle and magazine and chose to reuse them for her hand-made pool party drinks along with the container to decorate and display them. Follow Rosie’s lead and keep this party going!
Reuse to save money and nature and keep cool about it.