Recycling can save you money, save the planet and make delicious pancakes.
Walking into Anthropologie the other day, abashedly I admit I was not aware of a year old option … what I like to call ‘going sans’. shopping bag free to donate 10 cents to two great charitable causes. The ‘going sans’ option has been available for a year. It is for the truly green at heart, as there is no ten cent savings, for the nickel dimers. I asked the salesperson ringing up my order how customers responded to the ‘going sans’ option she said a lot of people declined the urge of the shopping bag and some even brought their own.
So where are your ten cents going?
Earth Corps … an organization dedicated to creating strong local communities with young environmental leaders. Earth Corps values sustainability, diversity and integrity. http://www.earthcorps.org/mission.php.
Edible School Yard … an organization which gets children to roll up their sleeves and dig into the soil. ESY changes the way children eat, learn and live by integrating organic gardening and seasonal cooking into the school cafeteria and school curriculum. ESY helps children develop a sense of pride, make a difference first hand and grow an appetite for fresh and local food. http://esynola.org/index.php?page=about-the-edible-schoolyard
So How Do Pancakes Fit In?
You can go to William Sonoma and purchase a Pancake Pen for $9.95 plus tax or you can save a two plastic water bottles (of course you will lose 10 cents on the bottle deposit), but you will get great pancakes and create a sustainable environment by finding a new use for everyday objects.
Also, you can raise money by hosting a pancake breakfast at your local church, school or other community organization.
Look what 10 cents can do?