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Learnapalooza: Logan Square

Over the weekend I went to Learnapalooza again.  This time in Logan Square.  (I'm sorry, I would have told you beforehand, but I didn't realize it was this weekend until Saturday afternoon.)

I went to the Urban Sustainability session.  Oh man, there were some rad people in that room.  I was literally thinking how I wanted to hang out with the majority of them.  So much knowledge in that room.

One thing I want to bring back to you all is when you are recycling those plastic bottles (which personally I wish you wouldn't use in the first place... I mean for realz, we live in the U.S., there are very few reasons to drink bottled water...but... if you do) please remove the cap.  Apparently, most places will toss bottles that still have the caps attached because the cap cannot be recycled and they aren't going to screw off each cap.  (Yes, you're right, they are plastic too, but a different kind of plastic.)

Mind blown.

Yes, please screw off the cap and recycle them separately.

One of the ladies in the group is artist friends with Mary Ellen Croteau.  "She currently works with unrecycled plastic waste, in an effort to demonstrate the huge amounts of trash we are consuming and sending into the environment."
See some images here.


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