A quick re-hash of the very loose guidelines for this project:
* No item is too big or too small to be your Reduce, Reuse or Recycle. Perhaps this is the month where you decide to re-use a Ziploc sandwich bag a few times. It counts!
* You don't have to jump in every month. If you do, cool. I would love the company, and welcome your tips and creativity and inspiration.
* You don't have to nail all three things -- Reducing, Reusing and Recycling -- every month. If you do, great. Because -- again -- I would love the company. But maybe some months, you're not up to thinking about how you really should turn that collection of Corona bottles into salt and pepper shakers in time for next year's Cinco de Mayo party.
* The point is for us to put our collective brains to use, and get a mental grip on our material worlds.
So this month's goals for me ... I'll be reducing our yard's overall water demands through a combination of raised beds, mulching and xeriscaping, I'll be reusing the plants we're unearthing when we do front-porch demolotion, and I'll be recycling our demolished materials. That's the plan, anyway.