When we first started talking about this blog I told my boss that a key ingredient would be me sending folks to other web sites that could be of value to those in the Pittsburgh region who want to work towards a green way of living.
On the top of my list of great green sites is Earth911.com.
One of the first web sites to center on green ideas, Earth911.com has been out there for 19 years. Not just about recycling, the site gives you information on all stages of sustainable living plus some feature stories that you might no associate with green.
A couple weeks back I ran into a story on Earth911 about donating, "How Much ‘Goodwill’ Is Your Donation Worth?" While not directly about recycling, the article provides information that those who recycle through donations can use to see where their donations makes an impact. It's cool to see the life of your consumer product continue and in what way it has made a difference.
It's also a great place to see what other cities are up to as far as green legislation and events ... great source of ideas. This can be a valuable tool for businesses as they look for ways to bring sustainability into the workplace.
Now we will channel Martha Stewart ... just kidding. Actually, I'm finishing up some of my major projects at my ongoing rehab of a circa 1900 house in Oakcliffe, a section of South Oakland.
Putting the final touches on the baseboards in my attic, which began life as someone's familyroom paneling, is a big step towards finishing my third floor hideaway. Thank you Construction Junction. Later today I'm going to stain and seal the painter's bench for the foot of the bed and hang a closet door. Yet again, thanks CJ!
That still leaves a few things missing from my hideaway ... like a headboard and desk. See my mission with this house is to use only re-purposed, refurbished items that I pick up locally. And that means a trip to the Pittsburgh Flea is called for this Sunday!