Last year, I was shocked when I heard that plans were in motion to begin sending trash from my island home, Oahu, to the mainland because there was no more room in our landfill.  Sending our trash away is not a long-term solution; rather it is an embarrassing band-aid.

I truly believe that if we all tried to “reduce what we produce,” even just a little bit, that we could make a big difference.  And this isn’t just trash talk, because I myself am pledging to produce as little trash as possible over the next 12 months and will be posting my successes and frustrations on this blog to keep me honest.  If you have any ideas or suggestions to help me along, I would love to hear them!  Here’s to a trash-free year!

~ Jen

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