An environmental awareness is a common thought for everyone, and in the land of pleasant living--the Eastern Shore of Maryland, it concerns many. You'll find still, golden fields, wonderful wildlife, rolling acres of planted crops lining the landscape for miles.
A scenic tour reveals a backdrop dotted with livestock while meandering on the back roads. Traffic patterns are steady, most of the year, but what mechanisms are in place to keep the area beautiful? Where are the "bins" for recycling? Several recycling centers are strategically located around the county. This makes recycling voluntary.
Known as the gateway to the ocean, the area is inundated with great, and way too many restaurants. Like most of us, eating out is not a frequent occurrence. Preparing a simple home-cooked meal saves money and hopefully the environment. There is a dilemma of where to put the "garbage" after the meal, for example:
Eggs cracked into the bowl for an omelet while whisking in some farm-fresh milk to create that fluffy texture is mouth-watering. Now add those healthy veggies from various farmers' markets found roadside in Summer.
After an enjoyable meal, what do you do to "trash" or dispose of those eggshells, pithes, stems and seeds? If you make a composting area for a more enriched, healthy soil you're actually helping the environment. Why not save some energy and keep the garbage out of the disposal by composting those "scraps?"
Scheduling a weekly visit to the site of a recycling center can and does make a difference in the environment.
Suffice it to say, we dispose less and compost more. Well, after all, less is really more.