Useful thing #1 is an actual thing: Keri Smith’s Non-Planner Datebook on Recycled Paper
Keri Smith is a blogger who spoke at BlogHer '06 on a panel about the non-textual opportunities blogging presents. Her mojo is all about inspiring and encouraging creativity, even in those of us who don't think of ourselves as particularly talented in that regard.
This Planner is far from the traditional and rigid datebook you might be used to...there's a little bit of structure, and a whole lot of room to create and customize.
I'm one of those folks who is much more used to the very traditional take on calendars, task lists and the like. But when I look at her planner I feel like it might do me some good to use something like this to push me outside my organizational comfort zone. So I thought I'd share it, in case any of you out there are like me.
Hat tip: Great Green Goods
OK, i did know you could recycle a lot of the stuff on the list, but I didn't always know how they were to be recycled, so this is definitely a very handy list.
I also like item #21:
21. Stuff you just can’t recycle: When practical, send such items back to the manufacturer and tell them they need to manufacture products that close the waste loop responsibly.
Hat tip: OneChange
And since we're talking recycling, here's a little sneak peek at another interesting blog topic: The Trash Talk Project. What would you look like if you had to carry around every bit of trash you created over two weeks?