Recycle. Reduce. Reuse. Three key ‘R’ factors in the environment which allow us to save money, energy and natural resources. But, how do they differ? Here are brief definitions:

Recycle: To treat or process (used or waste materials) in order to be used again

Reduce: To make smaller or less in amount, degree, or size

Reuse: The action of using something again; more than once

Today, we are focusing specifically on recycling. Actually, a day designated to the cause: America Recycles Day. America Recycles Day, an initiative of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven national awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to promote environmental citizenship, educate and encourage action. Thousands of organizations hold events to educate people about recycling resources in their community. Through recycling collection drives, demonstrations, competitions, tours, displays and other special events, citizens encourage each other to increase their recycling at home, at school, in the office and in their communities at-large (www.Facebook.com/AmericaRecyclesDay).

Please consider joining the pledge on November 15th by using #AmericaRecylcesDay; drive awareness about his national initiative to Keep America Beautiful.  Events are registered across the country, find the one closest to your location at:http://americarecyclesday.org/events/.