Not a winner, but still feeling great!

Yesterday I found out that my principal took it upon herself to nominate me for an environmental teaching award. Wow! I couldn’t believe it! Someone actually noticed what all I’m trying to do to spread environmental awareness to a younger generation! It’s my passion! I love teaching about all renewable energy, recycling, using less resources, composting, gardening and I especially love starting up new initiatives at school!

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We got plastic recycling in town
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Marker recycling
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Cereal bowl recycling
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Our new glue stick/bottle recycling
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Our teacher’s lounge bin
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We are actually up to 88 lbs of plastic film recycled
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I clean out and recycle the teacher lounge k cups
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Pollinator garden built by my students last year

So, now for the bad news… I didn’t win. I’m not going to lie, of course I was disappointed. But, after thinking about it for a bit I realized that it’s not going to change a thing about me. See, that’s the thing… have you ever met someone who is really passionate about something? I used to be annoyed with people like that because all that they wanted to talk about was what they love doing. Now I realize that those are the best kind of people! The ones that do things despite never being acknowledged. They don’t care that you find them weird or dorky.

That’s exactly where I’m at. So, I’m just going to continue on my green little journey and invite the followers and the ones that find me odd along for the ride. When you run into any student that I previously had, I’m sure they will describe me as the crazy beekeeping, gardening, compost-loving, recycling lady!

I truly hope that you all find your passion and you will understand what I mean! Keep blooming where you’re planted! 🌱💚

Repurposed projects made by the Mr

Let me tell you that my husband is unbelievable at taking items that are unloved and turning them into something unbelievable!

Remember that gorgeous garden produce cart that that he made from all repurposed items? Well, he took a few license plates that he had (obviously not in use) and created a one of a kind money box!

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Hand made by my favorite guy!

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I ❤️ Those $ signs! 
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The finished product!

And while I’m typing about his amazing skills, here are a few other things he has whipped up in the last month!

He took a few of the vintage plates that my Pap Pap had in his garage and hung them up! (The boy loves vintage things!)

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License plate display

He also took a few skateboards that were not being used and turned them into some shelves by the boy’s bed!

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Skateboard shelf! 

He has been keeping himself quite busy and using up items that were not being loved! Have you been upcycling anything lately?