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    Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    Learning to take care of the Earth

    I’m going to be honest with you. I recycle my waste items because I think they are recyclable not because I know they are recyclable. And after reading a story of what you can and cannot recycle in this edition of More than a Month: Earth Day, I realized I was doing a so-so job.

    That greasy pizza box that I placed in my blue recycling bin should have never been in there. The empty Styrofoam container that held yesterday’s takeout or the shredded pieces of paper from old bills didn’t belong in there either.

    The good news is after reading the story, I now know what to do and will take an environmentally-friendly pledge to do better.

    I have another confession. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while stuck in my home, I became a birder. My husband and I started buying different types of seed and suet mixtures and experimenting with perfect ratios of sugar and water to attract the most hummingbirds.

    If you want to know more about attracting birds to your suburban or urban oasis, or how to attract other pollinators to your backyard, we have an article on that, too.

    This section will also feature stories on electric vehicles, dealing with the stresses of climate change and how young people are taking care of the Earth.

    We hope you enjoy this special section. And as always, if you want to share your thoughts or stories ideas, please reach out to me at i.larraneta@theday.com.

    Thank you,

    Izaskun E. Larrañeta, executive editor

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