Monday, December 1, 2008

Recycling for a good cause

I met an old friend at a political rally last weekend (yes, you read correct, I was at one such rally). Actually I went because the politician had helped at another cause that I was involved in( http://serigombakphase6.blogspot.com/), so my friends on the committee requested my presence.
This old friend is a member of Tzu Chi, and they are raising funds for a new building. Someone has donated the land, and now they need money to build. Members help by contributing money. A simple way is just to contribute Rm10/- monthly. Have agreed to join and to contribute RM10/- per month. RM10/- is not much, but I suppose if everyone just contribute RM10/- per month, within a short period they will be able to raise the money.
Another way they have come up with to raise funds is to collect junk for recycling. On the 3rd Saturday of every month, they have a Recycling Collection Centre near where I live. Members are encourage to help out and to bring recyclable stuff like paper, plastics, etc...
So come the 20th of this month, I will be lugging all my recyclable stuff to the Collection Centre. Presently, I bring all the stuff to the 2nd hand dealer where I get paid a small sum, but since this is for a good cause, I am going to bring them here.

PS : The collection centre is located near the CIMB Bank, Phase 1, Taman Seri Gombak, Selangor, and is opened on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

5 comments:

Kite said...

my college doesn't recycle. i have to take all of my recycleables home over holiday in a plastic bin. sometimes the value of the environment is understated.

Everyday Housewife said...
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Everyday Housewife said...

Kite,
Maybe you can initiate a recycling campaign in your college. Suggest to the college management or to the student' council to place some recycling bins around the premises, or start a campaign as part of a college project.

Small Footprints said...

How great of you to help them out, not only by donating, but by bringing your recyclables to the center for their benefit. That's kind of like kicking recycling up a notch ... good for the earth .. good for the cause!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Everyday Housewife said...

Small Footprints,
I am hoping that more people will follow my example!