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This is our daily mantra as we prepare to move into Presentation Manor this fall. 

Since we’re trying to abide by the Three R’s….  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…  we’re not just throwing stuff away. 

As environmental and social activist Julia Butterfly says: “When you say you’re going to throw something away — where’s ‘away?’ There is no away.”

First, we try to find someone who can reuse the things we no longer need. 

But then, what about things that no one is using anymore?  This was my thought as I looked at our collection of VHS video tapes and audio cassette tapes.  Luckily someone pointed me towards Red Propeller.  For a small fee, they recycle VHS & Beta videotapes, cassette tapes, floppy discs, 8-Tracks, reel-to-reel tapes, and more.  They also have a child car seat recycling program.

And, many of the people who work at Red Propeller are those with barriers to employment.

– Christine Gebel, OLM

It’s an all around win situation.  For more information, go to:



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